GRD Latest News

Employee Survey on Remote Work in Ireland

Galway Rural Development - Thursday, October 17, 2019

Minister Humphreys encourages participation in Employee Survey on Remote Work in Ireland Read more

Parent and Toddler Group Funding 2019/2020

Galway Rural Development - Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) has made funding available for Parent and Toddler Groups for the development of their services. Galway Childcare Committee has received confirmation of our 2019 Grant Allocation for Parent & Toddler Groups. Read more

Barnardos supporting parents with free e-book resource

Galway Rural Development - Wednesday, August 07, 2019
 Read more

Recent media attention on quality in early learning and care settings may have raised some questions and worries for parents regarding their child’s care.


Barnardos has a free resource for parents that will support them in consulting with early learning and care providers and in choosing a service if they are selecting a setting for their child for the first time.

The ebook covers areas such as children's rights; relationships and attachment; interactions; social, emotional and behavioural development; the learning environment; and management of the setting.

Parents and providers can DOWNLOAD this free ebook now : Barnardo's Quality Early Years Care and Education or, if you would like hard copies to give to parents in your service, email Barnardos  at  to place an order.        

Addiitional €5 million for LEADER announced

Galway Rural Development - Tuesday, July 23, 2019


Feedback from Men's Health Week in Headford

Galway Rural Development - Thursday, June 13, 2019

Men's Health week

Galway Rural Development - Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Help and support  needed in ’spreading the news’  regarding International Men's Health Week (MHW) 2019 which will run from Monday next,10th until Sunday 16th June, Father’s Day.  Read more

Family Outdoor Day Celebration

Galway Rural Development - Monday, June 10, 2019
Celebrate the outdoors this Sunday afternoon, June 16th in Rinville Park. It's World Refugee day on June 21st, and we are celebrating that as well! Read more

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

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.