• 40 new highly-skilled jobs are to be created in the Connemara Gaeltacht.

    Cambus Medical is investing €1.9 million in expanding its facility in An Spidéal, and the medical device company plans to employ over 170 people by the end of this year.

    The 40 new jobs will be in the fields of engineering, quality, manufacturing, customer operations and administration.

    Cambus Medical provides precision hypotubes, speciality needles and metal micro-component solutions to the medical device industry, with customers in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.

    Funding for the expansion of the Spiddal facility was approved by the board of Údaras na Gaeltachta as part of the Government's Covid-19 Jobs Stimulus Package.

    The Minister with responsibility for the Gaeltacht Catherine Martin has welcomed news of the expansion, and says Cambus Medical continues to provide valuable sustainable employment in the Spiddal area.

    She says it's proof of what can be achieved on the West coast of Ireland with targeted State support.

    Cambus Medical was established by two local enterpreneurs - Barry Comerford and John Farragher in 2006 and has since grown its customer base significantly, in Ireland and overseas.

    In 2013, the company entered into a strategic partnership with Freudenberg Medical, a global leader in manufacturing in the medical device sector.

  • 9 Innovation and Digital Hubs in Gaeltacht areas will open their doors to the public tomorrow, to see the opportunities that are available to local people to work globally, from their own area.

    The gteic hubs in Belmullet, Carraroe, Spiddal and Furbo will host open mornings tomorrow morning, where local communities and visitors returning home for Christmas can visit the local gteic hub to see the supports available to businesses operating in, or relocating to Gaeltacht areas.

    Representatives from Udaras na Gaeltachta will also be on hand to provide information from 9:30 to 11:30 tomorrow.

  • Galway Gardai have confirmed that the body of a missing man has been found in Spiddal.

    A public appeal was launched earlier this week for information on the whereabouts of 49-year old Hayden Jones, who had been missing from the Spiddal area since last Saturday.

    Gardai have now confirmed that his body was recovered in Spiddal this morning and have thanked the public for their assistance.


  • Irish Water is planning to spend over €1.5 million euro improving the regional water supply schemes in two areas of Co Galway – Gort and Spiddal.

    Work is due to get underway in the next two weeks, and will be completed by the end of September.

    Irish Water says this investment will benefit over 5,000 customers, and ensure the treatment plants in Spiddal and Gort can meet demand for treated water and provide for future development needs.

    The project will also ensure water is in compliance with current drinking water quality regulations.




  • Gardaí are currently at the scene of a fatal road traffic collision that occurred on the R336 between Inverin and Spiddal, Co. Galway, this evening.

    A motorcycle and a car collided shortly after 8pm. The driver of the motorcycle, a man aged in his 30s was pronounced dead at the scene.  His body has since been removed from the scene to Galway University Hospital, where a post-mortem is due to take place at a later date. The occupants of the car, a male and female in their 20s were taken to Galway University Hospital as a precaution. 

    The scene is currently preserved for a technical exam by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. The road is closed and local diversions are in place.

    Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident to come forward. Any road users who were travelling on the R336, between Inverin and Spiddal, from 7:30pm - 8:30pm this evening, who may have camera footage (including dash cam), is asked to make it available to Gardaí.

    Anyone with any information is asked to contact Salthill Garda Station on 091 514 720, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.