Galway Theatre Festival is 5 years old this year and the organisers need to raise money to make this year's event one to remember.
We had great fun shooting this video at the Spanish Arch and were blessed with wonderful weather. Lots of familiar faces in here, some hidden behind Venetian masks! Local band Mikey & The Scallywags (http://www.mikeyandthescallywags.com) teamed up with singer Miriam Donohue (http://www.youtube.com/user/pixeemix) to create a new vesion of 5 years Time, recorded by Brian Gosker in Salthill.
Cupán Tae Café provided the teacups and props and the shoot was co-ordinated by Katie Moriarty Hopper of the Galway Arts Centre.
Go to http://www.fundit.ie for more on the GTF's campaign
A short documentary made in 2007 about Irish farmer Willie Corduff and his wife Mary who have been fighting against the construction of a gas processing plant and high pressure production pipeline in their rural community.
The protests against the consortium led by Royal Dutch Shell who want to exploit the gas, have led to jailings and clashes between police and protestors. Corduff himself was jailed for 3 months along with four of his neighbours in 2005.
This film examines the conflict through the eyes of Willie and Mary.
Kevin Dwyer talks about the first productions of Tom Murphy's plays (On the Outside, A Crucial Week in the Life of A Grocer's Assistant) and how they were recieved in his hometown of Tuam, where they were first performed and whose citizens were the inspiration for Murphy's characters...
Video recorded in Róisín Dubh during the Cúirt Literature Festival 2013