Emma O'Grady and Ian Watt in Blackbird,

Controversial Blackbird offers no easy answers

“Life is complicated and Blackbird is a play that show how complicated it can be,” says actress Emma O’Grady of Mephisto Theatre Company, who is currently rehearsing for a revival of David Harrower’s hit...
Paul Kelly

How to ask the question that could save a life

■ Ciaran Tierney discovers it is not harmful to bring up topic of suicide with a person having a tough time in their life. It is probably the question none of us ever want to...

Patricia Burke Brogan’s memoir of an extraordinary life

Quiet, determined, fearless and with a mischevious sense of humour, Patricia Burke Brogan has long been a force for change in Irish society through her work as a writer, teacher and artist.  The city...
Pauls Oughterard Grads

Galway in Days Gone By

1914 National Volunteers’ growth At the dawn of day on Tuesday morning, as a cargo steamer, loaded with general merchandise, was putting into Galway harbour, she was held up by the second-class cruiser Diamond (Commander Dundas)...

Joni Mitchell songs get new treatment from Edel

Dublin based singer Edel Meade brings The Joni Project to Monroe’s Live on Friday, June 6, and to Campbell’s Tavern, Cloughanover, on Saturday, June 7. The Joni Project is collaboration with guitarist Dick Farrelly which...

New Galway nightclub caters for dance fans over 30

A widespread perception among her friends that there was nowhere in Galway to dance for people of a certain age has prompted a music enthusiast to set up a monthly club night for the...


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