Seán McGinley will play the lead role of Scober McAdam in Eugene McCabe’s King Of The Castle, which will bee staged by Druid in September.


Druid announces 2017 programme of plays

Mon, Feb 27, 2017

CRESTFALL, AN early play by Mark O'Rowe, best known for scripting the films Intermission and Perrier's Bounty, will be staged as part of the 2017 Galway International Arts Festival.

A detail from By The Shore by Kathy Ross.


Kathy Ross's street scenes of Galway

Mon, Feb 27, 2017

SOME OF Galway's best known street scenes are depicted by Galway artist Kathy Ross in an exhibition currently running in the Leaf and Bean Café in Tuam.




‘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.

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.

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 Lhean.

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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