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The Galway Carol Singers
The Galway Carol Singers were formed in the late 1930s by members of the Junior Conference of the St Vincent de Paul Society. Benny Brennan from West House got the idea originally, and then a committee was formed from various conferences in town. It included Robert Pierce, Joe Lardner, Paddy Donoghue, Mattie Fahy, John Fahy, Pádraic Spelman, and Peter Griffin. The idea was for the singers to raise much needed funds for the society. ...
2019-12-12 02:37 open_in_new
Honey Boy - Shia LeBeouf's on-screen therapy session
HONEY BOY, written by the actor Shia LeBeouf, is about his life as a child star and his time in rehab. He wrote the script in rehab after his therapist told him to write what he remembered from his childhood, after diagnosing him with PTSD. ...
2019-12-12 02:37 open_in_new
‘Must sell’ nationwide property auction takes place tomorrow at the Harbour Hotel
O’Donnellan & Joyce’s final nationwide property auction of 2019 takes places tomorrow, December 13, at 12 noon in the Harbour Hotel, Galway. With more than 30 properties going under the hammer in this ‘must sell’ Nationwide Property Auction, the popular auction house is offering value and variety in its December auction catalogue. A number of properties are being offered with reduced reserve prices as vendors wish to complete their sales this side of the Christmas period – good news for intending purchasers. ...
2019-12-12 02:37 open_in_new
Skoda adds new plug-in-hybrid to its Superb range

Skoda, having raised the curtain on the new Superb flagship in October, is now adding the first plug-in hybrid called the Superb iV.

At a glance the iV may seem indistinguishable from any other new Superb, but according to Skoda, the Superb iV conceals an electric motor with a power ...

2019-12-12 02:37 open_in_new
Connacht's Champions Cup hopes on the line

Connacht are facing the stark reality of their Champions Cup quarter-final hopes coming to an abrupt end unless they can pull off a victory over Gloucester at the Sportsground on Saturday (12.45pm ).

Gloucester have the upper hand. They delivered a 26-17 win in Kingsholm on Sunday in the ...

2019-12-12 02:37 open_in_new
Countdown to Christmas at Stauntons Allcare Late Night Pharmacy!
As the countdown to Christmas continues, the lucky people will have all of their Christmas shopping done and dusted. But for those still searching for that perfect gift for the special someone in their lives, why not pay a visit to Stauntons Allcare Late Night Pharmacy. A family-run business in the heart of Salthill (beside Morton's ), Stauntons Allcare Pharmacy has gifts from all sizes including personalised Christmas hampers made to the customer's own choice. Open 365 days a year (including Christmas Day ) until 10 pm, customers can select from a vast range of products in-store from perfumes and makeup including leading brands such as Environ, Aveda, Dryrobes, Jane Iredarle, Dermalogica, Yonka, Chanel, Caudalie and Decleor. There are plenty of electrical gifts from which to choose including GHD, L’Oréal steampods, and Lanaiblo dryers. ...
2019-12-11 14:01 open_in_new
The Dirty Circus Christmas show

SANTA IS making that naughty or nice list, and, as the song goes, "he's checking it twice", so let's hope he averts his gaze from The Dirty Circus where all things saucy and naughty will be going on.

The Dirty Circus 'Christmas Crackers' show takes place in the Róisín Dubh ...

2019-12-10 17:01 open_in_new
Tiny Traders Makes a Return Just in Time For Christmas!
Much loved local market to host Christmas Gift Fairs this and next weekend. Galway's established local artisan market Tiny Traders Village is set to make a comeback this weekend for the first time in 2 and a half months for their Christmas Gift Fair. The event which is to be held in the downstairs area of Tribeton on Merchant's Road will run this Saturday and Sunday from 11am-6pm and again on the 21st and 22nd. ...
2019-12-10 09:40 open_in_new
The Academic return to the Big Top next summer

FOR THE second year running, The Academic will headline the Galway International Arts Festival's Heineken Big Top in the Fisheries Field, with a concert on Friday July 24.

From Westmeath, the band - Craig Fitzgerald, Dean Gavin, and brothers Matt and Stephen Murtagh - got together in ...

