‘The far right don’t get the subtleties of provocative humour’

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

THE SCOTTISH scourge of Trump supporters; exposer of the hypocrisy of Alt-Right 'free speech’ advocates; an inveterate Tweeter; a star of TV, Vine, and webcams; author of “daft wee stories”; a phenomenon - Limmy is a Renaissance man of modern Comedy.

Mary McEvoy and Jon Kenny as The Party Men in John B. Keane's The Successful TD. Photo:- Tom Lawlor


Tull MacAdoo needs your vote to be The Successful TD

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

VOTE FOR Tull MacAdoo and he will look after you. A vote for Tull is a seat for yourself. He fought in the 1916 Rising, brought 200 jobs to the region, and has arranged television licenses and free electricity grants for “constituents in need”.


Frankie Gavin.


Frankie Gavin and Liam Ó Maonlaí headline Éigse an Spidéil

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

FRANKIE GAVIN and Liam Ó Maonlaí will headline Éigse an Spidéil 2017, the village's annual arts festival, which has been running for more than 30 years, and which runs from Thursday March 2 to Sunday 5.


Isabelle Huppert in Things To Come

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

FRENCH FILM Things To Come, winner of Best Director at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival, and starring Isabelle Huppert will be shown in the Town Hall Theatre by the Galway Film Society.

Members of The Atlantis Community filmed by RTÉ in 1981.


Remembering The Screamers for TULCA 2017

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

FROM ITS beginnings in a leftist London commune in the 1970s, to its becoming a controversial source of fascination in 1970s Ireland, 'The Screamers' were advocates of Arthur Janov primal therapy, and have inspired this year's TULCA festival.

Peadar King co-owner of The Black Gate cultural Centre, Francis Street. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy

Readings & Events

The Black Gate Centre - Galway’s newest, hippest arts venue

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

GALWAY'S CULTURAL landscape has just acquired a lively and impressive addition in The Black Gate Centre, on St Francis Street. Catering for music, literature, art, film, dance, and learning, it aims to be a home for the artist and a haven for art lovers.

Josiah and Yoni Wolf of WHY?


Album review: WHY?

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

THERE ARE few more individual, yet conversely definitive, voices in American indie than WHY? founder/leader/singer Yoni Wolf, and his brilliance and ambition as a songwriter, indeed composer, is writ large on Moh Lean.

The cast of legendary comedy series Father Ted.


Tedfest - two days of Father Ted fun and mischief

Mon, Feb 20, 2017

TEDFEST, THE annual celebration of all things Father Ted, returns to Galway with a table quiz, the Toilet Duck Awards, and appearances by actors from the legendary sit com.

The Redneck Manifesto.

Essential Playlist

The Redneck Manifesto - 11 essential tracks

Tue, Feb 14, 2017

POST-ROCK, indie-rock, jazz, metal, hardcore, and avant-garde all fuse brilliantly in the music of The Redneck Manifesto, arguably Ireland's greatest post-rock band. With the band touring this month, and rumours of new material on the way, we present a 'Best Of' the Dublin quintet's work to date:


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