Welcome to the 48th edition of the Craic in Galway magazine. Isn’t it just fantastic when someone has the opportunity to meet their hero. Elena Tully from Renmore managed just that when she met Hollywood icon Bette Midler at her concert at the O2 in London. Overwhelmed with the emotion of it all, Elena managed to squeeze three hugs out of the star following an amazing performance. She has the memories, and of course the photo, to last a lifetime. Another Renmore beauty, Tirna Slevin, is following her dream in the hope of becoming Miss Ireland, while Moycullen’s Olga Lee, will battle it out on prime time TV for the chance to become the Rose of Tralee. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to interview comedian David O’Doherty and you can read all about it in the pages of our little but large magazine. Another new pub has opened its doors, Foley’s Hop House in Woodquay, and it is great to see these signs of investment once again in our city. Speaking of which, you have to check out the new floral beer garden at An Pucan on Forster Street. Yes they have advertised with us but, my word, its as pretty as a picture.
We have lots of out and about photos for you to enjoy (see what I did there – clever eh?) along with your monthly diary! It has been such a busy festival season, and we are all looking forward to a bit of down time this August! Just a small bit. ‘Til then, enjoy the races sensibly, and while the weather may not be on our side this July, that will never dampen the spirits of the Galway people. Find your print of the CRAIC in the streats of Galway FREE tomorrow, Friday 24th July!
The CRAIC in Galway Editor, Avril HORAN,
published by http://www.divmedia.ie