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Self-taught artist’s work goes on display at UHG

Self-taught artist’s work goes on display at UHG

Local woman Catherine Cooley, who taught herself to paint to help her recovery from mental illness, is having her work displayed at UHG this month. Inspired by the works of Van Go ...
A Galway Connection to the Fleadh Cheoil

A Galway Connection to the Fleadh Cheoil

If you are from Galway way, from Ireland in fact, or even ever listened to traditional Irish singers you already know who Sean Keane is. If not, you are in for a treat. He has b ...
You never know where you might see St. Patrick

You never know where you might see St. Patrick

If you see him, you’ll do a double take. He’s St. Patrick’s in the flesh. Tom Keefe took on the persona of St. Patrick on a whim back in 2013 when a friend and Irish pub owner i ...
300KM’s Charity Walk from Dingle Bay to Galway Bay

300KM’s Charity Walk from Dingle Bay to Galway Bay

Former RTE Operation Transformation Finalist Ronan Scully is organising a Bay to Bay 300km walk from Dingle to Galway for charity. Ronan Scully will put his best foot forward with ...
Clarenbridge nurse Marian Spelman elected President of Galway Trades Council

Clarenbridge nurse Marian Spelman elected President of Galway Trades Council

Clarenbridge native and nurse Marian Spelman has been elected as the new President of the Galway Trades Council. Marian is a nurse working with the Brothers of Charity in Clarenbr ...
BALLINASLOE MAN RAISING MONEY FOR CAMBODIA WATER WELLS 

BALLINASLOE MAN RAISING MONEY FOR CAMBODIA WATER WELLS 

Ballinasloe resident Eamonn Conway has embarked on raising funds after he witnessed the lack of clean water upon visiting Cambodia recently.  Originally from County Mayo, Conway ...
Galway storyteller finds a new audience

Galway storyteller finds a new audience

For years Rab Fulton has entertained crowds at the Crane Bar and at various other venues around the city and the area with his dramatic portrayals of magic and the wee folk. He ...
Fairgreen Hostel – 35 years of “emergency” accomodation

Fairgreen Hostel – 35 years of “emergency” accomodation

On June 24 1983, 35 years ago today, the Fairgreen Hostel for Homeless Men opened to tackle the growing number of young men living on the street. Four years after the foundation o ...
Housing horror: Tales from the trenches

Housing horror: Tales from the trenches

Housing Horror stories from Galway tenants We all know it's happening. Evictions, repossessions, rent hikes, an explosion of homelessness, and no social housing - with a maj ...
Gannet Fishmongers develop amazing new app!

Gannet Fishmongers develop amazing new app!

The award-winning Gannet Fishmongers Gannet Fishmonger MD Stefan Griesbach knows a simpler life is a better one. And the fishmongers have stepped up again to bring more innovati ...
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