Welcome back to this week's dose of the Good News of Galway. The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder, but that doesn't have anything on the amount of good news in Galway. Let us warm up your spirits with the good news of this week which you can read here!
Galway United are Back
Galway United are back in the Premier Division for the first time since 2017 after their 4-0 win over Kerry FC. The team are the FAI Airtricity league First Division Champions for 2023 with four games still left to play.
University of Galway ranked Among the Top 100 Universities
The University of Galway has been ranked 98th among the top colleges in Europe. They made the top 100 out of the 690 institutions in over 42 regions in Europe to be evaluated. This is the third highest ranking for a University in Ireland, and we couldn’t be prouder.
The Tiny Traders Village Continues Through Autumn
The Tiny Traders Village have received permission to run every weekend up until the end of October following the universally positive feedback their events have received. With thanks to the Galway City Council, the Traders will continue to support the local craftspeople who sell their produce in Eyre Square over the weekends of Autumn.
University of Galway Students Take a Stand
University of Galway Students take a stand against the cost of accommodation and the cost of living crisis. On Wednesday the 27th of September they are making student voices heard with a protest which will start at the Quad on the campus grounds and finish at Eyre Square, where they will then camp out for the night.
Over €140,000 Raised for Galway Hospice
The David Cox Friday Game fundraiser raised a massive amount of money for Galway Hospice. Over €140,000 was raised for the hospice in honour of David Cox. The fundraiser was organised by the family and friends of David, and the money raised will be incredibly significant to the Galway Hospice and their work.
Ireland Strikes Again
Connacht Rugby player Mark Hansen scored again for Ireland in the Rugby World Cup 2023. Hansen scored a try against South Africa to help the team win 13-8, bringing the knock-out rounds of the World Cup within touching distance for Ireland.
Feature Photo by Hannah Martin
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