2019-12-09 17:55 open_in_new
WIN - Christmas Dinner Prizes from Colleran's Butchers
To celebrate the launch of Colleran's Online Store - over 100 products to buy with FREE DELIVERY and an extended 10% discount sale. We have joined up with The Galway Advertiser to offer to Galway a great Christmas Competition like no other! ...
2019-12-09 13:43 open_in_new
Report hightlights 'uninhabitable, unsafe, and unhealthy' Traveller accommodation in Galway
Almost none of the safety and health concerns raised by the Traveller community have been addressed across 18 sites and group housing schemes in Galway city and county since a monitoring project focusing on Traveller accommodation began in 2017, according to a report published this week. ...
2019-12-09 10:34 open_in_new
Win Two tickets to a Town Hall Theatre show of your choice in January, February and March 2020!
Fancy winning a pair of tickets to a Town Hall Theatre show of your choice (subject to availability ) for each of the next 3 months? Yes – that’s 2 tickets for an event EACH month from January to March 2020! Well here's your chance! ...
2019-12-05 13:07 open_in_new
O’Donnellan & Joyce ‘must sell’ nationwide auction takes place next week
Over the last four weeks, O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers has been busy compiling information and generating adverts for the 34 lots it will offer for sale by means of live public auction on Friday December 13 at 12 noon in the Harbour Hotel in Galway. Viewings are held twice weekly on most properties and many boast significant reserve reductions with vendors wanting to obtain sales prior to the year end. Value and variety are surely on offer at this final O’Donnellan & Joyce nationwide property auction of the year. ...
2019-12-05 02:37 open_in_new
Ford lands big double at van and pick-up awards
Ford is celebrating a clean-sweep of the light commercial vehicle awards season as the electrified Ford Hybrid Transit Custom line-up is today named International Van of the Year (IVOTY ) 2020, and the Ford Ranger is named winner of the International Pick-up Award (IPUA ) 2020. ...
2019-12-05 02:37 open_in_new
Galwegians see off Dungannon with first win at Stevenson Park
Galwegians secured their first away win in 18 months and made it three wins on the trot in the Energia AIL Division 2B when they comfortably beat Dungannon in Saturday's Energia AIL Division 2B contest. ...
2019-12-05 02:37 open_in_new
Hanley accuses city council of 'failing' Travellers

The Galway City Council has been accused of having "failed local Travellers by not providing the proper provision of housing," by Social Democrats Galway City East councillor Owen Hanley.

Cllr Hanley was speaking after the protests, hosted by Galway Traveller Movement, which were held ...

2019-12-05 02:37 open_in_new
Album review: The Flaming Lips
THE LIVE album is very much a 1970s creature. In a time when your favourite band was unlikely to come to your town, it allowed you the vicarious thrill of 'almost being there' once the needle hit the vinyl. ...
2019-12-05 02:37 open_in_new
Monroe’s Late Bar & Music Venue turns 10 years old.
Monroe’s has been a cornerstone in the Westend of Galway City since 1964. Originally, the ‘New Manhattan Bar’, John and Margaret Monroe returned from New York City to open the bar to great excitement as the first Galway bar to have table service, a ‘Ladies Lounge’ and a ‘Singing Lounge’. ...
2019-12-04 15:04 open_in_new
Sinéad O’Connor to play Big Top at GIAF 2020

SINÉAD O'CONNOR will round off the final weekend of the Galway International Arts Festival when she headlines the Big Top in the Fisheries Field on Sunday July 26 2020.

Following a four year hiatus from performing, Sinéad O’Connor returned to the stage last year. In ...

2019-12-04 15:04 open_in_new
The Stunning to play GIAF Big Top in 2020

THE STUNNING, one of Galway's most legendary bands, will play the Heineken Big Top on Sunday July 19 as part of the 2020 Galway International Arts Festival.

Next year marks the 30th anniversary of the release of their magnificent debut album, Paradise In The Picture House, which topped ...

2019-12-03 17:01 open_in_new
[Closed]Win a pair of retro inspired socks from make socks based on retro football shirt designs The vivid patterns are from a golden age of football shirt design and shirts from that era have earned cult-like status.

The high quality beautifully brushed cotton socks are the ideal stocking filler this Christmas. Why ...

2019-12-03 14:55 open_in_new