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Feedback from Men's Health Week in Headford

Galway Rural Development - Thursday, June 13, 2019

Men's Health week

Galway Rural Development - Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Help and support  needed in ’spreading the news’  regarding International Men's Health Week (MHW) 2019 which will run from Monday next,10th until Sunday 16th June, Father’s Day.  Read more

Family Outdoor Day Celebration

Galway Rural Development - Monday, June 10, 2019
Celebrate the outdoors this Sunday afternoon, June 16th in Rinville Park. It's World Refugee day on June 21st, and we are celebrating that as well! Read more

Men's Health Week in Headford

Galway Rural Development - Thursday, June 06, 2019

Free  Health Checks in Headford at the Men's Health Week Event on Wednesday 12th June. Read more

LEADER Programme 2014 - 2020 Call for Funding

Galway Rural Development - Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The deadline for completed Expressions of Interest is May 21st 2019,  so all you community groups get going ! Read more

Headford Lace Project Case Study

Galway Rural Development - Thursday, May 09, 2019

GRD has just posted the Headford Lace Project Case Study on the website. A flourishing project that we have been proud to have provided assistance to.  Check it out by clicking Case Studies from the top tab! Read more

The Cathaoirleach’s Community Awards 2019

Galway Rural Development - Thursday, May 02, 2019

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SafeTALK course in Carraroe

Galway Rural Development - Thursday, May 02, 2019


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LEADER Case Study on Mountbellew Walled Garden

Galway Rural Development - Tuesday, March 05, 2019

The LEADER website has a case study on the Mountbellew Walled Garden Project which has had funding from Galway Rural Development to produce a Development Plan.  Check out the Mountbellew Heritage & Tourism Network Facebook page @MountbellewHeritage for more updates. Enjoy reading the case study here:LEADER Case Study - Mountbellew Walled Garden Read more

Positive Parenting Seminar in Claregalway

Galway Rural Development - Tuesday, March 05, 2019

GRD and TUSLA hosted a very successful Positive Parenting Seminar last year with guest speaker David Coleman, broadcaster and author. Read more


Welcome to the Galway Rural Development website. Galway Rural Development, through the programmes we administer, will continue to work along with other agencies, groups and individuals around the county to improve the quality of life for all citizens in our area. We especially wish to work with those who are most in need of assistance, to provide real opportunities for people to gain significant improvements for themselves and their communities throughout rural Galway.

Funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.