Tommy Lennon with his creation of a giant-size trumpet at Galway’s Cross Street yesterday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Wellingtons may be de rigueur, but the hosts of Galway’s jazz festival are confident that a potential flood warning for the city will not deter music(...)

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(...)

Anne McCabe, artistic director of An Taibhdhearc theatre in Galway city. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Spring and Anne McCabe work well together. The new artistic director of An Taibhdhearc, the national Irish-language theatre, has spent much of (...)

NUI Galway theatre and drama studies students Mollie Ball as Maria (left) and Aoife Corry as Yerma  during rehearsals for ‘Yerma’. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Classic Spanish and contemporary British drama, Greek tragedy and Irish street carnival are themes of NUI Galway’s first theatre season, which opens o(...)