Building contractor Sean Duane of Duane Construction, and archaeologist David Kelly with the recently uncovered 13th century castle walls at Quay Street. 
Photo:-Mike Shaughnessy

Local News

Newfound artefacts should be housed in county, says Minister

Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Artefacts from the newly discovered 13th century castle in Galway’s Quay Street could form part of a future exhibition in Portumna celebrating the de Burgo family’s links to the area, according to a Galway East TD and Junior Minister.

Many challenges - domestically and internationally - lie ahed for An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.


Expect plenty political ‘seat of the pants’ moments in 2018

Thu, Jan 11, 2018

Insider is still recovering from what was a dramatic end to 2017 - the State narrowly avoiding a Christmas election; Ireland being at the centre of the standoff at the end of Phase 1 of the Brexit negotiations; and locally a SF implosion in Galway West. It was a whirlwind few weeks, and a period that offered wildly contrasting fortunes for the main political players. The Christmas break was badly needed by all.



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