Performer and composer Alma Deutscher. “Melodies that play inside my head,” is how Alma describes what happens when she gets ideas.

Exceptional child prodigy for Galway performance

Lifestyle - Judy Murphy talks to the mother of 11-year-old Alma Deutscher whose full-length opera has got rave reviews Being the parent of a gifted child is both rewarding and challenging, as Janie Steen and...
April Danann and husband Max with children Dara and Trevor. “I can smell it off food, if there has been plastic on it,” she says.

Food from the wild: go with your gut

Lifestyle -  Judy Murphy talks to Nutritionist April Danann who will reveal secrets of “Energy Medicine” to a Galway audience this month New Year, new you? If that’s your aim, then maybe it’s time to...
Mary Loughnane and Riona Heneghan work on the costumes for the 38th annual Renmore Pantomime. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Mary has magic of panto all sewn up

Lifestyle - Judy Murphy meets Mary Loughnane, the woman responsible for costumes in Galway’s biggest festive production Mary Loughnane shared her house with a giant last year.  He was a bit battered and worse for...
Kevin Kelly speaking at the Project Management National Conference in Mumbai, India, a three day professional development event, earlier this year.

How to make storytelling work for Irish businesses

Lifestyle - Judy Murphy meets a leading Galway  motivational speaker who is organising novel conference on uniquely Irish skill Kevin Kelly graduated from UCG in 1987 with a Commerce degree but the Furbo-based businessman reckons...
Sulky car at the Kilconnell Fair. Pic: Gerry Stronge.

A taste of history in our food and drink

Lifestyle -  Judy Murphy meets author Margaret Hickey and hears of the saga behind her epic book Ireland’s Green Larder It would be fair to describe Ireland’s Green Larder, a unique book that explores Irish...
Margaret Monaghan, Business and Administration Manager, Cyril Hyland, Coordinating Manager, and Elaine Ryan, Director of Client Services, Lets Get Talking Galway. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

‘It’s good to Talk’ is basis of charity’s existence

Lifestyle - Judy Murphy meets the people behind Let’s Get Talking Galway, the charity offering mental health counselling If you were to measure a community’s quality of life by the state of its mental health,...

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