Networking Drinks and Cultural Reception

4.45pm April 24th 2018, O’ Donoghue Centre, NUIG

Department of Arts, Drama and Theatre, National University of Ireland Galway present:
Black Box Theatre: Glutened! How could a harmless little protein be the cause of such havoc and hilarity? In a 20 minute excerpt from her play Glutened, writer and actor Caitríona Ní Chonaola shines a funny and insightful light on a little-known condition that is more common than people think.

Short Talk on History & Culture of Food: A short rolling illustrated talk on the history and culture of food in the West of Ireland which will look at food history on campus, the city, Connemara and the Islands through NUIG archival sources. Included will be some archive collections with photos of 1950’s Food Production – from rural to urban.

Shannon College of Hotel Management present – An Irish Coffee Making Demonstration and Tasting
For the past 67 years, students have travelled to Shannon, Co Clare from all over the globe to receive a world class education in hotel management. In 2015 Shannon College of Hotel Management amalgamated with NUI Galway. Here the students will demonstrate how to make the perfect Irish Coffee. The Irish Coffee is very close to the hearts of all Shannon College of Hotel Management students as Dr. Brendan O Regan, the founder of the College, was also involved in the creation of this infamous drink. The history and preparation of the Irish Coffee is one of many practical skills that the students learn in their first year at the college. They now invite you to share the perfect Irish Coffee.

Musicians & Vocalists:

Mairin Fahy, Fiddle and Vocals (Lead soloist Riverdance and regular guest with the Chieftains)

Yvonne Fahy, Accordion, Bodhrán and Whistles (Lord of the Dance)

Colm Henry, Keyboards (Westlife. Tommy Fleming)

Chris Kelly, Guitars and Vocals (Riverdance)


Cathal Keaney (World Champion and lead, Lord of the Dance)

Colm Conneely (World Champion)

Anne Marie Keaney (Champion Dancer)

Emer Finnerty (Champion Dancer)

Meet the Growers and Drink Producers

Selection of Craft Beers
Produced and showcased by Brehon Brewhouse, Co Monaghan

Shortcross Gin
Produced and showcased by Rademon Estate Distillery, Co Down

Blackcurrant Cordial
Produced and showcased by Mr Jeffares Blackcurrants, Co Wexford

Nettle Nojitos and Rhubarb Bellinis
Produced and showcased by Wild About, Co Wexford

Apple Juice
Produced and Showcased by Attyflin Estate, Co Limerick

Irish Whiskey
Produced and Showcased by Teeling Whiskey Company, Dublin

Irish Coffee Making Demonstration & Tasting
Shannon College of Hotel Management, Co Clare

Water by Deep RiverRock