Niall Farrell speaking at a protest before the Liam Mellows statue in 2008.

Local News

Peace activist to ‘surrender himself’ in Eyre Square

Mon, Jul 28, 2014

Controversial Galway peace activist Niall Farrell will “surrender himself” to gardaí at the Liam Mellows statue in Eyre Square, at 1.30pm on Friday.

Old Galway

The tennis club

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

The Galway Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club was founded at a meeting in the Royal Hotel, Eyre Square, on May 19, 1900. Many of the founders were members of the British army, the landed gentry, and the professions such as doctors, solicitors, professors, etc. Membership was by invitation only so there was a certain elitism attached to the club in the early days.

Gerry and Caroline Kenny at Kenny's Bookbindery, Galway. Photograph by David Ruffles

Galway Diary

Forty years a-binding, and more to come

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

An extraordinary row on the Late Late Show, 17 years ago, had a positive impact on a small Galway business struggling for survival. ‘A very attractive lady,’ Siubhan Maloney, called into Kenny’s Book Bindery, located in Salthill at the time, and told Gerry Kenny that she was a contestant in the Late Late’s Antique Show. She was re-upholstering an old chair, which included a small shelf. She wanted to see how to re-cover an old book in highly decorated leather, which would sit into the shelf. Jerry was happy to show her how it was done. First of all the pages are handsewn together, then clamped and trimmed ready for gold foil, which is applied with heat. This prevents the pages becoming dusty.

Ambra Porcedda

Shooting The Breeze

The Sardinian who loves the Galway rain

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

“I decided to be a proper writer because of Galway. It gave me the power and belief to do things. I hope to move here and spend more time in the city. There is nothing like Galway - I even love when it rains here.”

‘There will be much fanfare over Joan Burton’s leadership, the Cabinet reshuffle, and an opportunity to loosen the purse strings as the budgetary position improves - but much of the damage has already been done.’

Politics

As FG/Labour support falls, is re-election plausible?

Thu, Jul 10, 2014

Last Friday saw much fanfare in the USA, and among Irish-based Americans, for the Independence Day celebrations, but in Ireland a dominant theme of political discourse - even close to two months after the local the European elections - is more of Independents’ Day.

We would like to wish good luck to the full time CIDESCO students who will be undergoing their CIDESCO examinations at the end of this month.

Education

Georgina Price College of Beauty Therapy courses commencing summer 2014

Thu, May 15, 2014

The Georgina Price College of Beauty, Galway is currently enrolling for its summer 2014 schedule of classes. The college received a 100 per cent CIDESCO success rate in the examinations held at the college last June.

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