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Two writers on Achill

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Achill Island, one of the most spectacular and the largest of our islands off the Irish west coast, was the romantic love-nest for a passionate affair between the British novelist Graham Greene and Catherine Walston the vivacious American wife of millionaire British MP Harry (later Lord) Walston in the late 1940s.

All set for The Euros

The party of European football's finest starts in only eight days time when France take on Romania at the Stade de France. It is hard to believe the tournament is so close on the horizon. However, one must remember that Galway and the rest of the province were so consumed by the exploits of Pat Lam's heroes in green that pretty much every other aspect of life in the west took a back seat.

Expectations must be managed as COVID-19 restrictions eased

As Ireland gradually lifts COVID19 restrictions, Mairead McGuinness MEP for the Midlands–North-West constituency since July 2004 and First Vice-President of the European Parliament has urged authorities to carefully manage expectations.

Galway Film Fleadh 2020 to go online in July

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FOLLOWING THE Government announcement that cinemas will remain closed until August 10, and large gatherings will not be permitted for some time, the Galway Film Fleadh has decided to move its 2020 festival online.

Portwest invests in top Italian footwear brand

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Portwest has announced an investment in Italian company Base Protection footwear, a premium safety footwear brand.

Embodied Voice workshop

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AS PART of his Theatre Artist in Resident year in the Town Hall Theatre, Brú Theatre's James Riordan will curate a host of theatre workshops with European practitioners throughout 2020.

Man whose body was found in 2014 identified

Gardaí have identified a man whose body was found in Galway following a years-long investigation.

Joe Rooney headlines the Comedy KARLnival

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A STALWART of the Irish stand-up comedy scene, Joe Rooney is best known for his roles as Father Damo in Father Ted and Timmy in the RTÉ sitcom Killinaskully, and he is about to headline the Comedy KARLnival.

Medal haul for Galway fighters

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The Galway Black Dragon Kickboxing Club celebrated huge success at the recent Unified World Championships in Tuscany.

‘Stranger in a strange land’

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The Claddagh is Galway’s most historic district, its foundation pre-dating that of the city, and it has always been proud of its native traditions and identity. Yet not only is the Claddagh a vivid link to Galway’s ancient past; the Claddagh National School, with its multi-racial student population, symbolises the cosmopolitan Galway of today while preparing its pupils for the Galway of tomorrow.

 

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