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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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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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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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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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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The Fleadh Forum

with keynote speaker James Schmaus

Thursday July 11th | Galmont Hotel | 1:30p.m. – 5p.m.
Early bird €10 Regular €15

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Celebrating its 10th year, The Fleadh Forum is an annual platform to explore and share ideas about what is happening in the audiovisual industry, delivering a unique opportunity for filmmakers and industry professionals to come together and exchange news and views.

Presented by the Galway Film Fair and the WRAP Fund, with the support of the Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, the Galway Film Centre and Screen Skills Ireland, with Creative Europe, The Fleadh Forum will unveil a new format this year. In addition to the keynote address from Writer/Director/Producer James Schamus, the new look Fleadh Forum will present a series of short, direct presentations (8-12 mins) from a carefully curated panel of  industry experts.

In addition to these presentations, the keynote speaker for this year is prolific screenwriter, director and producer, Mr. James Schamus.  An award-winning screenwriter (The Ice Storm), producer (Brokeback Mountain), and former CEO of Focus Features (Dallas Buyers Club, Lost in Translation, Milk, The Pianist), he made his feature directorial debut, with an adaptation of Philip Roth’s Indignation which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin Film Festival. Schamus’ New York-based production company, Symbolic Exchange, produced Kitty Green’s acclaimed feature documentary Casting JonBenet which had its world premiere at Sundance, and Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s A Prayer Before Dawn which premiered in Cannes 2017 and was released by A24. Recent projects include Rhys Ernst’s trans comedy Adam, The Tomorrow Man, starring John Lithgow and Blythe Danner Andrew Ahn’s sophomore feature Driveways. Schamus is also Professor of Professional Practice in Columbia University’s School of the Arts, where he teaches film history and theory.

 

 

Mark O’Halloran’s writing credits include the multi award winning films Adam & PaulGarage, the television series Prosperity and Viva a Spanish language feature. He has also written Citizen Lane and the soon to be released, Rialto.  For the stage he has written the plays Trade and most recently contributed text to the award-winning theatre production Lippy. He has also written a libretto for the award winner opera, Mary Motorhead. He has also co-written the upcoming Beckett’s Room, with Dead Centre that premieres at this year’s Dublin International Theatre Festival. Mark is also works as an actor, most recently appearing in Shane Meadow’s Channel 4 drama The Virtues. He also played in Adam & Paul, Dublin Oldschool, the forthcoming Sky TV series, The DevilsCellar Door and History’s Future. Mark also works as a script editor and teacher.

After 30 years at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Michele Maheux has branched out on her own. With nearly 40 years of operating experience in the motion picture industry, the past 23 as Executive Director/COO of TIFF, Maheux now provides coaching and consulting services to C-Suite individuals in the arts, culture, film, and various non-profit industries. In her decades working at TIFF, and previously in the Exhibition & Distribution industry, she has amassed considerable experience in assessing film projects for their potential to reach audiences and find successful avenues for dissemination.

Brenda Romero is a BAFTA award-winning game designer, artist and Fulbright recipient who entered the game industry in 1981. She has worked on over 50 games, including seminal titles in the Wizardry, Ghost Recon and Dungeons & Dragons franchises. Away from the machine, her analog series of games, The Mechanic is the Message, has drawn national and international acclaim. Most recently, in 2018, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award (the Bizkaia award) at the Fun and Serious Games Festival in Bilbao, Spain, and the inaugural Grace Hopper Award presented by Science Foundation Ireland at the Women in Tech conference.

Andy Mayson is the Co-CEO of Altitude Film Entertainment and formed the Group with Will Clarke in 2012, producing Big Game (starring Samuel L. Jackson) and Executive Producing films such as Whitney, Kill Your Friends, The Girl With All the Gifts, 47 Meters Down, Ghost Stories and Maradona. Altitude also has its own international sales company, having represented over 50 titles thus far, as well as its own UK distribution entity, releasing over 30 titles to date, including Oscar winners 20 Feet From Stardom, Amy and Moonlight.

Gavin Kelly is founding partner and creative director at Piranha Bar Dublin. He directs animation, visual effects and live action, frequently on the same project. He has 25 years of experience using cutting edge tools to create compelling characters, impressive worlds and stories. After a degree in Fine Art, Gavin went on to absorb the emerging fundamentals of computer graphics at post-production companies in Dublin as compositor, designer and animator. In 2002 he co-founded Piranha Bar, a new studio that used creativity to unleash the power of the latest technology in animation, VFX and editing. Through his creative leadership at Piranha Bar, Gavin has built a dream team of talent and expertise driven by a passion for great content and creative technology. The studio has grown into a celebrated and award winning commercials and content production company specialising in high-end animation and visually driven live action for global audiences.

