An Púcán

We are an award winning pub and a well-known traditional music venue, just off Eyre Square, where you can find a session every day of the week. The ideal place to visit if you want that authentic traditional Irish bar.

Well known for its excellent food and selection of drinks, An Púcán boasts it’s own whiskey a collaboration with Teeling Whiskeys amongst its selection of over 210 whiskeys and its very own Gin, called Eglinton Gin. The venue has one of the most impressive outdoor areas of any bar in the country, known locally as The Garden, this area has quickly become the place to be seen in Galway.

A late night venue at the weekend with great live bands, it’s one of the most popular places to watch sport with ten tv’s including two large screens it’s the place to follow your favourite team.

The Connacht Hotel

10% discount to all accommodation booked through the Fleadh use promo code “DIRECT” to avail. Click here to book online now.

The Connacht Hotel is a popular Galway hotel, located on the main Dublin road as you enter Galway City Centre. The hotel has a great advantage of extensive free parking and a regular bus route close by the hotel entrance with direct access to the city centre and business parks.

Due to its prime location, The Connacht Hotel is the accommodation choice for many people who visit Galway, for business and pleasure. Within close proximity to the city centre, tourist attractions, hospitals and Galway’s largest corporate business parks and industrial estates.

The Connacht Hotel has recently launched a new lunch menu and its spacious and comfortable restaurant is ideal for groups of any size. Bar Solo is a popular bar with locals and residents alike serving a top selection of drinks including an extensive cocktail menu. Active Fitness the leisure centre in the Connacht Hotel is Galway’s only 24 hour gym. In addition to the gym itself Active has a fantastic swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, and steam room for guests.

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Venue/ticketing partner

Print solutions

Available for all sizes of jobs, from one-off single documents to large scale, large quantity print runs of banners, brochures, posters, pull-ups and other printed materials.

Galway Rowing Club
Festival HQ (after party venue)

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Róisín Dubh
Late Bar/Venue

Undoubtedly one of the best music and comedy venues in the country, we bring established talent to the city while also providing a stage for emerging artists. With a great atmosphere, wonderful staff, and a real commitment and passion to music and comedy, it’s one of the best places to see the best national and international acts around.

Róisín Dubh has long been the home of comedy in Galway. Many great acts including Stewart Lee, Phill Jupitus & Rich Hall, list it as being one of their top 10 venues in the world.

For over 12 years, Strange Brew has been running on Thursday nights. One of Ireland’s longest running club nights, it has been instrumental in providing a stage to the more alternative spectrum of artists that would not have a platform to play otherwise in a town where most venues prefer to take an easier, blander approach to live music. Many of the most successful alternative acts in Ireland today, such as Two Door Cinema Club, Villagers, Le Galaxie, Delorentos, Jape & And So I Watch You From Afar, all started out playing free shows at Strange Brew in Roisin Dubh on Thursday.

Roisin Dubh is one of the most Popular Late Bar in Town – for good reason.

Hyde Bar and Gin Parlour
Restaurant/Drinks Parlour

An ultimate dining experience like no other!

is an exciting addition to the Galway social scene. After conducting extensive research we have created a venue unlike any other in the city. Hyde is elegant stylish and refined, just like the customers we are here to serve. Outstanding service is our core value.

The best form of marketing is word of mouth and we intend to deliver a product that speaks for itself, from a genuinely and heartfelt welcome when you enter this building, right through your dining or drinking experience.

Thomas Woodberry's Wines
Fine Wines

We are about wines with personality – wines that can be enjoyed any time with or without food.

It is important for us to stock wines that are about value for money, meeting certain prices; if that means sourcing wines direct from winemakers and producers – that’s what we do. Our range has developed over the last 10 years, additions to our range reflecting both traditional and innovative producers.

Tigh Neachtain

Stocking a large and varied selection of drinks at the bar, from little known craft beers to rare and vintage whiskey’s and scotch we are positive there is something for everyone at Tigh Neachtains. And if you're looking for something special we also stock our own home brewed beers which we hope you will love as much as we do. To learn more about our beers click here.

