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Fianna Fáil launches major plan to protect islanders' quality of life

Thu, Nov 26, 2015

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Galway West TD Éamon Ó Cuív are visiting Inis Mór today (Thursday) to launch a comprehensive 12 Point Plan to improve life on the Islands.

In 2016 will Derek Nolan hold onto the seat he won in 2011? Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy


Is Brian's departure Derek's opportunity?

Thu, Nov 26, 2015

For the last 12 to 18 months, Labour Galway West TD Derek Nolan has been regarded by pundits and political anoraks as the constituency's 'dead man walking', not so much 'the lad most likely to...' but rather the 'absolute certainty' to lose his seat.

Michael O’Meara of Oscar’s Bistro with his wife Sinead and his book Sea Gastronomy. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy

Shooting The Breeze

‘I’m passionate about seafood’

Thu, Nov 26, 2015

This Sunday, November 29, Oscar’s Seafood Bistro on Dominick Street hosts the launch of chef and proprietor Michael O Meara’s stunning new book, Sea Gastronomy: Fish and Shellfish of the North Atlantic. More than a cookery book, this is an engrossing encyclopaedia of fish and shellfish, which will be equally as valuable to aspiring chefs as to those who are passionate about cooking at home.

Old Galway

The first co-ed class in the Jes

Thu, Nov 26, 2015

St Ignatius College’ on Sea Road opened its doors for the first time in 1862. The Jesuits built a residence and a church at the same time and the move proved to be a success for them. Attendances at Mass and ceremonies grew rapidly. The college, however, was more of a challenge. The boys ranged in age from nine to 13 and the subjects taught included mathematics, Latin, Greek, and elocution. The numbers at first were as expected. They grew steadily to 90 in 1865 and reached 110 by 1874, but they began to fall thereafter and were inconsistent from year to year. The number recorded for 1899 was 49. 

Kevin and Seamus Sheridan: ‘developed the gift of food from natural husbandry’

Galway Diary

The Sheridans, and the ‘human connection to our land’

Thu, Nov 26, 2015

One of the great business success stories in Galway has to be the rise and rise of the Sheridan brothers, who began selling cheese from a small stall at the Saturday market, to become a national brand, with products selling in major British food stores, and across the continent.

Donna Walsh, nutritional therapist and College of Naturopathic Medicine graduate.


How to get your toddler to eat more vegetables

Thu, Nov 12, 2015

It can be a daily struggle trying to get your toddler to eat vegetables, and for some a nightmare. Do you know that your toddler (age one to three years) needs up to four portions fruit and veg a day (one portion is one banana, or 2tbsp cooked veg). 

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