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Galway International Arts Festival 2016

Mon, May 23, 2016

Theatre and dance

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The Galway Sessions 2016 - Remembering Eamonn Ceannt

Thu, May 19, 2016

EAMONN CEANNT - Galwayman, traditional musician, Republican leader, signatory of the 1916 Proclamation - will be commemorated and celebrated as part of The Galway Sessions 2016 festival.

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Above The Fold conference on Saturday

Thu, May 19, 2016

ABOVE THE Fold, a pilot project conference on creativity and the arts in Galway, takes place this Saturday in The Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane, from 11am to 6pm, featuring speakers from art and design backgrounds.

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Paul McVeigh to read at Over The Edge

Thu, May 19, 2016

AWARD WINNING Belfast short story writer, Paul McVeigh will be the main reader at the next Over The Edge: Open Reading in the Galway City Library on Thursday May 26 at 6.30pm.

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1916 exhibition and wreath laying events

Thu, May 19, 2016

THE CENTENARY of the 1916 Rising and its aftermath will continue to be marked in Galway with two events taking place, one today, the other later this month.

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Mike McCormack launches new novel this weekend

Thu, May 12, 2016

SOLAR BONES, the new novel from Galway writer Mike McCormack, will be launched in Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop, Middle Street, tomorrow at 6.30pm, with comedian Tommy Tiernan as guest speaker.

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Public lecture on centenary of James Connolly's execution

Thu, May 12, 2016

The centenary of James Connolly's execution for his role in the 1916 Rising will be marked in Galway with a public lecture on the history of socialism and republicanism, including Connolly's contribution to both.

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Charity event in celebration of James Connolly

Thu, May 05, 2016

JAMES CONNOLLY was executed for his leading role in the 1916 Rising on May 12 1916. On Thursday May 12 his life and ideals will be celebrated at a charity event to raise funds for Médecins Sans Frontières.

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Free Comic Book Day

Thu, May 05, 2016

FREE COMIC Book Day, the yearly event when you can show up at Sub-City Comics in the Corbett Court Shopping Centre and grab a comic of your choice from the FCBD selection for free, returns this Saturday.

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Denise Hogan - new art classes

Thu, May 05, 2016

THE AWARD winning Galway artist Denise Hogan will host a new mini-term of art classes, starting May 10, as well as a series of one-day workshops in oils, watercolours, and glasspainting.

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Poetry workshops @ Galway Arts Centre

Thu, May 05, 2016

THE POET Kevin Higgins will host a series of poetry workshops this month in the Galway Arts Centre, where participants will be given writing exercises and feedback on their work.

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Exhibition to explore Galway's revolution

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

OUTSIDE OF Dublin, County Galway saw the most significant action of the 1916 Rising, and Galway's role in 1916, as well as the War of Independence and the Civil War, will be examined in a major new exhibition.

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Today is Poetry Day -what are you going to do?

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

POETRY IS one of humanity's oldest forms of artistic and personal expression, found across all eras, languages, and cultures. Today is Poetry Day and Galway will mark the venerable form with a number of events.

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Public lecture to remember the women of 1916

Thu, Apr 21, 2016

Were the Irish women who fought for freedom in 1916 “airbrushed out of Irish history”, just as nurse Elizabeth O’Farrell was airbrushed out of the famous photograph of Patrick Pearse’s surrender on Moore Street?

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Mayor of the city to launch The Galway Review 4

Tue, Apr 19, 2016

Fianna Fáil Galway West TD Éamon O'Cuív is among those whose writings are featured in The Galway Review 4, the new anthology of prose, poetry, and essays.

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Charity quiz for Console to be held in Monroe's

Tue, Apr 19, 2016

THE THIRD Annual Charity Table Quiz, Raffle and Auction in aid of Console, takes place in Monroe's Live this Friday [April 22] from 7pm, with chances to win vouchers and bid on a signed Connacht Rugby jersey.

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Go Over The Edge during Cúirt

Mon, Apr 18, 2016

EMERGING NEW voices in Irish writing, including Kathryn Guille, winner of the Cúirt New Writing Poetry Prize 2016, and John O’Donnell, winner of the 2016 Cúirt New Writing Fiction Prize, will read at this year's Cúirt literary festival.

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Entertainment for the whole family at City Limits Oranmore

Tue, Apr 12, 2016

City Limits Oranmore provides the ultimate in family entertainment as an emporium of indoor adventure for all ages. From the physically and mentally demanding challenges in their Zero Limits to their fully themed Jungle Drum Restaurant which can be hired for special occassions and can accommodate up to 140 people.

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Roger Casement, human rights, and 1916

Thu, Mar 31, 2016

ROGER CASEMENT was a human rights and progressive anti-colonial campaigner, also involved in the 1916 Rising, and will be the subject of a public talk in Galway next week.

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Is It About A Bicycle?

Thu, Mar 31, 2016

TOMORROW MARKS the 50th anniversary of the death of Flann O’Brien, a major figure in 20th century Irish literature and postmodern writing, and his life and work will be celebrated in Galway.

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