the Galway International Rally was the first international rally to be run from the Republic of Ireland. Throughout its history it has attracted star drivers from all over the world. These photos are from the day before the rally, when rally cars register and fans mill around adoring the cars
It Just Feeds My Need For Speed are lyrics taken from the song 1320 by Megadeath
Cava Restaurant in Galway to close
Cava Restaurant is closing on the weekend of 25th/26th January, 2013Jp McMahon, the owner said “It is with deep regret and sadness that Drigin and I must announce that Cava will close in 11 days. We hope the next week will be a happy reflection on our last five years rather than a mourning on our closing ”.
Cava was an extremely popular tapas restaurant in Galway, which had won many awards and it’s closure is a great pity. It was my favourite restaurant in Galway. They will be bringing their top 5 tapas dishes onto their menu at Eat@Massimo, where the same people do a lunch menu.
Click here for an article in the Galway Independent that features an interview and a slight insight into some of the reasons why it closed.
Food, Glorious Food is a song from the musical Oliver!
The 1989 Hillsborough disaster was a human crush which occurred during the FA Cup semi-final match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest football clubs on 15 April 1989 at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England. The crush resulted in the deaths of 96 people and injuries to 766 others. The incident remains the worst stadium-related disaster in British history and one of the world’s worst football disasters.
The Hillsborough Independent Panel concluded that no Liverpool fans were responsible in any way for the disaster, and that its main cause was a “lack of police control” and crowd safety was “compromised at every level” and overcrowding issues had been recorded two years earlier. The panel concluded that “up to 41″ of the 96 who perished might have survived had the emergency services’ reactions and co-ordination been improved.
Post Title is taken from the song You’ll Never Walk Alone by Gerry and the Pacemakers. It’s the Liverpool F.C. anthem and in this post it refers to the fans not giving up until the full truth came out.
England was hit by freezing temperatures in January 2013. I was flying to Liverpool so managed to capture some photos of the North West of England covered in snow.
Walking in a Winter Wonderland are lyrics taken from the song Winter Wonderland, written in 1934 by Felix Bernard (music) and Richard B. Smith (lyricist).
An old photo of mine of Galway Cathedral, with a simple filter applied (in Flickr’s built in photo editor). I really have to start using Adobe Lightroom and learn how to make little changes, such as ‘remove’ the light in the bottom-right-corner which is distracting.
Push The Sky Away is the album title of the new album from Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, to be released in February 2013.