Santa agus Daidí na Nollag at Áras na nGael

Thu, Dec 10, 2020

The historic outdoor courtyard through the arch of Áras na nGael on Dominic St has been transformed into a magical winter wonderland in preparation for the arrival of Santa AKA Daidí na Nollag on Thursday December 10.

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A cracker of a Christmas Experience at Katie’s Claddagh Cottage

Thu, Nov 26, 2020

Galway has a brand new, outdoor, safe, socially-distanced Santa Experience guaranteed to restore Christmas cheer.

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Learn painting from Aine Doherty’s innovative approach

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Starting a new business is always a bit of a leap of faith, and considering the current climate it’s a more daunting challenge than ever. But for Aine, a love for painting and teaching spurred her on to take up that challenge.“I had been having small painting get togethers with friends in my house before lockdown. I loved creating a relaxing environment where we could paint and discuss art together.

"One day, my 10yr old daughter asked if she could paint at an easel like ‘Mom’ , soon she had friends calling over wanting to do the same.I thought to myself, wow, there could be a business opportunity here, but I probably wouldn’t have done anything more about it if it hadn’t been for Lockdown.

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Toy Corner launch the Toy Corner Club!

Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Toy Corner will be open one year at the end of October and what a year it has been! Our primary focus has, and continues to be, ‘toys powered by imagination’. We believe in the value of real, imaginative play for children to aid them in their development at all ages. With that in mind, we stock toys that will last, promote family play time, and most importantly, guarantee tons of fun. We’ve been really busy over the last few months finding lots of wonderful new products, and building more space to put them! If you haven’t been in since before the summer you must plan a visit soon, we’ve made so many additions and our range is growing every week.

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Learn French Online with the French Institute Galway!

Tue, Apr 28, 2020

Keep studying French or take it up, do not let the Coronavirus stop you!

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Don’t underestimate the power of play! TOY CORNER IS NOW ONLINE!

Wed, Mar 25, 2020

If you’d told me when I opened Toy Corner in November 2019 that in less than 5 months I would be creating an entirely new business model in the space of a week, I could never have believed you. But here we are - Toy Corner is now online!

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Seven ways to celebrate Mother's Day during lockdown

Fri, Mar 20, 2020

With wall-to-wall coverage of Covid-19, it is possible that you have forgotten that a special day is on the horizon; Mother's Day.

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Start your fun family day out with Sunday lunch at the Maldron Oranmore

Thu, Mar 12, 2020

At Maldron Hotel Oranmore Galway, there is a strong emphasis on great food with even better service. With this in mind, what better place to treat your family to a Sunday lunch outing than the Grain & Grill.

The Maldron Hotel in Oranmore has launched its Cheeky Monkey Sundays where they will have free supervised family activities running from 1-3pm for all the little ones.

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TEFL courses at Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre

Thu, Feb 06, 2020

Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre, a Department of Education recognised training institute now in its 33rd year of business, is a quality school with Cambridge Exams Centre recognition, EAQUALS, Quality English, ACELS/QQI and FETAC accreditation.

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Study skills

Thu, Feb 06, 2020

Can you see the movie of your future every single morning? Have you set goals that are realistic or unrealistic? Are you one of those people who sets goals lower than you can achieve because you are afraid of failure? Think BIG and see yourself achieving a big goal, and your brain will start creating the opportunities to help you achieve that goal. Your life will start to fall into place. It is called the law of attraction. If we are positive we will attract positivity into our lives. Visualise success and play the movie of your future and how you want it to be every single day, and the impossible will become possible.

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Open evening at St Nicholas’ Parochial School

Thu, Feb 06, 2020

St Nicholas' Parochial School will hold an open evening on Thursday February 13 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Parents will have an opportunity to take a tour of the school, meet the teachers, and have a cup of tea and a chat.

St Nicholas’ Parochial Primary School is a co-educational, multi-denominational, child-centred school with a long tradition of serving the youth of Galway. It is centrally located in Woodquay (beside the Town Hall Theatre) and due to the central location of this Galway primary school, the pupils have the opportunity to attend many different educational events held in the Town Hall Theatre, local book shops, the Black Box Theatre, Galway City Museum, Galway City Library, and many other interesting locations. There is also an excellent afterschool facility in the school.

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Top tips for a sustainable Christmas season

Thu, Dec 19, 2019

Ireland will generate approximately 90,000 tonnes of packaging waste this Christmas. With this figure in mind, here are some tips for a sustainable and climate friendly festive season.

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How to Stay Sane on a Long Flight with the Family

Mon, Sep 16, 2019

With the temperatures falling, getting away for a family break when the kids are on holiday from school is a great option during autumn and winter. A chance to de-stress and grab a little sunshine, make some fabulous memories and spend quality time together. However, you know you’re going to be so relaxed and have lots of fun once you get there, but before that, there’s the dreaded journey. Flying with kids can be pretty traumatic when you’re not prepared and even when they’re settled, you’ve got hours of just sitting there to get through. Here are our top tips for making your journey as pleasurable and stress free as possible…

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‘Music expresses emotions which are too precise for words’

Wed, Jul 17, 2019

As part of our brand new series of blogs on the area of music, we’ll be exploring the incredible effects music therapy can have on our bodies, our brains, and our behaviour. Today I will discuss the benefits of music therapy for adults and children with autistic spectrum disorders.

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Fly a Kite for Mental Health this Fathers Day in Galway

Thu, Jun 06, 2019

On Fathers Day in Galway, on Sunday 16th June people from across Galway are being invited to South Park, Galway to fly a kite for men and boys' mental health. The idea is to create a powerful visual spectacle of support for men and boys.

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People of the Tribes: Meet Sinead.

Tue, May 28, 2019

Born and raised Galway Girl, always loved the warmth of this beautiful city. I moved to London to further my career and skills as a hairstylist. Working in a High West End Salon also in fashion shoots and tv work.

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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:

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Irish adults Vote PlayStation 1 as the Best Games Console Santa Ever Brought!

Fri, Dec 14, 2018

Christmas is prime time for nostalgic memories to warm the hearts of the world-weary adults of Ireland; and little would bring more excitement on Christmas morning than opening the sitting room door to see that Santa, the legend, had left the newest games console under the tree.

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