Ballinasloe, in East Galway, lies at the most southerly crossing point of the River Suck before its confluence with the Shannon, which occurs several miles to the Southeast at Shannonbridge. This crossing point carries the main Galway-Dublin road and the Galway-Dublin railway also passes through the town. Ballinasloe is primarily a market town and is now principally recognised for the Great October Fair. It is also recognised as a manufacturing centre, and a regional centre for the provision of health care and education.

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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.

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