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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.

Big Yellow Thing Socks (SU NUIG)

Irish-made stocking fillers to broadsheet@broadsheet.ie with pics and short bio marked ‘Irish-Made Stocking Fillers’

Funky footed models, from left: Daniel, James and Darren in Funky Feet hosiery

This morning.

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’.

Suit yourselves.

Funky Feet

Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Irish-made stuff to broadsheet@broadsheet.ie marked ‘Irish-Made Stuff’. No fee

Ah now.

Yesterday evening.

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


Where’s the snow?

You promised.

Occasional wintry showers in Ulster and Connacht with a risk of snow on high ground, especially in Co. Donegal….


Forecast (Met Eireann)






RTÉ reports:

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.

Varadkar and Trudeau reaffirm commitment to CETA (RTE)

Earlier: O Canada