The Big Gig in Galway for earthquake victims in Türkiye & Syria

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Mary Coughlan, organiser of the Big Gig. Photo credit Frank Miller

A special concert will take place in Salthill next weekend to raise funds for victims of the recent earthquake in Türkiye & Syria.

The Big Gig will feature Kíla, Mary Coughlan, Sharon Shannon, Liam O’Maonlai & friends, Tracy Bruen, Ultan Conlon, Susan O’Neill, Frances Black, Mundy & MC Hector.

The concert will take place in Leisureland, Salthill next Saturday, February 25.

After hearing Anne O’Rourke on RTE News speaking from a TIAFI Syrian refugee camp, singer Mary Coughlan decided she needed to do something and this is how The Big Gig came about.

“I’ve been talking to Anne every day since and it’s getting worse at the TIAFA camp. Everyone involved is giving their services for this concert for free. Please support it”

Team International Assistance for Integration or TIAFI ( in Turkish: Uluslararası Yardımlaşma ve Entegrasyon Derneği) is a registered charity working in Turkey.

They act to empower the most vulnerable refugees, women and children, so that they can find the peace, security and respect they deserve.

Loads of raffle prizes to be won on the night.

Tickets, €40 from roisindubh.net and Ticketmaster.ie. For more on the charity TIAFI check out https://tiafi.org/.