The hijacker, the Third Secret of Fatima, and a right Holy Show

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

IN THE history of aeroplane hijackings – a common occurrence during the 1970s and early 1980s – few are as bizarre and as eccentric as the hijacking of Aer Lingus Flight 164.

Photo: Boyd ChallengerLeft to Right: Rónán Ó Domhnaill (An Coimisinéir Teanga), Marc Mac Lochlainn (Branar Téatar do Pháistí, Artistic Director) Marilyn Gaughan Reddan, (Galway 2020, Head of Programme), Michael Finneran (Branar Téatar do Pháistí, Board). Photo:- Boyd Challenger


Branar Téatar to stage a world premiere for 2020

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

SRUTH NA Teanga, the new show from Branar Téatar do Pháistí, which aims to "re-ignite a sense of wonder and a sense of pride" in the Irish language, receives its world premiere in March as part of Galway 2020.


Ryan Bingham.


Ryan Bingham - the music of America in one man

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

“I ALWEAYS really struggled with my identity – who I was, where I was from. I always had my cowboy hat with me, but at the same time, you adapt to your environment.”


Sensory screening of Little Women at the Pálás

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

A SENSORY screening of Little Women, the acclaimed new adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's novel, will take place at the Pálás Cinema this Sunday at 10.30am.

Danny O'Brien.


Danny O’Brien - Reformer at the Róisín Dubh

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

WHAT HAPPENS when a touring stand-up comedian can no longer stand up? This is the central question in Reformer, the new show from the award winning Irish comedian, Danny O'Brien.

Works by Bernadette Burns which will be displayed as part of The Uncertainty of History: Remembering Eileen Quinn.


A murder which inspired an exhibition

Thu, Jan 09, 2020

ON MONDAY November 1 1920, Eileen Quinn, was murdered by the Black and Tans. She was 25 years old and seven months pregnant. The killing and its aftermath are now the subject of a new exhibition.

Sean Borodale and Elaine Feeney.

Readings & Events

Elaine Feeney and Sean Borodale in conversation

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

THE ACCLAIMED poets Elaine Feeney and Sean Borodale will be in conversation in Ballinasloe for a special event, organised by Saolta Arts, discussing the arts and artist residencies.


1917 - a beautiful, meaningful, exhausting ride

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

I WOULD be very surprised if, next December, when putting together my Top 10 list of 2020, I do not feature two films released this week - Uncut Gems and the WWI set, 1917.


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