Love and violence in new play that explores troubled history

Arts Week with Judy Murphy - Days of Darkness, the latest drama from city based community theatre group, Alâ will be staged at An Taibhdhearc Theatre from April 3-5. It follows their success...

Teenage patients explore their creativity in hospital art project

Teenage patients at University College Hospital are being offered a respite from their illness courtesy of a new art project called Cloudlands. Under the project, the teenagers, many of whom have...

Mary Gauthier – an expert on the hard art of ‘writing simple’

Mary Gauthier writes songs that are both unflinching and uplifting. The New Orleans-born singer, whose fans include Bob Dylan and Tom Waits, plays Monroe’s Live on Friday, May 3. After releasing seven studio albums,...

Adventures of a young writer in Galway during the 1970s

Arts Week by Judy Murphy Belfast-born poet and critic Gerald Dawe, Director of the Oscar Wilde Centre for Irish Writing at TCD, recalls life in Galway and the publication of his first book in...

Capturing Cúirt’s magic on camera

Connacht Tribune photographer Joe O’Shaughnessy has been covering the Cúirt International Festival of Literature since it was first held 1986 in Galway City, when it was exclusively dedicated to poetry. Since...

Wealth of talent on display at GMIT student exhibition

The annual end-of-year exhibition from the GMIT students, who are graduating from the Creative Arts and Media course attracted a huge turnout last Saturday. A total of 87 honours degree graduates...


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