Cultural Milestones in Galway Podcast

Project Name

Cultural Milestones Galway Podcast

Project Partners

Tracey Ferguson, Sally-Ann Barrett, Barbara Nic Dhonnacha, Marilyn Gaughan Reddan, Galway Culture Company 

Role of Galway Culture Company


Strategic Aim

This project falls under our second strategic aim;

Support and Develop Place based Cultural programming

Project Description

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 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. 

Read the press release here.

Podcast channel: Cultural Milestones in Galway on Spotify