Category: CRAICing News

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.  

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

Muintir na Gaillimhe…. a chat with some of Galway’s interesting inhabitants with Gill Carroll

Muintir na Gaillimhe…. a chat with some of Galway’s interesting inhabitants – Gill Carroll An as Gaillimh tú? Cá bhfuil tú i do chónaí anois? Gaillimheach go smior mé. Tógadh sa Daingean mé agus táim ag cónaí anois in aice Loch an tSáile. Cén obair a dhéanann tú? Úinéir 37 West mé, m’áit bheag shona sa Chaisleán Nua ina gcreidimid gurb ionann folláin agus gnéasúil na laethanta seo! Tá gnó nua curtha ar bun agam le déanaí dar teideal Strive For It (http://www.strivefor.it). Tá sé dírithe ar fhiontraithe ban i nGaillimh agus ar fud na hÉireann. An misean atá againn ná tacaíocht agus spreagadh a thabhairt do mhná i mbun gnó. Táim […]

CRAICing Gaeilge by Dara KELLY

Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghail An as Gaillimh tú? Cá bhfuil tú i do chónaí anois? Is ea! Rugadh agus tógadh mé in Indreabhán agus tá mé fós i mo chónaí ann! Rinne mé féin agus m’fhear céile athchóiriú ar theach mo mhamó agus bhog muid isteach díreach roimh na Nollag. Tá sé iontach a bheith i mo chónaí ar ais sa mbaile arís. Cén obair a dhéanann tú? Is láithreoir teilifíse mé. Tá mé ag obair le TG4 le seacht mbliana anuas agus is iad “GLEO”- clár nua do dhéagóirí agus “Rugbaí Beo”- beochraoladh TG4 den tsraith “Guinness Pro12” agus buaicphointí Craobh na hEorpa – na cláir is mó a bhfuil baint […]