Kylemore Abbey to host arts festival First Thought talks

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Julie Feeney.

The Galway International Arts Festival will present a special edition of its popular First Thought talks programme in Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, on Sunday April 12.

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Sean-nós singing in Pennsylvania

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

UNLIKELY AS it might seem, for a time, Pennsylvania was a hot-bed of sean nós singing, as a public lecture at the Galway City Library will show.

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The Canadians are coming to Cúirt

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Writer Lawrence Hill.

A HOST of leading Canadian authors, such as Dionne Brand, Lawrence Hill, and DW Wilson, will be in Galway for the Cúirt International Festival of Literature.

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Calling creatives to the Galway Fringe Festival

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

THE GALWAY Fringe Festival returns from July 11 to 27 with theatre, music, literature, art, dance, and Irish language events across the city and county.

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Galway Actors Workshop beginner course

Thu, Mar 19, 2015

GALWAY ACTORS Workshop will hold another of its popular Introduction to Acting courses, starting March 23.

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Stagecoach summer camps

Thu, Mar 19, 2015

STAGECOACH GALWAY will run a season of drama and musicals workshops in St Mary’s College in July and August, culminating in a show by the end.

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Over The Edge reading

Thu, Mar 19, 2015

SEAN LYSAGHT, Tim Dwyer, and Gráinne McHale are the featured readers at the Over The Edge: Open Reading in Galway City Library on Thursday March 26 at 6.30pm.

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Creative writing classes

Thu, Mar 19, 2015

CREATIVE WRITING classes for beginners and intermediates take place at the Galway Technical Institute, Father Griffin Road, next month.

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Cúirt hits thirty

Wed, Mar 11, 2015

Cúirt festival director Dani Gill with chef and restaurateur JP McMahon at the launch of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature in the House Hotel on Tuesday. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy

ON TUESDAY evening at the House Hotel the programme for the 2015 Cúirt International Literature Festival was officially launched and, as ever, there is a rich feast of readings, talks, workshops, launches, and more to look forward to.

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Paul Durcan and Joseph O’Neill to read at Cúirt

Thu, Mar 05, 2015

Paul Durcan.

The poets Paul Durcan and John Montague, as well as the Booker nominated novelist Joseph O’Neill will read at the Cúirt International Festival of Literature which will  run from April 21 to 27 in venues across Galway city and county.

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Gort to celebrate the life and work of WB Yeats

Thu, Mar 05, 2015

THIS WEEKEND marks the start of a series of events in County Galway, as part of Yeats2015, celebrating WB Yeats and his connections to south Galway.

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Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering

Thu, Mar 05, 2015

WRITERS FROM Galway, Dublin, Cork, and Belfast will read at The Over The Edge March Writers’ Gathering in the The Kitchen, Galway City Museum, Friday March 13 at 8pm.

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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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