GRD Latest News

GRD Autumn Courses for September 2018

Galway Rural Development - Friday, August 24, 2018

Galway Rural Development is running out a number of courses and training days in the Autumn . Here is information about the courses running out in East Galway. Information on courses in Connemara will be published soon. Read more

GRD Job Vacancy

Galway Rural Development - Thursday, May 31, 2018

GRD JOB VACANCY Read more

Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board and Galway Rural Development are linking up with series of information roadshows

Galway Rural Development - Thursday, May 10, 2018

Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board and Galway Rural Development are joining forces to put on a series of information events this May. These roadshows under the heading "Make the Link" will be held in Gort, Tuam, Ballinasloe and Kilkerrin in Connemara and follow on from the successful Learning for Life Events that took place in 2017. Read more

Community Group Worskhops

Galway Rural Development - Wednesday, May 09, 2018

There are two workshops coming up which will be of interest to Community Groups in County Galway. Registration forms available from Martin or Melinda whose contact details are on the posters. Read more

Nominations for the Galway County Cathaoirleach’s Community Awards 2018 now Open

Galway Rural Development - Monday, April 23, 2018

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The Yellow Flag Programme for Schools

Galway Rural Development - Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Would your school be interested in being supported to take part in an 8 step programme focussed on diversity at the end of which your school would receive a physical flag in recognition of its work on promoting diversity and inclusion?

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Call for LEADER Funding for Community Groups

Galway Rural Development - Thursday, February 08, 2018

 Galway Rural Development has issued a call for funding for community groups. Please click on the links below to get information on the different actions: Read more

LEADER Programme 2014-2020 Call for Funding

Galway Rural Development - Monday, December 11, 2017

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Focusing on disability

Galway Rural Development - Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Galway Rural Development are running out two events in the West and East of the County in November focusing on disability issues and the supports that are available. Read more

Free B.A. Degree for women, over 21, in Galway

Galway Rural Development - Tuesday, October 31, 2017

This is a fantastic opportunity for women to get back into education, it's free and you don't have to travel into Galway! To make sure you get a place it's best to contact Freeda Garman  on 091 844335, or fgarman@grd.ie before the information days on November 8th & 9th. 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.