With the summer sun peeking through the clouds this week motivating us all to get outside, why not check out some of the events happening near you? From Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece Happy Days to live gigs in Pearse Stadium and Monroes, we have everything you need for a fun packed week ahead.
Experience Happy Days (Beckett sa Creig: Laethanta Sona) as part of Galway International Arts Festival

Bríd Ní Neachtain follows in the footsteps of Ruth White, Siobhán McSweeney and Fiona Shaw to play the iconic role of Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s haunting exploration of relationships Happy Days. Performed outside in the unique setting of Inis Oirr, the Irish language seeps into the beauty of this landscape and floods the island with culture. Ger Clancy with the help of local stone masons will design and build the set to provide a beautiful backdrop. Happy Days will be performed from August 30th – September 5th. Book your tickets here

See Moxie Live At Monroes

Alt folk band Moxie’s ‘irresistible revolutionary energy’ will take over Monroe’s stage on September 21st. Crafting their own sound path by combining traditional Irish music with singer Julia’s pop orientated writing style, their creativity pushes the boundaries of Irish folk music to extremes. Listen to their latest single  ‘The Place Above’ on Spotify to get a flavour of what to expect. The song explores Julia’s relationship with her adopted country Ireland, filled with funky electric guitars and clever instrumentation which invite you to dance and sing throughout the tune. For tickets click here.


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Share Your First Thought With Galway International Arts Festival

Encouraging debate and discussion, the Galway International Arts Festival will host First Thought from September 4th. Featuring a range of voices and topics including cyber-hacking to the impact of remote working on rural Ireland to vaccine development and more, the festival is guaranteed to provoke thoughts and opinions. The discussions will take place at NUI Galway however it includes an enhanced digital element, which will see a number of live streamed events so you can choose how you want to engage in person or online. For tickets and the full programme visit www.giaf.ie

Macnas Presents Gilgamesh

Internationally acclaimed and master storytellers Macnas present the short film Gilgamesh. Filmed around Ireland earlier this year, the film completes a series of stunning shorts inspired by the Epic of Gilgamesh, an epic poem with themes of love, power and death that are relevant to the present day and the oldest surviving work of world literature. It will be screened in front of a live, socially distanced audience on Sunday 12th September at the Town Hall Theatre, Galway. Following this, there will be a live ‘In Conversation’ with director Noeline Kavanagh and playwright Marina Carr. Tickets are free and will be available to book online via the Town Hall Box Office from 10am on Thursday 2nd September.


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Live At Pearse Stadium

An extra 700 tickets are available online for Live At Pearse Stadium. Capacity has increased from 500 to 1,200 so extra tickets are now on sale for the Christy Moore gig tomorrow night, Tommy Tiernan, Ardal O’Hanlon and Deirdre O’Kane on Friday, Mary Coughlan on Saturday and The Stunning on Sunday. The four night extravaganza with a click and collect bar will host their opening night tonight. Tickets on sale now from www.roisindubh.net 


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