In the just about two months that I have been in Galway so far, I have gotten involved in a number of clubs and societies. I joined the NUIG Darts Club. We meet every Tuesday night in the College Bar. We are in the middle of a semester long darts tournament, I am getting better as the weeks have gone on. The club has been a great way for me to become friends with quite a few Irish students here. I am even picking up some different expressions like, “It’s good craic.” Meaning it’s good fun.
I have also gotten involved with the Archaeology Society here at NUIG. Tomorrow I am going with the society on a day trip to Sligo to visit the Balymote Castle and the Carrowkeel Passage Tomb Complex. I will have a post about the trip up later.
I am also involved with the Cricket Club here on campus. Nice to be able to keep up with that sport.
On the nights that I go out to the pubs, I have a great time, because most of the pubs have live music playing every night of the week. On pub Taaffes, down on Shop street here in Galway has a live ban every night of the week. I’ve gone a few times and just had a blast listening to the good music. It is a great way to relax after working on a paper. I can usually be assured to hear several staples. It seems like you can’t go out to a pub without hearing the song, Galway Girl. The version by Steve Earle is pretty good. Also the bands usually play, Fields of Athenry, The Wild Rover, among others. Here are a couple to enjoy.