Children & Parenting

New after-school facility to open in Woodquay

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Waterside After School centre, which is based at St Nicholas' Parochial School in Woodquay, is a new after school facility opening in September in the heart of Galway city centre.

Education & Training

Top tips on looking for a tutor

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

As we enter the month of August, parents' minds may start to turn to the upcoming academic year. Many will jokingly say for a bit of peace and quiet and a return to structure, yet others will be thinking about their child's grades and how they can assist in turning that B into an A.

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Editorial

How Ireland’s gaming market is different to the UK.

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

All over the world, online gaming, video games, and iGaming continue to be a multi-billion euro industry. The advancement of technology and the rise in quality and availability of the internet has allowed for games themselves as well as their playability online to grow leaps and bounds, becoming pastimes that are enjoyed by billions. With video games in particular, you can see a trend of the people who grew up using the old game systems, such as the Sega Mega Drive and Sony PlayStation, continue to be infatuated by modern games as they improve each year. However, other game systems, such as the Nintendo DS and even the now standard mobile smartphone, have been able to reach out to all generations. Despite having just the Irish Sea and a northern border separating them, the gaming market in Ireland and the United Kingdom are significantly different. From video games to iGaming, the UK seems to be more obsessed with gaming than Ireland, but Ireland is definitely on the rise.

A pint of the gold stuff: Galway now has its own beer. Pictured to launch the initiative at John Keoghs The Lock Keeper were Peader Tonery, Tonery's Bar; Matt Hall, John Keoghs; Alan Power, Diageo; Hannah Kiely, Galway 2020; and Frank O'Connor, O'Connors Salthill.

Food & Wine

Going for gold

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Can Galway get any better? Well now it seems so. Galway Gold has been launched ahead of Galway 2020, an initiative between Galway city pubs and Diageo, owner of Guinness, to help raise funds for the European Capital of Culture programme. The publicans of Galway, in partnership with the Guinness Brewers have decided to launch Guinness Golden Ale on draught in a select number of Galway pubs. Aptly named Galway Gold, this beer celebrates Galway’s successful bid and promotes the city as the best choice for European Capital of Culture 2020.

Travel

Ionad Cultúrtha an Phiarsaigh, Connemara – a very special place to visit this Heritage Week

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Ionad Cultúrtha an Phiarsaigh, Conamara, was one of the Government’s major capital projects at the centre of the Historical Reflection strand of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme. This new visitor centre on the site of Pearse’s Cottage was launched in November last year and it has been received exceptionally well by both tourists and the local community.

Health & Beauty

Galway City Yoga Festival next month

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

The Galway City Yoga Festival will take place in Knocknacarra Community Centre on September 10 from 9.30am to 6pm.

Home & Garden

Getting into shape for summer

Wed, Aug 16, 2017

No, I’m not suggesting a diet to get you beach fit or bikini beach ready – I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of those over the last couple of months! Now that high summer is here, it’s time to get your hedges into shape if you haven’t done it already, so this week Gardenwise has a few helpful hints to help you hedge your bets and come out on the winning side!

People of the Tribes

People of the Tribes : Meet Lisa

Mon, Jul 31, 2017

I'm from Galway, living in the Galway, working in the Galway, & loving Galway! I work in St. Anthony's & Claddagh Credit Union on Mainguard Street (I'm the face behind its social media) & each day you don't know what great things will be happening as you walk up town at lunch. There is always something to see!

Don’t allow compost in containers to dry out

Gardenwise

Madness, Obsession… and Water

Mon, Jul 24, 2017

As you read this we could be in the middle of a drought or heatwave, or we could have just had two month’s worth of rain in approximately four minutes – this complete unpredictability of climate is one of the things that make this Emerald Isle so attractive to folks who have two seasons back home – summer’n ‘winter, wet or dry, hot or cold. It’s also one of the things that drives the natives nuts. I think it’s one of the reasons the Irish are famous for being so friendly – conversation is never, ever a problem, whether we know you or not. “Desperate isn’t it! For July, like! It’s ridiculous!” “Isn’t it beauuutiful out thank God! Sure we’re long overdue a bit of sunshine…” Maybe this slight edge of madness and obsession makes us more interesting to tourists, or is that wishful thinking?

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