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Cúirt 2017 programme launched

Wed, Mar 08, 2017

THE RAIN was splish splashing in its Galway fashion on Tuesday evening but that didn’t deter the many literature devotees who gathered at the House Hotel for the programme launch of this year’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature.

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Galway Community Pride Festival fundraiser

Thu, Mar 02, 2017

MR PUSSY will be strutting her stuff on the stage of the Róisín Dubh at next week's GASS clubnight, when she hosts the first fundraiser for the Galway Community Pride Festival.

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The Quays win IMRO Connacht Venue of the Year

Thu, Mar 02, 2017

The Quays, one of Galway city's most popular bars and live music venues, has won the IMRO Best Venue Connacht Award 2016 at the IMRO Live Music Venue of the Year Awards which were held recently in Dublin.

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Remembering Patrick Kavanagh in Galway

Thu, Mar 02, 2017

“IF EVER you go to Dublin Town/In a hundred years or so/Inquire for me in Baggot Street/And what I was like to know” wrote the poet Patrick Kavanagh, but you do not have to go to Dublin to find out about him.

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Public lecture on Irish-Americans and Independence

Thu, Mar 02, 2017

WHILE THE contribution of Irish Americans to the events of 1916 are well documented, their campaign to undermine British imperial rule in Ireland in the decades before the Great War is often neglected.

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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.

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Cúirt labs - creative workshops for young people

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

THE CÚIRT The Labs, the education and youth strand of Galway's international festival of literature, aimed at schools and young people, returns from Monday April 24 to Saturday 29.

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Barry McGovern and Benjamin Dwyer to perform in Neachtains

Wed, Feb 22, 2017

THE EMINENT Irish actor Barry McGovern, and classical guitarist Benjamin Dwyer, join forces for a special recital in Tigh Neachtains this Thursday [February 23] at 4.30pm, mixing music with the poetry and prose of Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, and Flann O’Brien.

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NUIG to celebrate the work of Mike McCormack

Tue, Feb 21, 2017

A public reception to celebrate the work and teaching of Galway-Mayo writer Mike McCormack, to mark the success of his acclaimed novel Solar Bones, will take place tomorrow evening [Wednesday February 22] in NUI Galway.

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New book launched to honour NUI Galway professor

Thu, Feb 16, 2017

STEPHEN G ELLIS, professor of history at NUI Galway, and an expert on Tudor Ireland, is to be honoured with the launch of a new book of essays covering the period from late medieval to early modern Ireland.

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Over The Edge opening reading

Thu, Feb 16, 2017

WRITERS JAKI McCarrick, Ciaran Ferriter, and Paul Lewis, will read at the Over The Edge: Open Reading in the Galway City Library on Thursday February 23 at 6.30pm.

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The Galway women who built the bombs

Thu, Feb 09, 2017

A LECTURE on the Galway women who built bombs for the British Army in WWI in the Galway munitions factory, and a film screening on the life nad work of Michael Davitt, will both take place in the Galway City Museum.

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Athenry Youth Orchestra to perform in Dublin

Thu, Feb 09, 2017

THE ATHENRY Youth Orchestra has been chosen as one of only eight such orchestras from across Ireland, to perform at the 22nd Festival of Youth Orchestras in the National Concert Hall in Dublin.

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Over The Edge Poetry Book Showcase

Thu, Feb 02, 2017

LEADING GALWAY poets like Gerry Hanberry, Alvy Carragher, Miceál Kearney, Pete Mullineaux, and Marie Cadden will read at the 2017 Over The Edge Poetry Book Showcase, which takes place next week.

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Egypt and its role in Irish Christianity

Thu, Feb 02, 2017

COULD THE Coptic Christian church of Egypt have played a decisive role in influencing the shape and formation of early Irish Christianity? A public lecture next week in Galway will argue that it did.

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Emma Heatherington to launch new novel this weekend

Thu, Jan 26, 2017

NOVELIST EMMA Heatherington launches her new book, The Legacy of Lucy Harte, a bittersweet story dealing with organ donation, at two events in County Galway this weekend.

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New art classes with Denise Hogan

Thu, Jan 26, 2017

A NEW series of one-day and weekend workshops in painting, along with a new spring term of weekly art classes, will be held in Galway and Mayo by the award-winning artist Denise Hogan.

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Charlie Adley’s Craft of Writing course

Thu, Jan 19, 2017

GALWAY WRITER Charlie Adley’s popular Craft of Writing Course returns in April and is open to anyone who wants to improve their writing skills, from beginners to published novelists.

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