UPDATE: Part2 (Conclusion I wrote after RAG Week 2012)
So this week is Novena in Galway. Which is a religious gathering, for years it’s also unfortunately been timed for the same week as an event called RAG week in Galway. Which is a week which originally was an initiative which saw students trying to raise money for different charities but it descended into an exploration of how shitty you can be to other human beings. Wealth, Greed and Selfishness started to raise it’s ugly head in the third level student population around the mid 2000’s (Celtic Cubs) and from there on, each year the first year students got more rowdy and RAG week got worse and worse for those working in the service industry and the actual residents of Galway.
After the unholy war that occurred last year (Students congregated in an estate, set a fire, fire brigade was called, when they got there the students turned on them and started throwing bottles..I wasn’t there as I was out of the country travelling for WORK at the time but this is what I read) the University was asked to cancel RAG week this year, Students threw a hissy fit, which is what they do due to being spoiled little cock suckers, but I digress, The University could not just cancel the week as the Students Union refused and the students pissed and moaned, so a compromise was reached. The University decided to provide extra funding for the Students Assistance fund in return for the cancellation. A fund for students who financially struggle to get through college…this was agreed but now there’s a little army of these cock suckers trying to plan an unofficial RAG week through social media sites…Are you serious Bro!?
It’s not enough that you already belong to the most pampered in our society, other than the fuckin’ lecturers themselves of course! But you have to get a week to tear the hole out of this city!? Why don’t you crawl back up into your mothers nasty, disease ridden cooch and die you cunts. Rather than feel the need to revolt against society because they took away your piss up, why not revolt against the people that acted out the last few years that got it cancelled? Oh yeah, because that’s you! Eat shit. Shit..what a great segway. Just like the business next to where Steve lives, which had to chip the paint off the walls of their premises after un-successfully trying to power hose off the human shit that was smeared over their wall during RAG week last year. You fuckin’ monkeys.
How about the year, on one day I witnessed a guy lying down in front of the Taxi rank to stop the Taxis from being able to take passengers, a gang of 15 or so students who hopped onto the back of the learners Truck, a guy who stopped a woman that was pushing her baby in a pram to lean into the child and scream in it’s face, the dickhead who went up to an elderly couple at the bottom of Shop St, who were walking their dog and started to actually chase the dog (He fell face first onto the ground but come on!) or the assholes who decided to walk on top of a parked car down near Dominick Street..On the same day I heard from people that a guy pissed into the mailbox at GPO. This is only one day of the 5 day event as recollected by me. Other people have lots more to add, particularly Steve who lives right in the middle of town. Other than my own personal experience you can check the figures on the number of students arrested and cost to the taxpayers due to damage, A&E visits, extra security etc.
The usual student come back to this is well what about Race Week? I also don’t like race week but I’d tolerate that as it’s a sporting event and has a broader audience, people also usually take off WORK to attend it. A lot of the cocks from RAG week also go to race week anyway. What is RAG week really? It’s a week off from college that is a piss up…some students say they deserve a week off to relax because of all the pressure of being a student. You have over 3 months off during the college year, shut the fuck up. The people of Galway deserve better than what they currently get living in the city, the Gardaí are as useful as tits on a bull, the colleges and pubs around town do nothing to help resolve the problems and obviously the students parents couldn’t give a shit also, as little Billy Fuckface isn’t annoying them or looking for some sort of attention they are happy to be rid of him. Lets put a permanent end to RAG week, it was a celebration of how shit our third level education system is and the gluttony of the Grant getting wankers and/or students fuckwit parents…nothing more.
I just blogged my brains out,