Bailegangaire: ‘Nothing could be more entrancing, nor as devastating, as Marie Mullen’s transcendental performance’
Review: Bailegangaire

Bailegangaire Town Hall Theatre, Galway ***** Our first sight of Mommo, the senile matriarch at the absolute centre of Tom Murphy’s ext(...)

Brigit ‘is a sparing and episodic piece, fleshing out a complex family history, but serving far more as a personal statement’
Review: Brigit

Brigit Town Hall Theatre, Galway ****It’s tempting to think that Brigit, a deeply personal new play from Tom Murphy, represents unfinished business fo(...)

Garry Hynes, director, playwright Tom Murphy and actor Marie Mullen during a break from Druid Theatre’s rehearsals of Tom Murphy’s Brigit, a companion piece to his 1985 masterpiece Bailegangaire which will play in tandem  with Brigit, both directed by  Hynes. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Lorna SigginsWestern CorrespondentWhen Colm Conneely( 9), Lily McBride (11) and Ailbhe Birkett (12) sat down to read a script at a long table in Galwa(...)

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(...)

Marty Rea in Be Infants in Evil

Everyone has a unique way of listening. The director Oonagh Murphy bows her head in contemplation, but lifts her eyes above the script, as though v(...)

President Michael D Higgins: accompanies by group of key officials and dignatories. Photograph: Alan Betson

At least eight key Government advisors and senior civil servants attended last week’s royal banquet at Windsor Castle for the (...)

Acclaimed playwright MJ Molloy, a native of Milltown, Co Galway

The centenary of the birth of playwright MJ Molloy, once described as “the greatest master of Irish folk thea(...)

Garry Hynes, artistic director of Druid; Prof Patrick Lonergan, NUI Galway and  Marie Mullen, Druid at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin  for the launch of the Druid Academy

nDruid goes to collegeNUIG is further capitalising on its role in theatre and drama education, cementing its relationship with Galway’s Druid Theatre,(...)

The Abbey Theatre circa 1930. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Last Saturday, this newspaper published one of the more extraordinary articles about the Abbey Theatre, or indeed any theatre, that I have ever read. (...)

Keith Duffy, Garry Hynes and Aisling O’Sullivan in Galway for the first day of rehearsals for Druid’s “Big Maggie” by John B Keane in February 2011. Hynes is to become adjunct professor at NUIG.

Druid Theatre and NUI Galway (NUIG) are to deepen their long relationship with a new “Druid Academy” to train the “theatre-makers of the future”.Tony-(...)