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Two Galway towns included in funding announcement for rural Ireland

Two Galway towns will benefit from funding announced today under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund, which will see €13 million allocated to 24...

Good news for Portumna as Waterways Ireland development gets approval

The new Waterways Ireland development in Portumna has been approved which will see a number of improvements to local water amenities. The €1.5 million investment...

New safety barriers on the N65 near Kilmeen Cross fully installed

New safety barriers on the N65 near Kilmeen Cross are now fully in place, it has been confirmed. The barriers were installed as motorists were...

Local mother and son launch podcast to help people during lockdown

A new Galway-produced podcast has been launched by a mother and son to help people reflect during the crisis. The Hut near the Bog Podcast...

Galway TD says definitive timeline needed for delivery of flood relief schemes

Galway East TD Anne Rabbitte has said that government departments need to deliver a realistic timeframe for the delivery of flood...

RNLI rescue three people from Lough Derg near Portumna

The RNLI came to the rescue of three people on a motor boat in distress in Portumna this week, one of...

Portumna heritage groups urged to apply for grant

Individuals and groups involved in heritage and Portumna have been urged to apply to Waterways Ireland's ‘Heritage in the Community’ grants scheme. Minister Ciaran Cannon...

County Council unveils new outdoor gym in Portumna

Portumna residents can now get plenty of varied exercise in the fresh air with the installation of fitness gear for a new outdoor gym. The...

Public Health Nursing services in Ballinasloe and Portumna face closure over staff shortages says INMO

Public health nursing services in Ballinasloe and Portumna are facing closure due to staff shortages the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has said. The INMO...

Portumna to experience water outages for three days this week

Residents of Portumna and surrounding areas may experience water outages for the next three days due to multiple sets of infrastructure repairs. On Monday Irish...

Portumna street to be resurfaced this week

Patrick Street in Portumna will undergo resurfacing this week, it has been confirmed. Stakeholders in Portumna recently made 'a very strong pitch' for the Bank...

Five day roadworks to disrupt traffic in Portumna

Traffic in Portumna will be disrupted next week by a five days of roadworks in the town. Galway County Council is carrying out Resurfacing Overlay...

Empty building being converted to opticians in Portumna

A new opticians will be opening in Portumna as the county council has granted approval for the conversion of an empty building on St....

Multiple Portumna roadworks to cause traffic delays next week

Multiple sets of roadworks taking place around Portumna was cause traffic delays for motorists next week. The County Council has ordered two separate road closures...

Portumna workhouse centre launching new musuem today

The Irish Workhouse Centre in Portumna is launching its new museum offering today to further the goal of education people on its history. The new...

Fire service battles multiple gorse and bog fires overnight

Galway's fire service was kept busy overnight battling multiple gorse and bog fires throughout the county A crew at Mountbellew Fire Station were called twice...

Leak repairs to cause two day disruption to Portumna water network

People living in the Portumna area will experience disruptions to their water supply for two days week as work is carried out on the...

Portumna Castle becoming major tourist attraction in Galway

A lot of work has been done to make Portumna Castle a major tourist attraction in Galway, and more improvements are in the pipeline. A...

Disability support group approved for new residential centre

Ability West has been granted planning approval for a new residential centre to improve its services in Portumna. The non-profit providing support for people with...

Man questioned over Chrissie Treacy death released without charge

A man who was arrested in connection with the death of Chrissie Treacy on her Portumna farm earlier this year has been released without...
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