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The 2018 Galway Food Festival returns this weekend to celebrate the people, produce, and passion that have firmly established Galway as the food capital of the west. Now in its seventh year, the west’s premiere food festival will take place over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend from March 29 to April 2, with five days of mouthwatering markets, delicious demonstrations, tasty talks, and a feast of family fun.
Today, Thursday November 9, the Galway City Museum officially celebrates its 10th anniversary and, by any measure it has been a decade of success. Annual visitor numbers have risen from 16,000 in its first year to 216,000 last year. The museum has received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for five years running and it meets all 34 requirements in the Heritage Council’s rigorous Museums Standards Programme.
DX2, A double bill of duets from the award winning Dylan Quinn Dance Theatre, and acclaimed dancers Laura Murphy and Rob Heaslip, will be performed in Galway as part of a national tour.
The 15th TULCA Festival of Visual Art was officially launched at the Connacht Print Works last Friday and continues until November 19. The festival features 17 artists from Ireland and overseas, many of them presenting new work.
Tomorrow - Friday, November 3 - sees the launch of this year’s TULCA Festival of Visual Art which features 17 artists from Ireland and overseas - including Yoko Ono - exhibiting across Galway city, and with many of them presenting new work.
Luan Gallery has announced details of its autumn exhibition, entitled Jealous Wall.
An Aran jumper from the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, at Turlough Park, Castlebar, is set to feature in a major new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, opening this autumn to explore 111 of the most iconic fashion garments and accessories over the last century.
A striking new willow structure made by a group of Mayo artists is wowing visitors at the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar, following its official unveiling last week. Teach Saileach/Willow House is a large bee-hive shaped ‘outdoor room’, woven from living willow and other natural materials using traditional skills. It forms an impressive new woodland structure for museum visitors to explore and will also be used as an outdoor classroom for education programmes.
An environmentally minded art project that is full of life is getting under way this May at the National Museum of Ireland, Turlough Park, Castlebar. A group of artists from across Mayo are to spend six weeks creating a ‘living shelter’ in the historic grounds of Turlough Park House.
An interesting story has emerged linking a badly burnt survivor from the SS Athenia, a Galway pharmacy, and Glasgow’s Riverside Museum.