Mussel’s In May

All Trails Lead To Seafood 
Connemara Mussel Festival 2018

Food lovers are in for a treat this May bank holiday weekend as the annual Connemara Mussel Festival takes places from 4th – 6th of May in Tullycross, Renvyle,Connemara, as part of the Region of Gastronomy 2018 event calendar.
As well as some of the country’s top celebrity chefs providing live cooking demonstrations, the festival marquee will play host to a range of entertainment for the whole family.
If that wasn’t enough, there will be a feast of mouth watering maritime fayre at the festival.The theme for this year’s festival is ‘A Taste of The Atlantic’ , Jacinta Dalton, Failte Ireland Food Ambassador ,Lecturer at College of Tourism & Arts, G.M.I.T.will be hosting a workshop for children and there will be a series of walks and talks focusing on the coastal community off the beautiful Renvyle Peninsula which offers spectacular views of the Hills and coast of Connemara in Galway.
The Connemara Mussel Festival aims to highlight the wealth of top quality seafood available on our own shores, and showcases some of the finest mussels as well as a tantalising selection of other fishy delights. 
All are welcome to come and enjoy the treasure trove of local produce which demonstrates Connemara’s growing reputation as an exciting food destination. 
For more information on the full programme visit www.connemaramusselfestival.com

New Tearooms For World Famous Restaurant

Paddy Burkes,one of Galway’s most iconic and celebrated landmarks, will launch a new tearooms this March. Following a refurbishment, the restaurants side wing has been restored to create a bigger, brighter and better-than- ever customer experience with the launch of a new tearooms ‘The Tearooms at Paddy Burkes’.

As well as serving the very best coffees and teas, there will also be a selection of home baked scones, a twist on the Irish soda bread and fresh salads.

For more information go to www.paddyburkesgalway.com

Galway Craft Fair

LOCAL Food & Craft Gift fair returns to the Blackbox Theatre for its 6th year running. This will be the biggest event yet with over 60 Food & Craft producers from accross Galway city & county. Products range from a selection of homemade and artisan foods; ceramics; jewellery; textiles; quilts; pottery; wood crafted pieces and blacksmiths.

Sat – 10am – 7pm // Sun – 10am – 5pm

FREE ADMISSION

24th  – 26th November 2017.

Connemara & Aran Shortlisted For Major Irish Book Award

A bitter-sweet moment for Connemara-based publishers as
Connemara & Aran by Walter Pfeiffer and published by Artisan House is included in An Bord Gáis Irish Book Awards Shortlist announced today

 

Connemara & Aran, published in June 2017 by Artisan House Connemara, is shortlisted in the Best Irish Published Book category.

 

“To be included in the shortlist of the flagship event for the Irish book industry is a tremendous honour for us, especially when we see the quality of the company we are enjoying here today.  To be shortlisted for this particular title is a bitter-sweet moment.  Our much-loved author, Walter Pfeiffer, died unexpectedly last April and never did get to see his book in physical form.  Another contributor, the poet Josie Guairim from Carna, also died suddenly last February.  However for the families of both, we know this will bring some satisfaction and provides a fitting legacy for their work.” stated Mary Ruddy of Artisan House, publishers of Connemara & Aran.

The 176-page bookConnemara & Aran, is a visual chronicle of landscape and seascape images taken by Walter Pfeiffeover the past four years.  It includes poems from Eva Bourke, Moya Cannon, Michael Coady, Eamon Grennan, Josie Guairim, Joan McBreen, Máire Áine Ní Dhiréain and Mary O’Malleycontemporary poets who are similarly familiar with and fascinated by the west coast of Ireland. The foreword is by archaeologist Michael Gibbonswhose deep knowledge and familiarity with the area greatly enhances the book.

 

Vincent Murphy of Artisan House, a close friend of Walter, said  ‘Walter was very excited by this particular title Connemara & Aran. It was a visit to Aran in 1964, when he was only 20 years, that proved life-changing.  So enchanted was he by the landscape, the light, the people, that he left his native Germany and moved to live in Ireland the following year and lived here until his untimely death in April of this year’.  
Members of the public are invited to vote for the book via the following website :http://www.irishbookawards.irish/vote/
Voting closes at midnight 23rd November 2017

In addition to the paperback edition is a limited special hardback edition which includes a CD with each poet reading their own work, a recorded introduction by Walter and music by harpist and composer, Kathleen Loughnane.  

