Sinn Féin Galway West candidate Mairead Farrell.

Local News

Serious questions over €2.75m purchase of Connemara Airport, says Farrell

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

The Government has serious questions to answer over the final purchase cost of Aerfort Chonamara, an airport located in Indreabhán, Connemara, according to Sinn Féin’s Mairéad Farrell. The state paid €2.75 million for the airport late last year.

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Will he still be Taoiseach and FG leader after February 8?


Politics in 2020 - what can we expect?

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

With the phoney war finally over, and the General Election upon us, the election and its aftermath is now the only thing occupying the minds of politicians and political anoraks. However it is by no means the only thing that should interest us.


Old Galway

Lenaboy Avenue, c1890

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

This photograph was taken from the top of Dalysfort Road (which seems to have been little more than a track at the time) and shows Lenaboy Avenue at the bottom of the hill and part of the main Salthill Road in the distance. Most of the buildings in the avenue were part of the Whaley Estate. Many of the occupants were fishermen and many of them had seaweed rights which were quite valuable at the time. The avenue was a main pathway to the shore for people living inland at the time.

Rarely seen without his dog Professor Ó Céidigh always enjoyed a pint in good company. (Photo Connacht Tribune)

Galway Diary

The professor and his dog

Thu, Dec 19, 2019

Pádraig Ó Céidigh was appointed to the department of botany in UCG, in the autumn of 1956. He arrived for his first lecture in his typically distinctive style, that would continue to the point of eccentricity, yet he would play a vital role in developing a small department in a prefab laboratory, into one of the leading world class marine science institutions in NUIG today.

Neil Kilmartin of Better Bedding. Photo:-Mike Shaughnessy

Local Success Stories

'You are purchasing a good night's sleep'

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

A mattress is arguably one of the most important purchases anyone will ever make. With an expected lifespan of eight years, it is vital customers select the correct mattress that fulfils their specific needs. This is why anyone serious about ensuring comfort and longevity in a mattress shops at one of Galway’s leading bed specialists, Better Bedding, which, for three decades, has been synonymous with quality and excellence in relation to beds, ensuring that the people of Galway always enjoy the benefits of a quality night’s sleep.


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