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How one young Castlegar woman is making it in global fashion

How one young Castlegar woman is making it in global fashion

Life for Rebecca O'Donovan has been barreling along at a breakneck pace for the past few years as she's gone from thinking about secondary school results to modelling on the intern ...
The Connacht Hotel – 50 years of incredible family memories

The Connacht Hotel – 50 years of incredible family memories

Galway's Connacht Hotel has been a stalwart part of the travel and tourism landscape in Galway for decades, and on its fiftieth anniversary is celebrating a lifetime of ensuring th ...
Why this Independent Councillor ‘won’t tow a party line’

Why this Independent Councillor ‘won’t tow a party line’

For the latest in our series of interviews with local election candidates, we caught up with the sitting Councillor Mike Cubbard to discuss the upcoming election campaign. Cllr Cub ...
A Taste of the ‘Best in the West’ of Ireland

A Taste of the ‘Best in the West’ of Ireland

Changing impressions takes time. And when it comes to Irish cuisine, there are some strong impressions to dispel. “When people think of food in Ireland, too often they think of fo ...
Kevin Rohan: Galway musician, radio host and living legend

Kevin Rohan: Galway musician, radio host and living legend

Galway is known for pub sessions, and for more than 70 years Kevin Rohan has been an integral part of them after he began playing at the age of 10. “My father played the accordion ...
Four to a bed: one Galway family’s housing nightmare

Four to a bed: one Galway family’s housing nightmare

Housing Nightmare As the homelessness crisis in Galway continues unabated, one local family teeters on the edge in Ballybane. Estera Iakab doesn't know where to turn. She ...
NUI Galway students helping children develop literacy skills in local schools

NUI Galway students helping children develop literacy skills in local schools

Did you know that one in six adults have literacy difficulties in Ireland? Did you know that one in six Irish adults are at or below level one on a five-level literacy scale? Th ...
Galway politicians express disgust at ‘disgraceful’ homelessness crisis in Galway

Galway politicians express disgust at ‘disgraceful’ homelessness crisis in Galway

Recently released figures state that as of October 2018 there are 458 people in the West of Ireland living in emergency accommodation. Among these figures, 167 are children. ...
Galway woman (70) with Parkinson’s to climb Japan’s highest mountain

Galway woman (70) with Parkinson’s to climb Japan’s highest mountain

A Galway woman with Parkinson's Disease will climb the highest mountain in Japan, all for a worthy cause. Maura Ward, originally from Inis Mór, will take on the enormous challen ...
Galway choir releases amazing new Christmas charity single

Galway choir releases amazing new Christmas charity single

The TribeTones, Galway’s Contemporary Choir, have released an original Christmas song to raise funds for charity. The single, A Winter's Tale, was born out of tragic events, wit ...
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