GRD Latest News

Men's Health Week in Headford

Galway Rural Development - Thursday, June 06, 2019

Free  Health Checks in Headford at the Men's Health Week Event on Wednesday 12th June. Read more

LEADER Programme 2014 - 2020 Call for Funding

Galway Rural Development - Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The deadline for completed Expressions of Interest is May 21st 2019,  so all you community groups get going ! Read more

Headford Lace Project Case Study

Galway Rural Development - Thursday, May 09, 2019

GRD has just posted the Headford Lace Project Case Study on the website. A flourishing project that we have been proud to have provided assistance to.  Check it out by clicking Case Studies from the top tab! Read more

The Cathaoirleach’s Community Awards 2019

Galway Rural Development - Thursday, May 02, 2019

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SafeTALK course in Carraroe

Galway Rural Development - Thursday, May 02, 2019


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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

Taking Control Workshop in Tuam

Galway Rural Development - Wednesday, February 27, 2019

What is the Taking Control Workshop Read more

Childcare Capital Funding Announced by Minister Zappone

Galway Rural Development - Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Applications open for €6m in Childcare Capital funding. Funding for creation of extra places and fire safety 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.