Ian Speirs and Seán Hynes of the Clarinbridge-based Tribes Beekeepers Association. “If you are looking for a nice hobby, a thoughtful, restful hobby, it’s ideal,” says Seán. Photos: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Catch the buzz

Lifestyle - Interest in beekeeping has taken off in Galway with courses on the skills and techniques proving hugely popular. A new six-week introduction to the joys of the hobby is about to get...
Marion Edler from Crann Óg Eco Farm in South Galway with her dog Minnie. Nature Therapy is "about the pleasurable experiences around nature, sustaining us and opening us up to the healing power of nature,” she says. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Feelgood factor of Nature Therapy

Lifestyle -  Judy Murphy meets Marion Edler from Crann Óg Eco Farm who promotes the values of a simple life alongside nature In a society where most of us spend our lives rushing around, usually...
Volunteers required for Galway stop of Cycle Against Suicide

Support Cycle Against Suicide: Host a rider

Volunteers needed as Cycle Against Suicide visits GALWAY The fifth annual Cycle Against Suicide is on its way to Galway at the end of next month and the organisers are seeking volunteer host families in...
Cicero: Knew all the tricks to enjoy old age but never managed to get there himself.

A little advice from Cicero in charting the way ahead

Country Living with Francis Farragher My little dissertation a couple of weeks back on the trials and tribulations of reaching a certain milestone in terms of advancing years, has inspired some anonymous contributor to send...
The way we were: Emotionally charged scenes for the return of Liam McCarthy, as Joe Connolly is mobbed by fans at the homecoming banquet for the Galway hurlers on the Monday night of September 8, 1980, at the Sacre Coeur Hotel, Salthill. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

A clash of deadlines and emotion at the final frontier

Country Living with Francis Farragher It does seem only like yesterday, but 37 summers have now passed since Galway’s breakthrough hurling success of 1980, a final victory against Limerick, that bridged a 57-year gap since...
Red sails in the sunset: Taking it easy during our glorious Summer of 2018 at Salthill. PHOTO: JOE O'SHAUGHNESSY.

Relying on hot memories to sustain us through the Winter

Country Living with Francis Farragher Definitely, there’s no pleasing everybody, when it comes to weather. On a grand soft Autumn evening last week, as I sloped into the local for one or two beverages, one...


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