Here at Tigh Neachtains we are always getting involved with something, we love supporting local cultural festivals and groups. We are big advocates for arts and music and we live to celebrate the wonderful offerings from some of the best home grown talent there is! View our up-coming events here.


This trendy craft beer bar is one of the best places to get in early and hang out with your mates. There’s a trunk full of board games to break out across the tables, and the massive craft beer selection on tap is always changing, featuring breweries from across the world.

They've got a bar food/nibbles menu which which pairs perfectly with a cold pint of craft beer! They also have your pub standards like Heineken, and spirits.

For a seriously cool and friendly pub with an upbeat, youthful vibe, Caribou should be your go-to.

Gaslight Bar & Brasserie

Boasting an unrivalled location overlooking Eyre Square, the fabulous Gaslight Bar & Brasserie at Hotel Meyrick offers the perfect solution for Lunch, Dinner or light bites before or after screenings. Visit their website.

With its vibrant atmosphere; cool, comfortable vibe; abundance of natural light and views out over Eyre Square to watch the world go by, it’s your perfect base for this year’s Film Fleadh

Enjoy honest, delicious food options, paired with an expertly chosen wine list and an innovative cocktail menu.

Enjoy Lunch options from €7.95 for our Daily Soup & Sandwich Special, or 2 course Evening Meal from €23.00 per person. Or indulge yourself and enjoy our limited edition Cocktail Afternoon tea :€25.00 per person. Available from 1p.m. - 6p.m. daily.

The Gaslight opens daily from 10.30am till late. Contact 091 564041 to book.

Brasserie on the Corner

Located on the corner of Eglinton & Mary Street offers the very best in upscale casual dining with dishes that are expertly prepared and presented simply in a buzzing, yet relaxed atmosphere. Serving the best sea-food dishes created from the freshest fish, top quality locally-sourced steaks, vegetarian dishes crafted from the finest local seasonal produce, every taste tells a story at Brasserie on the Corner. Menus have been carefully created by award winning head chef, Joe Flaherty using the best quality ingredients from local producers such as Renvyle Mussels, Gannet’s Fishmongers & McGeough’s Butchers. This is food with a sense of place from Galway’s great natural larder.

The restaurant also offers an extensive drinks menus with over 40 wines from boutique vineyards around the world, mouth watering cocktails and whiskies.

Brasserie on the Corner opens daily from 11am until 10pm

McGinn's Hop House

We’ve put a lot of love and effort into creating McGinn’s and we really hope you get to enjoy the fruits of our hard work. The reclaimed interior and our wood fired pizza oven took a lot of graft but it has all paid off.

We had a blast on opening night and every night since… come and see something just a little bit different right in the heart of Galway city. We think you’ll love it!

Great Drinks
We’ve got whiskeys, gins, craft beers and more. We have 19 draught taps to quench that mighty thirst of yours. We are loving McGinn’s cocktails too so get on down and try some for yourself.

Great Food
McGinn’s is most proud of its Wood Fired Pizzas. But don’t be fooled – we got a lot more than that. We have Granny McGinn’s famous brekkie every morning as well as tasty lunches and wood fired snacks all day.

Great Atmosphere
We have a really cool reclaimed interior with furnishings from just about every corner of the globe. We’ve got the pizzas, the beers, the cocktails, the sports and more… all we need now is you!

Corrib Tea Rooms & Guesthouse

Fresh, locally inspired daily menus bursting with flavour served in a beautiful setting overlooking Galway’s famous Salmon Weir

Step back in time and join us in Corrib House Tearooms for breakfast, lunch, teas and coffee. The beautifully restored Georgian Townhouse is the perfect place to unwind and relax overlooking Galway’s famous Salmon Weir . Corrib House opened its doors to the public in October 2011 and has steadily become a favorite hangout of both locals and tourists alike.

The emphasis here is on fresh, simple and local dishes at reasonable prices. The daily changing menu reflects this with everything made in house each morning. Corrib House serve a selection of breakfast options from 9.30-12am and lunch is available from 12:15 to 3 with an ever changing selection of delicious cakes and treats laid out on our front counter until 5pm daily, such as sponge cake with fresh cream and jam, carrot cake with a lime mascapone icing, caramelized almond squares, gluten free brownies to name just a few.