 
Photographer/ author: Walter Pfeiffer 

Walter Pfeiffer was one of Ireland’s foremost photographers.  While in his early twenties, he first visited Ireland, travelling from his native Cologne in Germany.  In that summer of 1964, he spent three weeks on the Aran Islands. That experience made an irreversible impact, so much so that he returned the following year and has since made his home in Ireland. The unspoilt landscape, the ever-changing light, the sense of personal freedom and a spiritual connection to the people and the place continues. 

Photographic concepts developed by Walter include the hugely popular series of Irish posters. Doorways of Ireland, Irish Writers Irish Cottages, and Irish Dressers are amongst those to be seen in virtually every Irish public premises. They were also a big hit internationally and the idea has since been copied worldwide. 

Walter has created with Vincent Murphy two highly regarded landscape photography books: Wicklow: A Personal View (2000) and Connemara & Beyond (2005).  His photographs have appeared in numerous books and publications including In the Houses of Ireland (Thames Hudson/Stuart Tabori Chang, Abrams 1988); In an Irish Garden; Irland un art de vivre (Flammarion 1986); Irish Cottages (London Weidenfield & Nicolson 1990) and Celebrating Irish Salmon(Artisan House 2013) 

 

Publisher: Artisan House

Award-winning Artisan House is based in Letterfrack, Connemara, Co. Galway.
Established in 2013 Artisan House create beautifully illustrated high-quality books and bespoke publications on a richly diverse range of subjects including food and lifestyle, photography and the visual arts, music and poetry.  In 2016, they won the World Gourmand Best in the World Seafood Book for their title Sea Gastronomy by Michael O’Meara.
Creative Director:  Vincent Murphy   Editorial Director: Mary Ruddy

Tapestry Of Light Book Launch

Tapestry of Light – a new publication on Ireland’s bogs and wetlands by photographer Tina Claffey.

Tapestry of Light – Ireland’s bogs and wetlands as never seen before by Tina Claffey and published by Artisan House Connemara will be launched on Thursday, 12th October, 2017 in Tailor’s Hall, Dublin.

Tapestry of Light is a stunningly beautiful book containing Tina Claffey’s unique perspective of the flora and fauna of the unspoilt raised bogs and wet woodlands of the Irish midlands. The habitat value of raised bogs arises from their rich diversity of flora such as bog-rosemary, cranberries, lichens and sundews, all of which thrive in the sphagnum mosses which also support a wide variety of fauna, including butterflies, moths, dragonflies, frogs and spiders.

The foreword to Tapestry of Light is by geologist, botanist and broadcaster, Dr. John Feehan. The title ‘Tapestry of Light’ is taken from the eponymous poem by John Sheahan. John’s poetry is included in the book.
Tina Claffey’s interest in her home area and in particular the bogs and wetlands, she attributes to the influence of her father, to whom the book is dedicated, and to time spent in Botswana photographing pristine wilderness. ‘On my return to Ireland, I felt quite lost for some time but then I went on a field walk led by John Feehan in Killaun Bog. That walk was an epiphany for me. Here on my doorstep was a wilderness with as much significance as the Kalahari desert’.

Matthijs Schouten, ecologist and founder of the Dutch Foundation for the Conservation of Irish Bogs, will launch the book. ‘Never before have I seen the magic of bogs captured so beautifully as in this book. The photographs and poems lead us into a truly enchanted world.’

Matthijs Schouten is Professor of restoration ecology at Wageningen University and also an adjunct professor at UCC, he became known as “the father of bog conservation in Ireland” and was knighted in 2004 by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands for the prominent role he played in bringing the fate of Irish bogs to international attention.

The foundation raised sufficient funds in the late 1980s to purchase three endangered sites – Scragh Bog, in Co Westmeath; Cummeragh River bog, in Co Kerry, and Clochar na gCon bog, in Co Galway – and gifted them to the Irish nation.

The book is available in two editions, a standard hardback edition and a special limited edition of 75 copies which contains gatefolds and an original print signed, dated and numbered by Tina Claffey which is suitable for framing.
Note for editor

Please contact Pamela Finn @Think PR for additional information on 091 79 25 26 or email pam@thinkpr.ie

Author and Photographer: Tina Claffey

Tina Claffey, photographic artist, lives in the Irish midlands, a location that holds an endless fascination for her keen eye.
She returned to live in her native Birr, Co. Offaly, in 2009 having lived and worked in Botswana, southern Africa, for almost nine years. Her time and experience in pristine

wilderness areas in Botswana ignited her appreciation of Ireland’s natural world.
Tina has shown her images of the flora and fauna of the preserved raised bogs and wetlands of the midlands in numerous exhibitions, most recently in Elements (2017), Seoda – Treasure of the Wetlands (2014) and Seoda – Treasure Under Foot (2013).

