Magaly Murray of Gran Grans Foods with their range of produce. Photo: Martina Regan.

Crafty lot showcase their wares at Gift Fair

Lifestyle - Up to seventy stands to show off artisan food, crafts and design at Local Food and Craft Gift Fair in Galway this weekend. Judy Murphy charts its development from small beginnings. The sixth...
Ken Ring: Man of the sun, moon and stars!

August to be highlight of our 2017 weather?

Country Living with Francis Farragher There’s nothing quicker to raise the blood pressure of meteorologists and scientists than the mention of canny New Zealander, Ken Ring, whose almanacs make a stab at predicting the weather...
Coole Music is dedicated to 'joyful, creative and supportive music-making'.

Orchestra turns teen energy into creativity

Lifestyle -  Judy Murphy talks to German-born Katharina Baker who has hit right note with 200 young people in South Galway When I started the school, it wasn’t just about lessons and exams. I wanted...
John McNamara of Coaching for Confidence and Paul Austin of Get West.

Summer camp aims to promote mental and physical wellness in teenagers

A week-long adventure camp for teens – that focuses on mind as well as body by combining physical activities with personal development – is coming to Galway this summer. The idea behind the Bounce Project...
Jennifer Rose McMahon: “Four years ago, I sat down and said ‘I’m going to get this done’,” she says of how she put order on the ideas that had been swirling around “in my head for 20 years”.

Dreams inspire trilogy of novels

Lifestyle - Judy Murphy talks to Boston author Jennifer Rose McMahon who uses her intimate knowledge of Galway as the setting for her debut novel called Bohermore which weaves history and fantasy Bohermore – or...

Appetite for change

Lifestyle - Galway chef and restaurant owner JP McMahon wants us to rethink our approach to food. As he prepares for the third Food on the Edge Symposium, he tells Judy Murphy why. I’ve been told...


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