Galway-based Clean Cut Meals offer healthy meal prep for students

Clean Cut Meals

Clean Cut Meals is the first meal prep company based in the west of Ireland and was founded in 2015 by Conor McCallion and Michael Dyer. Clean Cut Meals offers different meal plans to cater to everyone’s needs. The Galway-based company offer menus tailored to fat loss, lean muscle building, and even students. They deliver […]

New NUI Galway president “banging the drum” for more third-level funding

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New NUI Galway President Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh believes that Ireland is “selling students short” by not investing enough into third-level education. The former Dean of UCD College of Business commenced his term as President this semester and told SIN that he is “banging the drum” for more funding for Irish universities, rather than focusing on […]

Blogger Niamh O’Sullivan helping to raise sepsis awareness

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NUI Galway graduate Niamh O’Sullivan is best known for her fitness, well being and lifestyle blog, Cinnamon-Soul. Always one for sharing her advice to be fit and healthy, Niamh took to her YouTube channel over Christmas to talk about a cause close to her heart: her father’s experience with septicaemia. The video was posted as […]

Izzy Wheels: If you can’t stand up, stand out

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Izzy Wheels is a company set up by Ailbhe and Izzy Keane, two sisters from Taylor’s Hill in Galway city. Izzy is a 20 year-old student currently studying in NUI Galway who has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair. Ailbhe is her older sister who graduated with a 1.1 from National College of Art and […]

“Never get too high when you win and never get too low when you lose,” says All-Star Conor

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NUI Galway student Conor Whelan achieved more than most last year. Not only did the Inter-county hurler help lead his team to victory in his second All-Ireland final, the 21-year-old from Kinvara was also awarded an All-Star, named Young Hurler of the Year, and appeared on Ireland AM to discuss mental health. If all of […]

Meeting Galway singer-songwriter Paddy Finnegan

Paddy Finnegan

If you’re in any way attuned to Galway’s much-celebrated street entertainment, you’ll undoubtedly be familiar with one of its more prominent voices Paddy Finnegan, singer-song writer from Rush, Co Dublin. With eyes closed, Paddy regularly carries Shop Street to an almost cinematographic realm where he himself is out of focus. The 23-year old guitar-player blends […]

NUIG v GMIT: meet the coach and fighters

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Fifteen students in NUI Galway will step into the ring with fifteen students from GMIT for a long-anticipated charity boxing showdown tonight in the Radisson Blu at 8pm. As the big night drew closer last week, SIN went along to a training session to meet those taking part. For the majority of the students in […]

Halloween: The origins of our divilish fun

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Halloween is among a student’s favourite time of year, providing a well-deserved midterm excuse to dress up, go to parties and get up to general divilment. It’s the one night of the year where you can cover yourself in fake blood, glitter or green body paint and no one will look twice because, hey, they […]

Leideanna taistil: don lucht siúil scaipthe

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Chun an fhírinne a insint, is féidir liom a bheith an-scaipthe ag amanna, caillim mo chuid rudaí, déanaim dearmad ar mo chuid rudaí agus ní féidir liom treoracha a leanúint chun mo shaol a shábháil. Ar ndóigh, d’fhéadfadh sé seo a bheith ina mhíbhuntáiste nuair a bhíom ag taistil, ach thar na blianta d’fhorbair mé […]

Floating student accommodation: a bizarre solution to the student housing crisis?

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Winters Property Management and Bibby Maritime are discussing the option of bringing two barges into Galway harbour to house up to 400 students, according to Galway Bay FM. This rather unusual form of housing could prove very effective in trying to combat the shortage of accommodation for students. While unorthodox from an Irish perspective, barges […]