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,...

Investing in communities in bid to spur new creativity

Lifestyle - Judy Murphy discovers social collaboration is the way forward as a Galway credit union ploughs money into the community it serves Social collaboration” is the driving force behind an innovative scheme being spearheaded...
Debbie McDonagh of the Western Region Drug and Alcohol Task Force, Regional Family Support Co-ordinator, with the Family Support Handbook launched recently. Photo: Iain McDonald.

Parents who live in fear of violent and abusive kids

Lifestyle - Dearbhla Geraghty attended the Child to Parent Violence Seminar in Galway and heard of a growing prevalence of the issue Parents are living in fear of violence and abuse at the hands of...
Jackie Uí Chionna at the former McDonogh hardware store in Merchants Road. “Máirtín Mór didn’t have a family of his own, so Galway becomes his responsibility,” she says. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Máirtín Mór – the man who made Galway

Lifestyle -  Judy Murphy meets Jackie Uí Chionna, biographer of the colourful tycoon who wielded an enormous industrial influence I’m not sure I like him, but I certainly admire him. He had a real sense...
Niamh Daniels: "I want to do something that’s fashionable, not time-driven. Fashion that will be cherished and handed down,” she says. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Niamh has the art of fashion all wrapped up

Lifestyle -  Judy Murphy meets Niamh Daniels a young Galway fashion designer whose designer silk scarves are in hot demand Creating fashion that lasts and can be handed down from mother to daughter is the aim...
Rita Gilligan

Granny Rita still a hard rocker

Lifestyle -  Judy Murphy meets a Galway granny who mixes with the glitterati of music and film and has been honoured with an MBE Stop me if I’m talking too much,” says Rita Gilligan as...


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