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Art exhibitions at the Galway Fringe Festival

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THE ORGANISERS of the Galway Fringe Festival have done a terrific job in transforming the former snooker hall beside the Victoria Hotel on Queen Street, off Eyre Square, into a art gallery for this year’s festival.

Galway Fringe Festival, choc-a-bloc with artistic treats

THE GALWAY Fringe Festival will launch its programme this Saturday in the Mechanics Institute, Middle Street, at 6pm and the line-up is bursting at the seams with visual arts, music, comedy, theatre, and literature.

Follow the literature inspired art trail around town

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AN ART trail, in and around the city’s ‘Latin Quarter’, opens tomorrow [April 16] to coincide with this month’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature.

The chef, the cyclist, and the photographer

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CHUTZPAH, RESTLESSNESS, imagination and no little skill across a range of disciplines have all played their part in photographer Reg Gordon’s eventful and varied career path.

‘I borrow from my surroundings, create fantasy landscapes from my head’

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He grew up loving outdoor pursuits and the natural world, despite living close to the world’s largest car manufacturing plant. He has lived in Ireland most his life, but his interest in the country was stimulated in part through British Army radio.

New book on the work of Joe Boske

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THE ART of Joe Boske is synonymous with the great Galway Arts Festival posters of the 1980s as well as with a surreal, off-beat way of looking at the west of Ireland.

New travel show started filming in Mayo this week

A new Irish travel series showcasing the west of Ireland has begun filming in Mayo this week. The new eight-part prime time series will challenge veteran journalist and best-selling author Dave Kenny to substitute his comfortable surroundings of Dalkey for the windswept Wild Atlantic Way. Kenny Wild will air this October on IrishTV (available on Sky channel 191, Freesat channel 400, Eircom’s eVision channel 191 and online at

Galway to feature in new IrishTV travel series

A new Irish travel series showcasing the west of Ireland has begun filming in Galway this week.

Art auction to raise funds for Galway Hospice

More than 100 artworks by some of Ireland’s leading contemporary artists, such as John Behan, Joe Boske, and Maria Van Kampen, will go ‘under the hammer’ for charity this weekend.

Europe never tasted so good

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I am glad Galway does not have Michelin starred restaurants. I have eaten in two Dublin restaurants when the family occasion, so I was told, warranted a Michelin starred meal. The first occasion was very good. The owner/chef visited all the tables and chatted pleasantly, hoping that we had enjoyed our meal. We all had. On the following two occasions, including another restaurant, which to my disbelief, retained its Michelin star this year, both meals were a disgrace. Incredibly over priced, snobby and condescending waiters, tiny portions, and pretentious food. Apart from the obligatory ‘is everything all right?’ no sincere effort was made to connect with the customer.

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