Tuam lies 21 miles (32 km) to the north of Galway City and is a major town in the North Galway/mid-Connacht region. It is a thriving industrial and commercial town with a well established agricultural hinterland.
There is much evidence of history of Christianity in the cathedrals and monastic settlements around the town. These include St. Mary's Cathedral with its renowned 12th Century Chancel Arch and the famous High Cross, St. Jarlath's school and monastery established in the 6th Century and Cathedral of the Assumption, built in the 19th Century.
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.