Category: CRAICing People

The Blizzards Blistering Comeback | Galway360 in Monroe’s Live

‘Second Wind’ and great CRAIC this Easter Sunday with a comeback of the Blizzards from Westmeath in Monroe’s Live. Irish band originally from Mullingar in County Westmeath formed by Niall Breslin and Killian Egan in late 2004 managed to rock the audience of Galway’s Premier Live Music Venue, Monroe’s Live with their extatic blistering show. ‘Are you Sound?’ ‘He is Sound’ was the motto of the night and Niall Breslin, the frontman and former GAA and Leinster Rugby footballer had the crowd in his possession for the most of the gig. As a  photographer and 360 degree video producer working in the crowd I know I must say the Blizzards energy […]

Kick The Wall for TLC Charity | Rotary Teddies for Loving Care

Five years ago, with the full support of Galway City Council, a permanent limestone collection point was erected at the famous “˜Kick the Wall”™ location at the end of the Promenade at Blackrock by the Galway Salthill Rotary Club. ROTARY CLUB PR | Photo by Darius Ivan http://www.divmedia.ie In 2012, the Galway Salthill Rotary Club launched a fundraising project for local Galway charities.  With the full support of Galway City Council, a permanent limestone collection point has been erected at the famous ‘Kick the Wall’ location at the end of the Promenade at Blackrock.  The collection point incorporates the slogan ‘Small Change, Big Impact’ which will hopefully motivate people to make their […]

A Government Office

A Government Office BY NDREK GJINI The carpet here is tired and worn as my neighbor’s old winter coat. The dead legs of the officer’s desk like four exclamation marks (!!!!) In the middle of them his two legs as two capital ( L) letters. Above them his two furtive hands move over and under that desk, constantly. Over the desk; the mask is never lifted. https://ndrekgjini.com/2015/07/11/ndrek-gjini-the-death-of-night/

Culinary gem ready for the 2017 seasson in Oughterard

  Hallorans in Oughterard have opened the Spring 2017 season with 7 Course Menu tasting Evening Thursday 23rd February. The Restaurant and Cafe business replaced Murphy’s in the premises in the centre of Oughterard. In 2016 the place reopens as Hallorans with new owner Xin Sun, the Chinese restauranteur with 9 years experience as head chef in 4 star luxury Ballinahinch Castle. Xin has managed to bring to town where Connemara begin his great skills and experience to create the culinary gem on the shores of Corrib. He proved it with his sense for the taste and decoration last Thursday for sure. As we learned everything except the mustard is prepared in […]

T2: Trainspotting (dir. Danny Boyle) 2016 | Choose Life in Galway

Trainspotting was one of the best, if not the best, films of the 1990s. In an era of remakes, follow-ups and spin-offs, waiting 20 years to do the sequel was remarkably restrained. Getting the orig… Source: T2: Trainspotting (dir. Danny Boyle) 2016 T2: Trainspotting | Choose Life in Galway, friends from Slovakia in the cinema, after 20 years, exactly like them four characters on the screen… featuring Evan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner, Stano S., Peter L., Standy and Darius I. Choose Life in Galway

GALWAY CITY MUSEUM Saturday, 22 October, 2pm – 4pm TALK & READINGS: Revolutionary Poetry

GALWAY CITY MUSEUM Saturday, 22 October, 2pm – 4pm TALK & READINGS: Revolutionary Poetry. The 1916 Rising is often referred to as a ‘poet’s revolution’. Taking this as her starting point, poet Emily Cullen PhD, will introduce the work of international poets of revolution – historic and contemporary – including Anna Akhmatova, Osip Mandelstam and Rafeef Ziadah. After that Galway-based Albanian poet Ndrek Gjini MA, who lived through the oppressive Enver Hoxha regime in the 1980s, will talk about Communism in the Balkans in the middle of the 20th Century and will discuss the work of Visar Zhiti and Vaclav Havel. He also will read from his work. All Are Welcome!

Book Launch, Adrian Frazier’s THE ADULTEROUS MUSE, launched by Tom Kilroy, 5.30PM, 10 October, Moore Institute, NUI Galway Library

Book Launch, Adrian Frazier’s THE ADULTEROUS MUSE, launched by Tom Kilroy, 5.30PM, 10 October, Moore Institute, NUI Galway Library

Gaynor Kane – Eight poems about the infants that died in the Bon Secours Mother and Baby home in Tuam

Gaynor Kane – Eight poems about the infants that died in the Bon Secours Mother and Baby home in Tuam

Vincent Holmes – Seven years married

Vincent Holmes was born in Dublin and has been living in Galway since 1978. He worked for the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht for more than 30 years. Vincent earned a Master’s Degree from National University of  Ireland, Galway. Over the years he has written short stories in Irish  that featured on Raidió na Gaeltachta’s Peann agus Pár programme, Comhar the Irish literary magazine and a miscellany  articles to both the Irish Times and Raidió na Gaeltachta. He is the General Administrator and an occasional contributor to The Galway Review. ___________________________ Seven years married By Vincent Holmes The late Autumn of 1984 heralded my tenth visit on the job to […]

Calling all short story writers !

Calling all short story writers ! Here is your opportunity to see your work in print in the Galway, Mayo and/or Athlone Advertiser group. What we require from you, in this collaborative venture between theGalway Advertiser Group and The Galway Review online is the following A short story not exceeding 1500 – 1800 words located in counties Galway, Mayo, Westmeath or Roscommon i.e. a locality. A short biography (not more than 100 words) of you the writer along with a headshot photograph. An understanding that your submission will not generate a fee, but (subject to the success of the venture) may be eligible for a winner’s prize and may also be […]