Songwriter Ricky Ross.


Deacon Blue's Ricky Ross to play Róisín Dubh

Mon, May 25, 2015

IN THE late eighties and early nineties, it was impossible to escape Scotland's Deacon Blue and songs like 'Real Gone Kid', 'Dignity', and 'Fergus Sings the Blues', and later this year, the man who wrote those songs - Ricky Ross - will be in Galway.

George Clooney in Tomorrowland.


Cinema review: Tomorrowland

Mon, May 25, 2015

DISNEY STRUCK gold in 2003 when it turned one of its theme park rides into the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise that went on to gross $3.7 billion. Since then it has been looking for a similar live action franchise and not had much luck.

The Amazing Apples. Photo:- Aisling Egan


'There is no better feeling than playing your own music to a responsive crowd'

Thu, May 21, 2015

GALWAY BAND The Amazing Apples have landed in 2015 with some striking singles – ‘Slipping By’, and their most recent, ‘Lullaby’ - and now comes their debut album A Little Sense, which will be released on Friday May 29, followed by a celebratory hometown gig at the Róisín Dubh on Sunday May 31.

John B Keane.


See Big Maggie in An Taibhdhearc

Thu, May 21, 2015

JOHN B Keane's Big Maggie, about a widow who must deal with unruly children and unwanted suitors, will be staged by the Athenry Drama Group in An Taibhdhearc on Thursday May 28 and Friday 29 at 8pm.

Alastair Humphreys and Leopn McCarronn in Into The Empty Quarter.


Banff Mountain Film Festival returns

Thu, May 21, 2015

THE INTERNATIONAL Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to Galway on Tuesday May 26 to screen inspirational and exciting adventure and endurance films at the Town Hall Theatre.

Catherine Brogan.

Readings & Events

Performance poet Catherine Brogan to read in Galway

Thu, May 21, 2015

CATHERINE BROGAN, the performance poet, educator, and social activist is coming to Galway as part of her Wee Irish Tour, and will be in Charlie Byrne's Bookshop on Thursday May 28 at 8pm.

Model Katherine Gannon and An Pucán barman Barney getting ready for Paintclub.


Paintclub - a new art happening

Thu, May 14, 2015

PAINTCLUB IS a new monthly art event in An Púcán for people who want to explore their artistic side but do not know where to start or who are just looking for a fun night out with friends.

Sofie Hagen.


Sofie Hagen - Danish funnywoman for Róisín Dubh

Wed, May 13, 2015

DENMARK IS not a country associated in the public mind with stand-up comedy, but one women is set to turn that notion completely on its head when she takes to the stage of the Róisín Dubh next week.

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