Friday 23 February 2018

Gardaí issue warning as students queue from 8am for 'Donegal Tuesday' festivities

One of Galway's biggest nightclubs backtracked on plans to open at 11am

Revellers have been queuing since all hours this morning for 'Donegal Tuesday' Photo: @CityTaxisGalway Twitter
Revellers have been queuing since all hours this morning for 'Donegal Tuesday' Photo: @CityTaxisGalway Twitter
Amy Molloy

Amy Molloy

Students in Galway have been warned that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated on a day which has been dubbed 'Donegal Tuesday'.

The event is part of an unofficial RAG week in Galway and by 11am this morning, hundreds of people were queuing outside the popular Hole in the Wall bar.

City centre nightclub Carbon announced last night that it would be opening its doors at 11am to celebrate "the biggest day-sesh of the student calendar" but has since abandoned the idea.

RAG week has earned somewhat of a bad reputation in recent years following serious issues with antisocial behaviour.

In 2011, both NUIG and GMIT, Galway's two universities, withdrew support of the charity week.

However, students have continued the tradition unoffiically.

A garda spokesperson told the Connacht Tribune: "We will be focusing on antisocial behaviour as in previous years and we will be taking a no-nonsense approach.

"We’re not saying to people don’t enjoy themselves but we’d urge students to just be mindful of people around them. Everyone has responsibility for themselves."

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