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Galway City Marketing Fund

  • Tue 21 May, 2024
  • News
The Marketing Promotion Fund was established to ensure that Galway City Council could provide support for the holding of major events and festivals in the city.    

Section 254 Outdoor Furniture Fee Waiver 2024

  • Tue 21 May, 2024
  • Planning News
Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O'Brien announced a waiver for street furniture licence fees for tables and chairs associated with outdoor dining for a period between 1st April to 31st December 2024.

The Draft Water Services Strategic Plan 2050

  • Mon 20 May, 2024
  • Water News
Uisce Éireann are now undertaking the process to consult on their Draft Water Services Strategic Plan 2050 (WSSP 2050) which will replace the current plan.

Galway City Hosts National Blue Flag and Green Coast Awards as it retains Blue Flag status

  • Mon 20 May, 2024
  • Environment News
2024 Blue Flag and Green Coast Awards Recognise Ireland’s Best Beaches and Marinas: An Taisce announced the International Blue Flag and Green Coast Award recipients for 2024 today. For the 19th year running both Salthill and Silverstrand (Galway City) have maintained these world class standards due to the dedicated work of volunteers, City Council staff, and members of the public. This achievement reinforces Galway city as one...

Mayor and Minister Launch Three New Active Travel Projects in Galway City

  • Fri 17 May, 2024
  • Roads Traffic Transport News
Event held to mark opening of School Street at Scoil Iognáid, Raleigh Row; Eglinton Canal Active Travel scheme and new Wolfe Tone Pedestrian Bridge II schemes which will help make walking and cycling a better way to enjoy Galway.

Social Inclusion Grants 2024

  • Fri 17 May, 2024
  • Your Council News
Galway City Council invites applications for funding towards Social Inclusion Projects and Programmes in the City.  This Scheme provides financial support for groups and organisations operating in the City, who  promote social inclusion and help to create communities where everyone can participate.  Grants are available to voluntary organisations or those which operate on a not-for-profit basis.

Increased Cost of Business (ICOB) Grant Scheme LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER - Increased Cost of Business (ICOB) has re-opened with a closing date of 29th May, 2024

  • Thu 16 May, 2024
  • Business News
·       If you are in rate arrears engage with your Local Authority as you may be eligible for the grant ·       If you do not have your ID or PIN number contact your Local Authority ·       Approved Retail and Hospitality businesses who have already received their initial grant payment are now entitled to a second...

TEMPORARY CLOSING OF ROADS Roads Act 1993 – Section 75 Roads Regulations 1994 - Article 12 Notice of Intention - Highfield Park

  • Wed 15 May, 2024
  • Roads Traffic Transport News
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN  that Galway City Council proposes to make an order closing: Highfield Park (Estate):  From the Junction of the L-1001-0 & L-10011-0 (entrance to Highfield Park) including Rockmount Road for 900m within Highfield Park Estate. Route follows Oakley Crescent, Cedarwood Close, Ashdale Road, Sycamore Drive, Ardmore Road & Avondale Road. Period of...

TEMPORARY CLOSING OF ROADS Roads Act 1993 – Section 75 Roads Regulations 1994 - Article 12 Notice of Decision - Bowling Green

  • Wed 15 May, 2024
  • Roads Traffic Transport News
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN  that Galway City Council has made an order closing: Bowling Green:  Junction of Bowling Green / Market Street to the junction of Bowling Green / Abbeygate Street Upper. Period of Closure:  8.00am to 8.00pm from Monday 20th May 2024 to Friday 31st May 2024. Reason:  To facilitate road overlay following...

TEMPORARY CLOSING OF ROADS Roads Act 1993 – Section 75 Roads Regulations 1994 – Article 12 Notice of Intention - Shantalla Road

  • Wed 15 May, 2024
  • Roads Traffic Transport News
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN  that Galway City Council proposes to make an order closing: Shantalla Road:  Junction of Shantalla Road/Enda’s Road to junction of Shantalla Road/St. Mary’s Road/Newcastle Road. Period of Closure:  24/7 from Tuesday 4th June 2024 to Friday 12th July 2024. Reason:  To facilitate Traffic Light upgrade...

New Chief Executive of Galway City Council Sets Out Key Priorities

  • Tue 14 May, 2024
  • Your Council News
Tackling ongoing traffic congestion issues in Galway City and bringing vacant and derelict properties back into use have been highlighted as priority issues for the newly appointed Chief Executive of Galway City Council. Speaking ahead of his first Council meeting at City Hall today (Monday, 13 May 2024), Leonard Cleary said his term in the position would begin with a listening process involving the Mayor, Elected Members, local...

