Tour To Inishmore

The Slieve Bloom Association Annual Bus Tour heads to Inishmore, Galway on August 26th. The bus will start from Birr at 5am, with pick-ups in Kinnity @ 5:15, Cadamstown @ 5:30, Clonaslee @ 5:45, Rosenallis @ 6:00, Mountmellick at 6:15 and Portlaoise at 6:30. The cost is €45 includes bus, boat crossing and island bus tour. Please contact Kathleen @ 0857376745 for further information – […]

Ireland’s Cultural Cities Outperform EU Rivals

Ireland’s cities are ranked better than most of their European rivals in the EU’s new “Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor”. Of 168 European cities covered, Irish cities are some of the very best in Europe, with Cork coming in top place for “cultural vibrancy” among Small and Medium cities (50 000 to 250 000). In […]

New start-up SwitchingRooms.ie provides students with rent-free accommodation

www.switchingrooms.ie is a new online start-up that provides a solution to the housing shortage and escalating rents third level students face. Switching Rooms provides a platform for students to advertise the room they are leaving behind, on its database, search for a suitable match in the required destination and do a direct swap thus eliminating the crippling […]

CIF Western Region Gala Ball Returns

The CIF Western Region Gala Ball took place at the Westwood House Hotel in Galway City after a break of eight years. Money was raised on the night for the RNLI and the Croí Heart & Stroke Charity by over 200 members of the Construction Industry. Speaking at the event Chairman of CIF Galway Branch Paul Stewart […]

Rugby League’s All Ireland Grand Final

The McGettigans All Ireland Grand final will take place on Saturday 6th August at the Carlisle ground, Bray. The final will be contested between the best of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland with their respective grand final winners the Rabbitohs (NI) and the Galway Tribesmen (ROI) duelling to become the island’s champion team. […]

St. Cillian’s Camogie Club’s All-Ireland victory at Feile na nGael in Galway

St. Cillian’s Camogie club became the first Offaly team  to win a division 2 Feile na nGael All-Ireland Camogie championship in Pearse Stadium , Galway on Sunday last . . This was a phenomenal performance from this young , skilful  and hard working team , a team which possesses a fantastic will to win and […]

Primary Games Hurling and Football

Throughout the National league in both hurling and Football Offaly Cumann na mBunscol will organise a series of exhibition matches in conjunction with Offaly County Board. In today’s game boys and girls from a selection of schools in Offaly (football) and Offaly and Galway (hurling & camogie) will participate. The children themselves will referee the games. Schools throughout […]

Offaly Rents Fall by Just Over Half a Percent in 2010

7th February, 2011 – Nationwide rents fell by just over half a percent (0.6%) over the course of 2010, according to the latest report published by the property website, Daft.ie. The fall compares with a drop of 15% during 2009. The average rent nationwide now stands at €830, 27% below the 2007 peak. The levelling […]