Julian Gough to launch new novel in Galway

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

JULIAN GOUGH, the author of Juno and Juliet, Jude: Level 1, and Jude In London, will next week launch his new novel, Connect, in Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, Middle Street.

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May creative writing classes at Galway Arts Centre

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

CREATIVE WRITING classes in poetry and fiction will be given by the writers Kevin Higgins and Susan Millar DuMars in the Galway Arts Centre, Dominick Street, from May.

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Cúirt/Over The Edge New Writing Showcase

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

DARA Ó Foghlu, Paul Denby, and Vinny Steed will read from their work at the 13th annual Over The Edge/Cúirt Festival of International Literature New Writing Showcase.

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Is that a Galway accent?

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

IS THAT A Galway Accent?, the debut album collecting both published and broadcast work, by the award winning Galway writer Anne Marie Kennedy, is to be launched in Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop.

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Ireland's Public Sector Showcased at Public Sector Digital Marketing Summit!

Wed, Apr 18, 2018

Ireland's Public Sector Showcased at Public Sector Digital Marketing Summit - In-house staff innovating in the Digital Age to benefit the public and other stakeholders - Thursday, June 14th, The Round Room at the Mansion House.

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Songwriters to explain the art of writing lyrics at Cúirt

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

ARE MUSIC and literature separate art forms? Iron Maiden have drawn inspiration from Tennyson, Coleridge, and Robert Burns for their songs; Leonard Cohen was a poet as well as a songwriter, and novelist Polly Samson has written lyrics for David Gilmour and Pink Floyd.

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Paintclub's family painting event

Thu, Mar 29, 2018

PAINTCLUB IS hosting a family 'Painting & Brunch' event in Tribeton this Easter, where both adults and the junior artists of the house, can get together and create a masterpiece.

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Three poets go Over The Edge

Thu, Mar 22, 2018

THE POETS Simon Lewis, Geraldine Dardis-O’Kane, and Alice Kinsella, will read at the next Over The Edge: Open Reading in the Galway City Library on Thursday, March 29, at 6.30pm.

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Sebastian Barry to read at Cúirt

Wed, Mar 21, 2018

Sebastian Barry, the award-winning author and new Laureate for Irish Fiction, has been added to the line-up for this year’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature.

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‘Salty’ and ‘sustaining’ Cúirt programme unveiled at House Hotel

Thu, Mar 08, 2018

“A great wave of salty, sustaining literary fare” was how guest speaker Vincent Woods vividly described the joys of Cúirt at the launch of this year’s programme, at the House Hotel on Tuesday evening. The venue was thronged as Galway’s readers and writers turned out in force for the occasion.

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Spring creative writing classes

Thu, Mar 08, 2018

THE WRITERS Susan Millar DuMars and Kevin Higgins will hold creative writing classes, for beginners and intermediate levels, in the Galway Technical Institute, Father Griffin Road, starting in April.

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Vietnam war veteran to read at Over The Edge

Thu, Mar 01, 2018

VIETNAM WAR veteran Jack Grady will be among the poets reading at the Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering, which also includes award-winning Australian poet Joel Deane, and Galway’s Sighle Meehan.

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Elaine Feeney and Orfhlaith Foyle - in conversation

Thu, Mar 01, 2018

THE POET Elaine Feeney and the poet and novelist-Orfhlaith Foyle will be in The Black Gate Cultural Centre, St Francis Street, next week, for a public conversation under the heading Writer’s Block, Reader’s Block.

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Listen, learn, and play the Irish harp

Thu, Mar 01, 2018

BE IT on the State's coat of arms, the presidential flag, the back of an Irish euro coin, or the side of a Guinness pint glass, the harp is the undisputed symbol of Ireland, a position it has enjoyed since mediaeval times.

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Eamonn McCann to read at Over The Edge

Thu, Feb 15, 2018

ACTIVIST, JOURNALIST, author, social justice campaigner, and briefly a Stormont MLA, Eamonn McCann has long been an outspoken and independent voice in Irish politics and society.

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Jobs Expo, Ireland’s largest careers fair, is returning to Galway on February 24th!!

Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Jobs Expo, Ireland’s largest careers fair, is returning to Galway on February 24th. They will be accompanied by an eclectic range of successful companies that will be recruiting for local, nationwide and global positions. The free event will take place at the Galmont Hotel & Spa (formerly the Radisson Blu Hotel) between 10am – 4pm.

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Meet the men who caught Pablo Escobar - and inspired Narcos

Wed, Feb 07, 2018

JAVIER PENA and Steve Murphy, the US Drug Enforcement Agency agents who captured the notorious drug lord, Pablo Escobar, and the Cali Cartel, and the inspiration behind the hit Nexflix series, Narcos, are coming to Galway.

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Galway Arts Centre's Carnival Ball

Thu, Feb 01, 2018

THE GALWAY Arts Centre, Dominick Street, will hold a fundraising carnival ball next week, and is promising the event will be a "pre-Lenten Bacchanalian celebration of life".

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Over The Edge Poetry Book Showcase

Thu, Feb 01, 2018

THE 2018 Over The Edge Poetry Book Showcase, featuring 14 different poets, takes place at Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop tomorrow evening at 6.30pm.

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50 First Dates Galway – Will we be as lucky again this year?

Tue, Jan 30, 2018

“I met the man of my dreams, Mike and we've been inseparable since our first date at The Skeff in March 2017. We are together 10 months …..”, quoted Ronah Corcoran who applied last year and found love through this process…

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