Howya? – Padraic Disconaut

We’re having the chats with some familiar faces around town. This time it’s Padraic Disconaut, aka P Disco, aka soundest head around.

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The Blue Note celebrates 25 years in business this weekend

Cast your mind back to 25 years ago in Galway city. Diddley-eye music echoed from every pub and two young lads – Simon and Kevin – wanted something else.

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What Even Is Irish Contemporary Music?

What even is Irish Contemporary Music? Is it supposed to sound like that? What are these composers thinking? These are just some of the questions most people ask on first hearing new music.

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Futa Fata: getting excited about Irish language in Spiddal

A futa fata in Irish means a babble or flurry of excitement. If you can imagine a hallway full of children before a school play, or lunch break, that’s the image that a futa fata brings forth.

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Make 2019 your time to TRI with Galway Triathlon Club

Galway Triathlon Club is delighted to announce the return of the Beginners Evening to it’s calendar for 2019, taking place in the Salthill Hotel and Ocean Fitness on Friday 1st March from 7pm – 9.30pm.

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Insider’s Guide to Galway

When in Galway, do as Galwegians do.

Every week, we here at This Is Galway go to the ends of the earth to bring you some savage ways to spend a day in Gaillimh. These insider tips will provide you with all the craic, ceol and convenience that will transform your trip from dreary to dreamy.

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Lunchtimes with ConTempo: From Europe with Love

The Galway Music Residency’s ambitious Lunchtime with ConTempo project entitled From Europe with Love continues on Tuesday 5th March at 1:10pm in St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church.

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9 all-inclusive venues for a gorgeous Galway wedding

Tie the knot in one of the most romantic places in Ireland — we’re definitely not biased. From the rolling hills of Galway’s countryside to the wild coastline, Galway has many beautiful options for your big day.

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Dry January: is it worth the hype?

“This year, for the first year ever, I decided to do Dry January.” Carrie of Carrie Small Plate discusses her experience going booze-free last month.

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48 hours in Galway

If you’ve been planning to head Wesht to experience the picturesque landscape, the buzzing nightlife or to immerse yourself in the culture and heritage, you can jam a whole lotta activity into 48 hours.

Top tip: Pack an umbrella and a pair of sunglasses because, let’s face it, no one can predict the weather in Gaillimh.

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