William McCarthy.


Solo show from Augustines' William McCarthy

Wed, Feb 10, 2016

WILLIAM MCCARTHY, the charismatic frontman of Brooklyn indie band Augustines,' plays a solo show at Strange Brew in the Róisín Dubh on Thursday February 18 at 8pm.

The Rev Richard Henebry.

Readings & Events

The outspoken vicar who called Pearse a 'mincing floor-walker'

Mon, Feb 08, 2016

The Rev Richard Henebry was not shy about speaking his mind, particularly when it came to his great passion - the Irish language. Indeed he called Pádraig Pearse's Irish language stories, "the mincing of an underassistant floor-walker of a millinery shop".

Kevin Higgins. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy


Taking a satirical scalpel to the body politic

Thu, Feb 04, 2016

"THE BEST satire has always been militantly about the present," declares Galway poet and critic Kevin Higgins, who turns his witty, devilishly humorous, eye and words upon Alan Kelly, Irish Water, Official Ireland, and Jeremy Corbyn’s enemies, in a new collection.

Druid artistic director Garry Hynes.


Druid announces 2016 programme

Thu, Feb 04, 2016

SAMUEL BECKETT'S Waiting For Godot, and Helen and I, a new work of Tuam playwright Meadhbh McHugh, will both be performed as part of Druid Theatre Company's programme of work for 2016.


Award winning Nordic film @ The Eye

Thu, Feb 04, 2016

TWO BROTHERS have lived side by side for 40 years, tending their sheep farms, but in all that time they have refused to speak to each other, communicating only via written messages delivered by a pet dog.

Páraic Breathnach.


Páraic Breathnach - Straight Outta Connamara

Thu, Feb 04, 2016

NWA WERE Straight Outta Compton, but Galway's own Connemara bad boy raconteur, Páraic Breathnach, is comin' Straight Outta Connamara, in his new stand-up comedy show at the Róisín Dubh.

The Prettiots.


Album review: The Prettiots

Thu, Feb 04, 2016

IT COULD all be very twee, a light hearted look at love'n'life'n'boys by New York twentysomethings Kay Kasparhauser (vocals/ukulele), Lulu Prat (bass), and actor/musician Rachel Trachtenburg (drums), all very kooky, quirky, and indie.


Colm Sweeney exhibition

Thu, Jan 28, 2016

ARTIST COLM Sweeney is exhibiting his latest works in the Renzo Gallery Café on Eyre Street, exploring the west of Ireland landscape, Galway hookers, and historic Irish buildings.

Coffee Break Read

Grace upon a time

Thu, Jan 14, 2016

He is sitting there, all alone, huddled in the chilly May dew upon a rock dressed in seaweed. His scruffy, woollen coat wrapped tightly around his frailing 84 year old body. The waves, roughly batter around his black, scuffed ankle boots as he licks on an icecream cone. A lonesome seagull is perched on the rock beside him trying to peck at the cornet. ‘Away with you,’ he flummoxed with his tar stained, crinkly hand. ‘Shoo.’ It has always baffled me as to where he can get an icecream cone for his breakfast. The town is a distance away and his feeble waddle would take him a good two hours to walk. I am convinced he lives in the icecream truck hiding behind the Burrishoole, Grace O’Malley castle, over towering beside us. I often hear the jingle of the icecream van but I can never see it.

New Pope (aka singer-songwriter David Boland).

Essential Playlist

Listen to stream of new album by New Pope

Tue, Dec 15, 2015

NEW POPE, the indie-folk solo project of singer-songwriter David Boland, has released a new album, Youth. All songs on the seven-track album were written by David. It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Eoin Dolan at College Road, Galway. David was accompanied by Emma Lohan (accordion), David Shaughnessy (drums), G Tobin (backing vocals), and Eoin Dolan (synths/backing vocals).


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