Welcome to Galway Culture Night 2018 — Complete Guide to city events

Fri, Sep 21, 2018

Culture Night is Ireland’s national celebration of culture, creativity and the arts. It takes place all over Galway city and county on Friday 21st September and sparkles well into the night. From Bofin to the Bridge of Banagher, from Bearna to Ballybane and beyond, dozens of entrancing, beguiling and enjoyable events are talking place in a truly brilliant programme that showcases the creative communities and landscapes of Galway, European Capital of Culture. The offerings this year – performances, workshops, exhibitions, concerts, classes, talks, walks and much more for all ages in every conceivable area of creativity - look to be the most exciting ever, and everything is free, brought to you with love from Galway! We’d like to offer a big thank you to all the hard-working artists and art groups, community groups, venues and volunteers who have made Culture Night 2018 possible. So go ahead, check out the brilliant programme and try something new!

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Swiss visitor dies as Storm Ali batters Galway

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

A Swiss woman in her fifties lost her life in an incident in Claddaghduff early yesterday morning as Storm Ali bore down on the country. The woman, who is understood to have been visiting the region, was staying in a caravan at Acton’s Beach in Claddaghduff when the structure was blown down a 20ft drop.

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Proposed abortion legislation will 'roll back what the Irish people voted for' warn Galway Pro Choice

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

While the Eight Amendment has now been removed from the Constitution, the current draft legislation to provide for termination of pregnancies in the State, is "not capable of guaranteeing universal access to abortion services", according to Galway Pro Choice.

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Politicians must choose the people or the market on housing crisis says Farrell

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Fianna Fáil and Independent TDs must decide if they are "on the side of Fine Gael and private developers", or on the side of the homeless, tenants, and "those struggling to find an affordable home".

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More community gardaí on the beat is 'crucial to prevent' crime says Cubbard

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

If the recommendation in a new report, urging gardaí to become more visible within communities, is followed, it will be the "biggest factor in recent years in addressing localised crime".

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Galway Bay Sailing Club member completes solo sail around Ireland

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Galway Bay Sailing Club (GBSC) member Richard Hayes has completed an arduous solo sail around Ireland in a Laser dinghy.

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Public meeting on GLUAS light rail system

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

A public meeting to build support for an integrated public transport system for the city, including GLUAS, a proposed light rail system similar to the LUAS in Dublin, takes place on Monday September 24 at 8pm in the Harbour Hotel.

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City of Galway twins with L.É. William Butler Yeats

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Galway City Council last weekend hosted a Reception to honour the Twinning of the City of Galway with the Irish Naval vessel the L.É. William Butler Yeats.

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‘Medieval Katie Taylor’ and knights in shining armour gather for a battle at Claregalway Castle

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

On Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30, battle returns to Claregalway Castle as members of the Irish Full Contact Medieval Combat Team prepare to face opposition from some of the world’s top fighters.

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John O’Dowd Memorial trophy to be presented at Galway Oyster Festival

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

A trophy in honour of John O’Dowd will be presented to the winner of the Irish National Oyster Opening Championship 2018 on Friday September 28 in the Galway Oyster Festival Marquee.

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Macnas promises something out of the wild sky for Halloween

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Out Of The Wild Sky, the 2018 Macnas parade, which promises to unleash "a world that is hypnotic and intoxicating, glittering, mysterious, and filled with shadow and nobility," upon Galway streets, takes place at the end of next month.

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Beautiful recipe book marks a year of excellence at Fox’s of Kinvara

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Like most of the best ideas, the notion by Orla Fox and friends, to create a beautifully written and illustrated book of locally-sourced recipes came over a dinner party. This weekend, the proprietor of the charming Fox’s of Kinvara will hold a gathering to mark the first birthday of the establishment, and to launch the book which highlights the gorgeous food on offer there.

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Galway 2020 throws open the doors on Culture Night

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Galway 2020 will open its doors to the public this Friday as it hosts Open House, a cultural showcase as a part of Culture Night. This is the first in a series of Open House events that Galway 2020 will be hosting in the coming months.

Running from 6pm to 10.30pm, a number of talks and events will be held in the Merchant’s Road base of Galway 2020. The public are invited to pop in and experience a taste of community culture, spend the whole evening or simply drop in for a cuppa and a chat.

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Woodland coppicing, stonewalling and Culture Night in Merlin Woods

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Friends of Merlin Woods have had a busy few weeks. For the second year running they have received funding from the Heritage Council to run workshops on Heritage Conservation and Woodland Coppicing Research Project.

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NUI Galway to develop plan for Nun’s Island area with Galway City Council

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

NUI Galway has announced the appointment of master planning consultants to assist in the preparation of a plan which will result in a strategy for a structured approach to regeneration of the lands at Nun’s Island in Galway City.

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Want to be the star at the Clarinbridge OsKaRs?

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

The Clarinbridge GAA and Camogie clubs are hosting a major community fundraising event this winter called The Clarinbridge OsKaRs 2018, that is destined to make stars out of its participants.

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Medical scientist aims to land Miss Bikini Ireland title

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

A 23-year-old medical scientist at University Hospital Galway has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Miss Bikini Ireland contest.

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Discover Galway’s literary heritage at Lady Gregory - Yeats Autumn Gathering

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Discover more about our rich literary heritage at the Lady Gregory - Yeats Autumn Gathering, taking place at Coole Park, Kiltartan Cross, and Thoor Ballylee from September 28 to 30.

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#MakeWayGalway - coming to the street where you live

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

The Galway City Council will be among 15 local authorities in the State taking part in the first National Make Way Day, an initiative to raise awareness of the needs of people with disabilities in the public spaces we all share.

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