Two Galway pubs are featured in a charity calendar which celebrates the Irish pub snug, while also raising money for ALONE.
‘The Snug Project’ is a calendar featuring works from photographer Finn Richards’ ‘Snugs of Ireland’ series, originally commissioned a decade ago, and now on sale for the first time.
In Galway the calendar features pub snugs from the popular Garavan’s on William St (March) and Tigh Neachtain on Cross St (July).
‘The Snug Project’ is led by Stills & Motion, a network of image makers and thinkers telling powerful stories through stills and motion founded in 2019 by Richards, fellow photographer Simon Walsh and Creative Consultant, Ciana March.
Proceeds from the calendar will go towards ALONE, a charity that helps older people to live independently at home.
Prints and calendars will be sold online at https://thesnugproject.com/ until Christmas.
ALONE Chief Executive Sean Moynihan says “We are delighted to be selected by Stills & Motion as charity partner for ‘The Snug Project’.”
“The Irish snug is reflective of the sense of community embrace, conversation and sharing of stories we all long for at the moment.”
“As we approach a winter where we are spending more time alone, we must remember to check in on those around us who may be finding this loneliness all too familiar.”
“This project is a visual reminder of the unique elements of storytelling and shared experiences the Irish culture embodies. We must not forget to continue to share those elements this Christmas.”