Ronan Scully from Self Help Africa was royally treated to a tasting menu with Mary Grealish and staff members Mimi Mangin, Allison Spillane, and Katie Sheedy, served by Mayor of Galway Niall McNelis, who will be among the men rolling up their sleeves to serve at tomorrow's lunch. Photo:Andrew Downes, XPOSURE.

Food & Wine

Celebrate International Women’s Day with a charity spring lunch in the King’s Head Bistro

Thu, Mar 07, 2019

Paul and Mary Grealish of The King's Head Bistro, together with Ronan Scully of Gorta Self Help Africa, are hosting a special International Women’s Day lunch tomorrow (Friday) in aid of Gorta Self Help Africa.

Children & Parenting

Youth Advocate Programmes Ireland is looking for you!

Thu, Mar 07, 2019

Do you think you have what it takes to manage a high-quality service for young people and their families? Would you like to be part of a growing organisation, working with young people in a strengths-based way? If so, YAP Ireland has the following opportunity for an immediate start available:


From left: Alíona Hamilton, Eoin McGuiness, and Réitseal nic Donnacha, all from Coláiste an Eachreidh, Athenry, preparing for tomorrow's climate protest from 1pm. Photo: Sorcha Carrick.

Education & Training

Students take to the streets tomorrow in climate change call

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

Students from across Galway will take to the streets tomorrow (Friday) to demand action on climate change. The events, organised by local students and youth groups, will see teenagers skip school to attend a demonstration in Eyre Square calling on the Government to secure the future of the environment.

Sean Walsh McDonagh from Ros a' Mhíl,  lives with the condition Hemimegalencephaly, a dream of eight-year-old was fulfilled on Tuesday when he was made a honorary Garda at the regional Garda HQ, Murrough. Pictured with Garda Sean were Brian O'Donnell, Alan Keane, Fiona White and Linda Walsh. Photo:-Mike Shaughnessy


The trauma of the onlooker

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

We are all suffering from it, yet we may not notice. There is a fatigue around that is engaging us; that is holding us in its grasp. A sort of voyeuristic urge to look on aghast at what is happening in the two countries which perhaps have influenced us the most over the past few centuries. This morning, we wake up to more news of Brexit, as we slide inexorably towards that date at the end of the month.


Discover the Maldives from €2,452pps

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

With its stunning white sands, tropical warm turquoise waters, and laid-back atmosphere, the Maldives is as close to paradise as you can get. The Maldives is the perfect destination to enjoy a romantic honeymoon, or a luxurious and peaceful getaway.

People of the Tribes

People of the Tribes: Meet Helen.

Tue, Mar 19, 2019

Hi Helen, here from the Banner County. My Grandfather came from Patch, Glenmaddy so I have a big connection with Galway. This year I’m celebrating 10 years in this friendly and most charming City waxing the men and women of the West in my Salon ‘Elure Beauty’ on the Docks. Having graduated from RTC Galway as a Chef I worked in Kirwans Lane Restaurant which I thoroughly enjoyed. This really spurred on my love for gastronomy for which Galway is now famed for and makes living in the city a delight. After spending a few years travelling I changed my career to Beauty Therapy. Having qualified in Beauty Therapy I returned to Australia to specialise in waxing. To my delight I came second in Image Magazine ‘Best Hair Removal’ category soon after opening in Galway. I fell in love with the buskers, friendliness, food and craic of Galway City. I love every day here especially the stories and laughs I share with my clients. Being on the Wild Atlantic Way just tops off this unique City. No greater place on Earth. I am so proud of my Galway heritage and being associated with the City of the Tribes. Gallimh Abu

Although often planted for their glossy foliage, bergenias have attractive flowers in spring.


The Elephant in the (Garden) Room

Tue, Mar 19, 2019

When designing planted areas for my clients I’m always thinking ahead and planning for colour in the garden for as many months of the year as possible. Colour in summer is easy, but I firmly believe that a garden is for life, not just for summer, and it should look (and be) interesting in Spring, Autumn and Winter too. In fact these are the times when a garden should work its hardest, as you’re less likely to be spending time in it and more likely to be looking out at it from indoors.

Pictured at the Cleanmarine Hormone Health Event are contributors to 'The Essential Guide to Female Hormones' (l-r): Orla Hopkins,, fitness trainer and coach, Sarah Brereton, Cleanmarine nutritional therapist, Dr Mary Ryan, consultant endocrinologist, Lorraine Keane, broadcaster and Cleanmarine MenoMin brand ambassador, Fiona Brennan, 
clinical hypnotherapist, and Dr Katherine Mulrooney, 
specialist in cosmetic dermatology.  Photo: Marc O’Sullivan.

Health & Beauty

Focus on your hormone health this Hormone Health Week with Cleanmarine’s in-store advice events

Thu, Mar 21, 2019

Hormone Health Week is taking place from March 25 and offers the ideal time for us all to find out more about how to look after our hormone health. Through five stages of womanhood our hormones influence our bodies, cycle, and wellbeing, affecting our mental and physical health. Cleanmarine is here to help with advice and support for women of all ages by hosting a series of in-store hormone advice events during Hormone Health Week.

Home & Garden

7 ways to avoid being scammed when apartment hunting

Thu, Mar 21, 2019

Apartment hunting can be hard as we all know but it can be made harder by people trying to scam us out of our money. Here are seven tips on how to avoid this happening and make your wallet a lot more happy.


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