Cormac Breathnach: “My parents tell me that some of my first words were the names of racehorses and stallions in the 1970s, so for some reason horses have always been my thing”

Kentucky is along way from home in Galway, but a love of horses drew Cormac Breathnach from afar. Born in Renmore, Breathnach attended St Joseph’s C(...)

From left, Cormac Breathnach, a dictionary compiler; Stiofán Ó Fearail of the band Seo Linn; Bláthnaid Treacy of RTÉ 2FM; and actor Clíona Ní Chíosaín. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

‘Bain trial aisti! Surprise yourself,” reads the Seachtain na Gaeilge tagline for 2016. Although most of us learned Irish from when we started school(...)

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

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(...)