All roads lead to Galway city for the inaugural Songs From An Open Road festival

Thu, Nov 17, 2022

Songs From An Open Road is a weekend of music, talks and film which will explore the sources and examine the influence of what is often referred to as 'global music'. Audiences can look forward to an in depth look at the various hues of melody and rhythm that permeate our planet, from the dusty trails of eastern Europe and Georgian female Trio Mandilli and their stripped down popular folk harmonies, to the Fela Kuit inspired and Nigerian born Allen Taylor's Afro Beat Orchestra's pulsating beats and rhythms.

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Second Sundays at the Salt House with Galway Bay Brewery Running Club

Thu, Nov 10, 2022

Founded in 2018 by Mel Mannion and Joanna Brophy, Galway Bay Brewery Running Club (GBBRC) has become a real institution in a short space of time.

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Immerse yourself with global music at Songs for an Open Road festival

Thu, Nov 03, 2022

Offering an "in depth look at the various hues of melody and rhythm that permeate our planet", the inaugural Songs from an Open Road Festival seeks to "explore the sources and examine the influence of what is often referred to as 'global music' at the three day festival from November 17 to 20.

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Free events in Galway to mark National Harp Day this weekend

Thu, Oct 13, 2022

Harps Together Lá na Cruite Harp Day 2022 takes place on Saturday October 15 with live and online events planned all over the world. For the sixth year in a row, Irish harpers extend a warm invitation to harpers everywhere to join with them in celebrating the 1000-year-old Irish harping tradition.

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TULCA Festival of Visual Arts returns next month

Thu, Oct 13, 2022

The 20th edition of TULCA Festival of Visual Arts will take place in venues across Galway City November 4 - 20, featuring a programme of multi-venue exhibitions and events including seminars, workshops and an Education Programme with artist talks and gallery tours that focus on looking at and responding to contemporary visual art.

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Experience live music like a chieftain at the Meet Me at Sundown festival in Claregalway Castle

Mon, Oct 10, 2022

The concerts which are taking place on three consecutive Tuesdays in October, with the same acts performing the day before in Orlagh Castle in Dublin, sees double headliner shows featuring plenty of talent from this island and beyond.

Pearse Doherty, one of the organisers of the event has been a long standing fixture in the Galway arts scene says that this year's event will bring the same magic from last year's Meet Me At the Castle event, but with a much smaller and intimate event.

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GCF22 Festival Club - Late night vibes and big laughs

Wed, Sep 28, 2022

WITH GALWAY set to enjoy all the high energy fun, laughter, and sheer craic of the Galway Comedy Festival, there will be no better way to end the night than at the Festival Club.

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Ceol an Fhómhair

Wed, Sep 28, 2022

Galway County Council Arts Office proudly presents Ceol an Fhómhair Tuam as part of the ‘Local Live Performance Programming Scheme’ on Saturday 1st of October at The Palace Grounds, Tuam.

This free event kicks off a 5pm and is headlined by Tracy Bruen and Anna Mullarkey with exciting performances from upcoming artists The Rosecaps and local Tuam band The Restricted as well as solo artists Sarah Brookfield and Jayden Murphy.

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Galway Cartoon Festival returns this weekend

Wed, Sep 28, 2022

The annual Galway Cartoon Festival takes place from tomorrow September 30 to October 9 2022. The French refer to cartooning as the ‘Ninth Art’. Drawings that are usually intended to be read as much as to be looked at, cartoons, caricatures and comics can be as important and influential a part of the overall popular culture as movies, music and theatre.

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Pugh steals the scenes in Don’t Worry Darling

Wed, Sep 28, 2022

Don’t Worry Darling was released last week, and it has had a staggering amount of press for what is essentially a mid budget little psychological thriller. I’m not going to talk about all the drama that went on during the production. You will be able to find people much more educated in those topics than I online.

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Exclusive fireside chat with infectious disease expert

Tue, Sep 27, 2022

Exclusive fireside chat with infectious disease expert

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One night for all — as city marks culture night

Fri, Sep 23, 2022

One night for all — as city marks culture night

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Dylan Moran has plenty to say in new show We Got This

Thu, Sep 22, 2022

DYLAN MORAN will play his first shows in Galway in four years when he headlines this October’s Galway Comedy Festival 2022. With the Tuesday night sold out, Friday and Saturday performances have been added to meet the public demand.

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Emma Doran brings new show, MAD, Isn’t It?, to Galway Comedy Festival

Thu, Sep 22, 2022

EMMA DORAN describes herself as a “comedian, mother, chancer”, but in reality, as the Irish Independent said, she is “one of the hottest young stars in Irish comedy”.

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Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience at Galway Comedy Festival 2022

Thu, Sep 22, 2022

FAULTY TOWERS: The Dining Experience, the run-away hit show of the 2021 Galway Comedy Festival, returns to this year’s GCF in October.

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Misleór Festival - a celebration of nomadic cultures

Thu, Sep 15, 2022

Misleor, which starts on Thursday September 29, is a truly special event, and the only festival in Ireland that celebrates and connects nomadic cultures from around the world. The three-day festival includes a vibrant programme of music, theatre, film, poetry, and visual art from Traveller, Roma, Sa?mi, Mongolian and Romany Gypsy communities.

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UN climate change showcase among highlights of Clifden Arts Festival

Thu, Sep 01, 2022

Clifden Arts Festival connects some of the world’s most fascinating artists and showcases a diverse range of their innovative works within the stunning surroundings and breath-taking beauty of the west of Ireland, this year is no different as world renowned artists converge to Connemara for a Visual Arts spectacle.

The 2022 theme of O?mo?s is a major feature across many of the 11 day festival’s exciting visual arts spectacles, with a stellar line up of internationally acclaimed artsts paying homage to their craL through a series of events.

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Celebrated Irish writers, actors and musicians return for 45th Clifden Arts Festival

Thu, Aug 11, 2022

Clifden Arts Festival, Ireland’s longest-running community arts event, returns for a 45th instalment next month (September 15 to 25).

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Baboró returns to fully live festival in October

Thu, Aug 11, 2022

Baboró International Arts Festival for Children will return to Galway's theatres, schools and communities this October 14 to 23.

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Ballet Ireland brings first ever show for children to Baboró

Thu, Jul 28, 2022

Ballet Ireland, having just completed a hugely successful run of performances at Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Electric Picnic, is delighted to present ‘The Glasshouse’, its first ever children’s performance by the brilliant Irish Choreographer, Róisín Whelan — and it is coming to Galway this autumn as part of Baboró.

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