Capturing her desired shot and original perspective often requires Tina to wait patiently, lie down or climb up, position her camera and wait for the moment. She uses all Canon equipment: her camera is a Canon 7D, her lenses include a 16–35mm F2.8L, a 24–105mm F4L, a telephoto lens 70–200mm F2.8L and a 100mm F2.8L macro lens.

Tina holds a BA (Hons) in Photography & Printmaking from the Crawford College of Art & Design in Cork, and her work has been commissioned by the National Sculpture Factory, Bord na Móna, the Environmental Protection Agency and Lifes2Good. She was awarded a Per Cent for Art commission by the OPW for a public art project in Crinkill National School, Co. Offaly. In 2017, one of Tina’s images was presented to Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, at the launch of the Community Wetlands Forum Strategic Plan 2017–2020.

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Poet: John Sheahan

John Sheahan is one of Ireland’s best known musicians. Born in Dublin in 1939, he was a member of The Dubliners from 1964 to 2012. He has played with musicians the world over and has guested on numerous folk, traditional and rock recordings. His own compositions, among them The Marino Waltz and Autumn in Paris, have become essential elements of the Irish musical repertoire. In 2013 he was conferred with an honorary doctorate in music from Trinity College, Dublin. In 2014 the television documentary John Sheahan – A Dubliner received two IFTA awards. In 2015 his debut collection of poems and lyrics, Fiddle Dreams, was published by Dedalus Press.

John and Tina met in 2013 when they collaborated on a TG4 Imeall programme featuring the unique images that Tina captures in Ireland’s bogs. Having read some of John’s poems, Tina felt that one of them, ‘Tapestry of Light’, offered a natural title for this collection.

Introduction: John Feehan

John Feehan, geologist, botanist and writer, is well known for his award-winning television work on the natural and cultural heritage of the Irish landscape, for which he received a Jacobs’ Award. His many books include the definitive textbook on Ireland’s peatlands, The Bogs of Ireland: an introduction to the natural, cultural and industrial heritage of Ireland’s peatlands, the widely acclaimed Farming in Ireland: History, Heritage and Environment, and The Grasses of Ireland, (Feehan, Sheridan and Egan), a popular book on Ireland’s grasslands. John has also written several books on the geology, environmental heritage and history of the Irish midlands. He has been described by Michael Viney as ‘one of Ireland’s top ecologists and communicators of nature’.

Publisher: Artisan House

Award-winning Artisan House is based in Letterfrack, Connemara, Ireland. Established in 2013 Artisan House create beautifully illustrated high-quality books and bespoke publications on a richly diverse range of subjects including food and lifestyle, photography and the visual arts, music and poetry.
Directors: Creative Vincent Murphy Editorial Mary Ruddy

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Tapestry of Light

Silver netting of the dawn, Embroidered through the silent night, Woven into dewy webs,
Suspended tapestry of light.

Cobwebs greet the morning air, Strings of priceless jewels glistening, Veiling gateway, bush and tree, Lending wonder to our waking.

Nature’s gift holds me enthralled, Treasure of the dawning day,
Till the fairy breezes call, Stealing all my dreams away

© John Sheahan

Bafta Winner Among Experts To Talk At Sea Week

Connemara Sea Week is a multi-disciplinary festival, celebrating the wonderful marine heritage of Connemara. The festival will celebrate its 33rd birthday this year ( October 22nd – 30th 2017 ), and has grown to be a wonderful and unique event with something to interest all age groups. Highlights include art exhibitions, concerts, talks, walks, children’s activities, and sports events, combined with lots of great music and buckets of fun for all the family. A special highlight for the last few years has been the wonderful ‘After the Light’ parade, a spectacular night full of myth, magic, madness and mayhem!

Other highlights this year include a one day exploration of the future of planet earth in the company of experts from Ireland and abroad. Eminent speakers at the Notre Dame Centre in Kylemore Abbey will include Bafta Winner Doug Allan, Dorothy Cross and Bríona Nic Dhiarmada ,topics from the global to local will be under the microscope.

Multiple EMMY and BAFTA award-winning, Scottish cameraman, photographer and ecologist, Doug Allan, has spent the last 25 years bringing the most remarkable sights in the natural world into our homes. His camera work features in the hugely successful BBC documentaries, Life, Human Planet, Blue Planet, Planet Earth and Frozen Planet. Scotsman Doug has been involved with over 60 films and series, and has worked for BBC, Discovery, National Geographic, and many others.

