Akumakon 2020 - a weekend of Anime and Manga

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

AKUMAKON, THE annual Galway-based non-profit convention celebrating Japanese anime and manga, and Japanese culture, run by NUI Galway students, returns to the university campus this weekend.

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A birthday Over The Edge to start 2020

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

OVER THE Edge will mark its first outing of 2020 and its 17th Birthday this month, with a reading by the poets Attracta Fahy, Orla Fay, and the fiction writer Louise Kennedy.

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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.

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Art classes and workshops with Jennifer Cunningham

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

JENNIFER CUNNINGHAM, the acclaimed Galway artist will host a new term of arts classes and workshops for January.

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Writing classes with Susan Millar DuMars

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

THE POET and short story writer Susan Millar DuMars will host a new series of her Advanced Fiction Writing Class. Starting on Friday February 7, it takes place from 2pm to 4pm, and will run for eight weeks.

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End Deportations! event takes place TONIGHT!

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

With a larger population of the Irish diaspora living abroad than on home soil, we especially need to be accommodating to those seeking refuge here. We need to show the world the meaning of ''Céad Míle Fáilte''.

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1520 Quiz in aid of the Australian Fire Fighters!

Wed, Jan 15, 2020

The Latin Quarter Bar 1520 held a very successful table quiz in aid of the Australian Fire Fighters this week. The quiz and raffle raised on €2385 which has been directly donated to the cause. Thirty-seven teams took part in the general knowledge quiz which had a number of rounds featuring Australian inspired questions.

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Single Mingle Bingo: The Craic, Balls, SurPrizes… Love?

Mon, Jan 13, 2020

From the folks who brought you the fun and energetic show Comedy Bingo, Steven Sharpe and Steve Bennett bring you the ultimate night of fun, mischief and doubled over laughing at The Skeff Late Bar. Join them on Wednesday 5th or Thursday 6th of February for the ultimate, non-cringe single’s night out. They are encouraging people who are fed up of swiping on Tinder and want an excuse to get out there for a great night out, with the chance to meet someone you fancy.

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Opera, ballet, and book club at the Pálás

Thu, Jan 09, 2020

SOME OF the finest operas and ballets of all time, and one of the most famous books Charles Dickens wrote, can be enjoyed at a new series of event screenings at the Pálás, and at the cinema's book club.

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New Year creative writing classes

Thu, Jan 09, 2020

ANYONE WHOSE New Year resolutions include finally getting around to writing that poem, short story, or novel, should check out a new series of classes in the Galway Arts Centre.

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Matt Keane Concerts @ The Claregalway Hotel

Thu, Jan 02, 2020

The Keane family from Caherlistrane; Matt, Sean, Orlaith and Laura Keane take to the stage for the first big concert of 2020. They will be joined by musicians Derek Hickey, Maria Fahy, Meadhbh O’Neill, Colm Naughton, Caoimhe Ni Flaharta, Pat Coyne, Catherine McHugh and the Hernon Family from Carna.

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Scéal Ale Sessions: Terrie McEvoy, Ally McGinn and Edita Maciulyte

Tue, Dec 31, 2019

Enjoy the perfect girls’ night out at The Skeff Late Bar this Friday, 3rd January. Gather the troop for one last Christmas hoorah before returning to work. Join our host Dinny Cro as he takes to the stage for the second round of his Scéal Ale Sessions. This time he will interview three top Fashion and Beauty experts to hear all about their professional journeys to-date, their life behind the lens, makeup tips, styling tricks, advice for those interested in blogging and their aspirations for 2020.

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New Year poetry workshops at Galway Arts Centre

Thu, Dec 19, 2019

PEOPLE INTERESTED in finally getting around to writing poetry, or who are interested in doing so but do not know where to start, can check out the new series of classes by leading Galway poet Kevin Higgins.

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Creative writing classes at GTI

Thu, Dec 19, 2019

THE WRITERS Kevin Higgins and Susan Millar DuMars will host creative writing classes for beginner and intermediate levels, at the Galway Technical Institute in January.

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Let’s Celebrate 2020 at The Skeff Late Bar & Kitchen!

Wed, Dec 18, 2019

The team behind The Skeff Late Bar & Kitchen and The Skeffington Arms Hotel are looking forward to welcoming in the new decade and celebrating 2020 in style.

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Elaine Feeney's debut novel is out in April

Thu, Dec 12, 2019

COUNTY GALWAY writer Elaine Feeney is well known, and has won acclaim for, her poetry, but in 2020 she will make her debut as a novelist when As You Were is published by Harvill Secker on April 16.

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Winter Pride events this weekend

Thu, Dec 12, 2019

PRIDE TAKES place in August, but does it have to only take place then? Galway Community Pride think not and will hold the city's first 'Winter Pride', tomorrow and Saturday.

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Final Over The Edge reading of 2019

Thu, Dec 12, 2019

THE FINAL Over The Edge: Open Reading of 2019 takes place in the Galway City Library on Thursday December 19 at 6.30pm with the writers Bern Butler, Paul McCarrick, and Rachael Hegarty.

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Cúirt New Writing Prize 2020 seeks entrants

Thu, Dec 12, 2019

THE CÚIRT International Festival of Literature's New Writing Prize 2020 for poetry and fiction is seeking entrants.

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Ad Hoc Choir New Year classes

Thu, Dec 12, 2019

THE AD Hoc choir voice workshops will return in the New Year, but ahead of that there will be two introductory workshops in the Galway Arts Centre, Dominick Street, this weekend and next.

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