• The N17 remains closed between Ballindine and Milltown following a collision earlier this evening.

    The crash, involving two vehicles, occurred shortly after 5pm.

    Gardai and ambulance personnel are currently at the scene.

    Motorists are advised that diversions are in place via Irishtown.

  • No winner has yet come forward to claim the €4.5 million euro weekend Lotto jackpot.

    The lucky quick-pick ticket was sold on Thursday in Ryan's Daybreak & Post Office in the Co Galway village of Milltown.

    The winning numbers were 14,24,30,38,40,45 and bonus number 36.

    The National Lottery has confirmed to Midwest News that no one has yet claimed the big jackpot, and they're urging people to check their tickets.

    Clare O'Connor is one of the owners of Ryan's Daybreak and pub - she says there's great excitement in Milltown since news of the big win emerged over the weekend.....


  • Large crowds turned out yesterday in Tuam to take part in a march calling on Galway county  council to approve a Greenway Feasibility Study from Athenry to Miltown  - that would run along the former railroad, part of the proposed Western Rail Corridor.

    The matter is due to go before Galway county councillors  at the monthly meeting of the authority later today.

    The Athenry to Milltown section of the closed railway has been branded as the “Quiet Man Greenway” by local campaigners seeking government funding from the National Greenway strategy to have a feasibility study completed on the route.

    Both Minister Ciaran Cannon (FG) and deputy Anne Rabbitte TD (FF) spoke in favour of securing the funding required for a feasibility study on the route yesterday.

    Brendan Quinn of the Western Rail Trail Campaign, a group campaigning for the development of a greenway from Athenry to Collooney, and supporting “The Quiet Man Greenway” development told Midwest News today that the turnout was phenomenal and he said however today’s vote goes at Galway County Council, the campaign to secure a greenway will nor go away.

  • The winning ticket for last night’s Lotto draw was sold in Milltown.

    The winning ticket is worth almost €4.5m.

    The National Lottery confirmed that the shop that sold the golden Quick Pick ticket was Ryan’s Daybreak and Post Office in the small village of Milltown, Co Galway. The ticket was purchased on Thursday.

    The winning numbers are: 14, 24, 30, 38, 40, 45 and bonus number 36.

    The owners of the family owned shop and post office were stunned today when they were informed they had sold a mega winning Lotto ticket.

    One of the shop owners and granddaughter of its founder, Clare O’Connor, said the entire family is overjoyed at the news of the massive win.

    Clare’s grandfather started the shop which was then taken over by her parents, Joe and Anne, who are now semi-retired. The business, which also has a pub, is now run by Clare and her two brothers Tim and John.