Parish: Galgauskas Parish
Total area of the parish: 9829 ha
General information about the parish: Galgauskas parish is located in the western part of the district. The Tirza River and its tributaries flow through the parish - Gosupe, Vijata / Place /, Lāčupe. The largest lake - Galgauskas Lake. The largest bog - Salas bog. To the north of the Tirza River are large forests. Forests cover 4423.2 ha or 45% of the parish area. Galgauskas Parish boasts an ancient and rich history. Back in the early 20th century, it was called Golgovsk. This non-Latvian name comes as a legacy from the Polish times in Vidzeme, 16th century. in the second half, when the manor belonged to the Polish pan Golgovsky.
Entrepreneurship: There are farms and backyard farms in Galgauskas Parish. One of the largest: z / s "Lācīši" - main activity of cereals and rapeseed growing, drying, z / s "Torņkalns" - main activity of grain growing, oilseed growing, agricultural services, logging, z / s "Vecsētas" - main type of activity dairy farming. KKS "Kopdarbs" conducts business in the parish - the main type of activity is the provision of agricultural services. There is a Gusts store - trade (food and other basic necessities). SIA '' N - OLE '' - specialization in beef cattle breeding - GALLOWEY breed. SIA '' Remīnes cepļi '' - main activity dairy farming. The eternal source of strength - healing baths: The wisdom of the sauna of Valdas Vītola, the owner of the Lazdukalns house, and Andulis Dzeņš, the owner of the farm Ozoliņi, has already been heard far and wide. The Galgauskas mill HPP operates on the Tirza River. This place has become a popular place for residents and guests of the parish. There is a guest house "Ainavas". SIA Ainavas also owns a small HPP on the Vijata River. Z / s "Ozoldruvas" accommodates tourists, as well as leads excursions to the most beautiful places.
Education: Branch of the preschool educational institution "apple"
Culture: The parish has a long cultural tradition. The Galgauskas Singing Society House has been operating as a cultural center since 1927, and is now the parish culture house. Singing and theater traditions and other cultural activities continue. Galgauskas Parish Library has become an education and information center for the whole parish, focusing on satisfying the interests and needs of library users, using traditional forms of work and modern technologies. The library has had a permanent internet connection since 2004.
Religion: The Galgalians gain the power of the soul and prove their faith in God by working in the churches of Tirza and Gulbene.
Cultural and natural monuments: The most important cultural monuments of local significance in Galgauskas Parish are: the building of Galgauskas Primary School and the building of the Galgauskas Singing Society. The most important and specially protected natural objects are: big tree - Žuburu oak (7m), oak near the "Ozoliņi" house (5.2m), oak near the "Nikliņi" house (4m). The list of local protected nature objects also includes Pleku boulder, its circumference is 14 meters. The stone is reddish-brown, large crystal rapakivi granite. There are also two castle mounds of archeological monuments of local significance. Bowl Hill is located 2 km from the center of Galgauskas. It is a 5-6 m high mountain formed by light sand. Legend has it that the church sank on the mountain. Ausene castle mound is located 500 m southeast of "Lazdukalns" house, in the middle of the field, on a 5-6 m high hill.
Notable personalities: The people of Galgaus are justifiably proud of their locals: poets and writers - Birzmalieti, Jānis Baltiņš, Alvils Cepli, Alfonsas Francis, Alisa Kronis - Lauriņa, Vija Poļaks-Rikveili, Artūrs Snips, folklorists Rita Drīzulis, photographer Ferdinands local researcher Oļģerts Miezīte, painter Kārlis Dekteras and businessman Gundega Sauškins.
The latest news about Galgauskas parish on the Internet: www.gulbene.lv