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Infinity project for Culture Night

Galway Rural Development - Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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County Galway Culture Night Friday September 18th 2015

Galway Rural Development - Monday, September 14, 2015

Culture Night is an annual event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. It will take place on Friday 18th September 2015 from about 2.00pm and continue to late into the night! Culture Night happens because many people share a vision and enthusiasm for enjoying, celebrating and promoting creativity and culture. The following programme gives a taste of the wide range of people and institutions, communities and artists that make it happen across County Galway. Read more


Galway Rural Development - Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Social Inclusion Week for County Galway is taking place from the 19th - 25th October 2015. The purpose of the week is to increase awareness and understanding of inclusion and diversity in County Galway.

Galway County Council are now inviting groups, organizations and schools to submit an event to be included in the Social Inclusion Week Programme. Groups that do not receive government funding can apply for approximately €100 donation towards the event.

An application form and more information is attached or go to or email or phone Valerie on 091509580. Read more

Galway 2020 Loughrea Speak Out

Galway Rural Development - Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture Team are coming to Loughrea on Thursday 3rd September. This is an opportunity for people in Loughrea and the surrounding areas to share their visions for their local communities and for Galway 2020. Or just come along and find out what Galway 2020 is all about and how you can get involved. All Welcome! For more information just contact Nollaig Mc Guinness at  Read more

Great work from RSS & TUS

Galway Rural Development - Monday, July 06, 2015

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CE Position-Carer

Galway Rural Development - Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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Demystify the Digital Maze - June 30th, Loughrea

Galway Rural Development - Thursday, June 25, 2015

Tuesday, June 30th, 6.30 - 8.00pm,  Lough Rea Hotel & Spa, Galway Road, Loughrea,
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Flights of Fancy at Coole on Sunday 28th June

Galway Rural Development - Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Visit Coole, let your imagination run free and join an art and craft nature activity for children and families. Create your own fantastic winged wonders, butterflies, dragonflies and birds. Learn about these creatures and their habitats. This is a free event and no booking is necessary. Read more

Pilot Cleaner Communities Award

Galway Rural Development - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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Irish Walled Towns Conference on 18th June in Athenry

Galway Rural Development - Monday, June 15, 2015

Athenry is hosting a free conference on Irish Walled Towns on Thursday 18th June. For full details click on this link: Irish Walled Towns 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.