Seachtain na Gaeilge 2015

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

At the launch of Seachtain na Gaeilge 2015 were (LtoR): Ros na Rún’s Diarmuid Mac an Adhastair; Seachtain na Gaeilge’s Sinéad Sexton and Karla Regan; and Ros na Rún actors Ciabhán Ó Murchú, Seona Tully, Laura Walpole, and Pól Ó Gríofa.

SEACHTAIN NA Gaeilge returns for 2015 with, despite its name, a fortnight of Irish language, culture, and heritage events from Saturday February 28 to Tuesday March 17.

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Éigse an Spidéil 2015

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

The musicians and dancers in Buail Cos Faoi! are (LtoR): Johnny Óg Connolly, Seosamh Ó Neachtain, Máire Áine Ní Iarnáin, and Garry O Briain.

AN SPIDÉAL’S ANNUAL arts festival, Éigse an Spidéil, returns from Wednesday March 4 to Sunday 8, celebrating culture, community, development, and innovation in the area.

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Youth to celebrate Yeats in south Galway

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

A portrait of William Butler Yeats by John Butler Yeats (1900).

THIRTY YOUNG harpists from the Athenry Music School and 15 students of Kiltartan National School will join forces for an event to celebrate WB Yeats.

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Japanese and Irish poetry @ Charlie Byrne’s

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Hisa Kagawa.

THE ANNUAL Japanese and Irish poetry evening returns this Saturday to Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop at 6pm, with Hisa Kagawa and Gerry Hanberry.

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Creative writing classes

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

THE SHORT story writer Susan Millar DuMars will give an advanced fiction writing class. The classes start on April 8 and bookings are now being taken.

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Julian Gough to read @ Over The Edge

Thu, Feb 19, 2015

JULIAN GOUGH, the award winning novelist and former lead singer of the great Irish indie band Toasted Heretic, reads at this month’s Over The Edge.

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Charlie Adley’s Craft of Writing Course

Thu, Feb 19, 2015

GALWAY WRITER Charlie Adley’s popular Craft of Writing Course returns to the Galway Arts Centre. The course is for those who would like to improve their writing skills, from beginners to published writers.

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Córus Galway seeks new voices

Thu, Feb 19, 2015

THE CÓRUS Galway choir starts its new term on Thursday February 26 at 7.30pm in NUI Galway’s Arts Millennium Building, in room AM107.

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Galway Early Music Festival to celebrate 20th Birthday

Tue, Feb 17, 2015

John Kenny.

A ROMP originally performed by teenage French choir members in the Middle Ages will be one of the central shows at this year’s Galway Early Music Festival which runs from Thursday May 14 to Sunday 17 and celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

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Galway bands to feature in Patrick’s Day parade

Thu, Feb 12, 2015

THE 2015 St Patrick’s Day Parade will showcase the wealth of talented and imaginative bands, musicians, and community music groups, at work in the city.

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One Book One Galway 2015

Mon, Feb 09, 2015

MORE THAN 500 schoolchildren across Galway city will take part in One Book One Galway - an initiative to encourage children to read one specific book - which will be launched this Thursday [February 12] at 11.30am.

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Michael Murphy to read at Town Hall

Thu, Feb 05, 2015

MICHAEL MURPHY, the former RTÉ newscaster and more recently best-selling author, brings his show, Stories, Poetry, and Dreams, to the Town Hall Theatre on Saturday February 14.

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Michael Harding and his elephant

Thu, Feb 05, 2015

Michael Harding.

THE IRISH Times columnist Michael Harding reads from his book, Hanging With The Elephant, in the Town Hall Theatre on Wednesday February 11 at 8pm.

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Over The Edge Poetry Book Showcase

Thu, Feb 05, 2015

Louis De Paor.

LOUIS DEPAOR, Sarah Clancy, and Gerry Hanberry take part in the Over The Edge Poetry Book Showcase at Charlie Byrne’s, on Friday February 13 from 6.30pm.

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Art class at Galway City Museum

Thu, Feb 05, 2015

Blue Boatman 2 by Maurice Quillinan.

LIMERICK BASED artist Maurice Quillinan will deliver a one-day masterclass in the museum this Saturday from 10.30am. The course is designed for students and full-time/part-time artists or those with an interest in gaining a deeper knowledge and understanding into how a painting is made.

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Galway and The Great War lectures at city museum

Wed, Feb 04, 2015

One of the most famous recruitment posters for Ireland, calling on Irishmen to join following Germany's invasion of neutral Belgium.

THE GREAT War’s impact on Galway city, the slaughter in the trenches, and recruiting Galwegians to fight for “king and country” will be the subject of a series of public lectures taking place at the Galway City Museum, every Thursday from 7pm to 8pm.

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Telegael seeks young actors for new film

Thu, Jan 29, 2015

THE EMMY award winning An Spidéal based film and animation company Telegael is in pre-production with Morten, the first stop-motion animation feature film produced in Ireland.

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Calling all buskers for Buskfactor Galway

Thu, Jan 29, 2015

GALWAY’S FIRST busking competition, Buskfactor Galway, is taking place every Tuesday in The Blue Note at 9pm and jugglers, performance artists, comedians, musicians, magicians, dancers, and actors are sought to take part.

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Galway Theatre Festival fun fundraiser

Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Rivers and Crows.

COMEDY, MUSIC, and air guitar antics will be the order of the day at Lose Those January Blues!, a fundraising event for the Galway Theatre Festival.

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Over The Edge reading returns for 2015 season

Thu, Jan 15, 2015

THE FIRST Over The Edge: Open Reading of 2015 takes place in the Galway City Library on Thursday January 22 from 6.30pm to 8pm, with writers Liz Quirke, Michelle Coyne, and Paula Cunningham.

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