Aslan.

Interviews

'Music is the saviour'

Thu, Dec 01, 2016

IT IS a mark of the man that Christy Dignam, who has endured far more than his fair share of struggles and hard times, has borne his illness - a rare form of terminal cancer - with great dignity and stoicism.

A scene from the 1968 film version of Oliver!

Theatre

Oliver! hits the Black Box Theatre

Thu, Dec 01, 2016

OLIVER! THE much-loved family musical by Lionel Bart, comes to the Town Hall Theatre next week in a vibrant staging from Twin Productions. This fully-staged, fully costumed production, features students from Power Performance Academy and many talented adult performers from some of the best musical societies in the west of Ireland.

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Paddy Casey.

Music

Paddy Casey - new single and Róisín Dubh show

Thu, Dec 01, 2016

PADDY CASEY closes 2016 with new song, ‘Everything Must Change’, a taster for his forthcoming sixth album, due for release in spring 2017. Before that he plays the Róisín Dubh.

Fred Cooke.

Comedy

Fred Cooke @ Róisín Dubh Comedy Clubh

Thu, Dec 01, 2016

TOMMY TIERNAN says he has "the real spirit of the clown in him”. The Munster Express praised his “high octane, manic brand of surreal genius”. He is Fred Cooke and he plays the Róisín Dubh Comedy Clubh.

A work by Pat Flannery.

Exhibitions

Pat Flannery to hold first solo exhibition

Thu, Dec 01, 2016

GALWAY ARTIST Pat Flannery will hold her debut solo exhibition, Full Circle, in the Renzo Gallery Café, Eyre Square, this month and running into the New Year.

Readings & Events

Breda Joyce to launch debut poetry collection

Thu, Dec 01, 2016

CADENCE, THE début poetry collection from County Galway born poet Breda Joyce, will be launched by Rita Ann Higgins in the Galway City Library on Thursday December 8 at 6pm.

Máirtín Mór McDonogh with Patrick Hogan TD, James Dillon TD and TC McDonogh at a Blueshirt meeting in March 1934.

Reviews

Máirtín Mór - the man who was Galway

Thu, Dec 01, 2016

IT IS a measure of the man named Máirtín Mór that, more than 80 years after his passing, mention of the name to certain generations of Galwegians, brings an instant reaction of awe, mingled with a touch of fear.

Cinema

Do you want to be TG4’s next soap star?

Wed, Nov 30, 2016

TG4’s hit TV soap opera Ros na Rún is searching for an actress over 50 to join its cast and fluent Gaeilge is required for the role in Ireland’s only Irish language soap.

Cranky Face.

Essential Playlist

Cranky Face - new EP and new video

Wed, Nov 16, 2016

GALWAY BAND Cranky Face - Simon Noble, Stephen Curren, Sam Wright, and Mosey Byrne - launch their new EP, Bowdown, with a show at Citóg in the Róisín Dubh tonight [Wednesday November 16] at 9pm.

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