Local News

Druid unveil plans to build new 240 seat theatre

Tue, Feb 09, 2016

A proposal to turn Lowstrand House in Flood Street, where the offices of Druid Theatre Co are currently housed, into a 240-seat theatre, has been presented to the Galway City Council.

Pictured here are some of The International School of Make-up Artistry's most recent students. These students have all completed the Level 2 make-up artistry diploma course, which covers day, evening, bridal, and fashion make-up. Qualifications from this course are recognised internationally. Many of these students travelled to the school from all over Ireland to complete their training with the school, which has placed more than ninety per cent of graduates in employment worldwide.


Learn the art of beauty make-up, and the intricacies of prosthetics, with the School of Make-up Artistry

Thu, Feb 04, 2016

The International School of Make-up Artistry has been in business for more than 30 years, specialising in make-up artistry. The school's trainers are all highly skilled with many years' experience in the industry and are eager to share their knowledge with the students.

A protester as Mrs Brown at the anti water charges demonstration in Galway in 2014, and water charges might be one of the issues of Election 2016. Photo:- Hany Marzouk


Will Galway, and Ireland, go Left?

Thu, Feb 04, 2016

A lot has been written in the run-up to the Election 2016 about which parties will make up the next government. Will Enda Kenny get another five years? Could Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil form a coalition? Or could Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael put Civil War politics aside and go in together?

Old Galway

Wash day in The Claddagh

Thu, Feb 04, 2016

“With its old houses — straw for their roofs and rock and mortar for their walls, and every little end of a wall whitewashed a hundred times in blue or white or thin pink — the Claddagh was lovely, and from a distance it did the eye good. It was quaint, of course, but also a home-like little village; it had sand for its walks and a turfy marlish stuff for its floors, and always curls of smoke from its square low chimneys.

Dr Ada English, sitting centre front row, with the staff at Ballinasloe District Asylum, about 1917. She was a great admirer of Éamon de Valera. It is believed he saught refuge in the asylum when he was on the run; and later visited Ada whenever he could.

Galway Diary

Remarks ‘Unworthy of the men in the Dáil’

Thu, Feb 04, 2016

I have written before how records from the Military Pensions Archive show that more than 200 members of Cumman na mBan, some who had sustained injuries and took risks with their lives participating in military action both during the Easter Rising, and in the subsequent War of Independence, were refused a pension because the pension was only applicable ‘to soldiers as generally understood in the masculine sense’.*

Trevor O Clochartaigh annd his daughter Aoibhneas. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy

Election 2016

Sinn Féin - tiocfaidh ár lá?

Thu, Jan 28, 2016

Sen Trevor Ó Clochartaigh stands on the brink of becoming the first Sinn Féin TD returned in Galway since 1922. If he pulls this off, it will be an achievement in a constituency long considered very hostile to Republicans and republicanism.

Eddi Reader. Photo:- Genevieve Stevenson

Shooting The Breeze

The woman who loves to sing

Thu, Jan 28, 2016

Eddi Reader, one of popular music’s most thrilling and affecting performers, returns to the Town Hall Theatre next month. Having first hit the limelight in the 1980s with Fairground Attraction, Reader’s subsequent solo albums, most recently 2014’s warm and deeply personal Vagabond, have cemented her image as a powerful figure in British music with beautifully raw vocals and an unparalleled romanticism.


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