Senior Football Finals in Pearse Stadium next Sunday

The two Claregalway Hotel Senior Football Championship Semi-Finals have been fixed for a double header in Pearse Stadium next Sunday (31st October).

Corofin and Killannin will begin proceedings when they take to the field at 12.30pm.

Then defending champions Maigh Cuilinn will meet Mountbellew/Moylough in the second game at 2.15pm.

The Claregalway Hotel Intermediate Football Semi-Finals will take place on Saturday.

Oileain Arann are down to face Naomh Anna Leitir Moir at 2pm in Pearse Stadium.

And at 3pm in Tuam Stadium, it’s Dunmore MacHales up against St. Brendan’s.

We would ask supporters to be considerate of local residents when parking. Please do not block gateways or footpaths.

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Streets of Galway 8k Race next Sunday Morning

Galway City Harriers will once again host the famous Streets of Galway race in the City of The Tribes,  and like everything there are some changes !

The 35th edition of the Streets of Galway 8k road race will take place on October Bank Holiday weekend, next Sunday 24th, at 10.30 am.

For 2021 only, we move to a new date ,following recent guidance  that now enables us to hold this great event. We also have a new faster route!

Since its inception in 1986 the event has grown into one of the most prestigious road races in the country, yet remains true to its original motto of Sport for All, as many locals and visitors take on the event year in year out. The event will bring thousands of participants onto the streets of our city and suburbs into what is a fantastic event for the city.

This event is the jewel in the crown of road races in the West and tours through the famous City of the Tribes. The race route starts at Grattan Road beside South Park in the city and takes in many of the sights of Galway city. including the Spanish Arch, Eyre Square, the landmark Galway Cathedral and NUI Galway, and routes out towards Salthill, past Pearse Stadium and then back in the ‘Prom’ along Galway Bay for a fast section into the finish at the historic Claddagh.

Event details and schedule

The 2021 Galway Clinic Streets of Galway 8km , organised by local club Galway City Harriers, which takes place this year on Sunday 24th October at 10.30am.

A standard entry-fee of €25 will apply plus processing fee and includes a superb race tee shirt, number and chip timing and an opportunity to race the Streets of Irelands friendliest city.

This year we are once again delighted to have the Galway Clinic as the Streets of Galway 8k race sponsor.  The Galway Clinic, is a Galway institution and is a major health provider and employer for the city and county, The Clinic aims to improve the health and quality of life of the individuals and communities its serves, and to promote health and wellbeing across society.

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Katelyn Molloy’s New Single Released Today

Galway singing sensation Katelyn Molloy has an exciting new original release. This self penned track called “ I’ll still love you all the same “ by the Galway beauty is sure to tug on the heart strings. Originally written for her sister’s wedding back in 2017 she held onto the song to release it at the perfect time. While the song is written as a love song it can be interpreted to love in any form for any special person. Katelyn has previously released other singles including her no.1 self penned debut single “The Nerney Beat “ and no doubt this one will follow suit to grab the no.1 spot on the charts ! Having recently lost a very special person in her life, her grandad Sean Keogh to covid back in February 2021 , a man who always encouraged and supported her in her music and all walks of life she dedicates this release to his memory.
For further information /Enquiries / Interviews please contact

The new single can be downloaded from:

Apple Music or Spotify


Straight in at no.1, and not in bad company either.

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What is a Rainbow?

Did you ever want to know,

what exactly is a rainbow?

What is it that produces this amazing sight?

– Just dispersion of the light.

How does it happen, what causes it to be?

What is the origin of what we call in Irish bogha báistí?

Sunlight enters raindrops,

gets refracted and internally reflected.

Refraction causes different wavelengths to be dispersed at different angles.

Hence the different colours of light it untangles.

Red is refracted least.

Violet is refracted most.

In between you get orange, yellow, green, blue, and indigo.

Resulting in the seven colours of the rainbow.

But if you are to see it,

Three conditions must be met.

First, it must be raining.

Second, the sun must be shining.

And you must be between the sun and the rain.

Otherwise your rainbow search will be in vain.

At rainbow’s end there is no gold.

Unless you count the beauty you behold.

And really you should comprehend,

A rainbow forms a circle, so rainbows never end.

Noel’s Poetry

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Application for Housing Development at Rockbarton Court / Rockbarton Park

Updates: 3/9/21 Application deemed invalid by City Planning Office.

14/9/21 New site notice erected. Same as previous except for new date.

20/9/21 New Application validated. Submissions to file 21307 to be made before 24/10/21 with a decision due by 14/11/21. As of 28/9/21 no files scanned to planning database viewable by public.

29/9/21 Files now scanned to public database at 21307.


