Pre-Conference Tour: The Arts in Galway

The Arts in Society Conference is pleased to announce the Pre-Conference Tour.

© Galway Arts Centre
© Macnas

Join other conference delegates the day before the conference begins for a walking tour that will introduce participants to the history of Galway and its artistic personalities, organizations, and venues, both past and present.

You will visit many of Galway’s artistic spaces, including the Galway Arts Centre, the Town Hall Theatre, An Taibhdhearc, Druid Theatre and Judy Greene’s pottery shop in the heart of Medieval Galway, and the site of Galway’s first theatre in Kirwin’s Lane, which existed from the late 18th Century onward.

During the walk, you will learn about Galway's medieval history, the Tribes of Galway, the birth of cultural nationalism, and the role of Lady Gregory, William Martin, Synge and Yeats, the Land War and boycotting, and 19th century radical writers such as O'Brien and Davitt.

There will be a discussion of the Irish language revival movement, the birth of Irish language theatre, and the work of Walter Macken, Pádraig O'Conaire, Micheál Mac Liamóir, and Hilton Edwards, and these writer's relationship with Orson Wells.

You will visit Nora Barnacle’s House and talk about the life of James Joyce, his time in Galway, and The Dead. This will be followed by a visit to a druid theatre to discuss the development of the arts in modern Galway with a focus on the works of Tom Murphy and Martin McDonagh.

The tour will also provide an introduction to many of Galway’s current arts festivals and projects, including Macnas, the Galway Arts Festival, An Chúirt – Galway’s International Festival of Literature, and Baboró International Arts Festival for Children.

Tour Information
Date
: Tuesday, 23 June
Time: 15:00-18:00 (3:00-6:00 PM)
Duration: 2.5-3 hours
Meeting Location: The Archway, Located at the entrance to the Quadrangle, NUI Galway (view Google map or view campus map, marker #8)
Cost: US$25

NOTE: It is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes and to bring water.

Booking: Reservations can be made by clicking the button below. Please note, only reservations that have been paid in full will be considered confirmed and space is limited. Simply requesting a reservation will not guarantee a place on the tour.

Conference Dinner: Sult

The Arts in Society Conference is pleased to announce the Conference Dinner.

Join other conference delegates the day before the conference begins for a walking tour that will introduce participants to the history of Galway and its artistic personalities, organizations, and venues, both past and present.

You will visit many of Galway’s artistic spaces, including the Galway Arts Centre, the Town Hall Theatre, An Taibhdhearc, Druid Theatre and Judy Greene’s pottery shop in the heart of Medieval Galway, and the site of Galway’s first theatre in Kirwin’s Lane, which existed from the late 18th Century onward.

During the walk, you will learn about Galway's medieval history, the Tribes of Galway, the birth of cultural nationalism, and the role of Lady Gregory, William Martin, Synge and Yeats, the Land War and boycotting, and 19th century radical writers such as O'Brien and Davitt.

There will be a discussion of the Irish language revival movement, the birth of Irish language theatre, and the work of Walter Macken, Pádraig O'Conaire, Micheál Mac Liamóir, and Hilton Edwards, and these writer's relationship with Orson Wells.

You will visit Nora Barnacle’s House and talk about the life of James Joyce, his time in Galway, and The Dead. This will be followed by a visit to a druid theatre to discuss the development of the arts in modern Galway with a focus on the works of Tom Murphy and Martin McDonagh.

The tour will also provide an introduction to many of Galway’s current arts festivals and projects, including Macnas, the Galway Arts Festival, An Chúirt – Galway’s International Festival of Literature, and Baboró International Arts Festival for Children.

Tour Information Date: Tuesday, 23 June
Time: 15:00-18:00 (3:00-6:00 PM) Duration: 2.5-3 hours Meeting Location: The Archway, Located at the entrance to the Quadrangle, NUI Galway (view Google map or view campus map, marker #8) Cost: US$25

NOTE: It is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes and to bring water.

Booking: Reservations can be made by clicking the button below. Please note, only reservations that have been paid in full will be considered confirmed and space is limited. Simply requesting a reservation will not guarantee a place on the tour.

Post-Conference Tour Option A: Visit to Burren College of Arts, The Burren, and the Cliffs of Moher

The Arts in Society Conference is pleased to offer an optional post-conference tour.

Join other conference delegates the day after the conference concludes for a visit to Burren College of Arts, The Burren, and the Cliffs of Moher.

This tour will introduce participants to the Burren College of Art and take in key aspects of the Burren as a protected karst limestone landscape. This will include experiencing the complex ecology and layered history of the area, and a visit to Richard Long’s work of land art, A Circle in Ireland, which raises questions on the role of art in a protected environment. The itinerary will also include a tour of the Burren, including the Burren Uplands and the Poulnabrone Dolman as well as a visit to the world famous Cliffs of Moher Centre. The bus will arrive back in Galway at 18:00 (6:00 PM).

Please note that the walk to and from the Richard Long artwork on the Doolin coast covers classic examples of karst limestone, and appropriate footwear is necessary. Depending on the weather, rain gear may also be required. The visit to the Cliffs of Moher will allow participants time to view to the cliffs and to take a light lunch at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre. Lunch is not included in the cost of the tour.

Tour Information
Date: Saturday, 27 June
Meeting Time: 8:45 AM
Departure Time: 9:00 AM
Duration: 8.5-9 hours
Meeting Location: The Archway, Located at the entrance to the Quadrangle, NUI Galway (view Google map or view campus map, marker #8)
Cost: US$40

NOTE: It is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes and to bring water. Rain gear may also be necessary depending on the weather. Lunch is not included in the cost of the tour.

Booking: Reservations can be made by clicking the button below. Please note, only reservations that have been paid in full will be considered confirmed and space is limited. Simply requesting a reservation will not guarantee a place on the tour.