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Aussie Day Bushfire Fundraiser at The Skeff Late Bar & Kitchen
Australia Day, which was once synonymous with Galway and in turn The Skeff, takes great significance again this year in light of the recent tragedies and devastation caused by the rampant spread of bushfires in Australia. ...
2020-01-20 16:52 open_in_new
Politics in 2020 - what can we expect?
With the phoney war finally over, and the General Election upon us, the election and its aftermath is now the only thing occupying the minds of politicians and political anoraks. However it is by no means the only thing that should interest us. ...
2020-01-20 15:49 open_in_new
Danny O’Brien - Reformer at the Róisín Dubh

WHAT HAPPENS when a touring stand-up comedian can no longer stand up? This is the central question in Reformer, the new show from the award winning Irish comedian, Danny O'Brien.

After a near career-ending knee injury, O' Brien knows he is too young for Pilates and too unbalanced for ...

2020-01-16 02:37 open_in_new
‘Be Safe, Be Seen’ during the long winter nights

It is important to remind family and friends of the importance of wearing high visibility material when out walking, cycling or motorcycling, especially during the darkest months of the year.

Approximately 60 per cent of fatal pedestrian collisions happen in hours of darkness.

In ...

2020-01-16 02:37 open_in_new
Tech company seeks adventurous soul to relocate to Canada
“Men wanted for hazardous journey,” began Shackleton’s famous ad for crewmembers on his South Pole expedition. One Galway tech company, Ex Ordo, is looking to hire an explorer of their own. Like an Antarctic expedition, the going won’t be easy. But for the right woman or man, it could be the adventure of a lifetime. ...
2020-01-16 02:37 open_in_new
Corofin primed for All Ireland in bid to create history

Corofin’s quest for club football immortality will be decided on Sunday in the All Ireland Senior Club Football Championship final.

Throw in at Croke Park is at 4pm when they will face a Kilcoo side managed by Mickey Moran, who has previously faced Corofin in Croke Park with ...

2020-01-16 02:37 open_in_new
Independents can wield considerable influence in the Dáil, says Mayor as he announces Galway West run
Independent politicians can wield considerable influence in Dáil Éireann, as evidenced by the various scandals uncovered in recent years around cervical cancer, Garda malpractice, and NAMA - all revealed by Independent TDs. ...
2020-01-16 02:37 open_in_new
Single Mingle Bingo: The Craic, Balls, SurPrizes… Love?
From the folks who brought you the fun and energetic show Comedy Bingo, Steven Sharpe and Steve Bennett bring you the ultimate night of fun, mischief and doubled over laughing at The Skeff Late Bar. Join them on Wednesday 5th or Thursday 6th of February for the ultimate, non-cringe single’s night out. They are encouraging people who are fed up of swiping on Tinder and want an excuse to get out there for a great night out, with the chance to meet someone you fancy. ...
2020-01-15 14:01 open_in_new
Have a taste of Latin America at Sangria's new Middle Street location!
New Year, new location. Yes, one of Galway's favourite Latin American restaurants, Sangria, has upped sticks from its Buttermilk Walk home and moved just around the corner to 19 Middle Street; a location which allows for more space, more comfort, and more atmosphere. ...
2020-01-15 11:55 open_in_new
Cannon announces that New Inn is to get full-sized astroturf pitch
A new state of the art full sized AstroTurf pitch is to be developed in the East Galway village of New Inn following the awarding of a grant of almost €1m from the government’s Regional Sports Capital Fund. ...
2020-01-13 18:58 open_in_new
A Checklist to Protect Your Property Over the Winter…
In the words of the Game of Thrones protagonist Jon Snow – Winter is Coming. And while we face no major threats of Dragons, Night Kings, or Armies-of-the-Dead here in our quaint little town of Galway; frozen and eventually burst pipes and property leaks are a very real possibility indeed. ...
2020-01-10 14:19 open_in_new
Grealish welcomes funding of €20.4m for Galway under the Large Scale Sports Infrastructure Fund

Independent Deputy for Galway West, Noel Grealish TD has welcomed funding for Galway of €20.4m under the Large Scale Sports Infrastructure Fund.

‘The funding was committed following intensive negotiations with the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross over the ...

2020-01-10 13:16 open_in_new
O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers achieved a record year of sales in 2019
O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers of 5 Mary Street, Galway, achieved a record year for sales in its auction, new homes, and private treaty departments. With more than 600 properties sold since January 2019, the company has recorded one of its biggest years of sales to date over the three departments, with new homes rising considerably in demand over the past 12 months and enormous demand expected to continue with the extension of the Help to Buy Scheme. ...
2020-01-09 12:04 open_in_new
Education is the key to a better life for Travellers, says comedian
Only 61 members of the Travelling community have been enrolled in third level education since 2017, according to a report commissioned by the Department of Education. The number has increased from 41 in 2016. ...
2020-01-09 09:58 open_in_new
O'Reilly sets out priorities for Election 2020 campaign
Climate action, environmental protection, providing world class sustainable public transport, and supporting increased cycling infrastructure in the city will be the chief campaign points for the Green Party's Pauline O'Reilly, at Election 2020. ...
2020-01-09 02:37 open_in_new
‘Revolutionary. Youthful energy, vibrancy, enthusiasm'

IN 1770, a child was born in the city of Bonn, then part of the Holy Roman Empire, who would go on to become a towering genius of music. His name was Ludwig van Beethoven.

His compositions are among the greatest and most recognisable in classical music – the ‘Moonlight’ ...

2020-01-09 02:37 open_in_new
Motoring trends and predictions for 2020
The total number of new cars sold in 2019 fell by 6.8 per cent to 117,031 units compared to 2018. Interestingly, Skoda Ireland tells us it is projecting a slightly more optimistic result in 2020, with 120,000 passenger vehicle sales forecasted. ...
2020-01-09 02:37 open_in_new
Ballinasloe native named as new CEO of UL Foundation

A Ballinasloe native has been appointed as CEO of the University of Limerick Foundation, who will also take up the new role of Vice President Development at UL.

UL President Dr Des Fitzgerald has announced that Harvey Duthie has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer of the UL ...

2020-01-09 02:37 open_in_new
Oughterard facing stiff competition to reach All-Ireland final

Oughterard come up against Kerry intermediate champions Templenoe this Saturday in Kilmallock, Limerick on Saturday (2pm ).

The Kerry side enters Saturday’s tie as hot favourites which will not bother many in Oughterard who will be desperate to add to their cups from Galway and ...

2020-01-09 02:37 open_in_new
Sustainable Brands

There’s a rising trend in ethical and sustainable brands that combine quality, style, and a long-term view of their impact on the planet.

In the coming weeks, I’ll share the work of these companies, both in Ireland and globally. The aim is to help you discover new sustainable ...

2020-01-07 13:52 open_in_new
Matt Keane Concerts @ The Claregalway Hotel
The Keane family from Caherlistrane; Matt, Sean, Orlaith and Laura Keane take to the stage for the first big concert of 2020. They will be joined by musicians Derek Hickey, Maria Fahy, Meadhbh O’Neill, Colm Naughton, Caoimhe Ni Flaharta, Pat Coyne, Catherine McHugh and the Hernon Family from Carna. ...
2020-01-02 16:16 open_in_new