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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

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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


Galway Rural Development - Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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Funding Workshops in February for community groups

Galway Rural Development - Tuesday, February 05, 2019
It is that time of year again. Funding time!

The Galway County PPN are organising funding workshops for community and voluntary groups across the county in February .  GRD will have a stand at these workshops and give a 10-15 minute general presentation on the supports/grants that they have for community groups in the county.

Galway County Council will be giving a presentation on their Community Support Scheme for community groups which will be open for applications in February with a closing date of 28th February.

The following are the dates and venues of the workshops;

  • Tuesday, February 5th, St. Fursa’s Parish Hall , Church Rd, Headford @ 7.30pm   
  • Monday, February 11th, The Irish Workhouse Centre, Portumna @ 7.30pm
  • Wednesday, February 13th, Peacocks Hotel, Maam Cross @ 7.30pm
  • Monday, February 18th,  Clarinbridge GAA Centre, Clarinbridge @ 7.30pm
  • Tuesday, February 19th, Mountbellew Community centre, Ballygar rd, Mountbellew @ 7.30pm

Come along and find out about what funding support might be available for your group.

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Rural Social Scheme & Tús Information Meetings

Galway Rural Development - Wednesday, January 23, 2019
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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.