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VAT refund changes threaten Galway’s tourism and retail report claims

Changes  being proposed to the VAT refund scheme, which encourages non-EU tourists to purchase crafts and gifts in Ireland, would have a serious impact...

Tourism Ireland welcomes Galway’s crowning as Friendliest City in Europe

Tourism Ireland has welcomed Galway being crowned the Friendliest City in Europe by a prestigious travel magazine, calling it a "well deserved accolade" for...

Galway voted Number 1 friendliest city in Europe

Galway has been chosen as the number one friendliest city in Europe by readers of Condé Nast Traveller in the Readers' Choice Awards 2020.The...

Call for investment in Ballyloughane beach after best water quality results in 8 years

A City Councillor is calling for serious upgrades to the facilities at Ballyloughane Beach to make it more attractive to visitors.Ballyloughane Beach recently recorded...

Get away from it all at Ballinalacken Castle Country House Hotel

If you’re thinking of getting away from it all for a staycation this holiday season, then Ballinalacken Castle Country House Hotel & Restaurant is...

Discover the Ocean your way with Galway Atlantaquaria

Galway Atlantaquaria, Ireland’s largest native species aquarium, is an incredible way to take in all the marine life of Ireland's rivers, lakes, and the...

More than 15,000 jobs at risk as Galway hotels struggle

There are 15,400 jobs in Galway alone in danger of being lost amid a massive drop in occupancy at hotels and guesthouses this season.The...

Staycation tax credit scheme discriminates against older people – Naughten

The government's new scheme to encourage people to staycation and spend money in Irish hospitality businesses discriminates against older people a Galway TD has...

‘Make a Break for Galway’ this Autumn for your staycation

A new tourism initiative is pushing people in Ireland to 'Make a Break for Galway' this year for their holidays, pushing Galway city a...

County Council publishes draft plan for Lough Derg tourism development

Galway County Council has published a Lough Derg Visitor Experience Development Plan to increase tourism and visitors to the lake area, and is inviting...

Plans lodged for 186 room hotel and spa in Briarhill

Plans have been lodged with the city council for the construction of a new hotel and spa in Briarhill.The proposed eight storey hotel will...

Expressions of Interest sought for Salthill Tourist Office site

Galway City Council is seeking Expressions of Interest for the site of the former Tourist Information Office in Salthill to provide new economic, tourism,...

Two Galway Greenways awarded €315,000 in funding

Galway has been allocated €315,000 in funding for initial work on section of the Connemara and Quiet Man Greenways today.Two separate allocations have been...

Mayor Cubbard support chauffeurs in three day Drive2Survive

Mayor of Galway City Mike Cubbard has expressed his support for a campaign by chauffeurs highlighting the impact the drop in tourism has had...

Tourism Recovery Fund supporting festivals promoting Galway City

Galway City Council is accepting applications for funding from festivals, events or promotions that will help in the economic recovery of the city in...

Approval given to use student accommodation at former Westwood Hotel for tourists

An Bord Pleanála has granted approval for the student accommodation on the site of the former Westwood Hotel to take in tourists in the...

GMIT Hotel School named one of the Top 10 hospitality institutes in the world

GMIT has had a strong reputation for support local industry ever since it first opened in 1972, so it's no surprise the The Galway...

WATCH: Derry Girls’ Nicola Coughlan stars in new video showcasing Galway

Derry Girls star Nicola Coughlan has featured in a short film created by Tourism Ireland to promote and celebrate Ireland's theatre culture. The award-winning Galway...

Aran Islands residents raise concerns about potential COVID outbreak

Medical staff and 'adequate procedures' must be in place on the Aran Islands in the event of a coronavirus outbreak, following reports of another...

Galway City Museum reopens with new exhibitions

Galway City Museum is reopening this morning after months of closure, with two brand new exhibits to welcome visitors back.The city museum is reopening...
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Galway City Council adopts €102 million 2021 budget

Galway City Council has agreed on a budget of €102.5 million for the city for the year of 2021, an increase of €2.8 million...

Common house spiders more dangerous than believed

Spider bites are quite rare. But researchers at NUI Galway have found that common house spiders and false widow spiders are perhaps more dangerous...

Gary Boylan signs for Galway United

Galway United have signed 24-year-old Gary Boylan after a year playing Gaelic football with Belmullet.The defender came through Sligo Rovers' academy system and spent...

Funding for new toilet with greater disability access in Salthill

The inclusion of funding in the city council's budget for a new toilet facility in Salthill which designed with greater accessibility for people with...