Galway International Arts Festival: Burt Bacharach. Photograph: Andrew Downes/Xposure

Crossing the Salmon Weir Bridge in Galway at night, it is balmy and magical: not so much the pale moon rising above the green mountain as the dark-blu(...)

Redemption Falls overlays a patchwork of Irish histories across the events of the American civil war

REDEMPTION FALLS An Taibhdhearc ★★★★☆ Following Moonfish’s success with Star of The Sea in 2014, Redemption Falls is one of the most eagerly awaited(...)

 Simone Kirby, who plays Fea in Cleft

CLEFT  O'Donoghue Theatre, NUI Galway ★★★☆☆ “What is the difference between no fear and bravery?” Fergal McElherron’s Cleft explores the limina(...)

 Guru Dudu’s silent disco is a power walk through Galway like you never imagined. Photograph:Andrew Downes/ xposure

It’s hard for a festival to take over a city and make its presence felt. The Galway International Arts Festival was everywhere in the city centre over(...)

Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) runs until Saturday. Photograph: Steve Tanner

DEAD DOG IN A SUITCASE (AND OTHER LOVE SONGS) Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway ★★★★☆ “Who’d shoot a dog?” somebody wails early in Kneehigh’s splenetic(...)

From left, Stephanie Dufresne, Naomi Louisa O’Connell and Ronan Leahy in Least Like The Other, Searching for Rosemary Kennedy.  Photograph: Pat Redmond

LEAST LIKE THE OTHER – SEARCHING FOR ROSEMARY KENNEDY Black Box Theatre, Galway ★★★★★ This is deeply disturbing art, and deeply moving and humbling.(...)

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(...)

Dead Dog in a Suitcase is a musical, theatrical extravaganza of wit, wonder and weirdness. Photograph: Steve Tanner

All eyes are on the City of the Tribes, as the Galway International Arts Festival takes over the parks, rivers, bars and venues of the western capital(...)

Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs) comes to Galway International Arts Festival later this month. Photograph: Steve Tanner

“What’s the world coming to?” The trite and tired phrase takes on urgent meaning in Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and Other Love Songs). But “you can’t blam(...)

Adam Fitzsimons, Galway International Arts Festival Production Manager (left), and Paul Fahy, Artistic Director. Photograph: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

All cities have hidden spaces that few people know or think about much. Bang in the middle of Galway city, invisible behind the junction of William St(...)

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