First of many Galway Tribal Radio @GTR_fm volunteer meet-ups planned in the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture hub took place today! Six dozens of volunteers ready to support the Comunity Radio project showed this evening to discuss possibilities with the project creator Gary Vaughan and others involved and community leaders as Mayor of City Galway Cllr. Frank Fahy. As Gary said “This is the first real step towards the City having a truly free and independent media source run by the Community it serves.” The theme of the meeting was the radio as a non-for-profit, free & independent media, that’s mission is to empower, educate & entertain our culturally diverse […]
A Fat-bike Adventure on the Wild Atlantic Way Words &pictures by William o Connor Baking in the sun outside the ‘Rusty Mackerel’ a picture perfect pub in a forgotten corner of south west Donegal on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, I watch as the owner of the pub spins past on Garry’s fatbike. “I am cruising” he shouts , cigarette in mouth. Sometimes days and experiences come along that you know will last forever. The ones you will try to recreate without success. The owner flies by in the opposite direction ‘Still cruising’ he shouts gleefully, cigarette still in mouth. The pint in front of me is going down easier than the […]
By Avril HORAN For comedian David O’Doherty, all ghosts “sound a bit Welsh”. We uncover this fascinating tidbit at a comedy show held in the King’s Head Ruby Room as part of the Galway International Arts Festival. His unique style of stand-up has won him international acclaim, and we had an opportunity to chat with him before he took tested out new material on the “lab rats” at this lunchtime event. Naturally I open with the question what’s the Craic? “It’s a tricky word,” he says, “and its very often used to describe terrible things – ‘we were only having the craic’ when someone has just taken your bed and […]
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 […]
Win Two Tickets to @SugarBeatMusic Festival Tuam! Share this post and comment with a name of friend you want to go to SugarBeat in Tuam to win TWO Tickets to festival. Quick deal – Winner will be announced Friday 31st June at 9 pm!!! In the mean time read Sonny’s life story here! Watch video of Sonny Busking on Quay Street here: I remember a time when music never interested me. I don’t remember it well though. Looking back now, it’s as if that part of my life isn’t coloured in. My mum tried futilely to spark my interest, she bought me a toy tape player and some tapes, I think […]
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’! 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
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 […]
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.
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!
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
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 […]
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 […]