Thursday, August 18, 2011

Culture Night events at NUIG Archives

The wonderful ‘Culture Night’ is now only a few weeks away and we here at the Archives and Special Collections hope you will call by and enjoy what promises to be an entertaining and fun evening. Friday night, 23rd of September will see cultural venues and institutions open up to the public for a series of special events to mark the national initiative that is Culture Night.
Our events feature talks, info sessions and film events to give you, our users, a sample and insight to our wonderful archival collections. Talks, screenings and events will feature specifically on our extensive landed estates records, our theatre archives and also our literary collections. For any fans of writer John McGahern, archivist Fergus Fahy will give a talk about the personal archive of McGahern himself, which is deposited here in the NUIG archive. (The McGahern archive catalogue can be seen here: )
Marie Boran and Bridget Cleshan have this year launched the fantastic Irish Landed Estates database. The database provides an incredible record of Irish landed estates in Connaught and Munster from c.1700 – 1914. For anyone with interest in this period or for those working in genealogy, this is an event not to be missed.
The multiple award-winning Druid Theatre Company, based here in Galway, have committed their extensive and rich archive to the holding of NUIG. The production archive of Druid (1975 – 2008 is fully catalogued and available) To celebrate this proud link with one of Ireland’s premier theatre companies, we will be screening two pieces from their 2004 ‘DruidSynge’ series. “Riders to the Sea” and “The Well of the Saints” are two of Synge’s most acclaimed works and we are delighted to be screening them this Culture Night.
For details of events and times please click here
Events are staged in the Patrick. F Fotrell Theatre, Arts Millennium Building (Next to James Hardiman Library) All events are free and open to the public.
For any details or enquires about these events please contact

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