Good Luck to the Irish Women's Rugby Team!!
2014 Arts Festival one of the best in years!
As always, the International Galway Arts festival continues to amuse and delight, with the very best in visual arts, theatre, music, comedy and spectacle. This year's offerings include the now SOLD OUT Ballyturk - Enda Walsh's stirring play starring Cillian Murphy, Mikel Murfi and Stephen Rea. Premiering in Galway, the reviews have been spectacular... see below a short film about the premier:
You can still buy tickets to Saturday's Night at the Prom in the Big Top, for what is sure to be a fantastic night of musical magic from the RTE Orchestra. For information on tickets, visit http://www.giaf.ie/visit/book/ .
Clada Group are delighted to have been nominated again this year for a National Q-Mark award. Our superb audit score and attention to detail have been recognised by the people at EIQA (Excellence Ireland Quality Association), and judging will take place in the coming months. The nomination is a reflection of the hard work and diligence of our employees. We look forward to attending the awards ceremony in September.
Quell Still Natural Mineral water is proud to be a sponsor of the 2014 Calcutta Run in Dublin on Saturday 17th May 2014.
The Calcutta Run is a fun 10km run/walk organised by the Law Society’s annual fundraising and corporate social responsibility initiative. This year it will take place on Saturday 17th May, starting and finishing at the Law Society, Blackhall Place, Dublin.
Founded in 1999, the aim of the Run is to raise money for charities at home and abroad, namely the Peter McVerry Trust, a charity set up by Fr Peter McVerry to reduce homelessness and the harm caused by drug misuse and social disadvantage, and GOAL, the international humanitarian agency and their projects in Calcutta.
The Calcutta Run has raised a total of over €2,750,000 for the two charities. It has helped the Peter McVerry Trust provide hostels, care and assistance for the homeless in Dublin and assisted GOAL in the establishment of formal and non-formal schools in the slums and red light districts of Calcutta, amongst other things.
After the Run, participants are invited to enjoy a party and barbeque in the grounds of the Law Society with musical entertainment and children’s activities. If you would like to sign up for the run/walk for 2014, visit the website here, complete the following form and a sponsorship card and fundraising tips will be sent to you shortly.
There is NO sign up fee for the event. Instead, they ask all participants to set an individual fundraising target of €100 with 100% of the participants’ funds raised going to the two charities GOAL and the Peter McVerry Trust.
Three Quell water stations will be located throughout the Run at approximately 3k, 6k and 8k marks.
See you there!
If your home or place of work has a Galway 2 U Water Cooler, and if you make regular trips to top up your glass and stay hydrated, then you might be the person who gets the job of replacing the empty tank!
A water cooler tank contains, 19 Litres of water which, unless you are a keen weightlifter, is heavy. Please take the time to read our step-by-step guide on how to lift a water cooler.
1. Before attempting to lift the bottle, please take time to read the safety information printed on the label. Check the vicinity around the cooler to ensure there are no obstacles which may pose a tripping hazard.
2. Peel the safety label from the top of the bottle cap. Then, whilst keeping your back straight, bend your knees and find a comfortable position to hold the bottle. If the bottle has an integrated handle, this should be used to help maintain a better grip.
3. Again, keeping your back straight, move slowly to a standing position.
4. Angle the bottle so that it is in line with the cooler bayonet.
5. Keeping the bottle upright, push it down onto the cooler until it clicks into the cooler opening, keeping your hands clear of the bottle neck at all times
NOTE: Children, the elderly or infirm and those who are not in full health should refrain from lifting the water coolers as it requires strength and stability to be able to make the transfer.
In October, members of the Clada management team travelled to Dublin to attend the 2013 Q Mark Awards at the Burlington Hotel. The Q Mark is the recognised Irish symbol that guarantees you the highest standards of Quality & Excellence in Ireland.