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It is a story countless Galwegians are familiar with. You meet a person from outside the county or outside Ireland, and they tell you how they came here on a holiday, to study, or perhaps were just passing through, never intending to stay more than a few months, 12 at the most. Years later, they are still here, and regard the city as their home as much as any born and bred Galwegian.
THE NETHERLANDS may not get the same attention when it comes to cinema as do France, Germany, Britain, or Sweden, yet the kingdom enjoys one of Europe's richest and most storied cinematic histories.
FIVE YEARS after first wowing arts festival audiences with Political Mother, the Hofesh Schechter Company, one of the world’s leading dance troupes, makes a welcome return visit to the city with another thrilling production - DeGeneration.
THE MYTHOLOGICAL story of Hy-Brasil, which legend says lies off the west coast of Ireland, is the starting point for this year's TULCA Festival of Visual Arts, curated by Mary Cremin.
PUCCINI'S LA Bohème, one of opera's greatest romances is being staged by Britain's Royal Opera, and Galway will be able to see it when it is broadcast live to the IMC Galway Cinema on Wednesday June 10 at 7.15pm.
All roads are leading to Ballinrobe this weekend and next with racing, sales, and a big marquee show with Panti Bliss, all on the cards over the next 10 days.
GEORGE ORWELL’S first full-length book was Down and Out in Paris and London, his classic account of living on the breadline in France and England in the 1920s. More than 80 years after its publication in 1933, the book’s vivid portrayal of people struggling to survive from one day to the next has lost none of its power. Indeed, with homelessness again a headline-making issue, the book has gained fresh topicality.
Eblana Travel offers various self-guided walking and cycling tours on the Camino Frances. You can choose an individual stage, a couple of stages, or the whole route from St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela.
Although the Great Irish Famine, which devastated Ireland in the 1840s and early 1850s, happened at a time when photography was only in its experimental stage, we still have vivid images of the appalling suffering that the vast majority of the people endured. A suffering that was heightened by systematic neglect by government, the total absence of a comprehensive humanitarian plan of relief, and the law of the land which only supported the rights of landlords.*
GALWAY THEATRE Festival has moved from being one of the last festivals in the city’s festival season, to one of its first - coming after Cúirt and the Galway Food Festival - as will now take place in May.