Galway City Biodiversity Week 2024

  • Tue 14 May, 2024
  • Recreation News
Galway City Biodiversity Week & Invasive Species Week 17 -26 May 2024 For National Biodiversity Week and Invasive Species Week, Galway City Council have an exciting programme of events for the people of Galway to celebrate biodiversity and connect with nature in their local area during National Biodiversity Week and Invasive Species Week 2024, to take place from 17-26 May.

Love your Beach 2024

  • Mon 13 May, 2024
  • Environment News
 Love your Beach is back for two days on 17th-18th May 2024. The events start on Friday 17th May at 4.30pm on Ballyloughane Beach with an official opening with the Mayor of Galway City. 

Local Community Festivals Grant Scheme 2024  

  • Fri 10 May, 2024
  • Community Culture News
GRANTS FOR LOCAL FESTIVALS IN GALWAY CITY   Galway City Council supports community festivals in local areas to encourage participation in community life. Galway City Council will support festivals or events which are organised and run by local Community groups & residents groups as a way to reconnect the local community to encourage, support and celebrate participation in neighbourhoods across Galway City. ...

An Innovative City - Call for Funding Proposals

  • Wed 8 May, 2024
  • Community Culture News
Galway City Council is inviting applications for funding from suitably qualified and experienced organisations in Galway city to develop and deliver new collaborative programmes/projects/ initiatives that will deliver outcomes for one of the following objectives:   Support the development of the social and circular economy; Support increased enterprise development, innovation and job growth in the Creative...

ROADS TO BE PUBLIC ROADS

  • Wed 8 May, 2024
  • Roads Traffic Transport News
ROADS TO BE PUBLIC ROADS In accordance with the provision of the Roads Act, 1993, Galway City Council HEREBY GIVE NOTICE of its intention to consider the making of a Declaration that the roads listed hereunder be public roads. This matter will be considered by the said Council at a meeting to be held not earlier than 8th July 2024.

TEMPORARY CLOSING OF ROADS Roads Act 1993 – Section 75 Roads Regulations 1994 - Article 12 Notice of Decision - Dominick Street Upper

  • Wed 8 May, 2024
  • Roads Traffic Transport News
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN  that Galway City Council has made an order closing: Dominick Street Upper (L-5103):  From Dominick Street Lower (L-5102) to William Street West (L-5113). Period of Closure:  Mon – Sat: 6pm to 2.00am Friday 17th May 2024 to Monday 30th September 2024 Sun: 3pm to 2.00am Friday 17th May 2024 to Monday 30th September...

TEMPORARY CLOSING OF ROADS Roads Act 1993 – Section 75 Roads Regulations 1994 - Article 12 Notice of Decision - William Street West

  • Wed 8 May, 2024
  • Roads Traffic Transport News
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Galway City Council has made an order closing: William Street West (L-5113): From Small Crane (L-5111) to Munster Avenue (L-5114). Period of Closure: Mon – Sat: 6pm to 2.00am Friday 17th May 2024 to Monday 30th September 2024 Sun: 3pm to 2.00am Friday 17th May 2024 to Monday 30th September 2024. Reason: ...

TEMPORARY CLOSING OF ROADS Roads Act 1993 – Section 75 Roads Regulations 1994 – Article 12 (7)B Notice of Extension - Claddagh Quay

  • Wed 8 May, 2024
  • Roads Traffic Transport News
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN  that Galway City Council has made an order extending the closure of: Claddagh Quay:  Junction with Fr. Griffin Road and junction with Priory Road. Period of extended Closure:  24/7 From Friday 17th May 2024 to Friday 7th June 2024. Reason:  To facilitate repairs of sewer and installation of manholes.

TEMPORARY CLOSING OF ROADS Roads Act 1993 – Section 75 Roads Regulations 1994 - Article 12 Notice of Decision - Small Crane

  • Wed 8 May, 2024
  • Roads Traffic Transport News
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Galway City Council has made an order closing: Small Crane (L-5111): From New Street West (L-5112) to William Street West (L-5113). Period of Closure: 24/7, Friday 17th May 2024 to Monday 30th September 2024. Reason: Provision of space for outdoor dining, festivals and events.