Galway Bay

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The late Tom Oliver is a member of one of Galway’s oldest fishing families, many of whom have served with voluntary lifeboat crews. Photograph: Galway RNLI

The hero family who rescued two paddleboarders in dramatic circumstances in Galway Bay in August is in mourning after a fisherman (37)* drowned on Mon(...)

Sierra Nevada’s Hazy Little Thing IPA and Galway Bay’s Clear Intentions. The ever-changing face of the IPA style has spurned a kind of pushback, itching for a return to the original IPA.

Like the craze for insanely spicy hot sauces, the appeal of the IPA “bitter bomb” seems to be losing its hold. The obsession with IBU (international b(...)

Peter Kilcullen, Allianz sales director  with Mike Burke, captain, Phyllis Lee, lady captain, and Tom Conlisk, president of the victorious Ballinrobe GC. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

It’s not just a marketing catch line, as those esteemed officers who competed in the Allianz Irish Times Officers’ Challenge at Galway Bay discovered.(...)

 John Maybury’s Joker II defends its ICRA crown in Galway Bay next week. Photograph:

A buoyant turnout from sailing clubs right along the west coast is a just reward for organisers who will stage the national cruiser-racer championship(...)

Dr Louise Firth on  the causeway to Mutton Island in Galway Bay. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When Joni Mitchell’s ode to overdevelopment, Big Yellow Taxi, made for a hit single in the 1970s, the wide blue yonder was still regarded as a safe re(...)

Mussels on a beach in west Ireland: “We have some of the world’s best produce.” Photograph: iStock

Two weeks ago, as part of Food on the Edge, I took many of the best chefs in the world out to Connemara, in order to show the wonderful produce and la(...)

Photo showing  the total eclipse of the sun taken from an aircraft out in the mid-Atlantic.  Photograph: Trinity College Dublin handout/PA Wire

The west was “close to best” for the “almost total” solar eclipse, with clear skies drawing hundreds of spectators out to the shoreline of Galway Bay.(...)