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Woman (50s) seriously injured after Oughterard traffic collision

A female pedestrian sustained serious injuries in a road traffic collision which took place near Oughterard yesterday evening.

Water outages expected in Oughterard tomorrow

Water outages are expected in Oughterard and multiple surrounding areas tomorrow while maintenance on the network is taking place. Residents of Oughterard, Billymore, Killola, Rosscahill,...

Woman in critical condition after Christmas Eve traffic accident

A woman remains in critical condition after a road traffic accident which took place in Oughterard on Christmas Eve night. A 52 year old woman...

Oughterard direct provision centre plans dropped in victory for local campaigners

In a rare victory for local opposition to government plans the decision to place a direct provision centre in Oughterard has been abandoned. It was...

Government accused of “evasiveness, incompetence, contradiction, and disdain” in Oughterard

Harsh criticism has been leveled at the government over how it has responded to the local community in the direct provision centre controversy in...

Venue changed for Minor B Football final

Galway GAA has changed the venue for this afternoon's Minor B Football match. The West Minor B Football Championship between Oughterard and Leitir Mór is...

Taoiseach says Justice Department should talk with people of Oughterard

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that if the Department does intend to put a Direct Provision centre in Oughterard then it should communicate that...

Over 1,000 march in Oughterard against Direct Provision Centre

A protest march in Oughterard today against the establishment of a Direct Provision centre in the town was attended by roughly 1,000 people. People marched...

Taoiseach calls on Noel Grealish to withdraw migrant remarks

The Taoiseach has joined a growing number of voices calling on Galway TD Noel Grealish to withdraw comments he made about African migrants at...

Calls for Noel Grealish to apologise over migrant comments

More than 1,200 people have signed a petition calling on Galway West TD Noel Grealish to apologise about alleged comments about African migrants. At a...

An Bord Pleanála shoots down county council housing plans

Galway County Council's application to build a housing development near Oughterard has been rejected by An Bord Pleanála. The county council was seeking approval for...

New late night bus services to Moycullen, Rosscahill and Oughterard

The National Transport Authority has licenced two new late night bus services from Galway city on the Moycullen and Oughterard routes. Galway West TD Seán...

Oughterard Boxing Club building new training facility

Oughterard Boxing Club has been granted planning permission to build a temporary new gym for training. The boxing club sought a grant of temporary permission...

County council offering free electronic waste recycling

Galway county council is offering the free recycling of electronic waste at three towns over the coming weeks. There are three dates left in the...

Five days of roadworks at Oughterard to cause delays

Traffic delays can be expected on the N59 from tomorrow as a week's worth of roadworks get underway at Oughterard.

Man convicted of manslaughter of Oughterard publican John Kenny

A jury has returned a guilty verdict for the manslaughter of Oughterard pup owner John Kenny. Marian Lingurar Jr. (24) of Leoghgeorge, Claregalway was convicted...

Local Oughterard grocer will offer more fresh goods with new bakery

A local grocery in Oughterard has been given permission to construct a small bakery so they can sell freshly baked goods in the shop. Sullivan's...

Daughter of slain Oughterard publican gives grisly details at trial

The daughter of Oughterard publican and teacher John Kenny spoke in detail about the terrible manner in which her father was killed in court...

Major water network repairs across Galway city and county next week

Major repairs will be carried out water infrastructure across Galway all through next week. Starting on Monday, December 3 repair works will be carried out...

N59 reopens after crash sends three to hospital

The N59 between Oughterard and Clifden has reopened after a crash earlier this afternoon sent three people to the hospital. The road traffic collision happened...
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