Galway Advertiser 2005/2005_05_19/GA_1905_E1_016.pdf
16 N E W S
May 19 2005
TALK O' THE TOWN
COMPILED BY JULIE TIERNEY
Escape, unwind, relax and recharge at The Square
For a relaxing escape -- whether it be an afternoon, day, or weekend -- check out the Great Southern Hotel, Eyre Square. This first class 4* hotel is made even more special by the presence of The Square Spa & Health Club on Level 5. This magnificent rooftop leisure centre has been specifically designed to offer a sanctuary of peace away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Its facilities include a roof-top Canadian hot tub, Jacuzzi, hydrotherapy baths, sauna, steam room, monsoon shower, treatment rooms and a fitness suite. I jumped at an invite for an afternoon of extreme pampering in The Square last week which left me thoroughly relaxed and got me thinking... I should definitely do this more often! I especially loved the full body hot stone massage. Using warmed stones and a variety of harmonious massage techniques and oil, expert therapist Helen Connolly relaxed my body at the deepest level. The hydrotherapy bath (an energising water treatment consisting of multi-jets and a computerised massage bath working up the legs, arms, back, and abdomen using different types of oils for relieving muscle aches and pains) was a real delight and excellent stress buster. I was also treated to a Dermalogica facial which I was extremely impressed with. Aside from the facial itself Helen offered invaluable personal tips on my skin and diet. Dr Hauschka and GM Collin facials are also available. A number of wedding/pampering packages are available at The Square Spa & Health Club which is open seven days a week and membership of the health centre is not necessary to avail of them. Remember you don't have to be a resident either! Before all my pampering Clare Gohery introduced me to the fitness suite and gave me a few pointers on how to maintain a productive fitness regime. She was extremely helpful and knowledgeable and she is particularly keen to help people achieve their fitness goals. A little encouragement goes a long way and Clare is a great confidence booster. Anyone who visits The Square Spa & Health Club is in for a real treat -- I'm already looking forward to my next visit. So what are you waiting for? Telephone (091) 564041 to make your appointment.
Helen Connolly and Clare Gohery ready to pamper you at The Square.
Summer menu in The Living Room
The Living Room Bar & Restaurant launched its new summer menu on Monday. While all the old favourites are still on the menu, there is renewed emphasis on healthy options with lots of tasty salads and a great variety of juices and smoothies that are prepared on the spot. To celebrate the new menu there were three days of food tasting and 10 per cent off all food at the restaurant. According to general manager Geraldine Mc Cormack: "Lots of people came in to sample different items from our new menu --it was a great success."
Pictured outside the new Level 4 lounge at Vertigo Bar, CityLimits are Jimmy Norman of Galway Bay FM, Tom Lynskey of Impact Media, Peirce Connell of Vertigo Bar and Niall McGarry of Impact Media. The Level 4 lounge brings an all new concept to late Saturday night entertainment in Galway and is set to revolutionise nighttime entertainment for adults. Incentives include no more queuing at the bar as your drink will be brought to your table, an extensive wine and cocktail list, and the best in entertainment in plush surroundings guaranteeing the perfect night out for the over 25s.
Two for one at Eddie Rockets
The Galway Advertiser has teamed up with Eddie Rockets American style diners to celebrate the opening of the new Eddie Rockets in Galway's Wellpark Centre. To mark the occasion readers of the Galway Advertiser are being offered a superb two for one hamburger deal. All you need is one Advertiser/Rocket's token. seen here. Simply take your token to the new Eddie Rockets diner in Galway's Wellpark (or to any Eddie Rockets diner nationwide) and when you order a hamburger, hand over your token and you will get a second burger absolutely free.
Lots of great entries to last week's competition showing Mayor Catherine Connolly milking the Macnas cow at the launch of the Picnic in the Park this week. The best entry was that sent in by Teresa Casserly, Ballindooly whose caption was "Cat gets the cream." Congrats Teresa you win a 20 book voucher for Charlie Byrne's Bookshop. Now for this week's competition. Our photo shows Val "Lazarus" Hanley watching out for the snipes in the long grass. Can you tell us what
Cat gets the cream. you think is being said or what caption would best describe this photo. Write it on a postcard and send it to Caption Corner, Galway Advertiser, 41/42 Eyre Square, Galway or by email to dvarley@galwayadvertise r.ie Best of luck! -- DV
The winners of the six Herbal Essences hairpack gifts are as follows: Maureen McHugh, Newcastle Pk, Galway; Aishling Rushe, Dublin Rd, Dunmore; Eileen Donoghue, Monivea Pk, Ballybane; Marie McFadden, Salthill; Karen Cunley, Tirellan Heights; and Patricia Gaffey, Woodford. Hope you enjoy your prizes!