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.

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New book gives oral history of NUIG

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

A HISTORY of NUI Galway, in the days when it called UCG, drawn from the memories of college presidents and grounds staff, to various students, all who attended over a period of 40 years, is collected in a new book by Jackie Ui Chionna.

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New book anthologises working people's poetry

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

THE CHILDREN Of The Nation: An Anthology of Working People’s Poetry from Contemporary Ireland, edited by Galway academic, Dr Jenny Farrell, will be officially launched this weekend.

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Elaine Feeney and Sean Borodale in conversation

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

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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Moya Cannon launches new poetry collection

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

THE POET Moya Cannon will launch her latest collection of poems, Donegal Tarantella, in Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop, Middle Street, this evening [Thursday November 21] at 6.30pm.

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Cross the bridge into Galways Westend to discover the real meaning of Christmas

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

From the Bridge Mills to Dominick Street to Ravens Terrace across to Henry Street over to Williams Street West, into the small Crane and onto Sea Road, Galways Westend will officially light up on Friday 6th December.

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Three writers to go Over The Edge

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

THE WRITERS Kevin Doyle, Riona MacEoin, David Green will read from their work at the next Over The Edge: Open Reading, which takes place in the Galway City Library on Thursday November 21 at 6.30pm.

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Recalling The Celtic Tiger book launch

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

RECALLING THE Celtic Tiger, a collection of essays examining that controversial era of the Irish economy, will be launched in Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop this evening at 6.30pm.

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Rock Against Homelessness - Saturday 23rd November at Monroe’s Galway

Mon, Nov 04, 2019

The Sunday Independent’s Rock Against Homelessness concert in aid of Focus Ireland - now in its fifth year - is heading West. Earlier this year, the show sold-out the Olympia Theatre and saw performances from Camille O'Sullivan, Tommy Fleming, Aidan Gillen, Deirdre O'Kane, Finbar Furey, The Celtic Tenors and Laura Whitmore among others, helping to raise a record total of over €25,000.

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John Devoy's epic solo journey

Thu, Oct 31, 2019

JOHN DEVOY, author of the acclaimed 'alternative' travel book, Quondam: Travels In A Once World, will be in Charlie Byrne's Bookshop to sign copies of the book on Friday November 8.

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What's on in Galway this November

Tue, Oct 29, 2019

Oh it is a tough time of the year. The sun has gone on its annual vacation to another part of the planet. Temperatures are dropping fast, the rain is beating down, and the wind is howling, and it just feels like there is doom and gloom with nothing to do around Galway.

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Galway Autism Partnership’s Lipsync Battle 2019

Thu, Oct 24, 2019

ON BANK Holiday Sunday, October 27, in the Clayton Hotel, nine acts will take to the stage to emulate their idols and perform a range of crowd pleasing songs to raise funds for the Galway Autism Partnership.

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Boy singers sought for St Nicholas' Schola Cantorum

Thu, Oct 24, 2019

IN 1486, by special Papal Bull, St Nicholas' Collegiate Church established a college with singing priests, appointed by the Galway Corporation, which was instructed to train young children to sing at daily church services.

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A close-up view on wildlife with Colin Stafford-Johnson

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

COLIN STAFFORD-Johnson, the Emmy award winning Irish cinematographer, whose works has been seen on the BBC's Animal Babies: First Year on Earth and RTE's Wild Ireland - Edge of the World, is coming to the Town Hall Theatre.

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Over The Edge Brexit special

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

A POLITICALLY charged Over The Edge reading will place on the day that may - or may not, there is the Benn Act - see Boris Johnson crash the UK out of the EU without a deal.

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Celebrate the Irish harp at Galway City Museum

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

THE HARP, Ireland's national instrument, will be celebrated in the Galway City Museum this Saturday from 10.30am, with exhibitions, talks, and concerts.

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Galway Cartoon Festival programme announced

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

DETAILS OF the third annual Galway Cartoon Festival, which runs from November 8 to 18, were announced at a gathering in the Black Gate Cultural Centre on Monday evening.

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Poet Stephen James Smith at the Róisín Dubh

Thu, Oct 03, 2019

STEPHEN JAMES Smith, the Dublin poet, playwright, and spoken word artist, plays the last date of his Irish tour in Galway, before taking his verse around Britain.

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Book it! - new children’s book festival for Galway

Thu, Oct 03, 2019

Book it!, Galway's new book festival for children is taking place this month, and will feature readings and events with Alan Durant, Catherine Doyle, Patricia Forde, Eric Kaeil, Patrick Ryan and Michael Smith.

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The man behind the Ó Conaire statue

Thu, Oct 03, 2019

THE SCULPTOR Albert G Power is best known as the creator of the Pádraic Ó Conaire statue, once an integral part of Eyre Square, but now on display in the Galway City Museum.

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