Category Archives: The Galway Life Blog

This is a list of tales from the everyday life of people and events in the Galway community.

Back in the Saddle at the Ballinasloe Marathon

Never again, I say to myself as I spend hours upon hours ploughing through the ridiculous amount of photos I took at the Dublin marathon. It’s Thursday night before I finish going through and uploading all the photos I took … Continue reading

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Out of the Shadows at the Galway Bay Marathon, 10KM, & Half-Marathon

“JESUS CHRIST!” exclaims a passing lady after I say “good morning” to her from my carefully chosen vantage point a short while before the Galway Bay Marathon events start (Photos here). A whimsical part of me wants to say, “No, … Continue reading

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A Galway Snail Tale

Sammy Snail and his wife Samantha are in love. Unlike many other species of life, they like to take their time with their romantic liasons and I was a witness to their canoodling earlier on today.

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Blood, Walking, Defiance, & Shooting the Shooter at Croí’s Hearty Walk

Blood profusely spurting from my face, I rush out the door to get into Eyre Square to capture participants at Croi’s 15 minute walk for World Heart Day. Having been tagged by them in a Tweet, I replied that I … Continue reading

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Aphrodisiac Marathon in Clarinbridge 2016

This feels right, I think, as I make my way towards Clarinbridge’s inaugral Oyster Marathon event which consists of a 10km, a half-marathon, and a full marathon. Unlike other events I’ve photographed, joy and excitement are the only things I … Continue reading

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Finding Myself at the Tara Energy Festival in Loughrea

Often feeling lost, I decided that this weekend I would try and find myself so I go to Loughrea for the last day of the three day Tara Energy Festival. It’s a drug and alcohol free event and so I … Continue reading

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Wide Legs & Wide Lenses @ The Dirty Circus in Seven Bar

“You must love your job,” I quip to one of the other three photographers in attendance after watching him get in the middle of the action with his wide angle lens. “I f***ing love it,” he says, and I suspect … Continue reading

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Forest Gumping for Pieta House & Billy’s World (Part 1 of 2)

Running 1,800 Miles (2,500KM) might not seem like everyone’s idea of a fun thing to do but for Leitrim born Tom Reynolds and Lillian Deegan that’s exactly what it is. Plus, they are raising money for Pieta House and Billy’s … Continue reading

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Being Hit by the High Seas at the Frances Thornton Memorial Swim 2016

Danger is my middle name. Okay, it’s not really, but I’m not really a COW either. But nor is Batman a bat. Today I’m hitting the high seas of Galway Bay for the eleventh annual Frances Thornton Memorial swim. One-hundred-and-two … Continue reading

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Ode to Caffeine

Caffeine, my love Today we part ways No more will you make my heart beat faster Speed my chatter Or make my hands shake… The constant giddiness is too much for me The shake in my hands affects my phot-og-ra-phy … Continue reading

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