We are passionate about our coffee and are the only cafe in Galway to carry the distinctive Fixx coffee blend. All beans are ethically sourced from coffee farms dedicated to natural methods of cultivation and quality. All waiting staff undergo professional barista training.


Gemelle’s is a cosy family run restaurant in the heart of the Latin Quarter of Ireland’s favourite city, Galway.

Paulie Donnellan, the owner and head chef of Gemelle’s is a local Galway businessman who opened his first restaurant in Middle Street. To celebrate the birth of his twin daughters Paulie moved to Quay Street in 1998 and renamed the restaurant Gemelle’s – Italian for twins. With his son Dylan and the twins, Amie and Sarah, Paulie has ensured that the restaurant stays run by the family, bringing a personal touch to everything done in the restaurant.

Born and reared in Galway, Paulie has seen many changes in the city, however, community spirit has always loomed large in his business ethics. Paulie has vowed to support small local businesses in the food and drink industry.

He sources his product from Galway based suppliers as well as small family run businesses from all over the country. Having been recently refurbished the restaurant brings a mix of old and new school to the table. With an extensive ‘Wine on Tap Menu’ and a range of craft beers Gemelle’s caters for everyone.

Gemelle’s never fails to disappoint on value, every night of the week, making sure that enjoyment is at a maximum.

Handsome Burger

The Handsome lads have had Galway drooling for burgers from the moment they stepped out on the market scene, and now they’re here to stay.

They started with just a grille and a marquee, and now they’ve graduated to a proper kitchen with a big burger-hungry following. Find them at their recently opened restaurant on Dominick Street.

Their menu is small, but that doesn’t mean you’ll have an easy time deciding. The original Handsome special steals hearts with sticky fried onions, special sauce, homemade pickles and a juicy local beef patty, perfectly paired with homemade potato salad or chips fried in beef drippings. And their veggie Bhaji Burger is popular with vegetarians and burger-lovers alike for its Indian-style goodness. That’s only a taste!
Properly sound, locally sourced and always delicious.


Board of Directors

AboutThe team

32nd Galway Film Fleadh Tuesday 7th to Sunday 12th July 2020

Siún Ní Raghallaigh
Ms. Siún Ní Raghallaigh
Siún Ní Raghallaigh has over 20 years’ experience in the film and television industry, working in broadcasting, production, marketing and sales. She started in 1994 with the start-up of TG4.   Siún was centrally involved in the setting up of the Irish language television service and in 1999 was responsible for the rebranding of the channel to TG4.  She progressed to the position of Managing Director and left the station in 2001.

Siún was appointed Chairperson of the Board of TG4 in 2012 and will serve in this role until 2017.

Prior to taking up her current position as CEO of Ardmore Studios, Siún held the position of CEO with Tyrone Productions for a number of years and later established her own independent production company, Ikandi Productions.  She continues to maintain a presence in independent production of documentary films.  She is also a director of Moetion Films, an animation company, recent credit includes Executive Producer of the successful animated feature film Two by Two.

Siún has been CEO at Ireland’s premier film studios, Ardmore Studios, since 2012 and under her stewardship the studios have continued to grow and to expand to meet demand.

Steve Woods
Mr. Steve Woods
Steve Woods has worked in film since 1988, first in animation then live action both as a director and a producer.

Steve has curated for a number of Irish and international film festivals notably the Irish showcase at the Annecy International Animation Festival in 2015. He has held many workshops in film making again at home and internationally in Palestine in 2008 and Portugal 2014.

As well as being on the board of the Galway Film Fleadh and the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland Steve was on the board of Filmbase and on the Academic Council of the Institute of Art Design Technology, Dun Laoghaire. In IADT Steve teaches Experimental Animation at the National Film School.

Steve has returned to animation production directing a short for TG4 through the Broadcast Authority of Ireland’s Sound and Visions scheme.

Redmond Morris
Mr. Redmond Morris
Film Producer Redmond Morris is a native of Spiddal, Co. Galway and his initial interest in film was fuelled by a family connection with John Ford, who was also of Spiddal descent.

