Editor’s Letter

Our summer issue of Galway Now Magazine comes out today! I am so honoured to share my first publication as editor with you all. I have a deep love and connection not just with my home county of Galway but with the whole of the West of Ireland. I wanted to take this opportunity to stay true to my roots and showcase the very best of art, culture, craft and design inspired by or made in the West of Ireland.

I made a very conscious decision to steer clear of taking about the impacts of the Pandemic as much as possible, but it still permeates life as we know it and I imagine will continue to do so for quite some time. As we enjoy these summer months ahead with continuing easing of restrictions, I hope that some of the principles we chose to live by during the past eighteen months stay with us; quality time with our loved ones, a return to cooking and baking great food from scratch, a love of the outdoors and nature and a conscious effort to support our local businesses as they get back on their feet.

To coincide with the launch of our summer issue, we have decided to GIVEAWAY the ultimate summer reading list to one of our readers, (including must-reads from Lisa McInerney, Laura Whitmore, Jennifer Rock, Catherine Doyle and much more!). To win all of these wonderful books, just take a picture with your copy of GALWAYnow magazine in your favourite summer reading spot and tag us on social media. The winner will be announced at the end of the month, good luck!*

As always, we love to hear from our readers so if you have a story to share, an event happening or a product you want to tell us about, connect with us on social media or send us a mail.

Terms & Conditions:

  • One entry per person.
  • Closing date for entries is midnight 30th June 2021.
  • Winners will be contacted directly.
  • All entry criteria must be satisfied in order for your entry to be eligible.
  • Please allow for a prize delivery period once the competition has been drawn.
  • Open to ROI and Northern Ireland residents only