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A child-delighting feast of shows

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FOR THOSE of us blessed with kids, or who can borrow kids, a highlight of the year is the Baboró International Arts Festival for Children. So it was with great delight that your trusty correspondent attended the Monday evening launch for this year’s festival where details of the 2015 programme were unveiled.

Return of Star Of The Sea

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ONE OF the big hits of last year’s Galway International Arts Festival was Star Of The Sea, the superb stage adaptation of Joseph O’Connor’s acclaimed novel jointly produced by Moonfish and An Taibhdhearc. Audiences now have a second chance to see this much-praised show when it returns to An Taibhdearc for a short run prior to embarking on a national tour.

Guess How Much I Love You comes to Baboró

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GUESS HOW Much I Love You, the much loved and award winning children's story written by Irish author Sam McBratney and illustrated by Anita Jeram, will be brought to the stage as part of the Baboró International Children's Festival.

Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering

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GALWAY ADVERTISER arts editor Kernan Andrews, poet Kate Ennals, broadcaster Clara Rose Thornton, and writers Susan Lanigan, and Ruth Aylett, will all read at the Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering in The Kitchen, Galway City Museum, on Friday September 11 at 8pm.

Wilde expert Michael Seeney among speakers at Oscar Wilde Festival

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Galway’s Oscar Wilde Festival takes place next weekend for its third year, from Friday, September 4, to Sunday, September 6. The festival boasts a packed programme and will see Wilde experts and enthusiasts gather to celebrate his life and work in a west of Ireland setting. 

Report confirms importance of hospitality sector for Galway tourism

A new report confirms the hospitality sector is a significant component of the tourism infrastructure in Galway, with 504 pubs, 64 hotel bars and 141 fully licensed and wine licensed restaurants in the county. 

NUI Galway conference on Irish Parliamentary Party to commemorate the Decade of Centenaries

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What was Home Rule? How did John Redmond’s Irish Parliamentary Party operate and how was it viewed throughout the country prior to 1916? How popular was Redmond’s decision to call on Irishmen to fight in World War I? 

Dealing with CAO offers, decisions, and disappointments

For the many students now happy with their CAO offers – congratulations and well done. But, amid all this excitement, make sure that all acceptance procedures are followed.

 

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