Sat, Jul 04, 2015
It is an undoubtably Irish thing to do to drink tea in times of crisis. That hot liquid is somehow immediately comforting and soothing. A number of Galway J1 students in Berkeley had used up their summer supply of tea, in the wake of the recent tragedy, when infamous Irish company Barry's generously came to their rescue.
In the immediate aftermath of the incident in California, the students had taken to drinking tea constantly with their friends to try and establish a comfort link to home. However they quickly ran out of the Irish brew and one of the J1 student's mothers' contacted Barrys Tea to let them know of the students plight. The firm immediately responded by sending out 480 teabags.
Five 21-year-old Dublin students - Eimear Walsh, Eoghan Culligan, Lorcán Miller, Nick Schuster and Olivia Burke - and Ms Burke’s Irish-American cousin Ashley Donohoe (22), from Rohnert Park, California - were killed when the fourth-floor balcony they were standing on collapsed at an early morning 21st birthday party on June 16th. Seven other students were injured in the accident, including a number seriously.
The food scene in Galway has never been in a better place. There are so many talented artisan producers and retailers offering the most amazing produce and one need only visit the plethora of farmers' markets around the county to witness this. One such business is The Friendly Farmer poultry which produces the most succulent chicken, turkey, and duck directly to your dinner table courtesy of Ronan Byrne's farm in Athenry.
FIVE YEARS after first wowing arts festival audiences with Political Mother, the Hofesh Schechter Company, one of the world’s leading dance troupes, makes a welcome return visit to the city with another thrilling production - DeGeneration.
Colleran auctioneers’ next auction on July 23 will include properties in some of Galway’s most sought after and desirable locations with all amenities on their doorstep.
With each passing week every SSE Airtricity League premier division clash seems to be increasing in importance - thus Saturday’s Showgrounds clash between Sligo Rovers and Galway United can certainly be classed as crucial.
More than a quarter (27 per cent) of consumers in Ireland with a car loan have no idea what interest rate they are paying on their motoring finance, according to research recently released by Volkswagen.
One of Galway’s iconic hotels is to be honoured by having its name used across a chain of hotels turning it into the largest hotel brand in the country.
Delphi Adventure Resort & Spa is celebrating the launch of The Chef’s Table, a concept restaurant created by newly appointed and award winning executive head chef, Stefan Matz.
You can never do too much for Galway Hospice. Never. Ever. No donation is ever too big. Ever. You could get your granny, stick a price tag on her, photograph her, put her on eBay and it still wouldn't be too big a gesture. You could wait for your team to get to an All-Ireland final and you could raffle your tickets and give the money to the Hospice and it still wouldn’t be too big. You could walk naked up The Reek using slippers made out of porcupines and a thong knitted from the roughest wool of the rarest goat and if you said you were doing it for Galway Hospice, nobody would dare say you were mad. They’d nod, and say ‘fair play to ya. Mighty cause, mighty.”