New leads in 20 year old murder

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By Declan Tierney, Connacht Tribune INVESTIGATING Gardaí are currently following up on a number of calls they received in relation to the brutal murder of Galway taxi driver Eileen Costello O’Shaughnessy twenty years ago. Gardaí in Mill Street in Galway have confirmed to The Connacht Tribune that “several calls” were received following a reconconstruction of… Read more »

19,000 workers caught in a jam – Galway.

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By Dave O’Connell, Connacht Tribune   ALMOST 19,000 workers – or one in four of the county’s labour force – make the stressful commute from towns right across Galway to work in the city every day. That’s revealed in an analysis of Census figures undertaken by the Western Development Commission this week, which also shows… Read more »

Not a bit Christmassy by thereluctantemigrant Denise Hession.

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Not a bit Christmassy by thereluctantemigrant If you think Christmas is a chore at home, try conjuring up a bit of Christmas atmosphere in Doha. Doesn’t help things that every time you ring home hear that adage, ‘it doesn’t feel a bit Christmassy this year’. And I’m thinking really? doesn’t feel a bit Christmassy? There was… Read more »

No more N17 – it is now known as the N83!!

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No more N17 at Claregalway – it now known as the N83!! The N17 will always be associated with the Saw Doctors’ song ‘N17’ where stone walls and the grass is green have been replaced by a four-lane highway linking the Saw Doctors’ home town of Tuam with Gort and on to Shannon airport. Built… Read more »

Top Hat Stage School CD

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Top Hat Stage School which is now in its 23rd year has launched their second CD in aid of Voices for Down Syndrome,Galway. All proceeds of the CD will go towards the Voices for Down Syndrome, which is the Galway Branch of Speech and Therapy Programme.  This programme is totally funded by voluntary contributions and… Read more »

Appeals lodged against two major Claregalway school developments

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By Siobhán Holliman, Tuam Herald APPEALS have been lodged against Galway County Council ‘s decision to grant planning permission for two major education projects in Claregalway. The Department of Education has earmarked a new Educate Together national school and a substantial extension to Coláiste Bhaile Chláir secondary school for the same site. However, the plans… Read more »

Pope Francis appoints Bishop Brendan Kelly as Bishop of Galway

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By Declan Varley, Galway Advertiser. The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has this morning appointed the Most Reverend Brendan Kelly, Bishop of Achonry, as the new Bishop of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora. It is planned that Bishop Brendan’s installation will take place in the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and Saint Nicholas on 11… Read more »

R.I.P. Sharon HESSION, Cregcarragh, Cregmore, Claregalway.

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The death has occurred of Sharon HESSION (née Delaney) Cregcarragh, Cregmore, Claregalway, Galway / Turloughmore, Galway Sharon Hession (nee Delaney), Cregcarragh, Cregmore, Claregalway, Co Galway. December 11th 2017, (Peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family); Predeceased by her father Michael Delaney,   Cherished wife of John and devoted mother to Chloe and Jack. Sadly… Read more »

Kyne announces 18 angling development projects in Galway have been awarded almost €275,000 funding from Inland Fisheries Ireland

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    Minister makes announcement on visit to Clare River enhancement projects at Grange Bridge Monday 11th December 2017: Sean Kyne TD, Minister with responsibility for the Inland Fisheries Sector, today announced that 18 angling development projects in the Galway region have been awarded funding of some €275,000 by Inland Fisheries Ireland to improve angling access in the… Read more »