Category: Festivals

St. Patrick’s Day rural festivals 2018 | The Craic in North Mayo 360˚around

Dive into St. Patrick’s Day 2018 in the rural towns of North Mayo. Join the show with locals of Killala, Ballycastle and Crossmolina Festival 360 degrees around. Enjoy the parades of small town comunitirs captured to Virtual Reality by DivMedia.ie | #stPatricksDay2018 #Mayo360 #Ballycastle360 #irish #ruralIreland Advertisements

Rabble-rousing, hook driven, Indie-Punk by The Clockworks, this Saturday in The Loft at Seven Bridge Street.

Galway brewed sound of The Clockworks is inspired by the immediacy and angsty fervour of bands like The Clash and The Libertines, as well as the observation and kitchen-sink storytelling of bands like The Smiths and The Streets. 2017 so far has given the band National radio playlisting for their 4 singles, a number of packed out gigs across the country and in London, and a storming set at Electric Picnic. Their Saturday gig in The Loft is promising to be great Craic. The Clockworks are sharing the night in the Loft with Dublin’s Fontaine who released their fresh new single just last Friday 6th October. Cover picture: The Clockworks as […]

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on the Pilgrimage at Galway Fleadh Tonight

In 13th century Ireland, a group of monks must escort a sacred relic across an Irish landscape fraught with peril. Tells the story of the Pilgrimage  released in Ireland today 13th July 2017 at 29th Galway Film Fleadh Prime minister Leo Varadkar Is at the premiere in Galway tonight to support his schoolmate, screenwriter of the newest Irish movie with budget estimated to €4,749,500 just few hours after he tells ‘Time’ Europe: ‘I want Ireland to be a light unto the world’ While Taoiseach hopes UK will change mind  The storyline of the Pilgrimage is bringing us to Ireland, 1209. An island on the edge of the world. A small group of monks begin […]

Premier American Metal Act Of Virtue LIVE In The Cellar Bar This May!

This May the 19th in The Cellar Bar, Galway, get set for stellar  night to satisfy all tastes in Metal music! Travelling all the way from Lansing, Michigan, U.S.A, Of Virtue set the standards in the field of powerful, progressive and melodic modern metal and metalcore.  Their energetic performances have been winning over fans of all genres and continue to do so throughout the years this in turn  has guaranteed them support. slots with other metal heavyweights such as Everytime I Die, The Acacia Strain. This May 18th  finally sees the band’s first ever Irish performance in Cork before heading West to Galway and North to Belfast. Joining Of Virtue  in […]

Morning Concert at Fairy Bridge in Oughterard

Listen to the birds singing and scroll around amazing Fairy Bridge Cottage in Oughterard like if you were there, 360˚round around.

GALWAY CITY MUSEUM Saturday, 22 October, 2pm – 4pm TALK & READINGS: Revolutionary Poetry

GALWAY CITY MUSEUM Saturday, 22 October, 2pm – 4pm TALK & READINGS: Revolutionary Poetry. The 1916 Rising is often referred to as a ‘poet’s revolution’. Taking this as her starting point, poet Emily Cullen PhD, will introduce the work of international poets of revolution – historic and contemporary – including Anna Akhmatova, Osip Mandelstam and Rafeef Ziadah. After that Galway-based Albanian poet Ndrek Gjini MA, who lived through the oppressive Enver Hoxha regime in the 1980s, will talk about Communism in the Balkans in the middle of the 20th Century and will discuss the work of Visar Zhiti and Vaclav Havel. He also will read from his work. All Are Welcome!

Al Porter at The Kings Head for GIAF16

‘A Line of Salt…’ Al Porter entertaining the audience in fully packed Ruby Room of The Kings Head in Galway during his performance at Galway International Arts Festival 2016   https://roundme.com/tour/59410/view/148524/

Sharon Shannon Live for GIAF16 at Monroe’s

Sharon Shannon an Irish musician best known for her work with the accordion. Captured at her gig for Galway International Arts Festival in Monroe’s Live Music venue.  

