Princess Galvia to return to Corrib River perch

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

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.

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Wildlife is gold for Galway artist

Thu, Jan 25, 2024

Environmental visual artist Helen Caird is staging a solo show at the Oughterard Courthouse from Friday, February 9, to Sunday, February 18.

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JFK’s three miles a long journey for Galway filmmaker

Thu, Dec 21, 2023

"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.

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Galway artist scoops major award

Thu, Dec 14, 2023

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.

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Full house at Station House to honour Clifden Arts Festival founder

Thu, Nov 30, 2023

At a packed-out Station House Theatre in Clifden last week, the Connemara community paid tribute to Dr Brendan Flynn who has driven the Clifden Arts Festival into its 47th year.

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Man with golden trumpet still bold as brass

Thu, Nov 23, 2023

There’s an old joke in the music business: What’s the difference between a trumpet player and a government bond?

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Posterer Boske plans rare back catalogue reveal

Thu, Nov 16, 2023

Elusive artist Joe Boske will showcase a collection of his most well-known posters and rarer pieces at an exhibition in Galway city next week.

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Filmmaking for young people has wow factor

Thu, Nov 09, 2023

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.

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Kinky Boots kicks off at Town Hall

Thu, Nov 09, 2023

It began as rebooting a failing shoe factory, became a Brit romcom movie, and then Cyndi Lauper scored it as a stage musical.

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Country Music Star Claudia Buckley at Monroe’s Live

Thu, Nov 02, 2023

Claudia Buckley's meteoric rise in the country music scene is nothing short of remarkable. Her talent and charisma make her a true standout in the industry.

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Glamour and glitz at Galway’s Dirty Circus

Thu, Oct 26, 2023

ELEGANCE, DECADENCE, sauce, sexiness, and possibly Galway’s most racily glamorous night out - The Dirty Circus is back for its special Hallowe’en show at Galway Comedy Festival.

Now in its fifteenth year, Galway’s burlesque and cabaret show takes place in Róisín Dubh on the final night of the festival, Monday, October 30.

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Local Heroes Exhibition to celebrate Galway’s local Positive Ageing Heroes

Thu, Oct 05, 2023

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.

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The Ninth Art across eight Galway venues this week

Thu, Sep 28, 2023

“It can be a bit of a loner’s business all this doodling” jokes cartoonist Jim Cogan. “We’re just sitting at home in our studios. At least a festival gets us out to look at each other.”

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The Opacas reveal debut album at Galway gig

Thu, Sep 28, 2023

GALWAY POP-ROCK outfit The Opacas launch their debut album Carpe Diem tomorrow Friday, September 29, with a midnight show in the Róisín Dubh.

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Dream Wife enters Galway in October

Thu, Sep 28, 2023

London-based Dream Wife is releasing a new single as part of its British, Irish and US tour which lands at Galway’s Róisín Dubh on Thursday, October 12.

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Sing Along Social

Thu, Sep 28, 2023

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.

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Super Extra Bonus Party at The Róisín

Thu, Sep 28, 2023

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.

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Singer-songwriter Seba Safe home to Galway for ‘Rainy’ at Monroe’s Live

Thu, Sep 28, 2023

With a soulful blend of folk, pop and indie, Galway artist Seba Safe creates music with candid honesty.

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Bionic Rats to rock steady at Monroe’s Live

Thu, Sep 28, 2023

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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Fifty shades of Behan

Thu, Sep 28, 2023

Exactly half a century after first exhibiting his magnificent bronze sculptures at The Kenny Gallery in Galway, John Behan returns with Across the Bitter Sea.

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