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Boost for west’s creative sector as TG4 children’s channel gets green light

Thu, Sep 29, 2022

The creative and audiovisual sector in the west of Ireland got a significant boost last evening when TG4 were given the green light to develop a dedicated children’s TV channel entitled Cúla4.

The announcement was made by Arts Minister Catherine Martin who said it will reflect the diverse backgrounds of children living in all parts of Ireland, but particularly in Gaeltacht and Irish speaking communities.

The channel will seek to build on the TV station’s Cúla4 programming and will cost €3.2m, but will include a children’s news service, entertainment and education content, drama and Irish animation. The new station will also lead to new commissions for independent content creators and staff employed in the audio visual industry.


Local gardai promote use of Garda Property App to help keep property safe

Pictured at the recent MADRA fundraiser was founder Marina Fiddler with another content canine being scanned for a microchip. Photo by @coe.create

An Garda Síochána has launched a new app designed to keep personal property safe and help with theft investigations. ...

What's on in Galway

GCF22 Festival Club - Late night vibes and big laughs

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WITH GALWAY set to enjoy all the high energy fun, laughter, and sheer craic of the Galway Comedy Festival, there will be no better way to end the night than at the Festival Club. ...


Katie O'Brien - Galway's world gold medal winner

What a moment for Katie O'Brien of Ireland as she celebrates winning the PR2 Women's Single Sculls at the World Rowing Championships 2022 at Racice in Czech Republic. Photo by Piaras  Madheach/Sportsfile

Katie O'Brien is the toast of Galway and Clarinbridge after winning gold at this year's World Rowing Championships. ...


‘A pale granite dream, afloat on its own reflection’

The ‘Gothic’ church at Kylemore where Mitchell and Margaret rest for eternity.

Mitchell Henry’s final days in Kylemore were sad ones. His adored wife Margaret had died at 45 years-of-age, and rested in a simple brick mausoleum in the grounds of his palatial Kylemore Castle. His political life, into which he put a great ...


[Closed] Stand A Chance To Win 1 of 2 Ireland 2022 Rugby Jerseys!!!!!


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Professional women to take centre stage at sold out Network Ireland conference in Galway

Network Ireland’s National President Noreen McKenzie at the Salthill Hotel in Galway ahead of the organisation's Annual Conference and Businesswoman of the Year Awards that will take place at the venue on Friday, October 7. The gala occasion is the highlight event in the Network Ireland calendar and will be hosted by Irish broadcaster and writer Mary Kennedy. Pic: Martina Regan

Network Ireland has announced that tickets for its Annual Conference and Businesswoman of the Year Awards have sold out in record time in advance of the event at Galway’s Salthill Hotel on Friday, October 7. More than 70 women across all ...


Five reasons to invest in a franchise in 2022

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O’Donnellan & Joyce launches a superbly located property in Salthill

No 16 Glenard Avenue.

O'Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers is offering for sale this magnificent semidetached residence in the sought after location of Glenard Avenue in Salthill. ...


Toyota launches new service activated warranty

Ireland's Jack Conan with his new Opel Mokka-e boasts plenty of room for all his rugby kit.

Toyota Ireland has launched Toyota Relax, a unique service activated warranty which brings a whole new level of peace of mind to Toyota vehicle owners, especially in these challenging financial times. ...


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