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About University of Galway
About University of Galway
Since 1845, University of Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
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Colleges & Schools
University of Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a range of key areas of expertise.
- Research & Innovation
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At University of Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Music, Song & Dance
The College of Arts, Humanities and Celtic Studies offers the following undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Music:
Galway's student radio station, based in studios on the NUI Galway campus. The station enables students to broadcast their own shows and develop skills in radio production.
The award-winning quartet has been Galway's 'ensemble in residence' for over ten years. The residency is organised by the Galway Music Residency and supported by NUI Galway.
Joe Burke Archive
Joe Burke, the renowned East Galway, button accordion player, has amassed an enviable collection of music recordings, in addition to keeping meticulous records of correspondance, newspaper clippings, photographs and promotional documents. Recognising the local, national and indeed international importance of the material, the Centre for Irish Studies on behalf of the Hardiman Library, at NUI Galway was delighted to accept the donation of this material. This collection provides an extraordinary resource for musicians and scholars alike.
An organisation set up to promote and perform classical music in the West of Ireland. Music for Galway regularly bring world-class musicians to perform at venues in the University.
Blag dátheangach faoin taighde atá ar bun ag an Dr Deirdre Ní Chonghaile, ina n-eisíonn sí eagráin d’amhráin a cumadh in Árainn.
A bilingual blog documenting the research of Dr Deirdre Ní Chonghaile, who is publishing editions of songs composed on the Aran islands.
Reachtálann Ionad an Léinn Éireannaigh cónaitheacht imrothlach do amhránaithe sean-nóis, chun sraith de cheardlanna a chur ar fáil ar champas. Tá na ceardlanna seo ar fáil do chomhaltaí foirne, do mhic léinn agus don phobal, agus déantar poiblíocht orthu ar fud na Gaillimhe.
The Centre for Irish Studies organises a revolving residency that invites sean-nós singers to host regular workshops in their arts on campus. These workshops are open to staff, students and members of the public, and are promoted widely around Galway.
This weekly lunchtime concert series for students celebrates the music of legends of traditional music and international guest musicians.
Cartlann de thaifeadtaí don amhránaí sean-nóis Joe Éinniú, bailithe agus foilsithe ag taighdeoirí na hOllscoile.
An archive of recordings by the sean-nós singer Joe Heaney, collected and published by University researchers.
Martin Reilly Lecture Series
The Martin Reilly Lectures Series, run by Comhrá Ceoil at the Centre for Irish Studies, offers a platform for researcher-practitioners of Irish traditional music to present their work in a public space to their peers, outside of the academic environment. The Spring series takes place at Galway City Library and is named in memory of the nineteenth century Galway piper, Martin Reilly.
Staff and Student choirs
The staff and student choirs rehearse on campus, and perform at competitions and charitable events in Galway and around Ireland.
A non-auditioned, five-part student choir, including chamber and barbershop, who perform regularly around Ireland.
DanSoc is aimed at students who want to dance and perform. Students can learn new dance skills through a range of classes, including hip hop, Irish dancing and Zumba.
A society for students interested in music and learning the skills of DJing.
One of the most vibrant societies on campus, the Galway University Musical Society (GUMS) stage high-quality productions of some of the world's favourite musicals, and also discover some hidden gems along the way.
The Irish Studies Society aims to promote Irish culture in a very accessible way, through music, theatre, drama and comedy.
An orchestra composed of medical students in the University. They perform at events across Galway and region.
The Orchestra Soc offers students an opportunity to practice and perform music from the classical and popular repertoire.
Trad Soc encourages students to express and indulge in their passion for traditional music.