Diary of a Final Year: The Three Steps to becoming an adult (and what happened when I took them)


Here’s the thing: I’ve never really accepted the transition to adulthood. If you ask me what the most important book I’ve ever read is, I will probably describe the Enid Blyton and Jacqueline Wilson collection that is stacked in order of size on the lilac shelf in my bedroom. If you happen to know that […]

Top ways to spend the weekend in Galway


It’s hard to deny that Galway is a beautiful place. As someone who’s grown up here, it’s easy to take just how much the city has to offer for granted. Whether you’re on a budget or ready for a big night out, you’re into sports or prefer the arts, there’s definitely something for everyone here. […]

How to leave negativity behind


If you’re any way like me, negativity sucks at you. It sticks its teeth into your shoulder, picks you up, and tosses you around until your insides have fallen out. It’s an exhausting way to live, and therefore, I’ve tried to find ways to combat the effect it has on me. A new year is […]

Galway Continental Christmas Market makes a return


With Christmas so close the last thing you want to think about is exams, but sadly it’s something we all have to do. If you are an extreme worrier and need to get out in the fresh air to relax or even if you just want an excuse to avoid studying, well we’ve got the […]

Starting your Christmas shopping early


I can already hear you cynics groaning as you see this article title, the distant flick as you thumb past this page. I’m aware that some of you detest people like me who, in September, have already got a secret bag in the wardrobe full of future gifts. But, without disrespect, I would like to […]

Cheap and cheerful ways to cope with the cold


December is now upon us and with it comes an inevitable drop in temperature. Whether you live for the beach and the heat of the sun, or love nothing more than a woolly jumper and the crunch of snow under your feet, you must admit that Galway city can be absolutely bitterly cold in winter. […]

Finding the time for time management


What’s the most valuable thing in the world? Power, money or love you might say? I think not, the most valuable thing in the world anyone can have is time. Whether it’s time to make money, spend with the one you love or else time to plan how you get powerful – that’s all up […]

Supporting our mental health and wellbeing

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My name is Dervla Fahy and I am a Support Worker at Jigsaw Galway, and also a student of NUI Galway. Jigsaw Galway is a free, confidential and non-judgemental service which supports the mental health and well-being of young people (aged 15 – 25) in Galway City & County. One in three young people in […]

Confessions of a Provisional Driver

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It’s 1:29pm, I’m shovelling some supremely scrambled eggs into me, and reading over my notes on turnabouts and reversing around a corner in the hope that my study will compensate for my lack of practice. Lack of, meaning none. Zilch. It’s a Monday. I know it’s a Monday because my instructor shows me the soles […]

Prince Charming or Tinderfella?

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From a very young age I was raised to believe that I would find love just like the princesses I read about (I was always Belle from Beauty and the Beast). Although, in 2016, there aren’t many evil step-mothers, dragons or tall towers for princes to save us from, are there? So where are the […]