Raven Dance Show to Nun’s Island

This is the time of Polska Eire Festival, which was established in 2015 under the auspices of Minister of State Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and the Polish Embassy in Dublin. The first edition of the Festival took place between March 21-29 and resulted in more than 100 events all around the country. Polska Éire Festival is an annual nationwide celebration of Irish-Polish friendship. The aim of the festival is to further strengthen mutual relations between Polish and Irish communities by means of various cultural, sports, business, academic and community events. It is co-organised annually by different national and local partners, both individuals and organisations, in Ireland and Poland. One on them is […]

The Acoustic Yard Singer / Songwriters Festival Westport

‘A Yard is a place where things gathers, Interesting things. Things that will one day be of use. In this case Singer/Songwriters and their wonderfull collection of songs. Artists Gathered Together in one place to promote the wonderfull craft of songwriting…’ Source: Bap Kennedy, Kathleen Turner, Teresa Storch & Jeff Brown ‘The Acoustic Yard’ singer/songwriter sessions’ initially started up as a monthly event in Matt Molloy’s Yard Bar, Westport  in 2014 playing host to some of the finest singer/songwriters from Ireland and beyond. The main focus is for singer/songwriters to have a platform to perform their own songs and for audiences to listen to original music in a relaxed environment. It’s key […]

St. Brigid’s Day | Imbolc | Return of Light

Imbolc literally means “in the belly” in the old Irish Neolithic language.

NUI Galway India Soc’s Grand Celebration of Diwali – The Indian Festival of Lights

NUI Galway’s India Soc in association with the Indian Cultural and Sports Society (ICSC) Galway and with support from the University, celebrated Diwali – the Indian Festival of Lights on 14 November 2015, Saturday. Now in its third year, Diwali celebration took place in the Bailey Allen Hall on campus from 5 PM till 11 PM.  NUI Galway has a vibrant Indian presence on campus and this year students and staff, along with the Indian community in Galway City, Loughrea, Tuam and Ennis, have come together to make the event bigger, more colourful and vibrant.   This year’s festival started with lighting of Diya to mark the beginning of this celebration […]

Arabella in 4 Aces

Zanzibar Films represented Ireland in Cannes this summer with their new short film ‘Arabella’. We met the team of creators in the 4Aces Casino in Galway on Friday night. Soraya and Lush, with fresh memories of Cannes, enjoyed the popular casino club atmosphere. Watch the Craic for more from their amazing film experience in the South of France. 

THE STUNNING will headline the Saturday line-up for Sugar Beat 2015!

Get ready to rock – THE STUNNING will headline the Saturday line-up for Sugar Beat 2015! Louis Walsh’s HOMETOWN  headlining Sunday @ The Beat! As announced at Official Sugar Beat 2015 Launch Night – RYAN SHERIDAN has been confirmed to play Sugar Beat this year and also Irish reggae band TOO MUCH FOR THE WHITE MAN will reunite for a one-off gig Saturday! Festival security is arranged by Delta Security and the CRAIC is confirmed to be there tomorrow! Biggest festival in Galway in August – SugarBeat 2015! SugarBeat Saturday @ the Beat! Dan & Dylan, 12:45 — 13:05 | Seamus Ruttledge & The Full Outfit 13:15 — 13:35 | My Fellow Sponges 13:50 — 14:20 […]

All Ghosts Sound A Bit Welsh in ‘Rubby Room’ – The Craic with David O’Doherty

By Avril HORAN For comedian David O’Doherty, all ghosts “sound a bit Welsh”.  We uncover this fascinating tidbit at a comedy show held in the King’s Head Ruby Room as part of the Galway International Arts Festival. His unique style of stand-up has won him international acclaim, and we had an opportunity to chat with him before he took tested out new material on the “lab rats” at this lunchtime event.   Naturally I open with the question what’s the Craic? “It’s a tricky word,” he says, “and its very often used to describe terrible things – ‘we were only having the craic’ when someone has just taken your bed and […]