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"The Making of Galway Bay"

To celebrate the arrival of the Volvo Ocean Race in Galway a free public talk entitled 'The Making of Galway Bay' will be held at 6pm on Monday, 25 May, in the Cairnes Lecture Theatre, Arts/Science Concourse, NUI Galway. Delivering the lecture will be Professor Mike Williams, Head of Earth and Ocean Sciences at NUI Galway, who has spent many years researching the natural history of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands.

Cladagh donates again to Zikomo

Zikomo would like to thank the children of St. Nicholas' Cladagh National School for generously donating yet again to the Zikomo group. This donation will go a long way to helping complete the Matande Community Resource Centre outside Zomba.  The resource centre will serve as an educational facility as well as a centre for other community activities.

New Website

The Zikomo team is proud to announce the launch of its new website The site was a sponsored prize from the Drupal n’go camp that took place in Galway on the 4th & 5th of April. We hope our users and donors find the site informative and useful and we would like to extend our deepest gratitude to everyone involved in the camp, especially, Annertech, iO1, DERI Galway, and PACKT Publishing.


Table Quiz

Thanks to all of those who attended and helped organise the Zikomo table quiz on March 2nd. Thanks to your kind support over €2,200 was raised that will go directly to Zikomo projects in southern Malawi.  Zikomo would also like to extend its warm appreciation to all the Galway businesses that supported the event; Tratatoria Italian Restaurant, The Galway Advertiser, The Galway Independent, The Salthill Hotel,  Da Roberta’s Italian Restaurant, Fat Freddie’s,  and Tesco.

Gort students carve out links with Malawi

By Lorna Siggins, The Irish Times 23/12/2008

MALAWIAN WOODCARVERS have worked with south Galway transition-year students to raise funds through the sale of handmade Christmas cribs.

The first batch of cribs has already sold out, to the delight of the students from Gort Community School, Co Galway.

The stables were constructed by the students, while carvers from Liwonde in Malawi made the figurines and sent them to Ireland.