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

Your weekly report of good news coming at you from the heart of Galway! Keep on reading to put a smile on that beautiful face of yours...

A Grand Raised for Claddagh Watch Patrol

Last Wednesday in Massimos, €1000 was raised for the Claddagh Watch Patrol. Through a raffle during the Pure Galway Quiz Night, patrons and trivia teams alike bought tickets and contributed to a pool of money to be donated to the charity. Claddagh Watch Patrol is a charity organisation that focuses on ensuring the safety of citizens. Led by volunteers, members patrol the rivers and canals of the city to prevent deaths by accidents and suicides. A group of truly selfless people, working tirelessly to make Galway a safe city. The charity is always looking for more volunteers. Click here to learn more about Claddagh Watch Patrol.

Team at Hair At 74 Recognized

The great people at Hair At 74 were presented with the award for Best of Galway at the Irish Hair & Beauty Awards. Not only that, but they were recipients of TWO commendations for Local Salon of the Year. The awards are well deserved, and they have been shortlisted for another award on the 6th of November -  Hair Salon of the Year at the Professional Beauty and Hairdressers Journal Ireland Beauty, Hair and Spa Awards 2022. We love to see the business of Galway getting the recognition they deserve!

Galway Rowers Compete at World Championship

Two Galway rowers competed in the Women’s Four Final race this past week at the World Rowing Championship. Galway natives Fiona Murtagh and Aifric Keogh are members of the team that represented Ireland in the 2022 World Rowing Championships. Both women are Olympic Medalists, and were named the Irish Times/Sport Ireland Sportswoman for July 2021. Placing first in their heat, second in the semifinals, and flying in at sixth in the finals, this was an incredible testament of will. We can't wait to see them continue to succeed!

O'Connells Named Best Outdoor Space

O'Connells Pub off Eyre Square has been named Best Outdoor Space in Connacht at the Irish Pub Awards. The beloved pub was recognized for their remarkable beer garden, and inviting atmosphere. Complete with Dough Bros Pizza, Prátaí Chips, amazing cocktails and pints, the recognition is much deserved! With live music, and a custom built bar, the spirit of the pub is unmatched. Be sure to head into O’Connells to experience first hand the Best Outdoor Space in Connacht. 

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Feature Photo by @chaoshengzhang.