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Neil Delamare at NUIG

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Presents Neil Delamere & Gearóid Farrelly

Our €5 comedy gigs continue at 8pm on Monday 18th of February 2019 with Neil Delamere and Gearóid Farrelly in the O’Flaherty Theatre.

€5 tickets go on sale from the SU Office at 10am on Monday 7th of January 2019 and the SU Engineering Desk at 10am on Monday 14th of January 2019.

Neil Delamere

Neil Delamere is one of the top acts working in the comedy scene today, having presented Neil Delamere’s Just For Laughs and Republic of Telly as well as featuring on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Stand Up For The Week and Comedy Central at the Comedy Store. He is known to Irish audiences for his appearances on RTE’s The Panel and BBC’s The Blame Game. He wrote and presented the series of documentaries Holding Out for A Hero for RTE, which garnered an Irish Film and Television Award. He recently starred in the hit BBC Northern Ireland series Soft Border Patrol.

“You’ll be hard pressed to find a more gifted comic”*****The Scotsman

Twitter: @neildelamere
Facebook: /NeilDelamere
Instagram: @neildelamerecomedy

Gearóid Farrelly
Gearóid Farelly is a polished live performer. He is a regular at Irish festivals including Vodafone Comedy Festival, Kilkenny Cat Laughs, Electric Picnic, Halloween Howls, Galway Comedy Festival and is a regular touring support to some of the comedy’s top names including the late Joan Rivers in Dublin and the UK. His comedy career got off to a flying start in 2008, when in the space of a few short weeks he was a finalist in the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny? competition at the Edinburgh Festival and winner of Bulmers Nuthin Butt Funny Newcomer competition at the Bulmers Festival in Dublin. His stand-up appearances for television include Stand & Deliver, The Panel, Tonight With Craig Doyle and Dave’s One Night Stand. Gearóid is probably best known for playing PJ Gallagher’s conjoined-twin in Meet Your Neighbours. On radio he has a weekly slot with Neil Delamere on Today FM.

“Intelligent, reflective comedy” Irish Times
“Quick and Snappy” The Skinny

David O’Doherty at NUIG SOLD OUT!

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UPDATE: This event is now SOLD OUT! 

NUI Galway Students’ Union Presents: David O’Doherty

We are delighted to welcome back David O’Doherty to NUI Galway at 8pm on Monday 28th of January 2019 in the O’Flaherty Theatre, NUI Galway. Tickets are just €5 and all proceeds to go the SU Charities Galway RCC and COPE Galway

Tickets go on sale from the SU Office at 10am on Monday 7th of January 2019 and the SU Engineering Desk at 10am on Monday 14th of January 2019.

David O’Doherty is an award-winning comedian, author and musician. First nominated for best newcomer in 2000 for his show The Story of the Boy Who Saved Comedy, David went on to win the main Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2008 for Let’s Comedy. He has returned to the festival every year since then, receiving widespread acclaim from both audiences and critics. He has also toured the UK and Ireland a number of times. David’s television credits include The Modest Adventures of David O’Doherty (RTÉ), Live at the Apollo (BBC 2), 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4). He has also previously been a guest on and hosted Never Mind The Buzzcocks and made appearances on shows such as QI, Dave’s One Night Stand, Would I Lie To You? and Have I Got News For You.

David is also a successful author. He published his first book, a children’s title called Ronan Long Gets It Wrong, in 2000. His next two books were the “wonderfully daft” (The Big Issue) 100 Facts About Pandas and 100 Facts About Sharks, written in conjunction with Mike Ahern and Claudia O’Doherty. He wrote another children’s title called Danger Is Everywhere in 2014 and this was followed up by sequel Danger Is Still Everywhere, which was nominated for the Scholastic Laugh Out Loud Book Award 2016. A third instalment, Danger Really Is Everywhere: SCHOOL OF DANGER, was released in October 2016.

Twitter: @phlaimeaux
Facebook: /actualdavidodoherty
Instagram: @phlaimeaux

What Will You Do In 2019?

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What Will You Do in 2019?

*Learn Sign Language
SU Sign Language 10 Week course starts 29th January

*Have the Best Summer Ever
SU Working & Travelling Abroad Fair Wednesday 23rd January

*Raise Money For Charity
SU Charity Collection Day Saturday 2nd February for Galway Rape Crisis Centre/COPE Galway

*Run For Election
SU Election Nominations open Thursday 14th February

*Learn To Save Lives
SU Life Skills First Aid Responder Course/CFR Course/ASIST

SU €5 Comedy Gigs: David O’Doherty (28th Jan) & Neil Delamere (18th Feb)

Contact for more information

Top-up your Student Leap Card at the Students’ Union

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You can now top-up your Student Leap Card at the NUI Galway Students’ Union office!

