'Donegal Tuesday' - Galway students in lengthy queue for 'RAG week' event
Hundreds of students gathered outside a Galway pub from early morning as part of an unofficial rag week event.
Queues began to form outside the Hole in the Wall pub from as early as 8am with the line of students extended to two nearby streets, stretching as far as Eglington Street.
An estimated 500 people had arrived by 11am attempting to gain entrance to the 200 capacity venue. Security staff were on hand to limit the numbers entering the pub.
They were there to take part in 'Donegal Tuesday' but students had travelled from all over the country for the event.
Many wore Donegal jerseys for the event which has been the largest event of the unofficial Rag Week over the past number of years.
Gardai are monitoring the situation and conducting spot checks on students identity cards around the city.
However, they say there is nothing illegal about the event which has no drink promotions linked to it.
Rag Week was suspended at both NUI, Galway and GMIT after the student's unions voted to disband the event which had attracted an anti-social element in latter years.