Castleblakeney is a peaceful village 30 miles east of Galway, 15 miles west of Ballinasloe and 3 miles south-east of Mountbellew. Some of the interesting features surrounding the village include the River Cluain, bogland, ringforts and soutterains, with a hill in the centre of Gallagh, once the site of the O'Kelly's Castle

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.