An Argument on Behalf of Rag Week

Posted: April 11, 2014 in Uncategorized


It’s 2am on Rag Week Monday in Galway city. What seems to be half of the student population has converged outside of the spiritual home of NUI Galway: Supermac’s in Eyre Square. The students don’t care that it’s an ‘unofficial’ affair. It makes no mind that it’s the diet version, the watered-down Coyotes vodka equivalent, the ‘I Can’t Believe It’s Not Rag Week’ strain of Rag Week, because it’s still Rag Week.

The temperature may be low but emotions run high. Fists are pumping, the traditional chant of ‘whoop there it is’ is being elevated to a whole new level of catchiness by a zealous crowd and, to crown the festivities: there is a young man atop a lamp-post.


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