Mary Kate O Flanagan backstage


Why are the Irish so good at storytelling?

Thu, Apr 11, 2024

To be human is to be a natural-born storyteller, and there are theories about why that is. But one thing that is not up for debate is that storytelling is precious in Irish culture.

Gruff Rhys

Festivals & Events

Monroe's reveals line-up for GIAF 2024

Thu, May 16, 2024

On Wednesday, July 17 at 8pm, the Fun Lovin’ Criminals will take to the stage with their blend of hip-hop, rock n’ roll, blues-jazz, and Latin-soul. The band burst onto the scene in 1996 with the worldwide multi-platinum debut album Come Find Yourself and their single ‘Scooby Snacks’ became an international hit.

Grand Soul Station


The sound of Motown with Grand Soul Station at Monroe's

Thu, May 16, 2024

Led by vocal powerhouse Barbara Vulso, Grand Soul Station are a collection of multi-talented instrumentalists.

The Eye Cinema will be showing the Champions and Europa League Finals live.


EYE Cinema to show Europa and Champions League finals

Thu, May 16, 2024

Remaining tickets are now difficult to get for the Europa League final taking place in the Aviva Stadium, so the second best venue is the EYE Cinema in Galway. Sit back and relax in the comfort of your favourite local cinema - and get ready to enjoy Atalanta vs Bayer Leverkusen kicking off at 8pm on Wednesday 22nd May.

Dylan Moran


Dylan Moran's summer tour hits Galway

Thu, May 16, 2024

Stand-up legend Moran will be at Róisín Dubh on Thursday, June 20, and again on Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4, as part of his tour of 25 Irish towns.

Cregg Castle

Performing Arts

Play on Richard Kirwan's life in Cregg Castle

Thu, May 02, 2024

Flogaist is based on the life of Richard Kirwan, a famous scientist and descendant of one of the fourteen tribes of Galway. In 1750, Kirwan returns to Cregg Castle in Galway after a vibrant life studying across Europe and being exposed the knowledge of the world.

Arts & Exhibitions

Poured paint in Ballybane

Thu, May 16, 2024

With the inspiration of Bealtaine festivities, Vibrant Voices is an art initiative aimed at empowering the elderly through expressive acrylic pouring, promoting mental well-being, creativity and imagination.

Literature & Readings

History of Galway's built heritage explored

Thu, May 09, 2024

Galway: City of Heritage by Pat Dargan explores a rich body of historic buildings that date from the thirteenth century to the present day. Mayor of Galway, Councillor Eddie Hoare, (FG) will introduce the new publication.


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