GRD Latest News

Minister Ring announces €2.5 million fund for community groups involved in Community Call response to COVID-19

Galway Rural Development - Friday, April 10, 2020

Galway Rural Development CEO named as Community Champion

Galway Rural Development - Monday, April 06, 2020

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Galway County Council Covid 19 Community Response

Galway Rural Development - Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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If you have children or are working with families you might find this helpful.

Galway Rural Development - Friday, March 27, 2020

Here is a children's book which might be useful Read more

COPE Galway today launch a local practical helpline for older people

Galway Rural Development - Tuesday, March 24, 2020

PRESS RELEASE March 23rd 2020 Read more

Department of Rural and Communityevelopment Action Plan for Covid 19

Galway Rural Development - Monday, March 23, 2020

Government support to communities through the Action Plan to support the community response to COVID-19. Read more

GALWAY RURAL DEVELOPMENT OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Galway Rural Development - Wednesday, March 18, 2020

At GRD, we have undertaken all recommended precautions in relation to the health and safety of our staff, scheme participants, students, volunteers, and partners and we will continue to follow HSE guidance. Read more

Information about Covid 19 and how communities can help

Galway Rural Development - Wednesday, March 18, 2020

There is a lot of information in the media about the Covid 19 virus. GRD knows that there is great community spirit in Galway and here are a couple of documents which provide guidelines  and advice for supporting people to deal with Covid 19, particularly to support older people, children and how we can all maintain good mental health during this period. A telephone call to a neighbour, a bag of shopping dropped at the door - these small acts will make a great deal of difference. Stay safe and well and be kind to each other. Read more

Athenry goes on-line for Paddy's Day

Galway Rural Development - Monday, March 16, 2020

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GRD & GRETB CLASSES AND TRAINING COURSES CANCELLED

Galway Rural Development - Thursday, March 12, 2020

Due to the government's announcement today we have been advised to cancel all community education classes run in collaboration with GRETB from 6pm this evening until the 29th of March. If you have already been registered for classes you will be informed of the cancellations and any new courses we recently advertised will be rescheduled when we have clearance to do so. 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.