Health, Beauty & Fashion

OxyGeneration — reversing long Covid

Thu, Oct 13, 2022

Clients of OxyGeneration continue to report ‘phenomenal results’ for long Covid symptoms. Some have come because the Beacon Hospital Long Covid Clinic explained to them the reasons for the benefits.

Home & Garden

Christmas is covered at Home Gallery

Thu, Nov 03, 2022

Sometimes you visit a store and your breath will be taken away. That is what will happen when you take a trip to Home Gallery’s showroom at Briarhill Business Park.

Education & Training

Learn valuable tech skills with Fastrack to Information Technology

Thu, Nov 17, 2022

Since 1999, Fastrack to Information Technology (FIT) has been a representative organisation of the technology sector committed to growing Ireland’s tech talent pipeline. The aim is to create wider access to tech skills training leading to exciting career paths and quality employment opportunities for all those who have a curiosity and passion for technology.

Galway Food Tours introduce people to some the city's hidden culinary gems.

Food & Wine

Galway Food Tours launch winter tour program

Thu, Nov 17, 2022

by Róisín Kilroy
An eco-conscious and delicious tour of the Galway food scene will take place on Saturday, November 26, and will feature the city's fashion, food and crafts markets.

Mary Doogan, B&B Ireland, Marie McGuinness, B&B Ireland, Helena Healy, CEO of B&B Ireland, and Paul O'Toole, chairman of B&B Ireland pictured at the gathering to celebrate 50 years of the organisation. Picture: Iain McDonald.

Travel & Outdoors

National organisation for bed & breakfast owners seeks additional properties across Ireland

Thu, Nov 17, 2022

B&B Ireland has announced that it is looking for more properties, particularly in popular tourist destinations across the island of Ireland, as a result of ongoing demand from its international tour operator partners. The organisation is responsible for bringing half a million tourists a year into the B&B sector through its global promotion of the Irish B&B experience.

Old Galway

Galwegians RFC, one hundred years

Thu, Nov 24, 2022

It is fairly certain that rugby football was being played in Galway before the formation of the IRFU, but the lack of surviving minutes of meetings or records makes it difficult to pinpoint the actual beginnings of some clubs. We know that in 1886 there were four clubs in existence, Queen’s College (now UG), The Grammar School, Galway Town, and Old Galwegians. These latter two clubs amalgamated in the 1909/10 season and called themselves Galway Town. They were a successful club. World War I and its aftermath ruled out competitive rugby but in the resumption, in 1921/22 they again won the senior cup and then, for some reason, decided to change the name again, this time to Galwegians RFC.

The freezing winter conditions 1739/40 destroyed the crops to such an extent that famine conditions prevailed costing the lives of at least 200,000 in the West of Ireland.

Galway Diary

Harsh winter weather leads to severe famine

Thu, Nov 24, 2022

Harsh winter weather leads to severe famine.
November 1739 was bitterly cold with constant northeast winds culminating in a prolonged period of intense frost which started from about the middle of December and continued for 8 to 9 weeks. The frost killed birds in large numbers. Even sheep died from the cold. Turnips were destroyed as well as trees and shrubs. Galway’s great historian James Hardiman records that ‘the river was frozen from the bridge to the mouth of Lough Corrib, and continual recreations were held on the ice from Woodquay to Newcastle and Terrilan. This memorable winter was followed by famine and pestilence in which multitudes of the poor perished’.

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