Pictured are: Noel O'Connor, Seamus Brady, Stephen Crowley and Derek Cooney of the Galway Bay Cycling Club with Colm Hawey, Galway Tra Club, at the finish of the second annual Étape Connemara 150km chip-timed sportive in aid of Croi. Photo: Joe Travers.

Local News

Cyclists complete charity cycle challenge for Croi

Thu, Aug 21, 2014

More than 200 cyclists from all over Ireland completed the second Étape Connemara 150km cycling challenge in aid of the fight against heart disease and stroke.

Fullback Willie Ruane - Ballina, Galwegians, Connacht and the Barbarians - in action with Galwegians in the All Ireland League in 2001.

Shooting The Breeze

Willie Ruane - from fullback to Connacht CEO

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

New Connacht CEO Willie Ruane’s career might be steeped in making tough financial decisions necessary for his new role, but he is distinctly nostalgic when recalling his playing time with the province.

Old Galway

Swimming in Salthill

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

Competitive swimming really began in Galway with the formation of two swimming clubs, Blackrock SC and Galway SC. Both were formed in 1930.

‘There will be much fanfare over Joan Burton’s leadership, the Cabinet reshuffle, and an opportunity to loosen the purse strings as the budgetary position improves - but much of the damage has already been done.’


As FG/Labour support falls, is re-election plausible?

Thu, Jul 10, 2014

Last Friday saw much fanfare in the USA, and among Irish-based Americans, for the Independence Day celebrations, but in Ireland a dominant theme of political discourse - even close to two months after the local the European elections - is more of Independents’ Day.

We would like to wish good luck to the full time CIDESCO students who will be undergoing their CIDESCO examinations at the end of this month.


Georgina Price College of Beauty Therapy courses commencing summer 2014

Thu, May 15, 2014

The Georgina Price College of Beauty, Galway is currently enrolling for its summer 2014 schedule of classes. The college received a 100 per cent CIDESCO success rate in the examinations held at the college last June.

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