Galway Advertiser 2004/2004_08_12/GA_1208_E1_016.pdf 

Resource tools

File information File size Options

Original PDF File

3.5 MB Download


853 × 1200 pixels (1.02 MP)

7.2 cm × 10.2 cm @ 300 PPI

382 KB Download
Resource details

Resource ID




Original filename

Galway Advertiser 2004/2004_08_12/GA_1208_E1_016.pdf

Extracted text

16 N E W S

Galway Advertiser

August 12 2004


Galway actor has a shot at Bond
Galway native Christopher Feeney is the actor that savvy people in the cinema and television industry worldwide believe should be the next James Bond. Not only an actor with the charm and looks for the role, but also a bonafide weapons expert, combat trained Chris is skilled in all areas required and necessary for the role as 007 -- including, according to reliable informants -- charming the ladies. Originally from Inverin and now living in Sligo, Chris has appeared in Irish and English speaking roles in theatre throughout Ireland, the UK, the USA, and Canada, and was recently cited in the top 40 as a possible next James Bond in Bond21. And with the recent news that Pierce Brosnan has handed up his licence to kill, Chris said he is honoured to be considered for the title role. Considering that nearly all the actors portraying James Bond have been Scots or Irish, Chris feels keeping the role in Ireland is a matter of Celtic pride. "Perhaps the new Bond could introduce a few new punchlines as Gaelige," he quipped. Other `skills' of note on Chris' CV are: Qualified US Army sniper/paratrooper; qualified in most weapons and explosives; keen horse rider; play most sports and run long distance; also a keen downhill skiier and has no fear of heights. Hey, as far as I'm concerned Chris is a living James Bond as it is!

Dana and the Ferris Wheel
Christopher Feeney

The large Ferris Wheel in Leisureland, officially called the Galway Eye, is a prominent landmark in Salthill. Let's face it, it's so large you couldn't miss it. Passing by there the other day I noticed a sign for the wheel telling people `ride the Galway Eye'. However it was written on

the backs of former MEP Dana Rosemary Scallon's Euro election posters! What does the prospective Presidential candidate make of it and would she feel its taking the sentiment of "all kinds of everything/Remind me of you" just a bit too far? KA

Caption Corner Win a weekend in

The Galway Advertiser and Kenmare Bay Hotel are offering you the chance to win a luxury weekend away in The Jewel of the Ring of Kerry -- Kenmare. The Kenmare Bay Hotel will welcome the winner and his/her family to spend two nights in its luxurious modern hotel set on six acres of landscaped parkland. The hotel's committed staff will ensure you have a memorable stay. To win a two-night dinner, bed and breakfast stay in one of the hotel's deluxe rooms with Jacuzzi bath for two adults and two children on August 28 and 29, answer the following question : In what county in Ireland is Kenmare Bay Hotel situated? (a) Cork (b) Kerry or (c) Limerick Answers on a postcard to Kenmare Hotel competition, Talk o' the Town, Galway Advertiser, Eyre Square.

Loads of entries to last week's Caption Corner competition featuring the photo of Druid trio Marie Mullen, Garry Hynes, and Mick Lally as they

sheltered from the rain in Galway. Entries included: "Holy God, we're back again; Druid Theatre around here? Never heard of it at

`Well Holy God, it still rains in Galway after all these years.'

all, at all; and Oh By Jaysus `tis himself, the Playboy of the Western World." However the winner is: "Well Holy God, it still rains in Galway after all these years," which was sent in by Carmel Burke, Mountain West, Oranmore. Carmel wins a 20 book voucher for Charley Byrne's bookshop. Now, to this week's competition, what do you think is being said between sisters Cllr Collette Connolly and Caroline Connolly as they beat the streets in the Reebok Streets of Galway 8k Road Race on Saturday. Entries on a postcard to Caption Corner, Galway Advertiser, Eyre Square, Galway or by e-mail to jtierney@galwayadvertise

Bob the shoeman
Bob the shoeman can he fit it? August is the time for buying new shoes and expert shoe fitter Bob Hardy will be visiting the kids department at Logues this coming Monday to provide expert advice on housing your kiddie's toes. Bob is the foot fitting manager for Clarks International and an honours graduate of the Society of Shoe Fitters. He has worked in Clarks for more than 30 years and has been deeply involved in the development and manufacture of well fitting shoes. "Correct shoe fitting is not just about measuring feet," explains Bob, "the skill of the shoe fitter is in assessing which is the correct shoe for the child. Every pair of feet we see is different and it is vital to know which of the large range of styles at Logues Shoe Shop will give the best fit." Few people realise that each day we walk as many as 18,000 steps and, with the greater opportunity for physical activities in our increasing leisure time, a healthy pair of feet is absolutely essential. Just ask Bob.

Denise O'Dwyre and Shirley Keville

Related featured and public collections
 Galway Advertiser 2004 / 2004_08_12