Category: CRAICing News

Galway Tribal Radio volunteer meet-up @Galway2020 ECOC offices 05/08/15

Galway Tribal Radio are about to apply for our first trial licence and are delighted to announce the first of many GTR volunteer meet-ups planned in the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture offices. The 2020 Bid and Community Radio project offers a one-off chance for so many people from diverse Communities/Cultures, Organisations, Groups, Schools, Colleges, University, Local Commercial Media/Businesses to all work together and promote Galway as The Culture Capital of Europe. We encourage young and old to get involved with both projects, attend our meetings and please sign up to be part of it. We’re looking for beginners and experienced radio/indie media enthusiasts, multi-cultural community conscious individuals/groups to get […]

Go Racing – Horse Racing Ireland

Modem Winning Connacht Hotel Handicap Trainer Jessica Harrington and daughter Kate teamed up in glorious fashion to take the feature race on day one of the Galway Festival with Modem. The five-year-old was sent off a 5-1 chance at the bottom of the weights for the two-mile Connacht Hotel Qualified Riders’ Handicap and turned in a power-packed display for her proud connections. Wood Breizh held a slight lead off the bend, but the grey was overwhelmed by Ted Veale, Awesome Star and Modem inside the final 250 yards. But it was the latter who held the momentum when it mattered as Kate Harrington kept her companion up to his work to […]

A President’s Tribute

President Michael D Higgins was among those who paid a fond and heartfelt tribute to the late Tom Feeney – President of St Patrick’s Brass Band – at a special memorial concert held in his honour in July. Tom was known for his love of music, his renowned music collection and as a strong fundraising advocate for Galway’s historic band, which has taken part in every St Patrick’s Day Parade in Galway since 1903, played for Presidents Kennedy and Reagan, and for the visit of Pope John Paul II. Born in Galway in 1927, Tom moved to England before returning to Ireland in the 1960s. Using his experience with the Royal […]

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

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 + […]

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

The CRAIC in Galway, August 2015, Edition 48, @AnPucan

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 […]

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 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. […]

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.