• House prices are rising by one per cent year-on-year across the country.


     The latest Wealth Report shows the value of all Irish residential property is now 519 billion euro.


    The most expensive market in Connacht-Ulster is in Kinvara, where it'll set you back 317 thousand euro to buy a home followed by Oughterard (€239,000) and Westport (€234,000).


    In comparison, the two least expensive markets are in Roscommon and Donegal, with the average asking price in Ballaghaderreen (Roscommon) at €95,000,


    Author of the Daft Wealth Report, Ronan Lyons tells us where the most costly properties are in the country:

  • Galway goalkeeper Colm Callanan has announced his retirement from the inter county game.

    The Kinvara clubman was the number one when the Tribesmen ended a 29 year wait for the All Ireland senior hurling title in 2017.

  • A Galway man, who had been missing in Malaysia since the beginning of the year, has been found safe and well.

    Stephen Warde from Kinvara was last in touch with his family on New Year’s Day, prompting concerns about his welfare.

    Family members had travelled to Kuala Lumper last month to search for him, and the 31- year old was reunited with his mother and brother this morning.

    The family have thanked all those who had assisted with the search over the last two months and asked for privacy at this time.



    Kinvara is the most expensive place to buy property in Connacht / Ulster according to a new report.

    The Wealth Report 2018 shows the average home in Kinvara now stands at €318,000.

    Oughterard is the second-most expensive town in Connacht / Ulster at €236,000, followed by Westport where the average house price is €226,000.

    In Galway city, average house prices are now at €274,000, compared to €145,000 in Co Mayo.

    The most expensive place in the country to buy property is in Sandycove in Dublin, where average prices are €910,000 followed by Mount Merrion, Foxrock, Dalkey and Sandymount.



  • A man in his seventies died after the car he was driving went into the sea at Kinvara, in county Galway yesterday evening

    It happened at around eight o'clock yesterday evening at The Quay area of Kinvara.

    He was brought to University Hospital Galway in a critical condition but later passed away.

     The man's name has not been released by gardai. 

    Gardaí are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time to come forward.

  • A man who died after his car entered the sea in Kinvara has been named locally as Fr. Anthony Minniter.

    Fr. Minniter was a native of Co. Clare served as a priest in the South Galway area for almost a decade.

    Fr. Anthony Minniter was well-known in the Ballinderreen and Kinvara areas where he served for 9 years before retiring in 2015.

    His car was spotted entering the sea near Kinvara Pier at around 8 yesterday evening.

    Locals who witnessed the incident came to his immediate aid and he was rescued by emergency services a short time later and taken to University Hospital Galway in a critical condition.

    However, he died at the hospital late last night.

    Fr. Minniter, who was aged in his late 70s, was ordained in Rome in 1991 and served as Parish Priest to the people of Ballinderreen before his retirement.

  • This year’s Connacht Club Intermediate final throws up a Mayo/Galway combination for the fourth year in succession.

    Since Ballyhaunis were defeated by Ahascragh/Fohenagh in 2016, Tooreen have got to the ultimate round every year since.

    In 2017 Tooreen overcame Ballinderreen to become the first non-Galway team to lift the crown.

    Twelve months later Oranmore/Maree topped Tooreen in a match which saw Tooreen  end the game with 13 players.

    This year it’s the turn of South Galway side Kinvara to face an East Mayo opposition.

    We’ll have full live commentary of Sunday’s Connacht Intermediate Hurling final with Michael D McAndrew and Frank Browne.

    Throw-in is at 2pm in Athleague on Sunday.

    Our coverage is in association with Delaney’s Hardware Ballyhaunis.

  • Tooreen defeated Galway Champions Kinvara to be crowned Connacht Intermediate Champions for the second time in their history.

    Fine displays from Fergal and Shane Boland helped to propel the East Mayo men to a 0-21 to 2-10 victory in Athleague.

    They now go on to face the Munster Champions, Ballysaggart of Waterford or FR. O'Neills of Cork, in the All-Ireland semi-finals on the first weekend of January.