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A group of Canadian travel agents has been exploring Mayo and the island of Ireland this week – as guests of Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland, Tourism NI and Air Canada.
SOMETIMES THE hype is justified. When The Last Mixed Tape call The Clockworks “a band definitely on the verge of breaking through”, Outcast magazine declared them ”Ireland's next big thing”; and U&I described them as the kind of group “the Irish music scene has been overdue for some time”, it was not talk. It is fact.
A recognised literary award winner has made Athlone her home. Swathi Sasidharan, who is of Indian origin, attained the noted FOKANA (Federation of Kerala Associations in North America) literary award in recent times, moved to the heart of Ireland in 2005 after her husband commenced work with the computer software engineering company, Ericsson.
The O'Donovan brothers and Sanita Puspure may have dominated the headlines at the recent World Rowing Championships, but Galway rowing was also celebrating a rare Irish feat.
Galway will host European royalty on Tuesday August 21, when His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Imre de Habsbourg-Lorraine of Austria, will participate in a ceremony at Galway Cathedral honouring his great-grandfather, Blessed Karl of Austria, who, as Karl I, was the last Habsburg Emperor.
Two Galwegians headed to the USA this week to compete in the 2018 World Handball Championships.
Galway International Arts Festival broke the quarter of a million attendance figure for the first time in its 41-year history, with 252,748 attendances at more than 200 events across the festival's 14 days.
After an unprecented ten-night sellout run in the summer of 2017, Seán Keane will bring his very popular concert to Westport Town Hall theatre every Wednesday for another summer residency.
This weekend will see female scientists bring their research to the masses at the second annual Soapbox Science event in the city.
Since 2014, the Pillar House in Ballinasloe has operated the Pillar House Folk Club, welcoming a veritable 'who’s who' of the Irish folk & trad scene.