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Heritage Council Grant Scheme opens on February 3rd 2016

Galway Rural Development - Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Heritage Council will open for grant applications under the Heritage Management Scheme on 3rd February. Further details will be posted shortly. Application is online, just make sure you use Internet Explorer as the system is no compatible with Firefox.

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Volunteer Area Organiser required for Lollipop Day

Galway Rural Development - Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Area Organiser - Ballinasloe Read more

Galway Sports Partnership Programme Funding 2016

Galway Rural Development - Monday, January 18, 2016

Galway Sports Partnership wish to announce the launch of their programme funding for 2016.

This funding is intended to help clubs, organisations and communities to deliver programmes or projects of physical activities to persons who do not normally take part. Increasing participation in physical activity is the underpinning principle of this funding and the cooperation of clubs, groups and communities is vital to the successful delivery of this principle.

When applying for funding under this funding scheme applicants should be able to demonstrate how the programme will target persons/groups in their communities who do not presently participate in any form of physical activity.

Applicants should be able to show that they have a good level of match funding. This can be in the form of cash or benefit in kind. All programmes that receive funding under this scheme must be completed by the 1st December 2016.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 4pm Friday the 5th February 2016


lway Sports Partnership have organised information sessions on this funding as follows;

Monday the 18th January 2016 at 7.30pm in Menlo Park hotel, Galway.

Wednesday the 20th January 2016 at 7.30pm in Gullanes hotel, Ballinasloe

Wednesday the 20th January 2016 at 7.30pm in Clifden Town Hall, Clifden.

For further information on this funding programme please contact Galway Sports Partnership, Galway County Council, County Hall, Prospect Hill ,Galway, : Michael Curley  at (091)  509577 , Mary 091 509572 or Jason Craughwell  at (091)  536459 or email


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Day Care/Home Care Assistants-CE Scheme –Galway City

Galway Rural Development - Monday, January 18, 2016

GRD CE Scheme Read more

CE Scheme - General Operatives in Craughwell Area

Galway Rural Development - Monday, January 18, 2016
No of vacancies 2. Intreo Job Ref: ES - 1006987 Read more

Adopt a Monument

Galway Rural Development - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Adopt a Monument Ireland The Heritage Council in conjunction with Abarta Heritage and Archaeology Scotland are currently seeking applications from community groups across Ireland to participate in the inaugural year of the Adopt a Monument Ireland scheme. The Adopt a Monument scheme aims to empower communities to become actively involved in the conservation and interpretation of local archaeological and cultural heritage sites. By providing expertise, mentoring and support, this programme will assist community groups to help move their heritage site from the periphery to the very heart of the community. The scheme will be carried out throughout 2016 and five archaeological or cultural sites with opportunity for significant community engagement will be selected for participation in this scheme.  - The deadline for applications is midnight on the 22nd January 2016. Download an application form here: Adopt a Monument Application Read more

Golden Mile of Galway Awards 2015

Galway Rural Development - Tuesday, January 05, 2016

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Jobs Bulletin 23rd December 2015

Galway Rural Development - Tuesday, December 22, 2015

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Jobs Bulletin 17th December 2015

Galway Rural Development - Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Jobs Bulletin is easier to access. Just click on the Jobs Bulletin in the top menu and you'll be brought straight to it.  Next week will be a shorter Bulletin - being Christmas and all and there will be no Bulletin in Christmas week but we will be back with more jobs for you to check  out in the New Year. Merry Christmas to you all. Read more

Jobs Bulletin 10th December 2015

Galway Rural Development - Thursday, December 10, 2015

It keeps growing - here is this week's Jobs's Bulletin - check it out here:Jobs Bulletin 10th December 2015 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.