Dorothy Cross is considered to be one of Irelands leading international artists. Dorothy resides in Connemara and has a passion for the sea. Working in sculpture, film and photography, Cross examines the relationship between living beings and the natural world. Living in Connemara, a rural area on Ireland’s west coast, the artist sees the body and nature as sites of constant change, creation and destruction, new and old. This flux emerges as strange and unexpected encounters. Many of Cross’ works incorporate items found on the shore, including boats and animal skins, while others reflect on the environment.

Bríona Nic Diarmada is a professor of Irish studies and concurrent professor of film, television and theatre at Notre Dame University. The author of over 35 screen plays and 10 documentaries, the Irish historian and film maker went on to win the 2007 Television Programme of the Year at the Oireachtas na Gaeilge for ‘Ar Lorg Shorcha’. Narrated by Antrim star Liam Neeson, Bríona Nic Diarmada’s three part documentary ‘1916 The Irish Rebellion’ sets the Easter Rising in the context of wider world events and was received with great acclaim.

Other superb speakers will include farmer Brendan Joyce, American Poet Laureate Mary Swander ,academic Tom Collins, businessman Graham Roberts, Entrepreneur Evelyn O’ Toole, Anthony Previte , community activist, marine scientist Paul Connolly and Mary O’ Malley.

 

As well as inspiring poetry and insightful talks, Sea Week will also be peppered by superb music from sublime box player Conor Keane, Dave Harper on guitar and banjo and Katie Theasby on flute. Joining them are two young award winning Connemara musicians – flute player Plunkett O’Toole and sean nós singer and dancer Séamus O’Flatharta on whistle and harp.

The festival will also include trad sessions with the ‘Mighty Hernons’, beautiful music from some of Ireland’s finest musicians and singers in the Gothic Kylemore Abbey, the ‘Screaming Bluecats’  will deliver a mix of Jazz and Blues. The Good Hustle, The Barnyard Quartet and the Koko Jazz Ensemble will keep the action going.

The annual, vibrant Schools Programme will take place from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th of October. In conjunction with the Heritage in the Schools Project, ecologist and artist Gordon Darcy; marine biologist Dave McGrath; storyteller and musician Tom McHugh; local ecologists Mags Flaherty and Marie Louise Heffernan will all visit primary schools in the local area. Five enthusiastic teachers with an in-depth knowledge of Connemara will also conduct exciting Field trips which are an integral part of the schools programme as they give children a real hands on experience of their own place.

An extra special treat this year is the return of well-loved Niko Brown and Martin Brunsden with their new theatrical show ‘Spaces’.  Niko is former artistic director with The Ark Dublin and Martin is an acclaimed musician who has played with groups such as The Hothouse Flowers.  An exciting writer and artist, Aoife Casby, is also a new member of the schools team.

American singer and storyteller Tom McHugh from the Chesapeake Bay area, will invoke the spirit of the Rambling House tradition in Otto‘s House, Davros, Letterfrack ,an integral feature of the Irish countryside and Irish life. A well-known location where people gathered on a regular basis to chat, share stories and make music.  Tea and gorgeous baked goods will also be provided.

On Wednesday 25th October the Letterfrack Village comes alive with the ‘After the Light’ Parade. A magical night ensues with over 1,000 people participating. This unique fire filled parade full of myth and magic and captures the spirit of Halloween.Brilliant installations and an amazing sound track ensure a night to remember for all the family – scary but magical !.

The ‘After the Light’ Project is now in its seventh year and is an inspiring aspect of the Connemara Sea Week Festival which will feature a 40 foot whale brought to life by innovative fire sculptors from Macnas. It has been a great success bringing hundreds of people out into the night to celebrate the great energy and creativity now abounding in Letterfrack. The term ‘After the Light’ conveys aspiring to excellence and while acknowledging the darker sides of history, clearly marking the fact that Letterfrack is a vibrant, energetic and outward looking place, a place full of possibility.

For more information and ticket sales please log onto www.ceecc.org

Bafta Winner Among Experts To Talk At Connemara Sea Week

 

Connemara Sea Week is a multi-disciplinary festival, celebrating the wonderful marine heritage of Connemara. The festival will celebrate its 33rd birthday this year ( October 22nd – 30th 2017 ), and has grown to be a wonderful and unique event with something to interest all age groups. Highlights include art exhibitions, concerts, talks, walks, chil- dren’s activities, and sports events, combined with lots of great music and buckets of fun for all the family. A special highlight for the last few years has been the wonderful ‘After the Light’ parade, a spectacular night full of myth, magic, madness and mayhem!

