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Top English Premiership rugby club Wasps will play Connacht in a highly attractive season opening fixture at Dubarry Park, Athlone. This match, which will be Connacht new head coach Andy Friend’s first game in charge, kicks off at 3pm on Saturday, August 18. Tickets are now on sale for this encounter (see below for details).
Galway 2020’s Project Baa Baa will present the first of its events as a part of Sheep 2018 Farm to Fork in Athenry this weekend.
A fundraising concert will be held in Ballinasloe Town Hall Theatre on Thursday, June 28 at 8pm for local harp band, Blossom Harp Ensemble, to preform at the 35th Harp Festival in Brittany, France this July.
It is two years almost to the day since the people of the UK dramatically voted to leave the EU. Since then Brexit has been a constant backdrop to political discourse in these islands, and a dominant one when it comes to the discussion of international affairs.
EACH JULY Galway International Arts Festival presents a diverse and quality range of work from Irish and international artists. The visual arts programme is entirely free and attracts thousands of visitors across the 14 days of the festival.
THE 25TH Galway Cathedral Recitals international summer concerts begins next week, and to mark the occasion there will be film screenings, vocal performances, brass music, as well as organ recitals.
Connacht Rugby face a tough pool in this season's European Challenge Cup.
As Galway is the European Region of Gastronomy 2018, this year’s SeaFest will also celebrate the city’s food heritage and culture. From farmer and fisherman to chef, restaurateur or consumer, food plays a critical role in all our lives in Galway. The European Region of Gastronomy 2018 designation will focus on the vital role of the food industry in the west of Ireland, and showcase the high quality and rich produce available in the region.
If you happen to cross Galway’s Wolfe Tone Bridge, spare a thought for the man whose name it carries, especially as this month - yesterday, June 20, to be precise - marks the 255th anniversary of Tone’s birth.
The pub is now to Ireland what the bistro has long been to France, that is a place of reliable cooking to be found across the country. Just as the French bistro is likely to have a menu of frisée and lardon salad, some steak frites and an apple tart, so the Irish pub will offer a terrine or pate, a burger and something involving beetroot and goat's cheese to start. There will be a fish dish, probably pork belly and rib eye for mains, and a chocolate fondant, crème brûlée, and lemon tart to finish. This is all excellent. They are sturdy, trustworthy dishes, the Ronseal of restaurant food. Either they are executed well or they are not great. Either way pub food culture will always be marked by its ordinary, not its exceptional.