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Galway’s hottest new venue is The Black Gate on Francis Street, a cultural mecca serving up art exhibition­s, live music, a well- serviced work/ conference space, library, wine and food platters. It’s the brainchild of Peadar King, a well- known event manager, film- maker, musician and organiser of the innovative Inishbofin festival INISH; Island Conversati­ons for the past two years. Joining him in the venture is web and product designer Eamonn Day Lavelle, another Inishbofin native and old school friend, recently returned from Australia.

Spread over five floors, the Black Gate currently has a mixed media art exhibition called Desire, curated by Margaret Nolan and featuring 10 Galway artists, which runs until March 10th. Live music sessions – jazz, traditiona­l and folk – run from Tuesdays to Sunday. The Black Gate is at 14 Francis Street, Galway. blackgate. ie

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Deirdre McQuillan

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