Having a ball . . . taking a jump against US artist Kurt Perschke’s sculptural installation at Spanish Arch yesterday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Or is it a “sculptural installation?” The words on several lips at Galway’s Spanish Arch yesterday as an enormous inflat(...)

Local historian Catherine Corless at the site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The Co Galway historian who researched the deaths of almost 800 infants and children in the Bon Secours home in Tuam from the 1920s to 1961 has welco(...)

The man was airlifted  from the sea close to Inishbofin, Co Galway to Mayo General Hospital in Castlebar. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

A man who died after he was airlifted to hospital from the sea close to Inishbofin, Co Galway yesterday evening is the sixth diver to lose his life i(...)

Her pink shoe: one of the images photographed by artist Marie Brett for a project on the impact of infant loss, which opens at the Galway Arts Centre early next month.

A tiny baby’s blanket tied with ribbons, a christening gown and two identity bracelets are among images photographed by artist Marie Brett for a proj(...)

Patrick O’Reilly with his installation Thorn at his exhibition in The Shed at Galway Docks. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Western Correspondent Giant inflatable crustaceans will cruise the streets of Galway today as the city kicks off its international arts festival, whic(...)

Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Artist and activist Margaretta D’Arcy (80), who is serving a second prison sentence over her opposition to US military use of Shannon Airport, is exp(...)

Ballyturk, playwright Enda Walsh’s latest collaboration with actors Cillian Murphy (above), Mikel Murfi and Stephen Rea, has been sold out for weeks. Photograph: Cyril Byrne 2:30

Acrobatics as a flight of fantasy and mythology as a map of the human psyche are themes of this year’s Galway International Arts Festival which open(...)

Bea O’Hara and Rafaela Calabrese at Guiry’s Bar, Main Street, Foxford

One south Mayo town is bedecked in blue and white this weekend as it prepares to take on the world and win.When Argentina turns out against Germany in(...)

Former minister for transport Leo Varadkar (left): The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has issued a marine notice with details of the beacon safety recall. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

LORNA SIGGINSMarine Correspondent Owners of hundreds of emergency position indicating radio beacons (EPIRBs) in the Irish fishing and sailing fleets h(...)

A street in central Galway. More than 500 participants, including 59 international artists, are participating in the third annual Fringe festival 1:48

Suns never set on festivals in Galway, with two gearing up to open even as the film fleadh draws to a close. Sculptor John Behan initiated the city’s (...)