The first live show back in the Flirt FM studios - The Big Friday Show with Jenny Cox and Stephen Joyce.

Local News

Flirt FM returns to campus

Mon, Sep 20, 2021

AFTER A tumultuous and challenging 18 months working remotely, Flirt FM, Galway’s alternative, community, radio station, based at NUI Galway, is finally getting to re-open its doors to volunteers.

French Ambassador Vincent Guérend.


‘We want to tell the Irish people, France is your closest neighbour’

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

Ireland may geographically be closer to Britain, but politically, with Brexit, and the UK becoming a ‘third country outside the EU, France is now the Republic’s closest neighbour - a relationship the French are keen to develop and deepen.

Róisín Nic Lochlainn, president of the NUI Galway Student Union. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy

Shooting The Breeze

‘The housing crisis is dire. It’s demoralising for students‘

Thu, Aug 26, 2021

University should be a time of discovery and expanding horizons, a time to broaden your mind and education, and to plan for the future. It is also a social experience, a chance to meet people from all walks of life, and where you will form some of the most enduring friendships of your life.

Old Galway

A Galway tradition

Wed, Sep 15, 2021

The origins of the centuries-old Saturday market are lost in the mists of time. It was always held in front of St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, which was the only open space in the old walled town. Two hundred years ago, James Hardiman, in his history, was writing that, “The town is well supplied with vegetables … the green gardeners cultivate a considerable quantity of ground and keep a considerable supply of remarkable fine-flavoured fruit and vegetables.” At the same time, Hely Dutton, in his survey, was writing, “The vegetable market kept near the Main Guard is generally well supplied, and at reasonable rates; all kinds come to the market washed, by which any imperfection is easily detected. The cabbage raised near the sea side on seaweed is particularly delicious; those who have been used to those cultivated on ground highly manured, cannot form any idea of the difference. There are also, in season, peaches, strawberries, gooseberries, apples, pears etc.”

Galway Diary

A time when the Irish were not welcome

Wed, Sep 15, 2021

Between the years 1845 and 1855 more than 2.1 million people emigrated from Ireland. They streamed into Liverpool, Manchester, Boston and New York. Many were diseased, hungry, dirty, broken spirited, with barely any personal belongings. Some embarked actually naked.


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