GOOD NEWS TO EASE THE BLUES
Good News

GOOD NEWS TO EASE THE BLUES

Where has the time gone?! As we enter April let’s take a moment to appreciate all the Good Deeds being done by the generous people in our community.

This Wednesday we have Good News stories coming in from all over the county with Galway’s artwork going international, fun ways to support charities, tales on how to stay healthy with your family and a new addition to a local club! Discover it all below..

LOCAL LIBRARIES ARE GROWING IT FORWARD

In partnership with Healthy Ireland, GIY Ireland are distributing over 50,000 free packs of seeds as part of Grow it Forward. This project is to encourage the nation to eat healthy foods by inspiring people to grow their own food at home. Each recipient is being asked to share the pack with their close friends and family enabling everyone the opportunity to enjoy the range of benefits from growing your own herbs and vegetables at home. If you would like to get involved and get planting, you can contact your local library HERE to order your free pack.

KHOW THAI RECOGNISED FOR THEIR INCREDIBLE FOOD

The authenticity of Khow Thai’s dishes have received worldwide recognition as this Galway restaurant has been named as one of Tripadvisor’s 2020 Travellers’ Choice Winners. This award means that Khow Thai have been named within the top 10% of restaurants worldwide. After a challenging year that caused many Galway restaurants to make difficult changes, this award comes as a sign of their resilience and dedication to serving up fantastic dishes to the people of Galway.

GALWAY HOOKER SAILING CLUB GETS A NEW MEMBER

Joining the Galway Hooker Sailing Club’s fleet is the black sailed An Lon Dubh (Blackbird). Learn more about the history of this sailboat HERE. There’s a great buzz in the air surrounding their workshop as the club members busily get An Lon Dubh ready for the sailing season that is right around the corner. If you’d like to know more about what this club has to offer and spend your summer out exploring the bay tap HERE.

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GALWAY ART GOES INTERNATIONAL

Galway International Arts Festival’s commission for Galway 2020, John Gerrard’s Mirror Pavilion, Corn Work had us all memorised last Autumn and now it will be featured at the 2021 Gwangju Biennale in South Korea! Established in 1995, Gwangju Biennale served as a bridge between Korea and the world and led the flow of contemporary art. It is now one of the most important events of the global art world. John Gerrard’s Mirror Pavilion is a beautiful and striking structure, with its roof and three of its sides clad in a highly reflective mirror with the fourth side being made of a high–resolution LED wall. Discover more about it HERE.

GOURMET TART CO DONATES PROFITS TO LOCAL CHARITY

Once again the team behind Gourmet Tart Co has proved that their generosity knows no bounds. For the entire month of April they will be donating all profits from their sale of Irish Socksciety socks to Galway Autism Partnership. Last week they put it to their customers to decide which charity they would give the donations to and, as April is World Autism month, it seemed only fitting that the proceeds go towards helping such a wonderful organisation.

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

Feature photo by the talented, and very generous, Chaosheng Zhang. See more of their work HERE.