A site notice has been erected at the piece of ground between the apartments at Rockbarton Court, The Prairie and the houses at Rockbarton Park. It proposes having 6 blocks of terraced housing encompassing 24 housing units; and 1 detached housing unit. Car parking and ancillary site works for same.

The area marked in red below is a rough outline of the site.

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Audience numbers for Pearse Stadium Shows increased to 1200

TOMMY TIERNAN has been added to Friday’s comedy concert at Pearse Stadium, with capacity for the four Salthill concerts now raised from 500 to 1,200.

Tommy Tiernan will join Ardal O’Hanlon and Deirdre O’Kane for a triple header of Irish comedy giants, all hosted by the finest MC in Ireland, and a brilliant comedian in his own right, Karl Spain.

The four Pearse Stadium concerts – Christy Moore (Thursday August 26 ), Tiernan/O’Hanlon/O’Kane (Friday 27 ), Mary Coughlan (Saturday 28 ), and The Stunning (Sunday 29 ) – are now designated live entertainment pilot events, on behalf of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media, and designated by the Department of Health under Public Health Regulations.

As such, capacity for each show has now increased to 1,200, with tickets sold in pods of four. This also means that there are now extra tickets to other previously sold-out shows in Pearse Stadium.

The concerts are being presented by the Róisín Dubh and the Galway Comedy Festival, and will follow Covid-19 guidelines. Gates are at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm sharp. Click and collect bar service in operation. Tickets are on sale via

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Well Done Mayo

What a thrilling, masterly display.

Really made this supporter’s day.

Each and every time you got a score,

Your hunger grew for even more.

You played with grit and conviction.

You outplayed the competition.

Just one more game to play,

The final on all-Ireland day.

Way to go.

Well done Mayo.

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Galway Auto Meet on 2nd Sunday of the Month

Below a small selection of the cars at todays well attended Auto Meet at Galway Crystal. A very pleasant way for anyone into cars to spend a Sunday morning. They meet on the second Sunday of the month, barring things like restrictions due to things like pandemics.

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Shows planned for Pearse Stadium from Wednesday August 25th to Sunday August 29th

The following is a copy of an email passed on to me by a local resident. This is the first I have heard of this and I have no further information beyond the contents of the email.


Dear Resident,

As part of the government sponsored Live Performance Support Scheme, we are planning to run a small number of shows in Pearse Stadium in Salthill from Wednesday August 25th to Sunday August 29th.

Artists currently pencilled in to perform include Mary Coughlan (25th), Christy Moore (26th), TBC (28th), The Stunning (29th) plus comedians Ardal O Hanson and Deirdre O Kane (27th).

Due to current Covid restrictions our capacity is currently capped at 500. We have applied to the Dept of Arts and Culture to potentially get this figure up to 1,000 (including all staff) but we have had no indication at this stage if this figure will be granted.

Patrons will be socially distanced in the main stand in pods of 4 or 6.
Pearse Doherty who is vastly experienced in running all the major festivals the length and breadth of Ireland will be the event co-ordinator.

The gigs will all take place strictly in keeping with current Covid guidelines. A click and collect bar system only will be in operation for the event and will be closed at 10pm nightly.

All shows will be finished at 10.30 to minimise any disruption.

Due to the very small numbers of patrons allowed to attend these events we do not envisage any significant disruptions in the area. All tickets will be sold in pods which should further reduce any potential traffic issues and all pods will be required to arrive together to gain admittance.

The Roisin Dubh have promoted and ran the vast majority of shows in Galway for the last 15 years including the GIAF Big Top, the Galway Comedy Festival, many many shows in Leisureland, Seapoint, The Black Box etc.

These Pearse Stadium shows would not be viable without the assistance of the Dept of Arts and Culture and we would ask you all to support this venture, which is helping to get artists and support staff back to work after an incredibly difficult 18 months for our industry.

Apologies for the short notice but it is beyond difficult to plan anything with any degree of certainty in the current environment.

If you have any queries or concerns that we can address please contact me at
or call our office on 091-585762.
Kind regards,
Simon Heaslip – Roisin Dub

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Former Oasis Nightclub to be Demolished


Finally, the former Oasis which has lain derelict for many years is to be demolished. So too is the adjoining former An Bearna shop. It stood next to the former Warrick Hotel which has already being demolished and planning permission has being granted for a nursing home on that site.

Hopefully the wrecking ball won’t stop there. There are further buildings adjacent to these in derelict condition for many years (decades). They certainly do not do anything positive for Salthill as they are.

These were lively spots in their day. Many of you will have (mostly) fond memories. The anthem was the Garth Brooks song – “Friends in low places”.

'Cause I've got friends in low places
Where the whiskey drowns
And the beer chases
My blues away
And I'll be okay
I'm not big on social graces
Think I'll slip on down to the oasis
Oh, I've got friends in low places"

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