'Getting to Know...' Annamaria Nic Dhonnacha, Ros na Rún

Thu, Jun 10, 2021

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Love and Laughter.

Storyteller Pat Speight (aka ‘Pat the Hat’) and pupils from the Claddagh National School at the recent launch of Cruinniú na nÓg 2021.

Festivals & Events

Cruinniú na nÓg 2021 - ‘Let's get creative, Galway’

Thu, Jun 03, 2021

Children across Galway city and county will celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg - a national day of creativity for children and young people – with a host of free online events and workshops on Saturday June 12.

Domhnall Gleeson. Photo:- Alex Sapienza


Domhnall Gleeson to star in new Enda Walsh play at Galway International Arts Festival

Wed, Jun 02, 2021

DOMHNALL GLEESON, best known for his roles in the new Star Wars trilogy, and as the hapless Doofus in Frank of Ireland, will star in Medicine, the new play by Enda Walsh.

The Raines (LtoR): Yvonne Tiernan, Ruth Dillon, and Juliana Erkkonen.


The Raines - cowgirls get their guns on new single

Wed, Jun 16, 2021

"This is our version of a folk cowgirl song, that feeling of falling madly in love, a whirlwind of desire with someone, and then that same love falling apart.”

Galway Film Fleadh picking competition in pre-Covid times.


Deadline looms for Galway Film Fleadh pitching competition

Wed, Jun 16, 2021

MONDAY JUNE 28 is the closing date for submissions to the Galway Film Fleadh pitching competition, which will be a live-streamed event as part of the online edition of the festival.

Reginald D Hunter.


Reginald D Hunter brings new show, Bombe Shuffleur, to Róisín Dubh

Tue, Jun 15, 2021

CLIMATE CHANGE, Brexit, the Alt.Right, economic downturns, the Covid-19 pandemic. What could Reginald D Hunter possibly say that could offend or upset you?

Pied Wagtail, pen and ink, by Sacha Hutchinson


Taking time to observe the birds

Mon, Jun 07, 2021

THROUGHOUT THE Covid-19 pandemic, and the unprecedented demands and strain it has put on health workers, one woman found respite through watching birdlife.

Performing Arts

New stage school launches performing arts camp in Headford

Thu, Jun 17, 2021

A NEW dance, drama, singing, and musical theatre stage school for children and young people has been launched in Headford with summer camps starting at the end of this month.

Photo from the Black Lives Matter protest in Galway in June 2020. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy

Literature & Readings

Black Lives Matter - a night of poetry and discussion

Thu, Jun 17, 2021

TWO POETRY anthologies, which have emerged from the Black Lives Matter movements in both the USA and Britain, will get an Irish launch at the next Over The Edge reading.

Baba Yarga are (LtoR) Iweta Kulczycki, Agu, and Witek Kulczycki.


Baba Yarga - Galway multicultural band release new single

Thu, Jun 17, 2021

AN EASTERN European folk song, transformed into a modern, soul-pinching, ethno-pop ballad - this is ‘Vershe’, the new single from Galway multicultural band Baba Yarga.


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