Legendary Sonics set to rock Arts Festival

Hailed by Nirvana, The White Stripes and LCD Soundsystem as a seminal influence, 1960s garage-rock legends The Sonics will play Róisín Dubh on Tuesday, July 15, as part of this year’s Galway International Arts...

Making history with Enda Walsh’s Ballyturk

“Follow the writing,” is the simple rule of thumb for actor Cillian Murphy when it comes to deciding what roles to choose. And that is regardless of whether the medium is film, TV or...
The Famine Ship Memorial at the city's Grattan Road Beach. The sandstone monuments each list 50 of the 100 ships known to have brought Irish people across the Atlantic during that time.

Learning from the dark days of famine history

Lifestyle - Judy Murphy hears about a conference which will give new insights into the Famine in Galway Understanding Ireland’s Great Famine is the title of a conference being held in Ballinasloe’s Carlton Shearwater Hotel...
Screenwriter Josh Olson.

Oscar nominee for Fleadh masterclass

Oscar nominee Hollywood screenwriter Josh Olson will be the subject of this year’s Screenwriters Masterclass at the Galway Film Fleadh, which takes place next month. For the event, he will examine A History of...

Mighty show in store at Monroe’s from Máirtín O’Connor

A great night of music is in store this Friday when Máirtín O’Connor and band take to the stage at Monroe’s Live in the city as part of the Galway Sessions music festival. But...

Our cheque books days may be coming to an end

Country Living with Francis Farragher It’s not that long ago at all since a colleague of mine, who shall remain nameless, remarked that ‘this internet thing would never catch-on’, and while his comment might have...


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