All posts by Avril Horan

A Wee Bit of Magic as St. Patrick’s Day Nears

“When you are old and gray and full of sleep  And nodding by the fire, take down this book,  And slowly read, and dream of the soft look  Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;” –William Bu… Source: A Wee Bit of Magic as St. Patrick’s Day Nears Advertisements

Galway, Or How I Learned To Pace Myself

Galway Cathedral (November, 2015) Ahhhh, yes. The Galway Cathedral, surrounded by a haze during my last full day in the city. Am I sad that this is my only picture of the city? Maybe. Unlike Lisbon… Source: Galway, Or How I Learned To Pace Myself

DruidShakespeare sweeps the boards at Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards – Druid Theatre Company, Galway, Ireland

DruidShakespeare sweeps the boards at Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards Druid won 5 awards for DruidShakespeare at tonight’s Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards: Best Production Best Director – Garry Hynes Best Actress – Derbhle Crotty Best Actor – Marty Rea Best Costume Design – Doreen McKenna and Francis O’Connor Marie Mullen spoke on behalf of DruidShakespeare director Garry Hynes: ‘It is a privilege to accept these awards for DruidShakespeare. Many people came along the road with us on this production, from the very early stages to the final curtain and I would especially like to thank our co-producers, Lincoln Center Festival, our associate producers, Kilkenny Arts Festival, our funders the Arts Council […]

Knights in Singing Armour for Galway Simon

The A Capella Knights invite all of our Craic in Galway readers to their concert ‘White Christmas: An Eclectic Mix of Festive Favourites’ at 7.45pm on December 4 , 2015 at the Galway Cathedral in aid of the Galway Simon Community. The local group has gathered some of Galway’s best voices for an evening of Christmas and traditional festive music in a colourful mix of cappella vocals, instrumental, soloists, and choral music. Joining them on the evening are guest groups The Bluebirds, Galway Baytones, Gospel Wedding Choir and The Tribal Chamber Choir. “The current crisis is driving a lot of people into homelessness, many of which never thought they would find […]

Supply and Command by The Deans – Available!

Galway band, The Deans, are set to launch their new EP, Supply & Command, in Paris on December 1st, 2015, London on December 19th and back home to Roisin Dubh in Galway on December 27th.  It’s the next step for the all-terrain rock band, who won the US based Unsigned Only music competition in 2013 – judged by the likes of Iggy Pop, Tom Waits and Black Francis. We caught up with Gavin Dean (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards and harmonica), Ronan Lally (bass and vocals) and Gari Keon (drums and vocals) to find out more about this made in Galway band. By Avril Horan     Name: The Deans. Age: Combined […]

The All Blacks at The Abbeyglen!

Family Ties: Paul and Brian Hughes – Abbeyglen Castle, Clifden

The Problem with “Galway Girl” | Jess & Jana

If you’re lucky enough to have visited the Irish town, you’ll understand the way we’re feeling. (To any Newfoundlanders & Labradorians reading this, […]

Oyster Time! Q&A with Clarenbridge Oyster Queen 2015 Fiona Armstrong

Clarenbridge Oyster Festival – Celebration of the oysters and fashion.

The Island – Inishbofin is an island haven

Inishbofin goes to sleep over the winter and the hotels close, “Yet the pub remains the central hub of the community”