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Photojournalistic Event Coverage

If you have any queries relating to my writing or photography then please contact me via richardpeyton@thegalwaycow.com providing as much information as possible.

What is the COW?

The Galway COW is an online photography, creative writing, and blog/news platform based in Galway and set up for the purposes of cataloging various events here, Ireland, or just about anywhere someone would be happy to pay me to go to :-).

Why a COW?

The COW originally stood for Community of Writers and was set up for the purpose of being a virtual platform for a group of local writers. The group disbanded and I wanted to do something different and decided to use this domain name as it was getting expensive to be buying domains every time I had a new idea.

My re-imagining for this site made sense when  I thought of the poem “Leisure” by William H. Davies. I basically wanted a platform where I would blog about just about anything I felt like blogging about. I tried my hand at a whole bunch of stuff, but the leaning now is towards sports events and sociological observations.

Cows stare intently at whatever is in their immediate environment, and so does this blog, so it may sometimes seem a bit random, but I assure you it will always be interesting.


Leisure
– William Henry Davies

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

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