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THEIR LIVE shows were among the most incendiary and thrilling delivered by any Irish band in the noughties. At times it was hard to believe their furious, visceral mix of punk, hardcore, and metal, was the work of just two guys.
GOLDFISH SYNDROME have been making a name for themselves across Europe, the USA, and South Africa, and Galway will soon to get a taste of what the Cork indie-rock band is about.
FOR THE first time in 23 years, Mick Hanly, one of Ireland's greatest songwriters, plays An Spideál, with a show at the new upstairs venue os Tígh Giblin's on Thursday August 20 at 9pm.
Traditionally in Ireland, the working farm dog has always been the border collie and this is still the case today. The black and white pooches with their low, loping, stride are still a familiar sight on the backroads and laneways of the countryside moving their woolly charges from one pasture to the next. Other herding breeds are occasionally used, such as the New Zealand huntaway and the Australian kelpie. A well trained dog with the right temperament is worth its weight in gold to a farmer.
Sharon Shannon will perform at the Lough Rea Hotel and Spa on Friday October 16.
It is a story countless Galwegians are familiar with. You meet a person from outside the county or outside Ireland, and they tell you how they came here on a holiday, to study, or perhaps were just passing through, never intending to stay more than a few months, 12 at the most. Years later, they are still here, and regard the city as their home as much as any born and bred Galwegian.
TOM MATHEWS' delightful Alice In Galway exhibition is still running at the Town Hall bar but next week it makes way for an equally wonderful exhibition, featuring the work of Dagmar Drabent and Marina Wild.
To mark the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki on August 9 1945, a Peace event to commemorate the 200,000 men, women, and children who perished, will be held in Galway.
A Mayo project to create Ireland's only 'wilderness area' in the remote Nephin Beg range at Ballycroy National Park is to be formally launched in early September.
Thousands of people descended on Salthill on Saturday to support the 10th annual Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim in aid of Cancer Care West. The swim, which attracted swimmers from across Ireland, UK, Australia, the US, and Scandinavia, saw some 85 swimmers take to the waters in Co Clare before embarking on the 13km swim across to Blackrock Diving Tower