All posts by Darius Ivan

Journalist, Photographer and Designer VR360 content creator

5 to 6 morning at Black Rock before Frances Thornton Memorial

06:54:54 am Saturday 25th July 2015. The best possible weather conditions for a daily swim at Galway’s Black Rock. At around 11:30 am 80 swimmers will arrive at the same location after a swim from Clare 13 kilometres across Galway Bay. Frances Thornton Memorial Swim starts at 8:30 and the first swimmer is expected within 3 hours. Photo by Darius Ivan http://www.divmedia.ie Advertisements

Renmore Beauty Tirna Ready for Miss Ireland!

by Avril HORAN On August 28th, Renmore’s Tirna Slevin will take to the catwalk to represent Galway in the Miss Ireland finals 2015.  The 20-year-old beauty is no stranger to the limelight as she is a model with the local Catwalk agency, whilst also juggling her studies in event management and PR at GMIT and waitressing at the G-hotel. Tirna is hoping the Miss Ireland platform will give her the opportunity to go into modelling full-time, as she would love to pursue a successful career from it.  She is feeling confident in advance of the competition and is excited about the future. “I’m feeling really excited about the competition,” she told […]

Good Morning Galway! Do you feel like feasting?

It’s Dock Feast 2015 day Today!  Dock Feast is about experiencing Galway differently in a relaxed and festive atmosphere. Organised by Galwigo Events facebook.com/galwigo, ready to feast today from 4-9 in the Docks. Imagine yourself for a moment, rocked by the sunlight of an early summer evening, sipping a local drink with friends and colleagues. Our local and inspirational chefs will be there to offer you the best foodies. Expect a great atmosphere thanks to our Live Dj Sets and a few surprises… Come along, enjoy a drink or two, taste some unique food and spend the evening in great company! For security reasons, no kids will be allowed. Event 18 + […]

ALDOC Blazing New Trail For Irish Music @MonroesLive

Full CRAICing coverage of Aldoc gig in Monroe’s Live on Facebook ALDOC live in Monroe’s! ex-Grada Frontmen Alan Doberty on flute and Gerry Paul on guitar blazing a new trail for Irish music with this international lineup from Ireland, New Zeland Australia, Holland, Denmark and Germany. #CraicInGalway #iBackGalway  

Salthill gets map for ‘Kick The Wall walk’!

Salthill gets map for ‘Kick The Wall Walk’! 25k copies being distributed around Galway! Joe Quinn, Deputy Mayor Cllr. Niall McNelis, Marcus Seoige of Galway Global Promotions, Geraldine Lohan of Lohans, Roger O’Sullivan of GGP and The Galleon and Tom O’Connor of O’Connor’s famous pub Salthill  pictured lost on the middle of the Prom! Luckily Galway Global Promotion has just published a map for the famous Kick The Wall walk that shows the walking trail. Let’s see where the map will send the crew from the picture??? Photo by Darius IVAN http://www.divmedia.ie for details log on to http://www.travelsalthill.com

Simon’s 10 Reasons Why The Salt House Is The Best Pub In Ireland!

Simon’s 10 Reasons Why The Salt House Is The Best Pub In Ireland! Posted on July 21, 2015 by Simon Broderick 1) 23 taps of the finest Irish and international beers. 2) hundreds of bottles of lovely beer and a decent selection of whiskey. 3) they have a fridge solely for cans!   4) you won’t get Galway Bay Brewery beers much fresher than here! 5) the atmosphere is always great… convivial even! 6) you never know who you’ll meet, it could be one of the brewers doing some quality control or it could be a former employee who now supplies the amber nectar. 7) they have a new US style […]

The CRAIC at @7_BridgeStreet Sat 18th July

7 Bridge Street, Galway, Ireland The CRAIC in Galway added 86 new photos to the album: The CRAIC at SEVEN BAR Galway @7_BridgeStreet, Sat 18th July Pictured having the CRAIC in the SEVEN Bridge Street and The LOFT Venue, Galway’s most enticing Bar, Restaurant! Seven prides itself on being on-trend, and is a hub for artists, musicians, locals and visitors alike. http://www.sevenbridgestreet.ie @7_BridgeStreet ‪#‎CraicInGalway‬ ‪#‎IBackGalway‬ via (16) The CRAIC in Galway.

