The socks are a tribute to “Galway Yellow” (AKA Big Yellow Thing) sculpture on NUIG’s campus
Amuse your friends.
Dazzle your enemies.
Joanne Brophy, of NUI Galway Students’ Union, writes:
Our Students’ Union Charity Socks Are Back!
The socks are a collaboration with Galway company Irish Socksciety and are on sale now for €9 a pair with all proceeds going to the SU charities.
They’re an ideal present for anyone who has ever said “I’ll meet ya at the Big Yellow Thing” over the years!
The “Galway Yellow” sculpture outside the NUIG Library was created by artist Brian King in 1976 and has been a landmark and meeting point for UCG/NUIG students since then. It goes by a few nicknames most commonly “The Big Yellow Thing” but also “The Squiggle” and “Archimedes Balls”. The socks are on sale now from the SU website and the SU Shop at NUI Galway (8.30am-4pm Mon-Fri) The SU Charities this year are: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health.
Irish-made stocking fillers to email@example.com with pics and short bio marked ‘Irish-Made Stocking Fillers’
Funky footed models, from left: Daniel, James and Darren in Funky Feet hosiery
RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Irish Sock brand Funky Feet launch their first complete collection today at Showcase: Ireland’s Creative Expo (until January 22).
Funky Feet started out as an idea by “a group of college students trying to come up with the perfect stylish gift for men”.
Soon they’ll be trading in the ‘sock market’.
Listed on the ‘Footsie’.
Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland
Irish-made stuff to firstname.lastname@example.org marked ‘Irish-Made Stuff’. No fee
Jayus Kayus writes:
I was on a DART going to Bray [County Wicklow] when I spotted this bozo who decided it would be a good idea to take his left runner off and put his sweaty-socked foot on the seat in front of him!
Previously: The Feet of Shame
— sarah mckenna (@daughtersarah) July 2, 2019
Where’s the snow?
Occasional wintry showers in Ulster and Connacht with a risk of snow on high ground, especially in Co. Donegal….
I get fashion, well I have some idea😁 but honestly wearing no socks in this weather isn’t fashion, it is just silly. Standing outside with a group of people today and those with no socks keep twitching and shaiking feet 🤷♂️ pic.twitter.com/7okc9492uj
— Carlow Weather (@CarlowWeather) January 22, 2019
Government Buildings, Dublin 2
Sensible tyke Edward Breen runs away from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar while Luke O’Donnell and chief executive of the Irish Cancer Society Averil Power stay to help launch Daffodil Day on Friday. March 23.
Endless funny socks.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar presents PM Trudeau with a personalised Irish rugby jersey and some Celtic-themed socks: pic.twitter.com/B47jk3BGPV
— MerrionStreet.ie (@merrionstreet) July 4, 2017
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar have reaffirmed their commitment to the trade agreement between the EU and Canada at their meeting in Farmleigh House.
…Mr Varadkar said CETA – EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Economic – had more upsides than downsides and both Ireland and Canada were committed to free trade.
He said it will deliver stronger economic growth and create more well-paid jobs on both sides of the Atlantic and said Canada is looking forward to the agreement coming into force.
Earlier: O Canada