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How to Cope with Chronic Pain

One in every five people in Europe suffers from chronic pain. Dr Brian McGuire, a clinical psychologist who specialises in pain management tells Stella Meehan that the mind has the power to overcome it. Chronic pain is described as pain that lasts more than three months. It can cost the Irish economy up to five […]

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Boston Love

Galway people have been travelling to Boston in their droves for centuries and nowadays, it’s one of the most popular U.S. destinations for Irish tourists. From trail walking in the steps of revolutionary heroes to exploring restaurants to finding the world’s best clam chowder, it’s the perfect location for a couple’s break in Spring, a […]

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Learn to Say No…..

Just Say No Learning to say ‘no’ can be one of the most difficult things in life. So many of us are people pleasers, are too nice to say no and often put the needs of others above our own. It might be down to avoiding conflict, such as the very Irish trait of not […]

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Honeymoon Hotspots

As owner and Managing Director of Host PR, Ireland’s only dedicated hospitality and travel PR company, Tim Magee travels a lot. By his own admission, probably too much. Last year alone saw him travel 81,000 kilometres and spend 234 hotel nights in 33 hotels in 21 countries. For many, splashing out on a honeymoon is […]


Weekend Away | Farnham Estate, Co Cavan

  Grainne McMahon visits Cavan town, pops up to Enniskillen for and unconventional shopping trip but for the most part checks out what the Radisson Blu Farnham Estate has to offer for a weekend away.   After a busy few weeks we needed a weekend break but wanted to be away from the hustle and […]

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Galway’s Little Fighters

It is every expectant parent’s worst nightmare – the baby you have long wanted arrives before the ninth month of your pregnancy. Thousands of people here are plunged into a world of uncertainty and worry every year when the child they are expecting arrives before their due date, often with medical problems and thankfully less […]


Five Days In Vegas

  Grainne McMahon visits Las Vegas and finds out what all the fuss is about.   This is my second time in Las Vegas, a place I describe as a ‘Disneyland for adults,’ where you can forget the real world for a few days and indulge in outrageous roller coaster rides, West End type entertainment […]


There’s Something About Laura

She was a highlight of the Electric Picnic this year and is fast becoming one of Ireland’s biggest Indie music stars. Stella Meehan caught up with Laura Sheeran to talk musical collaborations, growing up in Galway and her cousin Ed. As a first cousin of one of the world’s biggest pop stars, you might be […]


Greek Haven of Hydra Offers Escape From Reality

By Aoibheann McNamara   This is my third trip to the island of Hydra, a Greek island two hours by boat from Athens. It is a small island with no cars – just donkeys and lots of cats. It is a perfect place for children where they can feel free. It is also ideal for […]

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  Check out the Sept edition of GALWAYnow for your chance to win a 3 night break including flights to Malta in association with the Wineport Lodge.