Eve O'Mahony in the Bold Brigid Cleary.

Savage killing that has a message for our times

Arts Week with Judy Murphy When it comes to its treatment of women, modern Ireland hasn’t exactly covered itself in glory.  It was while pondering over the current campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment, alongside...
The Bussard Ram Ship; acrylic on canvas, from the artist Wishbone.

‘Weird and Wonderful’ art on show in Kinvara

Weird and Wonderful, a group exhibition from Viv French, Di Rock, Wishbone and Lorna Burrows will open in the Courthouse, Kinvara, this Sunday, March 19, and will run until April 1. It’s being held under...
Students and lecturers from GMIT's Creative Art and Media Course with participants from the Gateway Project.

GMIT gives a Gateway to students with disabilities

Six adults with a diverse range of disabilities took part in a new initiative, The Gateway Project, at the Centre for the Creative Art and Media (CCAM) at GMIT last week. Staff and students at...
Kneehigh's Tristian & Yseult.

Vibrant new telling of ‘Tristan & Yseult’ for Arts Festival

Celebrated UK theatre company Kneehigh will bring their critically acclaimed show Tristan & Yseult to the Galway International Arts Festival in July. Award-winning director and the artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe in London, Emma Rice,...
Dean Gurrie.

Singer-songwriter Dean Gurrie comes Calling with fine debut album

Songwriter Dean Gurrie, a native of Sligo, will play the Backstage Bar at Monroe’s in Galway City on Friday next, March 24. Dean released his debut album, The Calling, last year. It was recorded at...
Garret Keogh and Michael Hayes in Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye.

Play that gets to the heart of local papers

Arts Week with Judy Murphy Playwright and director Jim Nolan always had a special ‘grá’ for newspapers. “As a young kid, The Evening Herald came into our house every single evening and, as a child,...


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