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Cheltenham Day Four Preview

Cheltenham Day Four Preview

by Aodán Boland  The final day of the 2017 Cheltenham festival has arrived and it’s safe to say the bookies are the real winners this year. Yet there is still time for us punters, as we close out the festival with a cracking final day which includes the most prestigious race in horse racing: The


Cheltenham Day One Preview

Image Source by Aodán Boland It’s that time of the year again, the biggest four days on the racing calendar have arrived. The Cheltenham festival kicks off tomorrow: four days of fun, shocks and memories to last a lifetime. The big question on every punter’s mind is “Who should I be backing?”. I’m going to


Galway’s Pocket Rocket

Image: Lucasz Langowski by Brian Donnellon     Sinead Keon will be one of Ireland’s entrants in this autumn’s World Dwarf Games in Canada, and she will be representing us in three different sports, shot put, javelin and table tennis, the latter of which she is the defending champ from the 2013 games. All of that is impressive


Feminism Amongst Feminine Beauty?

Image Source by Ciara Mannion During my first week in Galway, I spent most of my time in the library. Row after row of neatly lined up books with their spines facing outward, I began to search for inspiration for the new year. I remember picking up an old aged book. It smelled warm and dusty,


The Black Moon on September 30th

    Image:http://news.nationalgeographic.com By Lelia Connolly Sky watchers in the Western Hemisphere who have had a long fascination with lunar events will be happy to know that on September 30th there will be another event known as a “black moon”. With the rise of the internet, all kinds of lunar events and moon moments have


Raid on GTI

photo credit: Donall MacAodh By Evan Murphy   A group of educationists led by Zilinsky Kraj of the Czech Republic and involving Ireland, the UK, Netherlands and Turkey will be visiting GTI as part of the STEM Engagement Europe Project( or the SEE).   Engaging with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics has been seen as