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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

Make-up application and Millinery Courses run out by GRETB in Ballinasloe

Galway Rural Development - Monday, March 04, 2019

Two courses starting in Ballinasloe this week, based in the Ballinasloe College of Further Education and supported by GRD.  The Millinery Course in 6 weeks long and the Make-up Application course  is a Level 5 QQI accredited course.  Contact Bridie  Dolan, GRETB on 09096 43479 or Clara Cashman, GRD on 091 847611. 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.