The Galway Festival-goers had some special treats lined up for them on the second weekend in September. Notably three guest speakers from overseas came to be with them: GCI President Joseph Tkach and his wife, Tammy, and also Mark Ellis from Australia. Mark had pastored some churches in Ireland in the 1980s. Other speakers included Hilary Buck, Joe Casey, Bob Beggs, and the European Director, James Henderson. Outings and events included an Irish evening of entertainment when we all sang hearty songs together and presented our “party pieces”, plus a trip to the beautiful Brigit’s Gardens, and, also, a pub lunch by the sea.