Meeting Galway singer-songwriter Paddy Finnegan

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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 […]

One in six without accommodation as semester begins

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A survey of NUI Galway students has found that one in six participants had not found accommodation by 4 September this year – the first day of lectures on campus. The survey carried out by NUI Galway Students’ Union to uncover the depth of the accommodation crisis in the city was taken by 1,285 students […]

Saint Paddy? Say that to his face

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Welcome one and all to the most dissolute religious festival in Ireland. I mean, people say Christmas has been commercialised, but at least that’s in the form of giving and receiving gifts – and we’ll all generally pop into the church to say hi to the baby Jesus. But what exactly about aul man Padraig […]

Curtain call: NUI Galway students ready for performance of The Bacchae

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The Ancient Greek play The Bacchae will be performed by Final Year and Masters students of the Drama programme in NUI Galway in the Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane from 14 February to 18 February at 8pm. This is the first time the play is being performed in Ireland. Under the steerage of director Max […]

Diary of a Final Year: What to do when you’ve got no boo

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Ever since the great philosopher Rihanna claimed she “found love in a hopeless place”, I’ve been wondering where that was. And after four years here, I think I am qualified to say that no – it was not NUI Galway. Of course, we’ve all gained a plethora of knowledge since our first days here at […]

Galway call to legalise medicinal cannabis

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On Thursday 26 January, a public meeting was held on the legalisation of medicinal cannabis by People Before Profit Galway. The well-attended meeting, of about fifty people, was chaired by Joe Loughnane of the Galway Anti-Racism Network and included a panel calling for this legalisation of the whole cannabis plant. Gino Kenny, TD, was the […]

Former NUIG student and Galway native launches third book

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Former NUI Galway student and Galway native Catherine Doyle (26) launched her third novel Mafiosa, in Easons on O’Connell Street on 13 January. Mafiosa is the third, and concluding work, in Doyle’s Blood for Blood trilogy. Vendetta, the first in the series, was published in 2015 and met huge success when it came out first. […]

What’s going on in Galway 10 – 23 January

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Even though Christmas festivities have come to an end, Galway still has plenty to offer. Busy away those January blues with SIN’s comprehensive guide to what’s going on in Galway this month! Silent Disco Tuesdays at the Róisín Dubh You know the drill – admission is €5, get a free shot and pop your headphones […]

Top ways to spend the weekend in Galway

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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. […]

Call for Code of Conduct for buskers on Shop Street

Shop Street has always been well known for its busy and buzzing atmosphere and wide variety of buskers at each and every corner, but now Galway City Council will be addressing the need for a Code of Conduct for buskers in the coming weeks that may change the busking experience for everyone. Mikey McCrory, of […]