Tag: #CRAICingGAEILGE

#Galway2020 Eve – Cultural Brainstorming with Tánaiste Burton at THT Galway

After years in Africa is minister thinking in 3 years cycles so ‘the next person, who comes in, has to do something different in order to show that they are bringing a fresh idea!’…

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Galway man takes LSD and sketches things pretty much as they normally look

Originally posted on The Galway Ticker:
To test how the human brain reacts under the influence of a powerful hallucinogenic, a Galway man took LSD and then sketched what he saw. The results are startling. Galway native, Owen Tierney, decided to undergo the experiment after he discovered the Nine Drawings series, a collection of drawings done by an artist under the influence of LSD as part of US government research into the drug during the 1950s. Owen took 200 mcg (or about 0.2 milligrams) of acid and then waited for the drug to kick in before he began his sketching. His friend Sarah Harte was there to record the experiment. In…

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”

Honorary Life Membership to the legendary Ryan Tubridy

On Sunday 23rd August the Captain of the Connemara Golf Club Brian Hughes will be presenting honorary life membership to the legendary Ryan Tubridy.

What happened on Inishbofin in July 1890? Three days that changed the history of Anthropology in Ireland and Britain.

Originally posted on Ballymaclinton:
Teampall Cholmain by Marie Coyne, The Inishbofin Heritage Museum St. Colman’s Abbey is a small ruin on a remote island off the West coast of Ireland. It is situated on the site of a seventh century monastery established by Colman of Lisdisfarne around 668AD. Archaeologically speaking this is a modest site  but it is the  setting for a remarkable sequence of events that were to have profound consequences for the development of anthropology in Ireland and the United Kingdom. On Wednesday 16 July  1890 – 125 years ago to the day – the steamer  Fingal anchored in Inishbofin. The Fingal had been chartered by the Royal Dublin…

35,215 at Ladies Day 2015

KILKENNY BEST DRESSED LADY AT GALWAY RACES   Quick Jack credited Tony Martin with back-to-back victories in Thursday’s Guinness Galway Hurdle in what was a dramatic race. Last year’s winner Thomas Edison (a stable companion of Quick Jack) held every chance when he came down at the last and that left Quick Jack with an unassailable advantage. Max Dynamite and Ted Veale gave chase, but the winner had flown at that stage and Denis O’Regan kept the well backed 9/2 shot up to his work to win by two and a quarter lengths at the finish. “It’s brilliant. He had his ground for the first time in a long time today and […]

Galway Races Summer Festival Tuesday!

PRESS RELEASE    TUESDAY 28th JULY 2015 Hint Of A Tint landed a memorable success for connections after the filly was produced with a perfectly timed run by Wayne Lordan to beat Baraweez in the feature race on the second day of the Galway Festival, The Topaz Mile Handicap. The 5-y-o filly was having her first start for 284 days, but was the subject of a sustained gamble and her price halved from 12/1 in the morning into 6/1 at the off. It was a first victory in the race for Lordan and Wachman and the her trainer said “she was a decent filly at two and was second in a […]

Galway Races Summer Festival Tuesday with @GalwayLatinQtr – Where The Party Continues!

The second day of Galway’s Summer Festival centres around the Topaz Mile Handicap underpinned by a superb prize pot of €120,000 designed to attract the best handicappers in this division in Ireland. Latin Quarter and Caulfield Industrial also provide sponsorship on the card. Racing will be broadcast on RTE and At the Races, with the first getting underway at 5pm – the second evening fixture of the week. A great evening’s entertainment for race goers, families and groups alike! The entertainment just goes on and on with live music on the day. via Tue Jul 28, 2015 | Topaz Mile Handicap | Galway Races. Jacksonlady winning Latin Quarter Handicap 2014 in Pictures! […]

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. […]