We are at the end of September and as we bid the month goodbye we invite you to join in some of the events happening around Ireland. Sit back and relax with a podcast, indulge in foodie talks or lose yourself in a world of doodles with the Galway Cartoon Festival. Check out of list below for our top things to do this week!
The Galway Cartoon Festival

Galway’s Cartoon Festival ‘At Large’ begins tomorrow, October 1! Doodle to your hearts content with interactive activities taking place across Galway city and county until October 9th. You can make your mark on some of Galway’s iconic walls, have your caricature drawn at Harbour Hotel and take yourself on an art trail with fabulous comic art being displayed in shop windows in Galway. For the full list of activities click here.

Climb A Hill For Jack and Jill

This October, The Jack and Jill Foundation are encouraging to you climb, walk or run up a hill. The Jack and Jill Foundation provide specialist home nursing care and end-of-life care for children with highly complex and life-limiting medical conditions. Local family, The Quinn’s from Roscam has benefited from their help since their daughter Lucia was born. She was born in February 2021 with heart and lung complications along with Down Syndrome. She was transferred to Crumlin where she had heart surgery, an aortopexy, dealt with sepsis and was diagnosed with severe tracheomalacia. With no family able to help due to COVID, the family relied on the Jack and Jill foundation which provides night-time care so parents Geraldine and James can spend time with Lucia’s brothers. To register and support this worthy cause visit #UpTheHill21 Registration | The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation.

Celebrate International Podcast Day

Sit back and relax with a podcast on International Podcast Day! Podcasts have increased in popularity in recent years due to their constant availability and broad range of topics. Not to mention they are a great way to chill out and take a break. From laughing out loud with The 2 Johnnies to current events with The Women’s Podcast with Roisin Ingle and Kathy Sheridan to something in between, there really is a podcast for everyone. Podcasts have also allowed the topic of mental health to be discussed more. By hosts and guests sharing their true, unfiltered and raw stories and advice, they have encouraged people open up and not feel ashamed or alone about their mental health. With The Positive Psychology Podcast, The Anxiety Podcast and Meditation Minis accessible to everyone 24/7, many people have found it a helpful tool to cope with their mental health struggles.

Food On The Edge

Food on the Edge returns again this year with a spectacular line-up of experts from far and wide. Inspirational speakers who are passionate about food will share their knowledge with attendees against the stunning backdrop of Airfield Estate. Whether you’re a culinary king or a food enthusiast, the event encourages foodies of all levels to join them October 17th and 18th. Tickets are on sale here.

Strength in Numbers with Connacht Rugby

From Belmulett to Blanchardstown and from Clifden to Clondalkin, join the Connacht rugby team in the Aviva Stadium next month. Cheer them on when they play Ulster in the ultimate showdown on Saturday 23rd of October. Tickets for the match are on sale now from Connacht Rugby – Connacht Vs Ulster Presale.


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