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A good reason to visit Spiddal

This April Standún Spiddal have teamed up with the Galway Simon Community to help raise awareness and funding for homeless people in Galway.

For the month of April, they are encouraging people to donate any unwanted or unused clothes. Standún are kicking things off by hosting a coffee morning on Saturday April 5th between 11am and 2pm in aid of the Galway Simon Community at their store. All are welcome and everyone is encouraged to donate.


Standún are encouraging people to donate a bag of unwanted clothes to this worthy charity this April. For every bag donated directly to the charity, the Galway Simon Community will be offering a free tea or coffee with a delicious cake in the café at Standun. For every item of clothing donated directly to Standún Spiddal they will receive a 20% voucher off all non-reduced items in-store. 




The Second Edition of Traidphicnic festival, celebrating Irish music, culture, and traditions, takes place in An Spidéal on Friday July 5 and Saturday 6.

The festival, which is run bi-lingually and is part of The Gathering 2013, will be officially opened by Charlie Lennon at 2pm on July 5 outside Studio Cuan.

It will be a weekend event with concerts by traditional music artists along with art and cultural workshops. You can see the program here

Workshops takes place from 10.30am to 1.30pm with registration at Studio Cuan from 10 am. The cost is €15 but family discounts apply.

Among others you can listen to the music of Kevin Crawford and Martin Hayes, the video is from Feakle Festival 2011

For non-trad enthusiasts, there will be a variety of events around the Spiddal Craft Village, Studio Cuan, and the library on the Friday and Saturday.

Remember that, if you don’t have a car and think (like me) that cycling there is not possible (17 km only, I know!) you can take Bus Eireann number 424.

To watch and to take part

It feels like this week they agree to celebrate the sport. Here’s a list of some of the events taking place in County Galway.

International Galway Canoe Polo Open

1st to 2nd June

Its first international competition with teams from all over Europe.

Spiddal Currach & Hooker Regatta

1st to 2nd June

Sea racing, family events and music.

Clifden Sky Road 10 K Challenge

2nd June

Run (or walk) for charity. Entrace €20

Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon Festival

2nd June

The race takes place in the Gort surroundings.

Don’t get too tired!

Get in shape!

For the next two weeks, here’s something that’ll help you keep fit…or just have a good time trying something different, both in Connemara so you’ll have the perfect scenery as a background!




The first one is The Connemara Adventure Challenge. The race will include trial/ mountain running, kayaking and cycling, through 31 km open to all levels.

Connemara Adventure Challenge- The Gathering

May 11th




The next sports event is very similar as it’s a triathlon and consists of swim, cycle and run, and it takes place at Spiddal beach, Connemara roads for cycling and running around the pier and village.

Sprint: 750 m swim, 20 km cycle and 5 km run

Olympic: 1500 m swim, 40 km cycle and 10 km run.

Galway Triathlon Spiddal

18th May 2013