During a distinguished career he has worked on many films in various capacities culminating in a relationship with Neil Jordan during his most fruitful years – The Miracle, The Crying Game, Interview with the Vampire, Michael Collins and The Butcher Boy, which Redmond produced.

In 2009 he received both an Oscar and BAFTA nomination as one of the Producers of The Reader.

Kate O'Toole
Ms. Kate O'Toole (chair)
Kate O’Toole is an Irish actress. Her film work includes: Dancing at Lughnasa, Eden, 32a, Property of the State, Man on the Train and John Huston’s last film, The Dead. Her stage work includes Dead Funny with Rough Magic Theatre Co. (Irish Times Theatre Awards nomination for Best Actress) and Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast (Winner: Best Actress UK at the British Arts Council/TMA Theatre Awards). She starred opposite Albert Finney in Ronald Harwood’s Reflected Glory in London’s West End where she has also performed leading roles in plays ranging from Vanbrugh’s The Provok’d Wife to Molière’s Don Juan and Summer and Smoke by Tennessee Williams. She has toured Ireland extensively with Field Day Theatre Co. and in numerous productions with Druid Theatre Co. Her most recent stage performances were Mrs Leaf in The Picture of Dorian Gray at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin and Connie Fairchild in Pat McCabe’s The Big Yum Yum for Corcadorca Theatre co.

Offstage, Kate has served on numerous international film festival panels and juries. She enjoyed a two year tenure as a senior judge for Listowel Writers’ Week, was a regular panelist on RTE’s flagship arts programme, The View, and is a board member on the Irish Film Board.

Brendan McCaul
Mr. Brendan McCaul
Film Distributor [Retired]. Former Northern Ireland Area Representative for Rank/Universal, General Manager [Ireland] Walt Disney Productions Ltd., General Manager 20th Century Fox Film Company Ltd.,

Vice President Buena Vista International  [Ireland] Ltd. with a specific brief to acquire indigenous films for distribution. Winner of ‘Spirit of Disney’ Award 2002,  Winner Lifetime achievement Award IFI 2004, and ‘Career Achievement Award JDIFF 2007.

Currently doing the odd bit of consultancy  – “if the phone rings I’ll answer”

Fran Keaveney

Fran Keaveney returned to Ireland in 1991, having spent four years in Australia, studying Film and TV and working at The Australian Film Studios in Melbourne. On her return she began freelancing on features and commercials and worked mainly in the production and locations departments. The following are some of the films she worked on, ‘Into The West, ‘The Snapper’, ‘In The Name of The Father’, ‘Moondance’, ‘A Man of No Importance’, ‘Braveheart’, ‘The Van’, ‘The Devil’s Own’ and ‘Let Us Prey’. 

She moved to Galway in 1996 and was the first production manager on the TG4 soap ‘Ros na Rún’ until joining the Irish Film Board in 2000 where she worked as Production Manger initially and then Short Films Executive for eight years.  She continued to work on a consultancy basis with Screen Ireland until she took on the role of Screen Skills Executive, Film & TV Drama Production, with Screen Skills Ireland in 2019. She has tutored at the Huston School of Film and Digital Media, NUIG from 2007 to 2018 and was an assessor with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland from 2013 to 2019. 


Sheila Morris

Sheila Morris is an experienced marketing and communications professional, who has been to the fore on an eclectic mix of global and domestic communications campaigns over her career. As Divisional Director at Edelman PR, the world’s largest independent PR Firm. Sheila managed a diverse portfolio of clients managing IPO’s, Brand Redesigns to Sponsorship activations, Global Leadership Conferences and International Book awards. 

Since 2015 she has been with the UCD Foundation where she is organiser of the annual UCD Festival, a unique university festival that inspires audiences and engages them in a meaningful way with the University. She has a great understanding of festival management with four years of building programmes, negotiating sponsorship agreements, setting budgets, working with creatives, liaising with statutory authorities, signing off on logistics, contracting staff, redesigning websites, aligning the marketing and digital strategy to dealing with media, food traders, and looking forward. 

Sheila holds a BA from UCD and a Diploma in Public Relations. She is Director of Four Provinces Films and a member of the PRII and has a great love of Galway.