Steve Wall: ‘The people and places and experiences of Clare were a huge part of me becoming a songwriter’. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The Stunning and The Walls singer reflects on his life and the 2017 car crash that devastated his family “It was a year from hell” for Stev(...)

An empty Grafton Street in April. Footfall levels are currently at about 50% of pre-Covid levels on Grafton Street, accordking to Dublin City Council. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Footfall in the State’s four main cities fell by up to 90 per cent at the height of Covid-19 lockdown, and despite a range of measures designed to rev(...)

A  flotilla  sails by in  Galway city for Culture Night 2016. File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

This week, it was announced that Galway had been named the fourth-best city in the world to visit in 2020 by Lonely Planet: an influential listing due(...)

The “Behind the Scenes” acrobat show, which ran  in Eyre Square, Galway, during the city’s international arts festival this summer. Photograph: Andrew Downes/ Xposure

"The theatres, the people running club nights, the people running markets, anything that’s independent, under the radar, not necessarily commercial, i(...)

The Warwick Hotel in Salthill, Galway, “the west’s alternative ballroom of romance”, undergoing demolition.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The walls have come tumbling down at the Warwick Hotel in Galway where tens of thousands of people danced and sang and shifted their way through their(...)

Woman and Child by Sam Jinks, in  a temporary gallery space on the site of the GPO in Galway.  Photograph: Andrew Downes/xposure

Galway International Arts Festival artistic director Paul Fahy used the opening of its new pop-up gallery, in a “secret” space in the city centre, to (...)

Pamela Connolly: ‘When I was 15 my ears popped on a flight to Alicante and I realised I was lesbian.’ Photograph: Ciara Brennan

Pamela Connolly is a singer, guitarist, and bassist with the Irish band Pillow Queens, who play the Galway Arts Festival on July 19th, and the All Tog(...)

Artist Sam Jinks makes incredibly lifelike sculptures, tufted with real hair, pigmented in human-like skin tones and often dres(...)

Adirondack chairs in summer tones.  Photograph: Getty

Make your own Adirondack chair There’s something about the Adirondack chair that shouts summer: its sloping slat back and armrests wide enough to tak(...)

Director Caitríona McLaughlin and writer Dylan Coburn Gray: ‘I’m always struck by how many people say the city comes through in the play,’ says Coburn Gray. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

To begin at the beginning. For years Dylan Coburn Gray’s father would quote one playfully circuitous line from Under Milk Wood, Dylan Thomas’s transc(...)

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