Zita Monahan as The Duchess and Darragh O’Brien as her brother Ferdinand.

Zita takes on Duchess of Malfi challenge

For a woman taking on the main role in one of the darkest, most violent plays in English-language theatre, Zita Monahan is remarkably upbeat. The Dublin-born, Galway-based actor is in rehearsals for The Duchess...
Derbhle Crotty, who gives a masterclass in acting in DruidShakespeare. PHOTO: MATTHEW THOMPSON.

Derbhle shines in Druidshakespeare

Arts Week with Judy Murphy DruidShakespeare has been the hottest ticket in Galway for the past two weeks, now Druid Theatre has announced its return for just four performances, from June 16-20, before it continues...

TG’4’s gritty crime series takes on sacred cows

Every good TV crime drama needs an outsider as its main character and that’s the case with the award-winning Corp + Anam, first broadcast in 2011, which returns to TG4 next Thursday, November 27,...

End of Days marks beginning of a new talent for Irish fiction

Aileen Armstrong’s mother once described her daughter as being a very observant child. That’s a characteristic the adult Aileen still possesses in abundance, as is apparent from her debut collection of...

Museum exhibition on former slave and champion boxer Tom Molineaux

Galway City Museum is hosting a special exhibition in memory of former slave and champion African-American bare-knuckle fighter, Tom Molineaux, who died in the city in 1818. Tom Molineaux was discovered sick and destitute on...

Glorious music and singing in Donizetti’s romantic comedy

Glorious music and singing, drama, spectacle and a happy ending are on the menu at the Town Hall Theatre next Tuesday, December 9, when Donizetti’s romantic comedy, The Elixir of Love will be performed. A...


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