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Composer and writer Ailís Ní Ríain discovers a bold new world at sea

Ailís Ní Ríain, a contemporary classical composer and writer, spent three weeks at sea this August on board the Marine Institute’s RV Celtic Explorer searching for...

Foil Arms and Hog announce Galway tour dates

The beloved Irish sketch comedy trio Foil Arms and Hog have announced tour dates for Galway next January. Foil Arms and Hog will play for...

Calling all young filmmakers for the 25th Junior Film Fleadh

The Galway Junior Film Fleadh is celebrating a milestone 25th birthday this year and there's still time for young filmmakers to submit their movies. The...

Get ready to Danse Macabre for the Macnas Halloween parade

It won't be long now before Macnas returns to the streets of Galway with their epic and otherworldly storytelling in their annual Halloween parade. The...

Rambo Last Blood – boneheaded and xenophobic, but still a guilty pleasure

by Aonghus O'Sullivan Sylvester Stallone returns as everyone’s favourite blood thirsty right-wing power fantasy, after over a decade of semi-retirement since 2008’s blood and death...

Tuam’s extraordinary 340 million year old fossil to be unveiled next week

An extraordinary giant fossil in Tuam will be unveiled for the first time at a public exhibition in its hometown on Monday 30 September. This...

Galway 2020 in the spotlight in Tourism Ireland promotional film

Tourism Ireland is celebrating Galway's upcoming year as the European Capital of Culture with a new film promoting Galway 2020 around the world. The full...

Galway Street Club say busking bylaws could force them out of the city

Galway Street Club have warned that the newly introduced busking bylaws could drive them out of Galway if they want to continue playing. Several aspects...

Ros na Rún – Still full of twists and drama after nearly 25 years

Ros na Rún is an juggernaut of Irish television that has managed to keep audiences captivated through 23 seasons, 1,800 odd episodes, and generations...

Graduating GMIT artists show their talent in Metamorphosis exhibition

Another year has gone by and Galway, city of singers and painters that it is, has produced another generation of artists eager to show...

GMIT and Brothers of Charity award first joint arts bursary

GMIT and the Brothers of Charity Services have awarded their first joint arts bursary to local film maker Jill Beadsworth. Jill, a documentary filmmaker, is...

IT Chapter 2 – Everyone’s least favourite clown is back with more, but ultimately less, of the same

by Aonghus O'Sullivan 2017’s It arrived at just the right moment: when popular culture was suddenly remembering once again just how much Stephen King told...
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