The Connacht Tribune is the longest-established newspaper circulating throughout Galway county and city. First hitting the news stands on 22nd May 1909 it has been telling Galway’s story every week since.
Through two world wars, the struggle for independence, the hard times of early nationhood to the boom of the 1990’s and the current decade, the Connacht Tribune has been the source of news, sports and entertainment for generations of Galway’s people. Now out early on Thursday morning, it has provided a voice for the voiceless and been an impartial commentator on local politics. This tradition continues, adapted for today’s Galway with bigger, brighter papers and a significant and growing online presence.
In 1925 the company launched the Sentinel, now a bright, modern tabloid issuing on Tuesdays aimed at Galway City with a heavy emphasis on Sport and Lifestyle as well as strong news content.
The Galway City Tribune was added in 1984 to address the demands for a fully-fledged newspaper in Galway City. It combines the high journalistic and photographic standards of the Connacht Tribune with features and content aimed at city-based readers and issues on Friday morning.
The Tribune was a founder shareholder in Galway Bay FM in 1989 and gradually grew its interest in the radio station as the fledgling station incurred heavy losses and demanded extra cash in its early years. In 2006 the remaining shares were purchased making Galway Bay FM a full part of the Tribune group.
In May 2007 www.galwaynews.ie was launched to provide daily news updates on Galway to a wider audience. Combining the strengths of the radio and newspaper editorial teams it provides daily breaking news from Galway Bay FM and more in depth news and photos from the Tribune’s three newspapers.