Other highlights this year include a one day exploration of the future of planet earth in the company of experts from Ireland and abroad. Eminent speakers at the Notre Dame Centre in Kylemore Abbey will include Bafta Winner Doug Allan, Dorothy Cross and Bríona Nic Dhiarmada ,topics from the global to local will be under the microscope.

Multiple EMMY and BAFTA award-winning, Scottish cameraman, photographer and ecologist, Doug Allan, has spent the last 25 years bringing the most remarkable sights in the natural world into our homes. His camera work features in the hugely successful BBC documentaries, Life, Human Planet, Blue Planet, Planet Earth and Frozen Planet. Scots- man Doug has been involved with over 60 films and series, and has worked for BBC, Discovery, National Geographic, and many others.

Dorothy Cross is considered to be one of Irelands leading international artists. Dorothy resides in Connemara and has a passion for the sea. Working in sculpture, film and pho- tography, Cross examines the relationship between living beings and the natural world. Living in Connemara, a rural area on Ireland’s west coast, the artist sees the body and nature as sites of constant change, creation and destruction, new and old. This flux emerges as strange and unexpected encounters. Many of Cross’ works incorporate items found on the shore, including boats and animal skins, while others reflect on the environment.

Bríona Nic Diarmada is a professor of Irish studies and concurrent professor of film, television and theatre at Notre Dame University. The author of over 35 screen plays and 10 documentaries, the Irish historian and film maker went on to win the 2007 Television Programme of the Year at the Oireachtas na Gaeilge for ‘Ar Lorg Shorcha’. Narrated by Antrim star Liam Neeson, Bríona Nic Diarmada’s three part documentary ‘1916 The Irish

Rebellion’ sets the Easter Rising in the context of wider world events and was received with great acclaim.

Other superb speakers will include farmer Brendan Joyce, American Poet Laureate Mary Swander ,academic Tom Collins, businessman Graham Roberts, Entrepreneur Evelyn O’ Toole, Anthony Previte , community activist, marine scientist Paul Connolly and Mary O’ Malley.

As well as inspiring poetry and insightful talks, Sea Week will also be peppered by su- perb music from sublime box player Conor Keane, Dave Harper on guitar and banjo and Katie Theasby on flute. Joining them are two young award winning Connemara mu- sicians – flute player Plunkett O’Toole and sean nós singer and dancer Séamus O’Flathar- ta on whistle and harp.

The festival will also include trad sessions with the ‘Mighty Hernons’, beautiful music from some of Ireland’s finest musicians and singers in the Gothic Kylemore Abbey, the ‘Screaming Bluecats’ will deliver a mix of Jazz and Blues. The Good Hustle, The Barn- yard Quartet and the Koko Jazz Ensemble will keep the action going.

The annual, vibrant Schools Programme will take place from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th of October. In conjunction with the Heritage in the Schools Project, ecologist and artist Gordon Darcy; marine biologist Dave McGrath; storyteller and musician Tom McHugh; local ecologists Mags Flaherty and Marie Louise Heffernan will all visit primary schools in the local area. Five enthusiastic teachers with an in-depth knowledge of Connemara will also conduct exciting Field trips which are an integral part of the schools programme as they give children a real hands on experience of their own place.

An extra special treat this year is the return of well-loved Niko Brown and Martin Bruns- den with their new theatrical show ‘Spaces’. Niko is former artistic director with The Ark Dublin and Martin is an acclaimed musician who has played with groups such as The Hothouse Flowers. An exciting writer and artist, Aoife Casby, is also a new member of the schools team.

American singer and storyteller Tom McHugh from the Chesapeake Bay area, will invoke the spirit of the Rambling House tradition in Otto‘s House, Davros, Letterfrack ,an inte- gral feature of the Irish countryside and Irish life. A well-known location where people gathered on a regular basis to chat, share stories and make music. Tea and gorgeous baked goods will also be provided.

On Wednesday 25th October the Letterfrack Village comes alive with the ‘After the Light’ Parade. A magical night ensues with over 1,000 people participating. This unique fire filled parade full of myth and magic and captures the spirit of Halloween.Brilliant in- stallations and an amazing sound track ensure a night to remember for all the family – scary but magical !.

