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The silver medal award from the V by Very Irish Blog of the Year awards earned by Ciaran Tierney from Galway

Congratulations to Ciaran Tierney former Connacht Tribune corespondent – today second best Very Irish Blogger. Journalist and blogger Ciaran Tierney on his last day at work at the Connacht Tribune on September 30. 2014. He came second in the Blog of the Year awards on Thursday night. When I took voluntary redundancy from a regional newspaper three years ago, I decided to set up a personal blog… 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 […]

Trad On The Prom | Season 13 with Theatre Experience

Trad on the Prom are excited to announce that they are bringing their World Class Irish Music, Song and Dance extravaganza to it’s new venue in Galway at Leisureland Theatre, Salthill. The state of the art venue boasts wonderful balcony seating giving excellent views throughout the auditorium. Now in its 13th consecutive season, the contemporary production of Irish traditional music, song and dance continues to enthrall audiences from all around the globe. Acclaimed artists and performers who have captivated audiences in productions such as Riverdance, The Chieftains and Lord of the Dance join forces to create the number one show in Ireland. Mairin Fahy, featured soloist for over 8 years in […]

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 […]

Golden Pheasant in a can | the best from Slovakia in Ireland

New cans of great Czech Pilsner type beer from Slovakia will appear on the shelves around the country soon! Give it a try… we hope you enjoy it.

World Class Galway’s Formation Recreated Led Zeppelin Tribute in Monroe’s again

The Best Irish Led Zeppelin Tribute rocking the home stage for the first time in 2017. ‘No Stairway’ Live with great energy, vocals, guitar solo performed by bow and ecstatic base and drums just like you’d expect from the legends… VR360˚

Bonnie Roy towed out from the Quay after 12 years

A reportage from the night when Bonnie Roy, Claddagh Culture Boat was towed towards the future. Historical fishing boat Bonnie Roy was moved for reconstruction after 12 years docking in the same spot in Claddagh Quay in Galway. Operation lead by the team of local fishermen Angels Tours and Galway Fiberglas took place during February 2017 full moon night…

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!