GOOD NEWS TO EASE THE BLUES
Good News

GOOD NEWS TO EASE THE BLUES

It’s that time of the week again, for us to share some Good News stories and help to brighten your week. This Wednesday we’ve got tales of incredible projects winning awards, hard-working researchers, and a Galway restaurant showing love for their community! Read on for more…

If you know of any local Good News stories send them to info@thisisigalway.ie and we'll help spread some cheer!

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS TO STAY UP!

The Latin Quarter are keeping up their colourful lights for a bit longer in order to help brighten and lift the mood for all city wanderers. The lights are set to remain up until St. Patrick’s Day and will help get us through the dull dreary days.

GALWAY STUDENTS WIN BIG AT BT YOUNG SCIENTIST

The students from Salerno Secondary School and Colaiste Na Coribe took home three awards from the 57th BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2021 Awards Ceremony. The virtual exhibition saw each of their incredible projects impress and earn the admiration of the judges. The students of Salerno Secondary School won first place in the Social and Behavioural Sciences Group category for ‘TikTok AfterShock’. The project created by the students from Colaiste Na Coribe, ‘An Féidir Séiseanna Cheol a Chumadh go Matamaiticiúil’, won second in Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Senior Group. Their project also won the BT Best Project in Irish Award.

ACTS OF KINDNESS FROM HANDSOME BURGER

On the longest night of the year the amazing team behind Handsome Burger came up with a fantastic idea and decided to give back a little love to their community, so they donated all of their proceeds from their Galway and Athlone restaurants to Samaritans. Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy some tasty grub they were able to raise €1780 for the valuable organisation, whose work has helped many get through the difficult year.

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MAYOR OF BOSTON WITH GALWAY ROOTS

Nominated by Joe Biden for the position of Labour Secretary, is the Mayor of Boston Marty Walsh.  His parents had both emigrated from Connemara and moved to Boston where they met, fell in love and got married. His campaigns for emigrants rights, worker’s rights and environmental issues earned it national praise and drew the attention of Joe Biden.

NUIG RESEARCHERS EARN RECOGNITION FOR RESEARCH EXCELLENCE

At the 2020 Presidents Awards six NUIG researchers were selected in the categories of ‘Research Supervisor’, ‘Early Stage Researcher’, and ‘Established Researcher’. Dr Eoin Whelan and Professor Dearbháile Morris were selected for ‘Research Supervisor’. Dr Thomas McDermott and Dr Eimear Dolan were awarded for their work in the category of ‘Early Stage Researcher’. Dr Jane Walsh  received recognition for her work in the category ‘Established Researcher’ while Professor Ines Theile took a 2020 President’s Award for her comprehensive research.

Feature photo by the extremely talented, and incredibly generous, Chaosheng Zhang. Check out his Instagram HERE for some stunning Galway shots.