Where Oh Where Did January Go?

Posted by Móna Wise & filed under Features.

One minute we were in the throes of Christmas festivities and New Year fun and then WHAM! February 1st stole in right under our noses and with it brought the first glimpse of Spring. This past weekend, while turbulent weather rolled around the country, Galway caught a break and had a few days of sharp bright… Read more »

Compántas Lir Present ‘The Memory of Water’

Posted by Compántas Lir & filed under News.

Carnmore/Claregalway group, Compántas Lir grace the stage in Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe this month with its production of Shelagh Stephenson’s award-winning comedy, The Memory of Water. Galway audiences will have two opportunities to see this production, Sunday February 22nd and again in March, Wednesday 25th–Friday 27th. The play focuses on three sisters who gather in their family… Read more »

Coláiste Bhaile Chláir January 2015 News

Posted by Coláiste Bhaile Chláir & filed under Features.

Congratulations to Emer Lenihan, first year in Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, who was selected by the online Engineers and Moderators as Winner from I’m an Engineer Get Me Out of Here! “We asked the engineers and moderators, which student had done the best in each zone, and Emer Lenihan was nominated as student winner for their zone. She will receive a certificate and… Read more »

Carnmore Hurling Club January 2015 News

Posted by Aaron Fox, PRO & filed under Sport.

Carnmore Hurling Club held their AGM shortly before Christmas. Patrick Killilea, Sheila Fox and Kevin Shaughnessy will all return to the top table as Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer respectively. Other officers reappointed include Noel Grealish (Assistant Chairman), Mike Fox (Delegate), Declan Walsh (Coaching Officer), Nóirín Hynes (Irish Language Officer) and Pakie Fox (Heritage Officer). Aaron… Read more »

More Galway Families Facing Homelessness

Posted by Marie Madden, Galway Independent & filed under News.

CEO of Galway Simon Community, Bill Griffin said Galway Simon is currently dealing with up to 120 poverty-stricken local families each day through its outreach service in an attempt to prevent them from entering homelessness. Rising unemployment is having a severe impact on such families, who are ill-equipped to deal with the circumstances they find… Read more »

NUI Galway Students to Hold Annual Teddy Bear Hospital

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The 8th annual Teddy Bear Hospital at NUI Galway will take place Thursday and Friday 24th and 25th of January. The event will see over 1,500 sick teddy bears admitted to the hospital, accompanied by their minders, 1,500 primary school children. The event is organised by the Sláinte Society, the NUI Galway branch of the… Read more »

The Airdrop Supply

Posted by Edward Coppinger & filed under Features.

It’s time to stand-to betwixt night and day As the god of the east sends darkness away, In grey mists of dawn amongst the bamboo, An alien wild world that few of us knew. A malaria tablet and a couple of salt pills, Washed down with rum the cure of all ills, Each man peering… Read more »

GIY (Grow It Yourself) January 2015

Posted by Michael Kelly, GIY Ireland & filed under Features.

New Year’s resolutions sometimes get a bad wrap, because they seem to represent the folly and flightiness of the human spirit. We start off the year with grand intentions to eat only salads, walk/run/swim 100 miles a week, and to do Bikram yoga in a sauna until we weigh as much as a baby sparrow…. Read more »