Wednesday 20 June 2018

Forget your pancakes, it's Donegal Tuesday

A queue forms for Donegal Tuesday. PIC: @CladdaghSwan/Twitter
A queue forms for Donegal Tuesday. PIC: @CladdaghSwan/Twitter
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Students have been queuing since 9am for Donegal Tuesday, which does not, as the name suggests, take place in Donegal.

The annual event marks the Tuesday of unofficial 'Rag Week' in Galway and sees students donning Donegal jerseys to go drinking at the Hole in the Wall watering hole.

Rag (Raise and Give) Week has not been an official event for NUI Galway or Galway Mayo Institute of Technology for several years.

Both withdrew support of the charity week in 2011 after anti-social behaviour associated with it, but students are free to attend unofficial events.

Donegal Tuesday is a highlight of the week and a long queue had formed by 9am this morning despite the fact the weather in Galway is freezing.

Students are not exclusively from Donegal, and many travel from other third level institutions across the country.

However, many purchase the green and gold jerseys especially for the big day.  Although some souls are brave enough to wear the jerseys of other counties...

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