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Former Irish Times Environment correspondent Frank McDonald said that Galway was Ireland’s answer to Carmageddon, and likened it to Atlanta, America’s capital of sprawl, when he made a lengthy submission to the Galway City Ring Road oral hearing, which is being held at the g Hotel in the city.
The Ardilaun Bistro as part of The Ardilaun Hotel, a well known and much loved Galway landmark hotel, has introduced new seasonal menus. The popular hotel, known for its service, family-run warmth, and stunning location and grounds, with free parking, is the perfect stop for eating out. Located on leafy Taylor’s Hill, The Ardilaun is one of Galway’s longest standing hotels and has been serving some of the finest food in the city for the past 57 years.
A new book from Rita Ann Higgins is always a cause for celebration and Friday February 15 sees the publication of Our Killer City, a scintillating and spiky compendium of essays and poems.
The word “energy” peppers Noeline Kavanagh’s conversation as she talks about her time with Macnas and looks forward to this weekend’s Halloween parade, Out Of The Wild Sky. Kavanagh herself is a human dynamo; though sitting at her office desk she is still a constant whirr of motioning arms, expressive gestures, and infectious enthusiasm.
We have a facility of huge potential for Galway City and County which is now lying idle. After many years of hard work it cost ca €3.3m to build and was ultimately completed in 1987. It was recently bought by the City/County Councils for €1.1m and is now termed by them as a site. We could never afford to put such a facility in place again and it would be an act of gross blindness and irresponsibility to let it disappear.
Two talented Mayo artists were selected to participate in a recent Macnas Engineers of Imagination initiative. The programme, sponsored by Bank of Ireland, saw 10 of Ireland’s most exciting emerging visual artists brought to Galway for a month-long programme.
A total of 18.6 per cent of people living in Galway identify as “non-Irish” according the Migration and Diversity report, published by The Central Statistics Office, making Galway possibly the most multicultural city in Ireland.
Holiday makers across the western half of the country will be celebrating today after Ryanair announced it is introducing a new Shannon Airport service to Barcelona-Reus next summer
The decision by the Civic Trust to finish the CE scheme in Galway on June 2 2017 has to be immediately reviewed says Deputy Catherine Connolly.