Date Published: 05-May-2011
Singer-songwriter Ryan Sheridan will be performing live and signing copies of his debut album, The Day You Live Forever, at HMV in Galway City this Saturday evening.
The Monaghan musician made a splash in the Irish music scene last year with the release of his debut single, Jigsaw, which transpired to be one of the biggest radio hits of the year. The launch of the album marks a successful year for the guitarist that started out with him and percussionist Arthur Grazcyk playing on the streets of Temple Bar.
Sheridan was spotted there by his current management team and has since signed for the record label Rubyworks. The release of The Day You Live Forever appears to be the next step in what is shaping up to be a very exciting music career for the Monaghan man.
He played at Oxegen, Electric Picnic and Benicassim in Spain last summer, as well as supporting some top acts at Irish gigs, including Rodrigo y Gabriela, Mark Lanegan and Wallis Bird. He played his first headline tour around Ireland last December.
He comes to Galway as part of a series of live gigs to launch The Day You Live Forever in locations such as Dublin, Monaghan, Kilkenny and Limerick.
Ryan Sheridan will perform live in HMV at Edward Square at 5pm this Saturday, May 7 and will be signing copies of his debut album in the store afterwards.
Judge adjourns Connemara assault case
Date Published: 08-May-2013
A date will be set next October for the trial of a 52-year old Connemara man, who is charged with assaulting traditional Irish musician Noel Hill five years ago.
Michael Folan from Teach Mór, Lettermullen, is charged with intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to Noel Hill at Tí Padraig Mairtín Beag in Leitir Mór, on St Stephen’s Day, 2008.
The matter had been listed for trial on several occasions before Galway Circuit Criminal Court in the intervening period.
It was referred to the High Court in Dublin last year for judicial review after Michael Folan said he wanted his trial heard ‘as Gaeilge’and that a bi-lingual jury be made available to hear the case.
At Galway Circuit Criminal Court, Judge Rory McCabe adjourned the case for mention to October when it’s expected a date will be set for trial.
Bank of Ireland Galway Shopping Centre branch to close
Date Published: 10-May-2013
Bank of Ireland’s branch at Galway Shopping Centre on the Headford Road is to close in July.
The branch is to merge into the BOI outlet at Galway Industrial Estate in Mervue.
Galway Bay fm news reports the 14 staff impacted are to be offered redeployment and there will be no job losses.
Galway RNLI rescues three people stranded on Hare Island
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Galway RNLI Lifeboat has come to the rescue of three students who got stranded on Hare Island after getting caught in the tide off Ballyloughan Beach.
The two girls and boy, in their late teens had gone for a walk and were spotted waving from the island by a local resident who contacted the emergency Services and Galway Lifeboat.
Conditions at the time (4pm) were very changeable with heavy showers.
Three members of the Lifeboat shore crew were working in the vicinity of the station at the time and launched the boat in six minutes.
The three students were picked up safely and brought back to the Lifeboat Station at Galway Docks where they were warmed up and given tea and did not require medical attention.