Please note all the below fares are the Student rates for the Student Leap Card only.

To obtain your Student Leap Card:

  1. Go to and complete the online application.
  2. Bring the order confirmation code to the SU office along with your Student ID or a letter from your School/College and we can print the card off for you. Please note the code expires after 7 days.
  3. The Student Leap Card costs €10 and doesn’t have any credit on it.

There are two options for topping up your Leap Card with credit in the SU Office and we don’t charge any commission! 

Option 1: Pay-as-you-go

If you are looking to use the pay-as-you-go option you can top up your Student Leap Card with Travel Credit to the value of your choice. The fare when using the pay-as-you-go on Bus Éireann would be €1.68 a trip for bus trips in 01-11 stages and €1.98 for the 12+ stages.

Option 2: Load a ticket onto your Card

For Bus Éireann you have three options of tickets which can be loaded to your Leap Card:

  • 24 Hour – €4
  • 7 day – €16.80
  • Monthly – €59.50 (The monthly ticket is done by calendar month e.g. 1st January to 31st January)

For City Direct there is only the option of the Monthly Ticket:

  • Monthly – €50

The Students’ Union Office is located upstairs in the Áras na Mac Léinn building (beside Sult) and we are open 10am-5pm Monday-Friday during term time.

NUIG Working & Travelling Abroad Fair 2019

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The NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair 2019 will help you to plan the best summer ever!

The Fair will take place 12pm-3pm on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 in Áras na Mac Léinn. 

Exhibitors include: J1 Visa companies, travel companies, volunteering/adventure companies, internships/training companies and there will be delicious food stalls to fill your belly as you plan your summer! There will also be information talks during the day in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn.

NUI Galway does not endorse or affiliate any external company exhibiting at the Fair.

Confirmed Exhibitors:

ALIVE – NUI Galway’s Student Volunteering Programme

Campus France Ireland – Campus France Ireland is here to help all Irish students and international students based in Ireland who want to pursue their higher education in France.

Capture Travel – Group Trips Abroad

CCUSA – Summer Camp Jobs, Work or Volunteer Experiences and Adventures in the USA and around the World!

Club Travel / SAYIT – J1 USA Visas

J1 Ireland – J1 Summer Work Travel Self Placement

Partnership International – Career Training Programmes

USA Summer Camp – Spend your J1 in a Summer Camp in the USA

USIT – Plan your next adventure anywhere in the world includes USA, Canada  and Australian Visas

Teach To Beach – Teach English in Vietnam

Confirmed Talks in The View upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn: 

12pm-1pm SAYIT – J1 Summer Work and Travel Talk

1pm-2pm USIT – USA and Canada Summer Options Talk

2pm-3pm CCUSA – Want to have the #BestSummerEver at a summer camp in America or Canada?

Confirmed Food Stalls: 

Brown Bag Donuts

Joachim’s German Bratwurst 

The Great Poutini’s

Applications Open for SU Cloakroom & Engineering Positions

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Applications are now OPEN for the vacant positions at the NUI Galway Students’ Union Cloakroom and Engineering Building Information Point for the remainder of the 2018/19 academic term until 10th May 2019.

Please send your CV together with cover letter to Joanna Brophy, Assistant Manager, NUI Galway Students’ Union by email only to before 5pm on Friday 14th of December.

Full job description is available HERE: Job Description SU Engineering Desk Staff

Late applications will not be accepted.

The NUI Galway Students’ Union Cloakroom will be open 9am-6pm Thursdays & Fridays. The Engineering Desk will be open 11am-3pm Monday-Friday.

Please only apply if you will be available to work during these hours. 

Please note: You must be available for training on Wednesday 9th of January and be prepared to start work on Monday 14th of January.


NUIG Christmas Holiday Arrangements

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Christmas Holiday Arrangements 2018

NUI Galway Christmas Holidays are from Saturday 22nd December 2018 to Sunday 13th of January 2019 (inclusive)

Semester 2 Teaching starts on Monday 14th of January 2019. Academic Dates for the rest of 2018/19 are available HERE.

