And So I Watch You From Afar. Photos by Cian McMullan


'We've always instinctively explored new territory'

Thu, Dec 05, 2019

THIS FINAL month of 2019 is a time of looking back and looking forward, a period of trepidation, but also one of determined optimism, for And So I Watch You From Afar as they celebrate a milestone, and await the impending fall-out from Brexit.

Helen Marriage (creative director, Galway 2020) and Tommy Tiernan with Garry Hynes at the launch of Druid’s 2020 programme at The Mick Lally Theatre.

Below are Hanna Sheehan, Oliver McGovern, and Sinead McGovern at the recent launch of Druid's 2020 programme in the Mick Lally Theatre. Photo:-Mike Shaughnessy


Druid 2020 - Chekhov and a Galway tour of Irish plays

Thu, Dec 05, 2019

CHEKHOV'S MASTERPIECE The Cherry Orchard, and a tour of Galway as part of the 2020 Capital of Culture events, featuring one-act plays by Lady Gregory and Seán O’Casey, make up Druid's programme of events for next year.


The Academic.


The Academic return to the Big Top next summer

Mon, Dec 09, 2019

FOR THE second year running, The Academic will headline the Galway International Arts Festival's Heineken Big Top in the Fisheries Field, with a concert on Friday July 24.

Will Ferrell in Elf.


Elf and the Home Alone movies at the Omniplex

Thu, Nov 28, 2019

OMNIPLEX CINEMAS will be cranking up the nostalgia with seasonal big screen outings for three Christmas film favourites - Elf, Home Alone, and Home Alone 2 - as part of its #BringItBack classic movie screenings.

Ger Staunton.


Ger Staunton - first Galway solo show

Thu, Dec 05, 2019

GER STAUNTON brings his deadpan, West of Ireland humour, to the Róisín Dubh tomorrow night, for what will be his first Galway solo show.

A work by Angeline Cooke.


Exhibition inspired by Salthill's Circle of Life garden

Thu, Dec 05, 2019

THE ARTIST Angeline Cooke will hold an exhibition of her latest paintings in the Renzo Café, Eyre Street, with proceeds from sales of the works going to the Strange Boat Donor Foundation.

Readings & Events

A Christmas Carol with the St Patrick's Brass Band

Thu, Dec 05, 2019

CHARLES DICKENS' A Christmas Carol has enjoyed countless adaptations for stage and screen, and been copied and re-imagined numerous times since it was first published in 1843.


Knives Out - a great whodunit in the Agatha Christie mould

Thu, Dec 05, 2019

DIRECTOR RHIAN Johnson has made some of my favourite films of recent years, but while his last film was a Star Wars, his best work has always been his own scripts, particularly his spin on film noir with 2005’s Brick.


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