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Galway Cartoon Festival

October 4, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - October 9, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

The Galway Cartoon Festival is returning to Inis Oirr for the third year with three exhibitions in the Áras Éanna gallery and some events on the island in early October.

On Tuesday, October 4, the festival will launch the third annual ‘Tarraing É I nGaeilge’ exhibition, featuring some of the leading cartoonists in Ireland, as well as ‘Still Crazy After All These Years’ celebrating the 70th birthday of Tom Mathews, a regular visitor to Inis Oirr, and ‘James Joyce Remembered’.

The launch of three exhibitions will see some of Ireland’s best cartoonists enjoy their annual visit to our Gaeltacht island, where they will be encouraged to draw “live” on a wall in the Áras Éanna gallery.

On the following day, Galway-based artist Margaret Nolan will unveil a painted plaque at Tigh Ned, the island’s legendary music pub, which will feature a satirical history of the pub. It is part of a trail of plaques across Galway for the festival.

Tom Mathews working in Tigh Ned during one of his regular visits to the island.


October 4, 2022 @ 5:30 pm
October 9, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
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