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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Short Film Retrospective : Animation

Sun 15 July / Black Gate Cultural Centre / 1.30pm - 5pm

Short Film Retrospective, 30 Years of Winning.  To celebrate our 30th anniversary and three decades of exhibiting shorts, we are delighted to be screening some of our festivals award winning short films. Daily programmes of the Fleadh’s winning films from 1989 to 2017, will be screening in the Black Gate Cultural Centre Wednesday 11th – Sunday 15th from 1pm – 6pm So, join us in the Black Gate, grab a drink or some nibbles and catch some films! This screening is free and on a first-come-first-serve basis. Each programme will be a mix of genre, medium, production year and rating. Please note this is not the running order of the programmes.

FREE EVENTSHORTS

Adeste Fideles (1991)

The Rev. Father Latimus Pius has his nightly sermon interrupted by unorthodox events.
Director Cashel Horgan

Midnight dance (1997)

A visual interpretation of Danse Macabre by Saint Saens
Director John McCluskey
Producer Pearse Moore

Guy’s Dog (1998)

A short claymation film by Rory Bresnihan about a dog who wishes to be a human… but one must always be careful of what they wish for.
Director Rory Bresnihan

The Last Elk (1999)

“ The film re-imagines the story of the last of the wild Irish Elk. Each animal is represented by a different musical sound; the Elk experience peace, alongside harshness and strife, but always remain harmonious. When the last Irish Elk is killed at the hand of man, the music ceases, and the Elk becomes a relic of Ireland’s natural history. As each Elk dies, so too does the instrument it is attached to until all is quiet. Animated by hand with twelve drawings per second, The Last Elk was written, animated and directed by Alan Shannon, produced by Darragh O’Connell and Cathal Gaffney with music and sound design by Darren Hendley. “
Director Alan Shannon
Producers Daragh O’Connell, Cathal Gaffney

Paddy (2000)

A visual interpretation of Danse Macabre by Saint Saens
Director Cashell Horgan

Give Up Yer Aul’ Sins (2001)

A schoolgirl, interviewed for television, tells a somewhat unconventional version of the story of John the Baptist, which we see illustrated.
Director Cathal Gaffney
Producer Darragh O’Connell

From Darkness (2002)

Based on an Inuit folktale, From Darkness tells the story of a lonely fisherman who drifts into haunted waters in search of food and finds much more than he bargained for.
Director Nora Twomey
Producers Paul Young, Nora Twomey

Padrio Pio (2002)

Directors Mike Ahern, Enda Loughman
Producers Mike Ahern, Enda Loughman

STARS (2005)

An experimental animated film centers on Sophie who learns she has a rare fatal neuron disease. As her condition deteriorates she experiences sensory hallucinations up until her final days when she can no longer even distinguish between life and death.
Director Eoghan Kidney
Producer Anne Tweedy

Pulling the devil by the tail (2003)

A group of Irish folk musicians kill a goat which has been pestering them, only to find out the animal belonged to the devil and they now have to pacify him.
Director Stephen McCollum
Producers Pearse Moore

The Skeleton Woman (2004)

This haunting and beautiful Inuit folktale tells of a fisherman who unwittingly hooks a skeleton. Terrified, he races home trailing the bones in his line, but as he sleeps, the skeleton woman sings back her human form.
Directors Edith Pierperhoff
Producers Mary Morrison & Edith Pieperhoff

Demon (2006)

In a tiny cell, somewhere in the Prison District of Heaven, there is a new inmate. A Demon, she will not look out her window because the light burns her. But outside there is a persistent visitor.
Director Eoin Ryan
Producer Seamus Byrne

The Crumblegiant (2007)

An old woman remembers a childhood episode. The past becomes intermingled with the present. The Past becomes intermingled with the present. Past demons are recalled then banished in her imagination meanwhile the outside world goes on oblivious.
Director John McCloskey
Producers Pearse Moore

The Red Ball (2007)

A short film about a purple boy, a green ball, a red ball, a green girl, a red girl and a purple boy.
Directors Alan Holly
Producers Barry O’Donoghue

Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty (2008)

The plot centers on Granny O’Grimm, a seemingly sweet old lady, who loses the plotline as she tells her own version of Sleeping Beauty to her terrified granddaughter.

Director Nicky Phelan
Producer Darragh O’Connell

The Polish Language (2009)

A journey into the sensuality and subversive power of language and its flowering in post-war Polish poetry.
Director Alice Lyons, Orla McHardy
Producers Steve Hoods

Mister Heany – A Wee Portrait (2010)

Nobel Prize winner, Mister Seamus Heaney, speaks of brambles and hairdressing. Brian Cowen, Garret FitzGerald, <>Wayne Rooney and others all add their bit.
Directors David Quinn
Producers David Quinn

The Boy in the Bubble (2011)

Rupert, a 10-year-old boy, falls hopelessly in love and it goes terribly wrong. He uses a book of magic to cast a spell to shield him from emotion forever.
Director
Kealan O’Rourke
Producer Brian Willis

Fear Of Flying (2012)

The plot centers on Granny O’Grimm, a seemingly sweet old lady, who loses the plotline as she tells her own version of Sleeping Beauty to her terrified granddaughter.

Director Conor Finnegan
Producer Brunella Cocchiglia

Head Over Heels (2012)

Walter and Madge have grown apart: he lives on the floor and she lives on the ceiling. When Walter tries to reignite their old romance, the couple must face their equilibrium.

Director Timothy Reckart
Producers Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly

CODA (2013)

A lost soul stumbles drunken through the city. In a park, Death finds him and shows him many things.
Director Alan Holly
Producer Ciaran Deeney

The Missing Scarf (2013)

A black comedy exploring some of life’s common fears: fear of the unknown, of failure, rejection and finally the fear of death. Narrated by George Takei.

Directors Eoin Duffy
Producers Jamie Hogan

Deadly (2014)

Deadly starring Peter Coonan, and Brenda Fricker. Deadly tells the story of Boney, a working stiff in a dead-end job. That is until he has a run-in with a spirited old lady named Bridie.
Director Aidan McAteer
Producer Shannon George

Violet (2015)

‘Violet’ is the haunting, cautionary tale of a young girl who despises her reflection.

Director Maurice Joyce
Producers Nuria G Blanco, Mark Hodkinson

Second To None (2016)

Frederick Butterfield has always been runner up to his twin brother Herman. When Herman, the older by a mere minute, becomes the world’s oldest man, Frederick finally sees an opportunity to be first place.

Directors Vincent Gallagher
Producers Damian Farrell

The Lost Letter (2016)

The Lost Letter tells the tale of a young boy as he prepares his neighbourhood for Christmas. That is until he confronts the one lady who doesn’t want the holiday to come at all. The determined boy does all he can to bring colour to her dreary world, only to discover the truth behind her lack of Christmas spirit.

Director Kealan O’Rourke
Producer Brian Willis

AN ISLAND (2017)

An Island is an immersive short film portraying the physical and emotional journeyundertaken by a lone explorer as he attempts to reach the summit of a remote island. Asevents unfold around him, our protagonist is confronted with the joy and agony of life, loveand loss, and the wonder of the natural world

Director Rory Byrne
Producers Ciaran Deeney

Late Afternoon (2017)

Emily exists between two states, the past and the present. She must journey through her memories in order to connect them.

Directors Louise Bagnall
Producers Nuria González Blanco