‘Tá Gaeilge Agat’ is for anyone who has ever said to themselves, ‘I wish I could speak Irish’. The fact is, you can speak Irish, but sometimes you need a bit of extra encouragement. This evening will see a number of people share their personal stories of how they have found a way to use Irish in their everyday lives. Entertainment will include a screening of the award winning documentary ‘Grá & Eagla’ plus guest speakers Darach Ó Séaghdha and Osgúr Ó Ciaraidh.
The aim is that people will leave enthused, knowing that they are not alone, that they can speak Irish and sometimes you just need a little push.
‘Tá Gaeilge Agat’ November 21st, Workman’s Club Dublin, doors 7.30pm. Tickets available on Eventbrite.
Áine Gallagher will perform her acclaimed solo comedy show ‘Making Sense’ at this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival. Áine is coming fresh from her second solo run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where she received rave reviews. You will not want to miss this masterpiece of socially awkward and witty humour from the comedian who is ‘destined for great things’ according to Alison Spittle, and one of Phil Jupitus’ favourite Irish comedians.
Show runs from September 10th to 14th at 6.45pm, with an extra show on September 15th at 1pm.
Buy tickets here.
Funny Women ★★★★
Don’t miss Áine Gallagher’s second solo Edinburgh Fringe show, ‘Are You Well?’ A show about feelings, maths and how to express ourselves effectively using graphs.
Show runs everyday from August 4th to 26th, 2.30pm Banshee Labyrinth.
Free, no advance booking required.
Áine Gallagher has announced the preview dates for her new Edinburgh solo show ‘Are You Well?’ This show will share stories of Áine’s latest encounters on public transport and aims to provide insight in how to live happily and reduce the stress experienced when trying to understand graphs. Fans of deadpan comedy will love it. Other people should like some of it.
July 16th 7pm, The Workman’s Club Dublin
July 18th 7pm, The Black Gate, Galway
July 30th 7pm, The Workman’s Club Dublin
Tickets are free
Áine Gallagher is delighted to announce that she will be resident MC for Funny Women Ireland. Funny Women began in the UK over ten years ago, aiming to support and empower women to do stand up comedy. It is now very exciting that Ireland will have it’s own branch and nationwide ‘Time of the Month’ events. These include workshops and live events where support is offered to those with an interest to begin performing stand up comedy.
Watch this space for nationwide events. If you’re interested to learn more email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time of the Month – Dublin
Áine Gallagher will be bringing her acclaimed Edinburgh solo show ‘Making Sense’ to this year’s Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival. This is the show that leaves no questions unanswered about social norms and sex appeal, as well as guaranteeing audience members fully functional Irish language skills after just 60 minutes.
Tickets available here. Fun is guaranteed.
Grá & Eagla is a short documentary examining Irish people’s attitudes towards our native language. It explores why it is that the majority of Irish people feel positive about Irish, yet don’t find a way to speak it in their own lives. The story follows comedian Áine Gallagher as she prepares material for her bi-lingual stand-up comedy shows, continues her journey to speak Irish confidently and faces her own insecurities head on. The film offers fresh insight into what it means to be an Irish-speaker in modern Ireland and aims to provide encouragement to future Irish speakers.
The next screening of Grá & Eagla will be in Luxembourg at the British and Irish Film Season on Thursday the 20th of September at 6.30pm in the Cinématheque.
This documentary was funded by Galway Film Centre’s ‘Dig Where You Stand’. A scheme to provide opportunities and develop skills for new documentary and film makers.
Áine Gallagher stars in this award winning short film, The Postcard. Join Lucky as she ventures on a journey to reestablish herself in the highly esteemed postcard industry.
Director Liza Bolton is delighted to announce that The Postcard will be travelling to London for the St Patrick’s Shorts, Irish Film Festival in London. The film has also been screened at The Sky Road Film Festival Clifden, Galway Film Fleadh and Capital Irish Film Festival Washington DC.
Making Sense is Áine Gallagher’s acclaimed solo show which was debuted at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017. This quirky masterpiece sees Áine assume the position of an out of work and unqualified Irish teacher. However, she is not willing to give up and instead has found new methods to share her insights. This is the show that will teach people everything they need to know about normal social interactions, sex appeal and the Irish language. This show is ideal for everyone, no matter what their level of Irish is.
You can see Making Sense at the Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival on Saturday June 2nd, 2.30pm in Cleere’s.