Mason Speta joined NEON’s acquisitions team in July 2018. In her time at NEON thus far, she has most enjoyed screening hidden gems at festivals and working on the releases for Parasite and Border. In her spare time, she haunts NYC repertory theaters and brunches with other young women in film. Prior to joining the team at NEON, she spent a year at ICM Partners, becoming versed in independent feature casting and financing. Mason graduated from Columbia University in 2017, where she studied film and business, and helped lead the fencing team to two back-to-back NCAA championships. 2018 was a record-breaking year for NEON, with the release of Craig Gillespie’s runaway hit I, Tonyastarring Margot Robbie and the Academy Award winner for best supporting actress, Allison Janney, as well as Tim Wardle’s Three Identical Strangers, winner of the Sundance Special Jury Award for Storytelling, which has surpassed $13m at the box office. Three years after inception, the US distribution company continues to push the boundaries and take creative risks on bold content.

The Fleadh Forum is a keystone event at The Galway Film Fair, the industry arm of the Galway Film Fleadh, which hosts Ireland’s longest-running Film Marketplace as well as hosting a wide range of industry-focused events including Masterclasses, Seminars, Networking events, Discussions and more. The Western Region Audiovisual Producers Fund (WRAP) is the regional fund for the West of Ireland committed to strategic investment that encourages regional production and development activity across the film, television drama, animation and gaming sectors.  

Booking Info

The Fleadh Forum will take place in the Galmont Hotel 13.30 – 17.00 on Thursday 11th July 2019.  A limited number of tickets are still available from HEREEarly booking is advised as tickets will be limited.

 

 The Galway Film Fair and the WRAP Fund are proud to present The Fleadh Forum with support from FísÉireann/Screen Ireland, the Galway Film Centre, and Screen Skills Ireland, with Creative Europe and in association with EAVE, ACE and Screen Leaders.

 

About the Partners

Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland 

As the national development agency for the Irish Screen industries, Screen Ireland’s mission is to support and promote Irish film, television and animation through fostering Irish artistic vision and our diverse creative and production talent, growing audiences, and attracting filmmakers and investment into the country. www.screenireland.ie

Galway Film Centre

Founded in 1989, the Galway Film Centre is a non-profit, members based organisation dedicated to the development of film as an artistic medium in the West of Ireland. To this end, we support filmmakers, community and youth groups through education and training, equipment provision and information. In 2014 Galway was awarded the prestigious title of UNESCO City of Film as a result of a bid led by Galway Film Centre in partnership with both local authorities and over 50 local companies involved in the audiovisual sector. www.galwayfilmcentre.ie

 

Galway Film Fair @ the Galway Film Fleadh

The Galway Film Fair, Ireland’s largest and longest-running Film Market. The Marketplace at the Galway Film Fair (11th– 14thJuly 2019) takes place during the Galway Film Fleadh (9th – 14thJuly 2019) and co-ordinates pre-scheduled meetings between filmmakers with projects in development and/or completed films and invited Film Financiers, Distributors, Sales Agents, Broadcasters, Film Funds and Major Producers. It is a unique opportunity to meet with the world’s leading financiers in an intimate and informal atmosphere, allowing new talent to be discovered and long term partnerships to be made.www.galwayfilmfleadh.com

Screen Skills Ireland

Screen Skills Ireland is the leading agency with responsibility for investing in people and skills development for the screen sectors in Ireland. Now part of Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, Screen Skills Ireland was established in 1995 to provide continuing training and career development opportunities for professionals working in the screen sectors. Screen Skills Ireland designs, develops and delivers industry-focused skills development initiatives for the screen sector in Ireland, encompassing film, TV, animation, games and VFX, for all roles from new entrants to company leaders.www.screenskillsireland.ie.    

WRAP Fund

The Western Region Audiovisual Producers Fund (WRAP Fund) is a regional fund committed to strategic investment that encourages regional production and development activity in the West of Ireland across the film, television drama, animation and gaming sectors. The Fund of €2,000,000 is available from 2017 – 2020. Recent productions include ‘Oops 2: Back In The Deep End!’, ‘Calm With Horses’, ‘The Winter Lake’ and ‘Death of A Ladies Man’.  The WRAP Fund is an initiative of the Western Development Commission and Galway Film Centre with the support of the local authorities of Clare, Donegal, Galway City, Galway County, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo and Udurás naGaeltachta. www.wrapfund.ie

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Creative Europe

Creative Europe is the European Commission’s Framework programme for support of the culture and audiovisual sectors. Following on from the previous Culture Programme and MEDIA programmes, Creative Europe, with a budget of €1.46 billion, will support Europe’s cultural and creative sectors.https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/creative-europe/node_en

EAVE

European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, EAVE, is a professional training, project development and networking organization for audiovisual producers. www.eave.org

ACE

ACE Producers is an exclusive network of experiences independent film producers from Europe and beyond. Membership of the network is based on professionalism, mutual trust, collaborative working and openness to new ideas. A fundamental aim of ACE Producers is to encourage and enable co-productions. www.ace-producers.com

Screen Leaders

Screen Leaders is the strategic company development programme for the screen industries that can transform businesses. Designed for company leaders working in film, television, animation, games, post-production, VFX, facilities, sales, distribution and exhibition, it’s funded by the Creative Europe Programme and Screen Skills Ireland. www.screenleaders.ie

 

 

 

Thursday July 11th | Galmont Hotel | 1:30p.m. – 5p.m.
Early bird €10 Regular €15