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French community moved by Galway’s solidarity after Charlie Hebdo killings

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The French community in Galway has been moved by the expressions of solidarity it has received from Galwegians over the last number of days, following the Charlie Hebdo killings which left 17 people dead.

‘I borrow from my surroundings, create fantasy landscapes from my head’

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He grew up loving outdoor pursuits and the natural world, despite living close to the world’s largest car manufacturing plant. He has lived in Ireland most his life, but his interest in the country was stimulated in part through British Army radio.

Galway cricketers win Munster Senior Cup

For the first time in the club’s history, County Galway Cricket Club has won the prestigious Munster Senior Cup.

Europe never tasted so good

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I am glad Galway does not have Michelin starred restaurants. I have eaten in two Dublin restaurants when the family occasion, so I was told, warranted a Michelin starred meal. The first occasion was very good. The owner/chef visited all the tables and chatted pleasantly, hoping that we had enjoyed our meal. We all had. On the following two occasions, including another restaurant, which to my disbelief, retained its Michelin star this year, both meals were a disgrace. Incredibly over priced, snobby and condescending waiters, tiny portions, and pretentious food. Apart from the obligatory ‘is everything all right?’ no sincere effort was made to connect with the customer.

From Tinseltown to children’s theatre and Baboró

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Saturday Night Live and theatre shows for children might seem to be at the opposite ends of the performance spectrum - can you picture what Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi might have come up with in front of youngsters? - yet they spring from the same performance philosophies and ideas developed in Illinois in the 1920s.

Cricketers in flying form

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County Galway cricketers, who are enjoying a good run in the Munster League where they remain top of division two, have also produced a series of victories in cup competitions.

Sticky wicket causes Galway grief

County Galway cricketers failed in their bid to win the Munster Senior Cup in Cork on Saturday, going down to Cork Harlequins by eight wickets.

The business of arts

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If there was ever a time when business was business and the arts were — well, just messing around, enjoying oneself, it’s not now, and it’s certainly not in Galway.

A Christmas made in Galway

This year in the belief that money spent in Galway goes around Galway, I have concentrated on what I consider would make amazing gifts, by just looking at the wonderful range of crafts, beautiful things, skills, and services actually made in the city and nearby. I had a marvellous time and I thank everyone who showed me what they are doing. It was truly a journey of discovery. I was very impressed with a little boutique in Kirwan’s Lane called Cloon Keen Atelier, and the heavenly smell as I opened the door. Run by Margaret Mangan and her partner Julian Checkly, they offer more than 35 scented hand -poured candles, all made at their larger shop and factory in the craft and design studios, Ceardlann, at An Speidéal. I’ll come back to the Ceardlann in a moment, but I was intrigued by Cloon Keen, named after the village, near Tuam, where Margaret was born. Very professionally wrapped and presented, this is an outstanding product. If you ever wondered what is the smell of Christmas, three particular candles caught my nose and made me smile: Christmas Pomander, Christmas Tree, and Christmas Morning all €14.95.

A Christmas made in Galway

This year in the belief that money spent in Galway goes around Galway, I have concentrated on what I consider would make amazing gifts, by just looking at the wonderful range of crafts, beautiful things, skills, and services actually made in the city and nearby. I had a marvellous time and I thank everyone who showed me what they are doing. It was truly a journey of discovery. I was very impressed with a little boutique in Kirwan’s Lane called Cloon Keen Atelier, and the heavenly smell as I opened the door. Run by Margaret Mangan and her partner Julian Checkly, they offer more than 35 scented hand -poured candles, all made at their larger shop and factory in the craft and design studios, Ceardlann, at An Speidéal. I’ll come back to the Ceardlann in a moment, but I was intrigued by Cloon Keen, named after the village, near Tuam, where Margaret was born. Very professionally wrapped and presented, this is an outstanding product. If you ever wondered what is the smell of Christmas, three particular candles caught my nose and made me smile: Christmas Pomander, Christmas Tree, and Christmas Morning all €14.95.

 

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