New book unpicks the mysteries of Salthill

Salthill. It’s familiar to anyone who lives in Galway, whether as somewhere to go for a walk and ‘kick the wall’, or as a place to visit during sunny summer days for the beaches,...
Gort author Lisa McInerney with the Baileys prize for fiction which she won for her novel The Glorious Heresies

Gort’s Lisa lost for words

Gort author Lisa McInerney is in no danger of getting a swelled head after winning the UK’s most prestigious fiction award for woman authors for her debut novel, The Glorious Heresies. A week after she...
Eabha Kelly

Two new children’s books appeal to young reviewer

By Eabha Kelly Kapheus Earth (self-published) and Granuale: Queen of Storms (The O’Brien Press). I read two books recently and will tell you about them. The first was Kapheus Earth, a book by Marguerite Tonery who...
Donald a trump card for Cinderella panto

Donald a trump card for Cinderella panto

Arts Week with Judy Murphy When it comes to panto, there is nothing like a dame, and when it comes to dames, there is nobody like Peter Kennedy. Belfast-born Peter is the man responsible for giving...
The Oscar Wilde Festival will host a variety of events across Galway in September

Wilde Festival promises fresh insights into flamboyant writer

Galway’s second Oscar Wilde Festival will be held from September 5-7 in the City’s Harbour Hotel and Taibhdhearc Theatre. Speakers from Galway, UK and the US will offer fresh insights into the work of the...
Nora Barnacle & James Joyce married in Austria in 1904 and again in London in 1931

Joyce letters reveal author’s angst over wedding

A first-hand account by James Joyce of his unsuccessful attempts to avoid publicity when he married Galway woman Nora Barnacle in London in 1931 has been published by the National Library of Ireland. by Ray...


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