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Starting the Bike Week: Tour de Merlin Woods

Starting the Bike Week

Meeting point at Doughiska Park on Sat 14th June at 2pm

Mid Summer Fire in Brigit’s Garden

The Celtic Gardens and Visitor Centre are a fabulous venue for Midsummer Fires, a tradition stretching back thousands of years to mark the summer solstice as one of the great turning points of the year. Remember that Brigit’s Garden is in Moycullen. Find here their location

This is an interactive and exciting evening’s entertainment for all ages. It will include several activities from 7 30 till 10 pm, when the fire ceremony will start:

  • Drumming circles – drums and other instruments provided
  • Face-painting and kids’ entertainment


Tickets are 12 € with discount tickets for families.

Galway Simon Run

Running news …. The Galway Simon big annual run takes place on the 22nd of June 2014. This year due to the level of interest in men to take part in the event they have decided to open up the run to both genders….but to add the twist of the choice between metric and imperial!

The 10K run is perfect for those who wish to either complete a 10K for the first time this year, or to clock up a personal best (PB) at this distance. It is suitable for over 18 runners, joggers and walkers.
For those who are looking for a greater challenge for the new year and who have a couple of 10K’s already under their belt, then they can sign up to do the 10mile run on the day.
To register interest, contact Galway Simon today at for a registration pack, or telephone 091 381828 for more information. Thank you for liking and sharing.

10km galway simon

The Big Gig to help fund ATLANTIC

‘Atlantic’ is a feature documentary following the fortunes of fishing communities across the North Atlantic affected by the huge increase in oil activity off their coasts.

On both sides of the Atlantic, oil and gas frontiers are opening up, pushing deeper in to the Atlantic and further north into the Arctic. Coastal communities in Ireland, Norway and Newfoundland are facing the dilemma choosing between traditional fishing and more lucrative oil and gas income.

This project is being financed with individual contributions (they have already around 14.000 €) and to support the production of the film a series of events are taking place in Galway and Dublin. Here, this Wednesday, May 28th in Monroe’s, from 8:30 pm, we can enjoy a fundraising concert.

Tickets are 10 euros and you can listen to 4 bands:

  • Mikey & The Scallywags,
  • My Fellow Sponges,
  • The Deans
  • We Banjo Three

Listen to some of the songs they will be playing and  if you want to cooperate now, please visit the website of the project:







Coastal clean

Coastal clean

This may not be an event itself but it can be one of the best opportunities to help the community and the environment.
If you have a couple of hours this Saturday (it is NOT going to rain, by the way) contact the website in the picture or just go to Salthill and give them a hand.
We all like the clean sand and the clear water!

Exhibition Arts & Furniture

Exhibition Arts & Furniture