  • The Students’ Union Office will close on Fri 21st Dec and reopen at 10am Mon 7th Jan.
  • The Students’ Union Engineering Desk will close at 3pm on Fri 21st of Dec and reopen at 11am on Mon 14th of Jan.
  • The Students’ Union Cloakroom will close at 6pm on Fri 21st of Dec and reopen at 9am on Thurs 17th of Jan.
  • The Students’ Union Shop will close on Fri 21st Dec and reopen Mon 7th Jan.
  • Sult will close on Fri 21st Dec and will reopen at 8.30am on Mon 7th Jan.
  • Caifé na Gaeilge will close on Fri 21st Dec and will reopen on Mon 14th Jan.
  • Smokey’s Café will close on Fri 21st Dec and reopen Mon 7th Jan.
  • The Wall Café will be closed on Fri 21st Dec and will be open with reduced hours on the following days Thurs 27th Dec, Fri 28th Dec, Weds 2nd Jan, Thurs 3rd Jan, Fri 4th Jan & Mon 7th Jan.
  • The James Hardiman Library will be closed Sat 22nd Dec to Tues 1st Jan inclusive.
  • The Reading Room will be closed on Tues 25th and Weds 26th of Dec.
  • The Student Health Unit will close on Fri 21st Dec and will reopen on Mon 7th Jan.
  • Sin Newspaper will be back with a new issue on Tues 15th of Jan.
  • The Socs Box will close on Fri 21st Dec and will reopen on Mon 7th Jan.
  • SUMS will be closed from Fri 14th of Dec.
  • For details about Computer Suite Access over the holidays check HERE

Beannachtaí na Nollag agus Athbhliain faoi mhaise.

We hope you all have a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

See you all in 2019!

Christmas Exam Buses

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Christmas Exam Buses with City Direct 

Cost: €2 Per Journey.

Non-Stop Direct Service to Salthill Exam Venues (Leisureland/Galway Bay Hotel) Monday 10th December – Thursday 20th December 2018

  • Leaving University Road (Bus Stop Near Ward’s) 08:40 & 15:40
  • Leaving Salthill (Leisureland) 11:40 & 18:40


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SHAG (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance) Week 2018

An tSeachtain um Fheasacht agus Threoir ar an tSláinte Ghnéis, 2018

Monday 5th of November/Dé Luain, an 5 Samhain

1pm-3pm Mental Health Monday: “Let’s Talk About Sex (baby)” stand at Smokey’s Café & “How many condoms can you pack in 1 minute?” Competition

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic in the Student Health Unit. Phone 091 492 604 for appointment.

Tuesday 6th of November/Dé Máirt, an 6 Samhain

10am-1.30pm Disclosure Training with Galway Rape Crisis Centre in The Space. €10 Register in advance in SU. POSTPONED DUE TO ILLNESS

11am-4pm- Share your most embarrassing sex story with Journos Media Soc at Smokey’s Café for their radio show Illuminaughty

4pm-5pm Consent Movie Screening in AM250 Colm O’Heocha Theatre

Wednesday 7th of November/ Dé Céadaoin, an 7 Samhain

2pm-5pm Free Rapid HIV Testing with AIDS West in The Space

7pm-9pm “How Well Do You Know Your Hun?” with GIG Soc in IT202

8pm Sex Toy Bingo at Sult

Thursday 8th of November/Déardaoin, an 8 Samhain

5pm-8pm “Peaches, Pears or Bananas – Loving Your Sexual Body” with Anna Keogh in SC200A

5pm-7pm FREE STI Clinic in the Student Health Unit. Phone 091 492 604 for appointment.

All Week:

  • Guess how many condoms are in the jar. Entry €1 goes to SU Charities.
  • Free Condoms and Tompax
  • Look Out For STI-nder
  • Methods of Birth Control Online
  • Journos Media Soc – Facebook giveaway for a year’s subscription to OMGYes in return for people sharing a post about sex positivity and kindness. Winner announced Thursday.

More information from/ Tuilleadh eolais ar fáil ó


SU Charity Cake Sale and Pet Farm Visit

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NUI Galway Students’ Union Presents The Ultimate Study Break: Big Fat Charity Cake Sale & Pet Farm Visit
Cuireann Comhaltas na Mac Léinn, OÉ Gaillimh, An Briseadh Staidéar Iontach i Láthair: An Díolachán Cácaí Mór Millteach ar son Carhanachtaí agus Cuairt Fheirm Pheataí

11am – 3.30pm Wednesday 5th December 2018 in Áras na Mac Léinn
11r.n. – 3.30i.n., Dé Céadaoin, an 5 Nollaig 2018 Áras na Mac Léinn

There will be sheep, lambs, goats, cats, rabbits, ducks, hens, roosters, chicks, ducklings, geese, cake, tea, a raffle and tunes from Flirt FM.

All funds raised go to Galway Rape Crisis Centre and COPE Galway.
Tabharfar an t-airgead ar fad do Galway Rape Crisis Centre and COPE Galway.