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There are plenty of things all offices need – Google HQ style nap pods, a fully stocked snack pantry (with free snacks, obvs) and perhaps a tipple of gin from time to time. 

Galwegians are known for their amazing humour and love of the craic, and going out and having a few G&Ts is all part of the Galway charm.

Not one but two Galway businesses have taken it upon themselves to incite joy in the hearts of their employees by installing gin water coolers in their offices. 

Yup, gin water coolers. 

First up we have popular Galway bar An Pucan who are clearly as obsessed with gin as we are with their commitment to the stuff. 

Secondly, the Connacht Hotel is getting in on the action by creating their very own cooler of the delicious spirit. 

It is not known if the guys at both businesses just slapped a Gunpowder label on water gallons or actually took the time to fill them up with gin, but either way, we're inspired. 

We'll be petitioning for one in our office ASAP. 


Like the rest of the country, we love a good G&T. 

So when we heard that one of our favourite Galway pubs had been awarded the Great Irish Beverages award for the Best Irish G&T, we were pretty excited. 

Galway haunt An Pucan has scooped the prize, following on from their success last year when they won the Connacht Cocktail Bar of the Year award. 


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The Galway institution beat out 227 other entrants to win the esteemed prize.

So what makes their gin and tonic so special? 

The refreshing drink has a unique twist compared to other G&Ts.

As well as containing Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin and Fever Tree Indian Tonic Water, an already winning combination, the drink is finished with fresh chilli and mango cubes.


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The now award-winning drink costs €9.00, and we're ready to splurge. 

'Delighted to have won the best Gin and Tonic mix in Ireland in the Great Irish Beverage Award with our drink from @thesheddistillery massive congrats to them team and massive thanks to all you for voting,' reads a caption on the An Pucan Instagram page.

As if a trip to Galway wasn't already a good idea…



Galway is one of the country's finest counties, and the girls from the west now officially have two very famous songs written about them.

Ed Sheeran's Galway Girl has taken Ireland by storm, and Galwegians have been calling for a mash up between Ed's offering and Mundy's popular tune of the same name. 

Luckily, one of Galway's best pubs has just released a video, shot in Galway, featuring a Galway lad mashing up both tunes.

That's a lot of Galway all in one three minute clip. 

Guitarist John Gaughan has combined both Galway Girl songs to create one epic hybrid of homage to Galwegian women. 

We have to say, it's seriously good.

Have a little listen for yourself: 


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