Artistic Journey

Every artist has their own journey to follow, their own time to blossom and right now it is Fran McCann’s time. Belfast born Fran moved to Gort in Co Galway over twenty years ago with his wife Mary and their children. Establishing roots in the local community they are...

Artistic Genes

‘Renaissance man’ is a phrase that jumped to mind when I first met up with young, up and coming, artist Alan Fitzpatrick. Not only is Alan a gifted and original artist, but he is also a filmmaker, editing and shooting numerous short films, writer and poet, as well as...

Artistic Grounding

“As they say, you’re an over-night success, twenty two years in the making; twenty two years tramping the road, keeping ideas.”  Jim McKee a self-trained artist, originally from Cookstown, Co Tyrone, moved to Galway in 2001 before settling in the near idyllic...

In the Movies

John McIlduff is a young filmmaker with a vision, his film are easily identifiable, visually pleasurable to the eye while exploring the spaces created in-between the social narrative of life. A busy man, John juggles writing and film-making with his young family in...

Comedian Owen O Neill

Owen O’Neill is a true virtuoso in the art of storytelling, traversing many mediums from stand-up comedy to film to television and theatre, acting, directing and writing with an ease that belies how difficult each of the genres can be. Generously, Owen agreed to speak...

Ethical store’s award is a sign of the Times

Ohh! By Gum owner Sharon Griffin speaks to Tina O’Rourke about her Irish Times award  Ohh! By Gum Boutique has just been announced as one of the Irish Times 12 best shops in all of Ireland – a considerable accolade for its owner, Sharon Griffin. ‘The award has had a...

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