All posts by Darius Ivan

Journalist, Photographer and Designer VR360 content creator

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   Advertisements

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…

It’s YOU vs. YOU in Active 24 Fitness and Leisure at the Connacht Hotel

Going The Extra Mile  –          Active 24 Fitness and Leisure Centre at the Connacht hotel by Avril HORAN Our very first Miss Craic, Becca O’Reilly (22) from Tuam may be petite in size but she is strong in stature. Becca works out in the gym at least twice per week and was the perfect fitness model for our front cover photo shoot at Active 24 Fitness and Leisure Centre located at The Connacht Hotel. Becca was a participant in the Miss Galway competition and was voted Miss Craic by popular vote on our online poll! “The photoshoot was brilliant,” she says, “we had great fun and it’s all a great experience for […]

The Stunning have been back in the studio after 22 years – The Band is heading to SugarBeat in Tuam!

The STUNNING Back in the studio!..New songs!..USA!..Vikings!..Moone Boy! It’s hard to believe, but 28 years ago in 1987, The Stunning were born. During the early nineties the biggest Irish band in the world was U2, but in Ireland it was The Stunning. In the seven years that The Stunning were initially together, they toured relentlessly building up a following that would make them one of the most successful Irish bands ever. In 1990 their debut album ‘Paradise In The Picturehouse’ spent five weeks at number one and became one of the most-loved Irish albums of all time. Two years later, the follow up ‘Once Around The World’ also hit the No. […]

SugarBeat Festival Returns for a Second year

SugarBeat Festival is upping its game this year by bringing more amazing acts to the stage at Tuam Stadium at the end of August. SugarBeat is set to bring some excellent headliners to Tuam, including The Stunning, Ryan Sheridan, Hometown and Original Rudeboys. Alongside these are established Irish acts such as Amazing Apples, Big Generator and Rackhouse Pilfer. SugarBeat Festival Returns for a Second year Festival director, Shane Donnellan, says he’s delighted to be bringing a large music event to County Galway. “The West of Ireland needs more outdoor events like this and we’re happy to be bringing some of Irelands biggest acts to Galway for SugarBeat. We found out last […]

The CELLAR raising €1200 for Western Alzheimers!

The CELLAR raising €1200 for Western Alzheimers! Owner of the Cellar Bar & Restaurant on Eglinton Street, Michael Gilmore, presenting a cheque for €1200 to Eileen Kelly (Services Manager) and Pat Holmes CEO at Western Alzheimers Galway. Western Alzheimers provides a complete service of care to families affected by Alzheimers/Dementia in the Western Region of Ireland. Supporting hundreds of families with a “home from home” philosophy, Western Alzheimers ensures that people who suffer from Alzheimers Disease are cared for in a safe and comfortable environment.  

Irvine & Lunny – GIAF in Monroe’s

Andy Irvine and Dónal Lunny two of Ireland’s most seminal musicians came together to Monroe’s Live tonight to create unforgettable evening of music and songs #GIAF2015 @MonroesLive, #CraicInGalway, #IBackGalway Find a complete photo report from the night here! 

GALWAY PRIDE COMMITTEE on a date with the Mayor!!!

Committee of the Galway Pride Festival 2015 on a date with the Mayor of Galway Cllr. Frank Fahy! Pictured on Dominic Street in Galway a place within pride for the businesses! Photo Darius Ivan. #IBackGalway, #CraicInGalway @GalwayPride

Do you want to design games?

Pulse College  If you have a passion for games development, with creative flair and technical aptitude, Pulse College Galway can equip you with the professional skills required to enter this innovative, rapidly-growing industry! More on the Galway courses available here Our Open Event will provide the perfect opportunity for you to speak to tutors and staff about our Games courses, find out about career paths and explore our facilities. Next Open Event – Sat 18th July 11am Campus: 1st Floor, Geata Na Cathracha, Fairgreen Road, Galway

Make The Change We are what we eat… By Miguel MAZA

Make The Change We are what we eat… By Miguel MAZA   Yeah, I know… It’s a cliche. But, it’s true.  For most of us who have a slow metabolism, nutrition is very important for any goal we have in our life. If we want to keep ourselves sane, or if we want to live longer.  If we want to build muscle, lose fat or get stronger, nutrition or our diet, is essential. Many scientific research proves that the results we get after training are composed of 70% diet and 30% exercise.   Let’s say we make some replacements; for example, replace white bread for brown or whole grain bread. In […]