Tag: Avril Horan

New MADRA mascot unveiled for 2018 Dogathon on May 27th

Press Release 22 May 2018   MADRA’s new mascot was unveiled to the public this week on the Salthill prom, in time for their 2018 ‘Paws on the Prom’ Dogathon, which takes place on Sunday, May 27th at 1pm. The event begins at the Claddagh and all money raised will go to the Connemara-based dog rescue and adoption charity. The mascot, who has yet to be named, will lead the way on Sunday, taking over 1,000 paws along the prom to Blackrock. MADRA General Manager, Jonathan Kent, is hoping for a record breaking year, in what is their biggest fundraising initiative of 2018. Last year, the charity rescued 789 neglected and […]

The All Blacks at The Abbeyglen!

Family Ties: Paul and Brian Hughes – Abbeyglen Castle, Clifden

The Island – Inishbofin is an island haven

Inishbofin goes to sleep over the winter and the hotels close, “Yet the pub remains the central hub of the community”

All Ghosts Sound A Bit Welsh in ‘Rubby Room’ – The Craic with David O’Doherty

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 […]