GRD Latest News

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Galway Rural Development - Monday, December 23, 2019

Galway Digital Strategy

Galway Rural Development - Monday, December 16, 2019

Digital Strategy Consultation

Galway County Council is coordinating the development of a Digital Strategy for Galway County. Read more


Galway Rural Development - Tuesday, December 10, 2019


Information on Rural Social Scheme and TÚS placements

Galway Rural Development - Thursday, November 21, 2019

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Opportunities for work on a TÚS placement

Galway Rural Development - Thursday, November 14, 2019

TÚS is an employment activation scheme that is open to people on the live register, but did you know that if you see an interesting TÚS job near you that you can go for a self referral and ask your Intreo Office to put your name forward for a particular post. There are many interesting posts available - it's not just outdoor work. Read more

Information session for Golden Mile 2020 to be held in Headford

Galway Rural Development - Tuesday, November 05, 2019
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Open Call for LEADER Funds

Galway Rural Development - Tuesday, October 29, 2019
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Employee Survey on Remote Work in Ireland

Galway Rural Development - Thursday, October 17, 2019

Minister Humphreys encourages participation in Employee Survey on Remote Work in Ireland Read more

Parent and Toddler Group Funding 2019/2020

Galway Rural Development - Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) has made funding available for Parent and Toddler Groups for the development of their services. Galway Childcare Committee has received confirmation of our 2019 Grant Allocation for Parent & Toddler Groups. Read more

Barnardos supporting parents with free e-book resource

Galway Rural Development - Wednesday, August 07, 2019
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Recent media attention on quality in early learning and care settings may have raised some questions and worries for parents regarding their child’s care.


Barnardos has a free resource for parents that will support them in consulting with early learning and care providers and in choosing a service if they are selecting a setting for their child for the first time.

The ebook covers areas such as children's rights; relationships and attachment; interactions; social, emotional and behavioural development; the learning environment; and management of the setting.

Parents and providers can DOWNLOAD this free ebook now : Barnardo's Quality Early Years Care and Education or, if you would like hard copies to give to parents in your service, email Barnardos  at  to place an order.        

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.