Cultural Milestones in Galway Podcast
Cultural Milestones Galway Podcast
Tracey Ferguson, Sally-Ann Barrett, Barbara Nic Dhonnacha, Marilyn Gaughan Reddan, Galway Culture Company
Role of Galway Culture Company
This project falls under our second strategic aim;
Support and Develop Place based Cultural programming
Cultural Milestones is a new podcast celebrating important cultural milestones in Galway city and county, focusing on first-hand accounts of, and the reaction to, pivotal cultural changes in the region.
The first series features episodes that discuss the arrival of the first televisions, the important role of newspapers in spreading cultural news, the exciting emergence of cinema and film plus the role of the poitín still culture in Connemara. It also asks ‘What was in the water?’ at UCG back in the 70’s and 80’s to simultaneously create successful arts organisations such as Druid Theatre Company, Galway International Arts Festival, Galway Film Fleadh and Macnas.
Series two will cover additional topics including the all-important era of the showbands and the Ballrooms of Romance.
If you have a story or memory that you would like to share, you can reach Cultural Milestones at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can follow updates on Galway Cultural Company social media channels. Cultural Milestones in Galway is available wherever you get your podcasts.
Projects outcomes-what we expect from this project
To record and share stories that celebrate Galway city and county’s cultural milestones.
How this project is funded
The Galway Culture Company, which is supported by the Government of Ireland under the National Development Plan through the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
There will be 10 podcast episodes that are released every two weeks from February through June, 2024.
Podcast channel: Cultural Milestones in Galway on Spotify