Gardenwise

Six foods to boost your energy levels

Thu, Feb 01, 2024

Since the start of the year, online searches for 'energy ball recipes' are up 50 per cent on TikTok in Ireland. On the platform, #energyballsrecipe has garnered a staggering 4.2 million views overall, showing an interest in energy-boosting foods.

University of Galway Archivist Niamh Ní Charra, former President of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson and President of University of Galway, Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh at the Mary Robinson Centre in Ballina. Credit - Corinne Beatty.

Education & Training

University stories feature in new RTÉ docuseries, 'My Uni Life'

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

The nine-part series was filmed over the course of academic year 2022/23, going behind the scenes in eight universities, as students and staff navigate the opportunities and challenges of life in higher education.

Tara after losing five stone with Slimming World.

Health, Beauty & Fashion

'Losing over five stone has given me the confidence to change my career'

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

Tarah Lenihan had struggled with her weight for years but with the help of Slimming World, she has lost over five stone.

Travel & Outdoors

Low snow impacting your ski holiday? your rights explained

Thu, Feb 22, 2024

As Europe faces another warm winter, millions of travellers who embrace the slopes annually, are confronting a stark reality: significant snow shortages across favourite ski resorts in Europe and North America. This development is particularly disheartening for those planning ski holidays for half term and up until the season's end around April, particularly when costs can end up amounting to thousands of euros per person.

Pictured at the launch of Lidl’s new Supplier and Business Partner Impact Report for 2023 are from left Neale Richmond, Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail;  J.P. Scally, CEO of Lidl Ireland and Northern Ireland;  and Florrie Purcell, founder of The Scullery - Lidl’s longstanding supplier since 2010. Released today, the report revealed that more than €1.6 billion worth of goods and services was procured from Irish suppliers and business partners by the retailer in 2023. A total of €1.1 billion worth of goods was procured from the Irish agri-food industry, with an additional €500 million worth of services provided by local businesses to support its Irish operations. Of that €1.1 billion, €800 million stayed within Lidl Ireland’s operations to be sold through its local store network and €300 million was exported internationally through Lidl’s expansive network of stores showcasing the best of Irish produce on the global stage. Lidl continues to give Irish producers unrivalled access to local and international markets supporting the growth and success of Irish produce worldwide. Pic:Naoise Culhane-no feeLidl’s new Supplier and Business Partner Impact Report for 2023.

Food & Wine

Lidl Ireland announces €39 million worth of goods and services procured from Galway suppliers in 2023

Thu, Feb 22, 2024

By Hannah Martin
Lidl Ireland has today announced that a total of €39 million worth of goods and services was procured from Galway suppliers and business partners by the retailer in 2023. This makes up part of a total of €1.6 billion that has been procured by Lidl Ireland from Irish businesses last year.

( l-r) Rob O’Keeffe, Head of Marketing, Tirlán CountryLife; Kerrie Gardiner, Show Gardens and Horticulture Content Manager, Bord Bia Bloom; Laura Douglas, Head of Bloom and Brand Partnerships, Bord Bia; Senan Foley, Head of Retail, Tirlán CountryLife announced the call for amateur gardening groups to apply to design and deliver a postcard garden at Bord Bia Bloom 2024. Tirlán CountryLife was announced as feature sponsor of the much-loved petite garden spaces at the annual gardening showcase. Interested community groups are invited to apply by March 11th at bordbiabloom.com

Home & Garden

Amateur community gardening groups encouraged to showcase at Bord Bia Bloom

Thu, Feb 22, 2024

Bord Bia is calling out for local gardening groups and enthusiasts to design and deliver postcard gardens at Bord Bia Bloom 2024. The petite garden spaces provide community groups, schools, charitable organisations and garden clubs the chance to tell their stories and showcase creative talents through innovative and vibrant garden design.

Old Galway

The Galway and Salthill Tramway Company

Thu, Feb 22, 2024

The mid-19th century was an era of little movement of people for social or pleasure purposes. In the post-Famine era, it was only business people of necessity, those who were emigrating or those whose financial circumstances allowed who travelled. Railway travel had come Galway in 1851 and there were a few horse drawn omnibuses operating between the city and the village of Salthill, which was really a rural backwater. But, it was becoming a fashionable place to live and was developing as a tourist destination. It was therefore no surprise when a tramway system between the city and the village was proposed.

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