GRD Latest News

Launch of Golden Mile of Galway 2015

Galway Rural Development - Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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Rural Social Scheme and TÚS working hard for communities in East Galway

Galway Rural Development - Wednesday, June 03, 2015

There is some  wonderful work being done around the GRD area by the Rural Social Scheme and TÚS. Community Groups can apply to GRD  for work to be done in their area. Check our Facebook  to see the photos. Read more

Public Consultation on a Socio-Economic Statement for County Galway

Galway Rural Development - Monday, May 11, 2015

THE PREPARATION OF A LOCAL ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY PLAN Read more

Alzeimer's Tea Day

Galway Rural Development - Monday, May 11, 2015

Thanks to everyone in Mellows Campus who supported the Tea Day for the Alzeimer's Society. Over €500 was raise, and a lot of tea was drunk and cake eaten! Read more

Thoor Ballylee Fundraiser May 7th

Galway Rural Development - Wednesday, May 06, 2015

At Home with Yeats  Read more

Come and have a cuppa

Galway Rural Development - Tuesday, April 28, 2015

GRD are hosting a Tea Day for the Alzeimers Society on Thursday, 7th May. Come along to our offices in Mellows Campus , Athenry for a cuppa and plenty of cake!!! Read more

e learning course starting in Portumna on 30th April 2015

- Monday, April 27, 2015

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Old Tuam Society Oral History Course

- Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Old Tuam Society are running  a 6 week Oral Heritage Workshop commencing on Monday April 27th.  It will take place in the Tuam Library  ( 10am to 1pm). Read more

An Taisce National Springclean Events

- Tuesday, April 14, 2015

April is the month for communities to do a spring clean in their own community.  Here are two events coming up. Read more

Minister to visit Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre on 16th April

- Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Minister for Rural Affairs is to address the annual general meeting of Ballinasloe Area Community Development this week (16/4). 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.