GALWAY has so many stories to tell
Having found your favourite spots to see on your next visit to Galway, it’s time to put the wheels in motion. Share your discoveries with your friends and family, get booking and prepare for an incredibly memorable trip.
In March 2021, members of the Citóg Records music collective were asked to create new versions of beloved Galway songs by artists past and present. The result is Amhráin, a series of performances filmed at iconic locations in Galway city such as The Cornstore, Bell, Book & Candle, Salthill Bandstand and the Galway Arts Centre.
With Cúirt International Festival of Literature taking place from April 21-25, we thought it only fitting that we catch up with Cúirt Director Sasha de Buyl to gain a little insight into this year’s programme, her grá for contemporary Irish literature and how joining the digital dots has allowed us to experience a very different type of human connection.
Each year, World Book Day rolls around to remind us of the joy of reading. In honour of the occasion, we’ve gathered together a handful of Galway’s best loved authors to gain an insight into what they’ve been loving over lockdown. Whether you’re a fan or fiction or adore a memoir, you’ll find some reliable recommendations to add to your reading list right here.
Marking the starting point of Galway’s Westend, the commanding Bridge Mills on the banks of the River Corrib is one of the oldest landmarks in Galway. The ancient building stands testament to the long history of milling in the area during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.