Mayor of Galway, Niall McNeilis on Wednsday, April 10th, 2019 launched the seventh printed edition of The Galway Review, at the Hardiman Institute in the National University of Ireland, Galway.
While referring to the digital version of The Galway Review the mayor said: “ A simple Googling of the word Galway, yields 48 million references in little over half a second. If you then Google “The Galway Review” it delivers 30.8 million references in less than half a second. That is no small achievement for a humble literary project that started in the Arts Office of the Galway City Council in November 2012. Its website readership is steadily climbing to the 0.5 million mark with readers in their thousands in countries such as Ireland itself, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, countries of Europe and indeed further afield where English is spoken.
As Mayor of Galway, I would like to thank again The Galway Review for continuing to shine a bright and enduring light on Galway’s literary bourgeoning community and for being such a constant support to it.”
Stalwart contributing poets Sass O Flynn and Matt Mooney of The Galway Review, including students of the MA Creative writing course in the college gave readings of their respective works.
The event was hosted by Máire Holmes editor-in-chief of the Galway Review.
This anthology features fiction, reviews, and poetry by Jacqui Broderick, Sarë Gjergji, EM Martin, Javed Latoo, Katacha Díaz, Holly Smith, Kathryn Kimball, Dillon McLaughlin, John M Gist, Vivien Hollis, Kathleen McCoy, Féilim James, Ruairí Kennedy, Kerry Graham, Bern Butler, Stephen Glennon, Maria Nikolaisen, Matt Mooney, Sass O’Flynn, Gerry McDonnell, Mary Deely, and Jonas Zdanys.