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Alcom Telecommunications
Phone solutions partner

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Eventival
Festival Information System Services partner

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Town Hall Theatre
Venue/ticketing partner

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iSupply
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.

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Galway Rowing Club
Festival HQ (after party venue)

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Design Associates
Graphic Designers

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The Connacht Hotel
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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Tigh Neachtain
Bar/Food

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.

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An Púcán
Bar/Restaurant

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.

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Caribou
Bar/Restaurant

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.

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Gaslight Bar & Brasserie
Restaurant

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.

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Brasserie on the Corner
Restaurant

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

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McGinn's Hop House
Bar/Pizza/Restaurant

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!

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Corrib Tea Rooms & Guesthouse
Restaurant/Accommodation

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.

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Gemelle's
Restaurant

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.

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Handsome Burger
Restaurant

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.

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Casting Workshop with Maureen Hughes Casting and Carla Stronge Casting

Saturday July 14th / 12:30p.m. - 3.30p.m. / Galmont Hotel (formerly Radisson)
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In association with Maureen Hughes Casting, with special guest Carla Stronge Casting from Northern Ireland and Spotlight, we will host  ‘Spotlight on Actors’, a unique casting workshop unlike any other, on Saturday 14th July, 2018 from 12:30p.m. to 3:30p.m.

Spotlight, the home of casting in Ireland, is bringing their studio to Galway to create a casting village at the Fleadh, helping actors from all over Ireland experience the professional studio set up for themselves. Actors will be invited to provide a self-tape of their audition via a downloadable Vimeo link or WeTransfer download, or to have their audition filmed at Spotlight’s Studio at Bow Street, Dublin (early booking is advised). This will offer an original and exciting chance for actors to prepare and record their scenes, experience how it will be viewed professionally, whilst also offering participants the opportunity to mingle and be introduced to the casting element of film projects within the ‘pop-up’ environment.

Casting director Maureen Hughes, began her career at the Druid Theatre, Galway in 1984. In 1991, she became Casting Director at the Abbey Theatre under the Artistic Directorship of Garry Hynes where she remained until 1994. She joined UK Casting Director Susie Figgis in 1996 to find the lead casting for Neil Jordan’s The Butcher Boy and subsequently went freelance in film and television casting. Film credits include the low budget Once which won an Oscar for Best Song in 2009, and Six Shooter, which won an Oscar for Best Live Action Short in 2006. Other films include Wakewoodwith Aidan Gillen, Eva Birthistle and Timothy Spall. Television work includes Single Handed, Raw and Love/Hate all of which have transmitted on RTÉ. She worked on The Other Side of Sleep, directed by Rebecca Daly, which premiered at Directors Fortnight in Cannes and stars Antonia Campbell Hughes and Sam Keeley; Paolo Sorrentino’s This Must Be the Place, starring Sean Penn and young Irish actress Eve Hewson; A Thousand Times Good Night, starring Juliette Binoche and Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, which won the Jury Prize and Best Film at Montreal Film Festival; and Noble, a film based on the life of the extraordinary Irishwoman Christina Noble starring Deirdre O’Kane. She has just cast Taken Down, a new 6 part series for RTE which has been co-written by Stuart Carolan and Jo Spain and will be produced by Spiral Films and has completed work on Nightflyers which recently shot at Troy Studios.

Upon completing her degree in film and television in London, a varied medley of film and television production jobs followed until Carla Stronge returned to Northern Ireland in 2004 and began street casting on feature films. In 2007 she set up Ireland’s largest extras agency, now named The Extras Dept. Carla quickly became the first port of call to assist and inform casting directors visiting Northern Ireland, often working on the same productions and by default regularly casting small parts and child roles. Carla’s first official casting credit was HBO’s Game of Thrones in 2010 after having had the opportunity to assist Nina Gold and Robert Sterne in their epic countrywide search for local talent for Season One. This would spell the final time Carla would co-ordinate the background, instead focusing entirely on honing her skills as a casting director. Since then, Carla has worked on all eight seasons of Game of Thrones (including the pilot) winning an Emmy in 2015 for Outstanding Casting in Drama Series and again in 2016, also racking up an Artios Award nomination in 2017 after becoming a member of the Casting Society of America. Her first casting director credit was BBC 2’s The Fall starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan – the critically acclaimed drama series that first aired in May 2013 to record audiences. Since then she has cast The Secret for ITV with James Nesbitt and Genevieve O’Reilly as well as Channel 4’s Derry Girls their biggest comedy success since 2004 and now also numerous other up and coming feature films including Aoife McArdle’s Kissing Candice (with Amy Rowan) and Scott Graham’s third feature film We Don’t Talk About Love. Carla’s further credits include: The Frankenstein Chronicles and The Woman in White with Gary Davy, Come Home and Death in Nightingales with Julie Harkin and My Mother & Other Strangers with Kate Rhode James, as well as local casting on High Rise and Lost City of Z.

During the casting workshop, the actors will see how casting directors use Spotlight to cast their projects as well as spot-picking, reviewing and critiquing the actors’ performance footage. Spotlight is used by casting directors around the world every day to cast their projects, offering professional performers access to roles in theatre, film and television. As a performer, joining Spotlight is the best way to get noticed by casting professionals throughout Ireland, Europe & USA. Spotlight gives Irish performers the opportunity to apply for roles that are cast locally and internationally and at the Spotlight studio in Dublin, actors are able to film their auditions using state of the art equipment, giving them global exposure and a professional edge.

PLEASE NOTE: Places on the casting workshop are limited to 30 places. Places allocated on a first come, first served basis – all successful applicants MUST bring an updated CV and headshot with them on the day and have a one-minute long duologue prepared and ready to perform live (no longer than 1 minute). Applicants will also be required to provide a self-tape of their duologue – this can be done by sending a downloadable Vimeo or WeTransfer link or have your audition filmed at Spotlight’s headquarters in Dublin. The self-taping dates at the Spotlight Dublin office are: Monday 2nd July / Tuesday 3rd July / Wednesday 4th July, and there will be a very limited number of slots available for taping in Galway for anyone who is unable to travel to the Dublin office.

You must book a slot for your duologue in advance for the self-taping.

The casting workshop costs €50 and takes place on Saturday 14th July from 12.30pm – 3.30pm in the Galmont Hotel, Galway (formerly Radisson Hotel).

Please also note there is an age restriction on this workshop – applicants must be at least 16 years of age and over.

Deadline for all applications is 9th July 2018.

For further information or to apply for a place, contact Emma Owen by email at: masterclasses@filmfleadh.ie