The Good News of Galway!
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The Good News of Galway!

In need of a pick me up for that midweek slump? Well here's a few good things that have been happening around Galway to help cheer you up!

University of Galway reducing/freezing their on campus accommodation prices

It’s a good day for students and their pockets as University of Galway has vouched to reduce or freeze rents on 57% of their on site student accommodation for the upcoming academic year. With the prices of everything gone mad it is great to see action in helping reduce it. The lowest rates, specifically in Corrib Village are now cheaper than they were in 2017! Over the three accommodations over 1000 beds have been frozen or reduced!

Corrandulla Gets Creative

Corrandulla, a small village not far from Galway city, is getting artsy! A new creative community project by the Corrandulla Arts Collective, is allowing a group of local artists to add a creative touch to the village landscape. The ambitious project involves the installation of 34 boards, strategically placed in neighbourhood gardens. The result is a captivating and immersive art trail spanning approximately 1.5 km , showcasing the talents of local artists. The Corrandulla Arts Collective invites residents and visitors alike to join in the celebration of creativity and community spirit and visit the trail from the 14th of April until the end of August. We can’t wait to see it!

Galway boy’s dreams come true

Galway’s own, 10 year old, Caulan Conroy is the youngest person to summit Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The mountain, which is six times taller than the highest peak in Ireland, took the boy, his brother and father 7 days to climb. Caulan’s father said how they would herd sheep on the steep mountains of Connemara as a way of training for the climb. The tough climb has been a dream of Caulan since he was five, and he was determined to do it. It is an incredible achievement! Well done!

It’s award season!

The student media award nominations are out, and This Is Galway’s very own Chloe Ricardson has been nominated, along with Caoimhe Looney in the category for best collaborative journalism. The University of Galway has been lucky to collect a few nominations, with Michelle Geraghty being nominated for the Virgin Media Belonging Award, Róisín Gallagher, Katelyn Murray, Amie O’Mahoney and Ruairí O’Neill all being nominated for Radio DJ of the Year for their radio show Alphabet Soup. Tom O’Connor for radio production of the year, Lisa Hamilton nominated for sports photographer of the year, Galway Pulse for website of the year and Eva Osbourne Sherlock for the European Commission Award Journalism Relating to EU Affairs. A huge congratulations to all the nominees and wishing ye all the best of luck.

Feature image courtesy Chaosheng Zhang

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