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Galway man and successful entrepreneur John McGuire, CEO and Founder of Active Mind Technology, creator of a real-life digital sports platform spoke at the recently-held SPAR EUROSPAR Convention at The Europe Hotel and Resort in Killarney.
A Galway entrepreneur has been invited by Airbnb to speak at their global conference in Los Angeles, California this November.
GALWAY FILMMAKER Linda Bhreathnach has won the Irish Screen America’s Rising Star Award for a short filmmaker for her film Adulting which premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh during the summer.
The Spanish Arch was originally an extension of the city walls from Martin’s Tower to the banks of the river. It was built in 1584 as a measure to protect the city’s quays. It was known as Ceann an Bhalla or ‘The Head of the Wall’. In the 18th century, Long Walk was built by the Eyre family as an extension to the quays, and a breakwater to construct a mud berth. A number of arches were constructed to allow access from the town to the new quay but some of these were wrecked by a tsunami which occurred after the 1755 earthquake in Lisbon.
THE LUCIA Comnes Band, a four-piece folk powerhouse fusing rock, blues, Irish trad, and bluegrass, led by a singer with a "singular voice", according to the San Francisco Chronicle, are coming to Galway.
FÍS NA Fuiseoige, the Galway film which won Best Cinematography at the San Francisco Earth Day Film Festival, will be screened at the Galway Film Fleadh, tomorrow at 11.30am in the Town Hall Studio.
Bartenders from all over Galway gathered recently in the celebrated Garavan’s Bar, Connacht’s Irish Whiskey Bar of the Year 2014 and 2015, to compete in what was described as the Irish Coffee event of the year. Run by Garavan’s, in association with Power’s Irish Whiskey, the bartenders showcased their skills by creating both a traditional and a signature Irish coffee for celebrity judges chef Kevin Dundon and Ireland’s top mixologist Ariel Sanecki.
In his first year as a minor Seamus Cunniffe was the rock in the Mayo full back line in a team that went on to claim the Tom Markham Cup. The following year he was back on duty again with the minors as part of a side that reached the All Ireland semi-final, before bowing out at the semi-final stage. Last year he missed out on togging out with the u21s through injury, but he is back this year and has been one of the key men in Michael Solan's sides charge to tomorrow's final showdown.
TechCrunch is an online publisher of technology industry news.. TechCrunch Disrupt is an annual conference hosted in San Francisco, New York City, London, and Beijing. It’s where technology startups launch their products and services in front of venture capital potential investors, media and other interested parties. I travelled with my team and Gene Murphy, E.I.R at Bank of Ireland on his 4th trip to a TechCrunch event, I took the lead from him on how to navigate the conference.
Lovers of harmonies and the incredible instrument that is the human voice will find a musical Mecca in Nun’s Island Theatre on Friday 11 December, as Coda play their first concert there. Oranmore-born Leonard Kelly is a founder member of this all-male, seven-strong group who are becoming something of a phenomenon nationwide as their richly-harmonised approach to vocal performance reaches an ever-growing audience.