NASA successfully destroys Pluto

Originally posted on Stubhill News:
In a press release today, NASA announced that broadcasts from the New Horizons spacecraft confirmed Pluto was successfully destroyed, marking the culmination of years of public and private planning. The New Horizons space probe, mantle drill and space ordinance delivery system was the result of coordination between NASA, British Petroleum, Lockheed Martin and Disney. “The mission was a success on all fronts,” said the NASA spokesman. “NASA got some gorgeous new pictures for our annual space calendar; BP and Lockheed Martin got to test the quintessential technologies necessary for future space wars; and Disney finally eliminated a celestial encroachment on their intellectual properties.” NASA’s spokesman expressed regret…

Things I’m Going to Miss About Galway by Grace McKeever

Things I’m Going to Miss About Galway Posted on July 15, 2015 by gracemckeever As the college year 2014-2015 draws to a close, students are roaring an almighty “HAZZAH!” as it signifies the ending of long days spent gruelling over assignments in the bastille of James Hardi’, it extinguishes the worry of exams and it thrusts us into the long awaited summer. Albeit, the summer season is rife with reasons to anticipate the adjourning of college, but there are plenty of reasons we’d be wagging our tails at the thought of coming back… via Things I’m Going to Miss About Galway. Missing in Galway! 4Aces Casino Club  

20th Emirates Singapore Derby at the Singapore Turf Club

Originally posted on follow my wanders:
The 20th Emirates Singapore Derby at the Singapore Racecourse is the second horse racing event that I have attended in Singapore. The first was the Longines Singapore Gold Cup 2014. The long-established partnership between Emirates and Singapore Turf Club has made the Emirates Singapore Derby one of the most coveted races in this region. When I reached the Marquee at the Singapore Racecourse, it was filled with well-dressed Singaporeans and foreigners, all enjoying the spread of food, wine and of course, the close-up horse racing in action. It is more than amazing to see these horses dashing out from the gates up-close. Of course, you would hear people spurring…

The CRAIC in The KINGs Head, Friday 17th July

Pictured having the CRAIC with Megabeat in The KINGs Head, Friday 17th July. Galway’s central landmark pub has in more than 20 years earned a fantastic reputation for live music and comedy, good honest hearty food and great CRAIC over 3 floors. Today is The KINGs Head introducing ‘The CHOP HOUSE’ New and exciting addition to the Galway culinary scene! http://www.thekingshead.ie @uckh #CRAICinGalway #iBackGalway The CRAIC in The KINGs Head, Friday 17th July! Find full album on Facebook here!

The CRAIC in An Púcán Friday 17th July 2015

The CRAIC in An Púcán Friday 17th July 2015! See photo album on facebook here: Photos by Darius Ivan http://www.divmedia.ie

Giant Divas – Galway International Arts Festival 2015

Giant Divas – Galway International Arts Festival 2015 Spectacular show for thousands of Galwegians brought Transe Express from France to Galway International Arts Festival today! Transe Express has performed all around the world. Three Giant Dolls took the stroll around the city starting on Eyre Square at 10 pm delivering seductive melodies with support from Tin Soldiers’ Band of Drummers! Photo by Darius Ivan

Yeats & the West opens!

Originally posted on Thoor Ballylee:
Prof. Daniel Carey, Ronnie O’Gorman, Sen. Fidelma Healy Eames, Sen. Susan O’Keeffe, and Dr. Adrian Paterson, at the launch of the ‘Yeats & the West: an exhibition of western worlds’ at Hardiman Research Building, NUI Galway, 13 July 2015. Monday 13th June saw the official opening of Yeats and the West: an exhibition of western worlds. Coinciding with the launch of the Galway International Arts festival, the exhibition was opened in style with the help of some very special guests, including the poet Moya Cannon. The exhibition featuring a number of talks and events runs through December 2015 and is free to the public. Members of…