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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Cooper Clarke struts to Galway on birthday tour

Thu, May 02, 2024

Literary phenomenon and British cult hero John Cooper Clarke will perform at the Black Box Theatre on Thursday, May 16, at 7pm.

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Crannóg mag to award bursaries

Thu, Mar 28, 2024

Next month sees publication of the 60th edition of Crannóg, Galway’s international literary magazine, and the milestone will be marked by launching a new prize for writers.

To celebrate its anniversary, the biannual Crannóg magazine will award a bursary of €1,500 to one published contributor in each biannual issue.

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Poetry mag launch at city library

Thu, Feb 29, 2024

The magazine contains a wide selection of local, national, and international poems as well as articles, collection reviews, essays, and poetry masterclasses from established poets.

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"To be a peacemaker you have to be a troublemaker"- Adayfi

Thu, Feb 01, 2024

Mansoor Adayfi launched his new book 'Don't Forget us Here', at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop alongside the Galway Alliance Against War

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President unveils Bodkin memorial

Thu, Jan 18, 2024

The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, unveiled a plaque recognising writer James Joyce's connection with Galway last week.

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New Island set to publish Yeats Nobel Prize commemorative biography by Daniel Mulhall this October

Thu, Jul 27, 2023

New Island are delighted to announce they will publish Pilgrim Soul - W.B. Yeats and the Ireland of his Time by former ambassador of Ireland to the United States Daniel Mulhall this October. The book marks the centenary of Yeats’s Nobel Prize, a timely guide to the work of Ireland’s national poet and the changing Ireland he lived through.

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Poetry Day Ireland takes place on Thursday April 27

Thu, Apr 13, 2023

Now in its ninth year, Poetry Day Ireland is an annual island-wide celebration of poetry which invites the nation to read, write, and share a poem on Thursday, April 27.

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Clara Kiyoko Kumagai launches her debut YA novel, Catfish Rolling

Thu, Apr 06, 2023

There's nothing quite like experiencing the world as a teenager. All those fraught feelings and heightened emotions work together to deliver a saturated picture of our surroundings and experiences. It can be intense! That's part of the reason the books and movies we consume during those years are so formative, so vividly real.

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Galway: The City's Contribution to the Literary Culture in Ireland

Wed, Apr 05, 2023

Galway is known as the cultural heart of Ireland and is revered for its history, festivals, and arts. The city has been one of the pioneers of literary culture in the country.

The city is renowned for its annual International Arts Festival every July. It is spread across two weeks with highlights of events ranging from art and cultural displays, live music street performances, dancing and everything in between.

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Crannóg magazine launch its 58th issue upstairs at The Crane

Thu, Mar 23, 2023

Crannóg, Galway’s international literary magazine, is launching its 58th issue upstairs at The Crane on Friday, March 31 between 6.30pm and 8pm. The launch will feature readings of poetry and fiction from a selection of contributors.

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Spiddal Author, Fearghas Mac Lochlainn nominated for Book Award

Thu, Feb 23, 2023

An Slipéar Gloine, an Irish story based on Cinderella and told in rhyme, is on the KPMG Irish Children Book Award shortlist for 2023. Fearghas Mac Lochlainn, the Spiddal author of this scintillating book, is delighted. He says: "I'm chuffed. It is fantastic that a book written in the Irish language has been shortlisted. Paddy Donnelly, the brilliant artist who illustrated the book, deserves much of the credit here! I am also much indebted to Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin and Futa Fata who asked me to write the book in the first place and then put An Slipéar Gloine into the hat for the Reics Carló award (which it won), and for the KPMG award."

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Joseph O’Connor in conversation at Kennys Bookshop

Thu, Jan 12, 2023

One of Ireland’s great authors, the award-winning Joseph O’Connor, will join Tomás Kenny in conversation at Kennys Bookshop on Thursday, January 19, to celebrate the publication of his new novel, My Father’s House.

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Moya Roddy celebrates Nollaig na mBan

Thu, Jan 05, 2023

January 6, the twelfth and final day of Christmas, was always known in Ireland as Nollaig na mBan, Women’s Christmas or Little Christmas. As a reward for their hard work over the festive season, women were rewarded with a day off from the house work and traditional roles were meant to be reversed in the home - the men did the women’s house work while the women rested and gathered together casually.

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Brush up on your Irish this spring at Áras na nGael

Thu, Jan 05, 2023

Want to brush up on your Irish skills? Or perhaps you have a passion for languages and want to learn Irish from scratch? Áras na nGael are offering a brand new set of Irish language classes this spring. From beginners to more advanced, they have a wide range of classes available so there really is something for everyone!

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Over The Edge Celebrates 20th Birthday this month

Thu, Jan 05, 2023

The event will feature Ferdia Mac Anna, Terri Metcalfe & Séan Gibbons

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Treats at the final Over The Edge: Open Reading of 2022

Thu, Dec 08, 2022

Over The Edge, Galway City's literary events organisation, organise readings of poetry and fiction at a variety of venues around Galway City. The December ‘Over The Edge: Open Reading’ will take place in Galway City Library on Thursday, December 15 from 6-7.30pm.

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Galway writer, Maureen Gallagher, launches her debut novel Limbo

Thu, Oct 20, 2022

Having long had an interest in writing short stories and poetry, which she loved, it was not until Gallagher's children were in their late teens that Maureen "dipped her toe in the literary world."

Described as an "accidental crime writer", the foray into the social climate of Ireland during that time was no accident for Gallagher, who as an activist has lent her voice to a multitude of causes over the decades. She found that due to the structure of novel it "allowed her to explore social issues, something dear to her heart."

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Autumn poetry workshops via Galway Arts Centre

Thu, Sep 01, 2022

Starting in September, Galway Arts Centre is offering aspiring poets a choice of three online poetry workshops, all facilitated by poet Kevin Higgins, whose best-selling first collection, The Boy With No Face, published by Salmon Poetry, was short-listed for the 2006 Strong Award for Best First Collection by an Irish poet.

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Book an online creative writing class

Thu, Aug 18, 2022

Creative Writing for Beginners with Kevin Higgins takes place one evening per week (Monday) from 7-9.30pm (10 weeks). It commences on Monday, September 12, 2022. Advance booking is essential. Places cost €140. Kevin Higgins will provide writing exercises for, and give gentle critical feedback to, those interested in trying their hand at writing stories, poems, or memoir.

To book a place, go to https://www.gti.ie/parttime/courses/detail/5342

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