Why Shakespeare's tragedies still matter

Thu, Sep 29, 2016

A FASCINATING and insightful book on four key Shakespeare tragedies, aimed at Leaving Cert and undergraduate students, theatregoers, and those who would like to ‘get’ Shakespeare, will be launched next week.

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Fred Johnston to give creative writing classes

Thu, Sep 29, 2016

THE POET, author, and critic Fred Johnston will give a creative writing course, for those interested in writing poetry or prose, in NUI Galway, starting Monday October 3.

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Hipster Bingo @ Róisín Dubh

Thu, Sep 22, 2016

SPORTERS OF skinny jeans, manicured beards, quaffed hair, tartan shirts, and excessively oversived glasses are encouraged to attend an underground event which you probably will not have heard about - Hipster Bingo.

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Over The Edge open reading

Thu, Sep 22, 2016

THE POETS Caitríona O’Reilly, Colin Dardis, and James Anthony, will read at the Over The Edge: Open Reading in the Galway City Library on Thursday September 29 at 6.30pm.

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Claddagh actor Aidan Dooley to launch new book on Tom Crean

Thu, Sep 22, 2016

CLADDAGH BORN actor Aidan Dooley, who has enjoyed international acclaim and success with his show Antartic Explorer, about the life of Tom Crean, will launch his new book, Travels with Tom Crean, tomorrow.

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Walk Galway's streets as a zombie

Thu, Sep 15, 2016

THE ANNUAL Galway Zombie Walk takes place this Saturday and is sure to have people looking on in amazement at the bizarre, yet thrilling, sight of hundreds of zombies making their way along Shop Street.

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Clifden to explore the hidden world of Lawrence of Arabia

Thu, Sep 15, 2016

TE LAWRENCE, immortalised by Irish actor Peter O'Toole in the epic 1962 film, Lawrence of Arabia, won fame and controversy as a British author, archaeologist, military officer, and diplomat, but he had strong Irish connections.

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Rockabilly ball in aid of MADRA

Thu, Sep 15, 2016

Rock'n'roll, rockabilly, and shakin' like Elvis singing 'Hound Dog' is the order of the day when The Hounddog Ball, a charity event in aid of MADRA, dog rescue and adoption, takes place this month.

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Olwen Fouéré reads at Town Hall this Saturday

Thu, Sep 08, 2016

OLWEN FOUÉRÉ will read Déirdre Carr's epic poem, 'Tweet Tweet Mothertongue-Fatherland-Talamh Athair Snapchattin', in the Town Hall Theatre Bar this Saturday from 3pm to 6pm.

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Public lecture on the pistol wielding typist of 1916

Thu, Sep 08, 2016

WINIFRED CARNEY, an active feminist and significant figure of the 1916 Rising, known as "the typist with a Webley", will be the subject of a public lecture which takes place in the Galway Mechanics Institute on Thursday September 15 at 8pm.

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Author Paul Kingsnorth to read at Charlie Byrne's

Thu, Sep 08, 2016

PAUL KINGSNORTH, author of The Wake, the acclaimed novel about the aftermath of the Battle Of Hastings, is in Galway this week to read from his new book The Beast.

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Take up singing for the autumn

Thu, Sep 08, 2016

GALWEGIANS KEEN on learning how to sing and/or becoming involved in a choir, should check out the new term of classes and rehearsals with the Ad Hoc choir.

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Over The Edge Culture Night Open-Mic

Thu, Sep 01, 2016

GALWEGIANS WITH short stories or poems to share, will have a chance to read them in public, and maybe win prizes, at two Over The Edge open-mics, part of Culture Night 2016.

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Galway Sings Project Choir returns September 1

Thu, Sep 01, 2016

THE GALWAY Sings Project choir is seeking new members, interested in singing in a group, singing in public, or who wish to learn to sing in harmony, to take part in its upcoming term.

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Take up singing for the autumn with the Ad Hoc Choir

Thu, Sep 01, 2016

GALWEGIANS KEEN on learning how to sing and/or becoming involved in a choir, should check out the new term of classes and rehearsals with the Ad Hoc choir.

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Charlie Adley’s craft of writing course

Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Writer Charlie Adley’s popular Craft of Writing Course returns to Galway’s Westside Resource Centre this September 8 for eight weeks.

“My course is designed for anyone who would like to improve their writing skills, from complete novices to published novelists,” explains Charlie. “Just as carpenters must learn how to use their tools, all writers benefit from learning the craft of writing. Anyone can learn this craft. There is no mystery to it.”

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Countdown to 2016 Galway Pride Festival

Thu, Aug 11, 2016

IT PROMISES to be the biggest Pride festival Galway has yet seen, and there are only a few days to go before the Rainbow Pride flag is raised in Eyre Square for the festival's opening ceremony.

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Galway Arts Centre creative writing classes

Thu, Aug 11, 2016

CREATIVE WRITING classes with the poet and short story writer Susan Millar DuMars, suitable for beginner and continuing creative writing students, take place in the Galway Arts Centre next month.

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New art classes from Jennifer Cunningham

Thu, Aug 11, 2016

THE MULTI-AWARD winning Galway artist Jennifer Cunningham is taking bookings for her one day art workshops on Sundays August 20 and 27, and Monday 28.

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Inis Mór to host Liam and Tom O’Flaherty festival

Thu, Aug 04, 2016

FÉILE NA bhFlaitheartach 2016, the annual festival celebrating the work of Galway left-wing writers Liam and Tom O’Flaherty, takes place on Inis Mór, the Aran Islands, on August 27 and 28.

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