Shane FitzGibbon of Connacht Taekwondo demonstates some of the techniques of the martial art to a class of young children. Photos: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Helping kids to get a grip on the art of self defence

Lifestyle -  Judy Murphy meets the man who has introduced Taekwon-Do Kubz to Galway children as young as three Go away,” says Kyle, putting up his hands in a gesture designed to deter a playground...
Macnas Artistic Director Noeline Kavanagh and friend prepare for this year's parade. PHOTO: JOE O'SHAUGHNESSY.

Family fun as Macnas marks 30 years of making magic

Lifestyle -  Judy Murphy meets the Artistic Director of Macnas Noeline Kavanagh who is helping the next generation to shine For the past 30 years, Macnas Community Theatre Group has brought its colourful spectacles to...
Joyce Redmond and Gerard Hanberry performing The Galway Girl at the launch of On Raglan Road; Great Irish love songs and the women who inspired them. PHOTOS: JOE O'SHAUGHNESSY.

Book on love songs gets to heart of the matter

Lifestyle -  Judy Murphy meets multi-faceted Gerard Hanberry who explains the stories behind our romantic ballads Sometimes an idea is so good when it’s finally been executed, you wonder why nobody had thought of doing...
Selling bread at Griffin's Bakery in Galway where a wide range of different sorts is produced every day. Photo: Iain McDonald.

The rise and rise of artisan bakeries and exotic breads

Lifestyle -  Bernie Ní Fhlatharta meets professional and amateurs for whom baking is a way of life as National Bread Week is celebrated Childhood memories for many relate to the smells of granny’s kitchen as...
Aidan Dooley on stage in his role as Tom Crean in Travels with Tom Crean; Antarctic Explorer. The show has been seen by more than 250,000 people all over the world.

How Aidan gave new life to forgotten Irish explorer

Lifestyle -  Judy Murphy meets a Galway actor whose new book reveals the story behind his 16-year role as legendary Tom Crean When Aidan Dooley came across the name Tom Crean in London’s Maritime Museum...
Members of the Heart and Lung Transplant Association during a visit to the Circle of Life Garden in Salthill on Saturday. Sean O'Gorman from Tipperary, a heart recipient of nine years; Rosaleen Clasby from East Galway who received a double lung transplant earlier this year; Sally Whelan from Co Laois, a double-lung transplant of three and half years, and David Crosby from Cavan who also received a double lung transplant earlier this year. The garden commemorates the donor community and their families in Ireland and across the globe.

Organ donors can give the gift of life after death

Lifestyle -  Judy Murphy meets Emer Curran who has assumed a new role in promoting the vital importance of organ donation When it comes to donating organs, Ireland has a pretty good track record. We’re...


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