Learn more about a new Galway Anthology out soon…

Learn more about a new Galway Anthology out soon…

Arden Publishing has announced a new historical anthology for Galway City and County, set to be released in early April.

“Hardiman & Beyond - The Arts and Culture of Galway since 1820” is a new publication chronicling the historically significant moments throughout Galway, and is considered the continuation of James Hardiman’s ‘The History of the Town and County of the Town of Galway.’ The book is edited by ­John Cunningham and Ciaran McDonough and features over 38 contributors - many of whom are well known and influential locals.

Hardiman's Galway Book Cover

The book contains 39 chapters comprehensively covering Galway’s history, landmarks, culture, and people; including celebrated Galwegians, and stories around the city’s renowned arts and festival scene. Described by The Guardian as a, “Fascinating who’s who of Galway,” the book is full-colour and heavily illustrated, featuring 213 photographs, etchings, paintings and maps. “Hardiman & Beyond - The Arts and Culture of Galway since 1820,” is also a 100% Irish publication; written, designed, and printed in Ireland.

James Hardiman’s 1820 History of the Town and County of the Town of Galway, is a book treasured as a classic of Irish history and tradition, and the Galway he knew so well has continued to build upon its mediaeval foundations and cultivated its unique heritage. With an inquiring mind and exceptional diligence, Hardiman paved the way for others to follow – here in Hardiman and Beyond a host of today’s writers explore two further centuries of Galway’s history; the vibrant culture and artistic life of this compact and energetic city on the edge of Europe.

The title is supported by an active social media presence @hardimansgalway on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter; keeping a finger on the pulse of Galway’s thriving cultural scene, showcasing and supporting local talent, festivals, and promoting Galway on an international platform. The social media handles are run by Amelia Walker.

About the Editors

John Cunningham is a Lecturer in History at the University of Galway, teaching Labour History, Irish Local History, and Modern Ireland.

Ciaran McDonough is an MSCA Fellow in History at the University of Iceland. She has a PhD on nineteenth-century Irish antiquarianism from the University of Galway.


Síobhra Aiken, Mari Boran, Sarah-Anne Buckley, Richard J. Butler, Brian Casey, Mary Clancy, Mary Cunningham, John Cunningham (co-editor), Anna Falkenau, Elaine Feeney, Dara Folan, Adrian Frazier, Gerry Hanberry, Jonathan Hannon, James Hardiman, Anne Hodge, Michael Kavanagh, Úna Kavanagh, Tom Kenny, Mícheál Mac Craith, Gerard Madden, Charlie McBride, Ciaran McDonough (co-editor), Maria McGarrity, Méabh Ní Fhuartháin, Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh, Jimmy O’Brien Moran, Lillis Ó Laoire, Nollaig Ó Muraíle, Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh, James Pethica, Lionel Pilkington, Henrike Rau, Alison Titley, Tony Tracy

Festival Galway; An Oral History includes interviews with:
Kernan Andrews, Páraic Breathnach, Sarah Clancy, Martin Conneely, Maura Cronin, Dave Donovan, Lelia Doolan, Kerry Guinan, James Harrold, Ollie Jennings, Fred Johnstion, Lali Morris, Judy Murphy, Lorna Siggins

Featuring photographs by:
Marguerite Mespoulet & Madeleine Migon, Joe O’Shaughnessy, Amelia Walker, Chaosheng Zhang

Featured Biographies:
Nora Barnacle Joyce, Patricia Burke Brogan, Paddy Conneely, James Daly, Mary Donovan O’Sullivan, Rita Ann, Higgins, Walter Macken, Siobhán McKenna, Pádraic Ó Conaire, Mairtín Ó Direáin.

All enquiries to Amelia Walker / Phone: 087 6685 911 / ameliawalkerdesign@gmail.com / www.ameliadesign.net

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