By Maxim Kelly One theory behind the placename for Galway is that the river, and thence the town and county, were once named Galvia, the latin term for an ancient princess Galilbhe or Gaillimh, who drowned in the Corrib.
"It has been a marathon," sighs Oranmore’s Pamela Finn, producer and director of JFK - The Three Miles. The 24-minute film tells the story of JFK’s visit to Galway – over just three miles from the Sportsground to Salthill - through eye witness recollections.
ATU Galway art graduate Taïm Haimet has won the €10,000 Taylor Art Award after Royal Dublin Society (RDS) judges hailed her as Ireland’s most promising emerging visual artist. Her visual art is inspired by her experiences as an Arabic interpreter for asylum seekers in Galway, and her own family’s stories from Syria.
Every now and again, something crops up on the rich cultural scene Galway is home to, and it makes you think: wow. Generation Fleadh, which runs for four days from Monday, 13 November, definitely wows.
Positive Ageing Week is an opportunity every year to emphasise the positive aspects of aging and celebrate the invaluable contributions of older individuals in our communities. The theme of Positive Ageing Week 2023 is Challenging Ageism- Reframing How We Think, Feel and Act towards aging and older persons.
Join the Sing Along Social as they embark on a Diva Battle tour of Ireland this autumn, popping up in The Roisin Dubh in Galway on Saturday, October 7. Doors open at 7:30pm, singing starts at 8:30pm sharp.
Super Extra Bonus Party return with The Corpse, the first track to be released from forthcoming album Late Nite 99, due out on September 29. The band plays The Róisín Dubh the following week, on Friday, October 6.
Hot off the heels of their acclaimed performance at Electric Picnic, Dublin ensemble, the Bionic Rats will bring their reggae, rocksteady and ska influenced sound to Monroe’s Live on Friday, September 29.
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