The ‘After the Light’ Project is now in its seventh year and is an inspiring aspect of the Connemara Sea Week Festival which will feature a 40 foot whale brought to life by inno- vative fire sculptors from Macnas. It has been a great success bringing hundreds of people out into the night to celebrate the great energy and creativity now abounding in Letterfrack. The term ‘After the Light’ conveys aspiring to excellence and while acknowl- edging the darker sides of history, clearly marking the fact that Letterfrack is a vibrant, energetic and outward looking place, a place full of possibility.

For more information and ticket sales please log onto www.ceecc.org

Functional Medicine Conference 2017 Announced for Galway

The 2nd Annual Lifestyle and Functional Medicine Conference presents The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) in Ireland

The Functional and Lifestyle Medicine Approach to Chronic Disease

Functional and Lifestyle Medicine is gaining popularity across all platforms of healthcare and education.

Functional Medicine is an evidence-based, comprehensive approach to nutrition and lifestyle care that can significantly improve a persons overall health. This emerging model is driven by increasing consumer demand and combines modern science, lifestyle, and critical thinking. Applying the principles of functional and lifestyle medicine centred around diet, exercise, sleep and stress.

 

In Ireland the leading cause of death is heart disease yet research [1,2] states that 90% of heart disease may be reversible through lifestyle and diet. When it comes to heart disease, genetics can play a role. But there are many other factors we can control. As the saying goes: Genetics load the gun, but environment pulls the trigger.

 

Functional Medicine isn’t a revolutionary model of care that aims to overhaul traditional schools of medicine. It is simply a new lens to look at the patient. Functional Medicine trained practitioners asks why the health issued occurred in the first place . It is not alternative medicine, it is taking new findings from systems biology and how certain influences from lifestyle and diet can impact a persons health.

 

For the first time in Ireland the global leader in Functional Medicine education, The Institute for Functional is coming to Galway on November 3rd and 4th 2017

The Functional Medicine Conference offers a multi-disciplinary faculty of expert clinicians and thought leaders and is proud to announce its educational partnership with The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM). Both organisations will continue to support the growth in knowledge surrounding Functional Nutrition and Medicine and the adoption of Functional Medicine principles in clinical practice.

 

FMC, the conference organisation offers training programs for nutritional and other medical professionals.  Maev Creaven FMC founder states, “Having personally experienced the high standards of the IFM Functional Medicine training, I knew I needed to bring this to nutrition and medical professionals in Ireland, in a systematic and clinically relevant manner. Creating an educational partnership between IFM and FMC has helped facilitate that process.”

 

The conference offers clinical training in Ireland for registered nutritional and medical professionals focused on integrative and functional nutrition and medicine. The Friday session on November 3rd is open to members of the public and offers an Introduction to Functional Medicine principles and includes a panel discussion with world class experts.

 

Topics to include: the functional medicine approach to heart disease and cholesterol, brain function, cognitive decline and more.

 

Speakers:

Kristi Hughes, ND [IFM faculty]

Dr Bob Rountree [IFM faculty]

Dr Mark Menolascino [IFM faculty]

Dr Aseem Malhotra [UK Cardiologist]

Prof Sherif Sultan [vascular surgeon]

 

Venue:

Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, Galway

Nov 3rd and 4th 2017

 

Contact:

Maev Creaven or Pamela Finn

Book tickets: www.fmcireland.com

Email: hello@fmcireland.com

 

 

World Leading Obesity Expert To Come To Galway

Meet the leaders in Functional Medicine.

Attending this year’s #IFMconference is World renowned cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra – a world-leading obesity expert and Britain’s number one anti-sugar campaigner, he has also released a book with Irishman & filmmaker Donal O Neil – ‘The Pioppi Diet’ has been described as ‘Revolutionary’ by Richard Thompson, former physician to HRH Queen Elizabeth.

Join us on Nov 3rd & 4th 2017 for the #integrative health, #lifestyle and #functional medicine conference – unlike any of its kind in Ireland. Learn from experts in the field, earn CPD credits, and build personal networks.
T ickets: https://fmcireland.com

 

2FM Star Launches Clifden 40

 

2FM Radio Presenter Ciara King launching the Clifden Arts Festival programme of events 2017. The Clifden Arts Festival is Ireland’s longest running arts festival, celebrating 40 years this year. The festival features over 200 events including: arts, theatre, music, literature, exhibitions, workshops and cultural offerings. This year’s festival will be held from September 13th – 24th and launched by President Michael D. Higgins..Photograph by Aoife Herriott