Mary Lou, I hope your day won’t come


“Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam”. A proverb meaning “a country without a language is a country without a soul”. A proverb most of us have grown up learning in school, but one considered to be true for our country. Ireland is the land of culture. We are our language, we should show our grá […]

“Mentally I just went from mile to mile”: Galway teacher wins seven marathons in seven days


Galway teacher Gary Thornton has won the World Marathon Challenge, which involves running seven marathons in seven straight days. Not only did Thornton win the challenge outright but he also won each of the seven individual marathons. These races were held across each of the seven continents throughout the world, starting in Antarctica on 30 […]

What makes skinny tea skinny?


You may find it hard to stick to your guns with your New Year’s resolutions now that it is late February. Keeping away from the cakes and Domino’s deals all week. Every week is tough going. Even if a balanced diet does leave you with more energy, nothing beats a tub of ice cream all […]

House-hunting 101


Every year students across Galway embark on the tedious, stressful and all-consuming task of finding a place to live for the semester. While summer is supposed to be stress-free and fun, a number of students are set to spend the three months scrolling through the likes of and and checking newspaper advertisements daily, […]

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 […]

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

Conor with his AllStar and team mate Joe Canning

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 […]

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


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?


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 […]