Galway Musical Society auditions for The Hired Man

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

THE GALWAY Musical Society holds auditions for The Hired Man this Saturday in The Connaght Hotel at 2pm. All are welcome to try for parts or to be involved in the chorus.


The Viper returns to Monroe's Live

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

THE VIPER brought the house down at Monroe’s Live last month with a sell out performance, and he is set to bring his show back to the Dominick Street venue, but with a festive twist.


Ken Bruen. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy


My advice for Ken Bruen

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

A RECENT article in the Galway Advertiser noted: "Ken Bruen has been weirdly neglected by Galway’s cultural establishment, having never been invited to read at Cúirt or the Galway International Arts Festival, or received any other official recognition.”

Walking On Cars.


Walking On Cars to play GIAF Big Top next summer

Wed, Dec 06, 2017

THE GALWAY International Arts Festival has announced the first of its Big Top concerts for summer, with Walking On Cars headlining at the Fisheries Field on Saturday July 21 2018.


Artist Fiona Concannon to hit this years Christmas market!

Wed, Dec 06, 2017

FIONA CONCANNON, a professional artist from Spiddal, Is currently working on a series of Watercolour Paintings which capture the beauty of the West of Ireland.

Emily Cullen, Cúirt programme director. Photo:- Boyd Challenger

Readings & Events

Award winning writers announced to read at Cúirt

Wed, Dec 06, 2017

Winter’s Bone author and acclaimed American ‘country noir’ novelist, Daniel Woodrell; Pulitzer Prize-Winning American poet, Jorie Graham; and award winning Irish author Bernard MacLaverty, will all read at next year's Cúirt festival.

Essential Playlist

The Best Galway Songs of 2017

Tue, Dec 05, 2017

THE PAST 12 months have been among the most fertile, creative, and exciting in Galway music for many years. The wealth of talent both produced by Galway city and county has been witnessed by the numerous albums, singles, and EP Galway acts have released in 2017 - much of it of very high quality.

Fleetmac Wood's Roxanne Roll and Smooth Sailing (aka Lisa Jelliffe and Alex Oxley). Photo:- Ben Cope


'This music is beyond nostalgic'

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

IN THE 1960s they were a British blues-rock band who pointed the way towards heavy metal. In the 1970s they were an Anglo-American supergroup, part of the cocaine rock set, creating multi-million selling albums; in the 1980s they were mum and dad rock for sophisticated older listeners.

Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot in French film The Midwife.


Cats, ghosts, and disastrous dinner parties

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

TURKISH CATS, a dinner party that goes wrong, spiritual journeys, haunted houses, mysterious strangers, and moral dilemmas - all will feature in the impressive line-up of movies from around the world, that make up the Galway Film Society's autumn/winter 2017 season.


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