Ballinasloe author shortlisted for Writing.ie award

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

BALLINASLOE-BASED author Nuala O’Connor has been shortlisted for the Writing.ie Short Story of the Year, at the An Post Irish Book Awards, for her story ‘Gooseen’, inspired by Nora Barnacle, the Galway-born wife of James Joyce.

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Annemarie Ní Churreáin to go Over The Edge

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

THE POET Annemarie Ní Churreáin, along with Maurice Devitt and Amy Barrett, will read from her work at the Over The Edge: Open Reading in the Galway City Library on Thursday November 22 at 6.30pm.

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Murder and subversion in Ballinasloe

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

NESSA O'MAHONEY is primarily a poet, the author of three well received collections, and a verse novel. Much of her previous writing has interrogated the subjects of family and history, often dealing in quite innovative ways with how the two intersect.

In her 2014 poetry collection, Her Father’s Daughter, she published a parallel sequence of poems - one relating to her relationship with her own father, whose decline and passing she charted with sometimes aching candour, the second exploring the life of her grandfather, whose story emerges through her mother’s memories and O’Mahony’s own research.

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Amy Barrett, Maurice Devitt, and Annemarie Ní Churreáin for November Over The Edge: Open Reading

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

The November ‘Over The Edge: Open Reading’ takes place in Galway City Library on Thursday November 22, from 6.30 to 8pm.

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A Festival of Light and Colour in Galway is set for Christmas 2018!

Tue, Oct 30, 2018

An iconic Festive Light and Colour Experience is coming to Galway this Christmas. It will be family focused and will include; an official Light-up Ceremony, large Lighting Installations and Projections on iconic buildings. The magnificent Lighting Features will act as beacons and attraction points. They will navigate visitors throughout the city while providing interactive photo opportunities in some of the most photographed city centre landmark locations. These are spectacular Christmas decorations that are all LED lit, making them very energy efficient.

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A poetry night at Galway City Library

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

THE POETS Louis Mulcahy, Susan Lindsay and Maurice Devitt, all published by Galway based publishing house Doire Press, will conclude their A Crack In Everything literary tour, with a reading in the Galway City Library.

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An evening with Siren and Dave Rock

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

AN EVENING songs and poetic firework, laughter, magic, and harmonies, takes place this Saturday from 7.30pm to 10.30pm in the Granary Therapy Centre, The Granary Suites, 58 Lower Dominick Street.

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Galway Indian Community to celebrate Diwali

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

The Galway Indian Community will hold its annual Diwali celebration at the Menlo Park Hotel, Galway, on Saturday November 10 at 5pm and is open to all who "enjoy Indian traditions, culture, and food".

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Indian Cultural and Sports Community Galway to mark Diwali

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

The Indian Cultural & Sports Community Galway will celebrate Diwali - Festival of Lights, a festival celebrated by Indians across the world irrespective of their faith or beliefs.

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A Fashion Fairytale for Rosabel’s Rooms.

Mon, Oct 22, 2018

Two of Galway’s most fashionable establishments, Willow Boutique and Caprice Café, have come together to host a night of fun, fashion and food on Wednesday, November 7th, to help raise funds for local charity, Rosabel's Rooms.

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Macnas parade 2018 - hypnotic, intoxicating, mysterious

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

OUT OF The Wild Sky, the 2018 Macnas Halloween parade, celebrating the act of transformation, creating in its wake, a hypnotic, intoxicating, glittering, mysterious world, filled with shadow and nobility, takes place next week.

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Over The Edge goes political for October

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

INDEPENDENT SENATOR Lynn Ruane and the Irish Examiner's Michael Clifford, will be reading at the next Over The Edge: Open Reading at the Galway City Library.

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Marathon Open Mic in aid of Cancer Care West

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

THREE YEARS ago, Galwegian Jamie Marshall was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. "Since then Cancer Care West has been my lifeline. They have done so much for me I wanted to give something back."

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Michael Harding's Buddhist Tuesdays

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

MICHAEL HARDING, the writer, actor, raconteur, and Irish Times columnist, is coming to the Town Hall Theatre to read from his latest memoir, On Tuesdays I’m A Buddhist.

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Follow the Curiosity Trail in Galway’s Westend

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

THREE DAYS of free events hits Galway’s Westend tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday during the Westend Curiosity Trail, featuring music, art, talks, readings, and discussions.

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Plaque honouring those who fought with Éamonn Ceannt in 1916, unveiled at city museum

Thu, Oct 04, 2018

A bronze plaque, dedicated to those who served under Galwayman and 1916 Proclamation signatory Éamonn Ceannt, in Dublin during the Easter Rising, was recently unveiled at the Galway City Museum.

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The Over The Edge Fiction Slam is back

Thu, Oct 04, 2018

POETRY SLAMS are common and there are always opportunities for poets to read their work aloud. Not so for fiction writers, which is why the annual Over The Edge Fiction Slam is such a welcome event.

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BABORÓ INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN IS COMING SOON 15-21 OCTOBER

Wed, Oct 03, 2018

Excitement is building ahead of this year’s Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, which kicks off on Monday 15 October for seven days. This year’s programme is bursting with 51 events all designed especially for children and families. Whether you’re looking for theatre, dance, music, puppetry, exhibitions, films or storytelling, Baboró has it covered. Check out the full programme here https://www.baboro.ie/festival/programme

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Fundraising night for Teach Solais LGBT+ Resource Centre

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

A FUNDRAISING night for the Teach Solais LGBT+ Resource Centre, hosted by drag queen Miss Bella Boutique, and with music by DJ Rob B, takes place in NOVA this weekend.

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Liam O'Flaherty and The Radical Club

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

IN 1925, Aran Island born writer, Liam O'Flaherty, published his breakthrough novel, The Informer. In that year, he also joined the Radical Club in Dublin, a forum for progressive artists and writers.

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