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Eye on the Edge Festival features NUIG Zine!



What is EYE on the Edge?

EYE on the Edge is an exciting new festival created by young people taking place from 23 to 25 April 2021. Originally planned as a 2-day festival in Galway City, the festival is now going fully online due to the ongoing pandemic. As such the festival will now happen in multiple locations right across Galway, Ireland, Europe and beyond!

The project brings together young people (age range 16 to 30) and fuses politics, arts and culture to create dialogue, share ideas and respond to contemporary European and global challenges. It will do this through an engaging and interactive programme of discussions, workshops, artistic performances, exhibitions and other activities.

To Join in the Festival visit the Festival website.

Who created the NUIG Zine?

NUI Galway student volunteers have come together over the last year to create a positive resource for community - the NUIG Zine. The publication was born out of the idea to have a creative platform for all during the pandemic. 

Download the NUIG Zine


This event is a part of the EYE on the Edge Festival and will showcase the NUIG Zine. Join us! 3pm Sunday 25th May. 

Arising out of the pandemic young people have embraced creative outlets, like the NUIG Zine,  to process their changing environment and express their emotions and feelings.

Hosted by Sophia Hadef from Dubh Publishing this event is a showcase of young people's appetite to be creative and embrace opportunities once made available to them to realise their artistic capabilities.

Hear directly from the young artists about their process and how art has supported them throughout lockdown. An inspiring session for all poets, storytellers, book lovers alike!


  • Sai Gujulla
  • Eadaoin Counihan
  • Bláithín Breathnach
  • Mia Samovich
  • Maureen Deleo

NUI Galway students will share abstracts from their creations!



  • Lorraine Lally
  • Ciara O'Loughlin
  • Lorraine Tansey
  • Rachel Huane
  • Lucy Kelly

Volunteers will share their journey to provide artistic platforms for all.

Join Us! enables students to have the opportunity to: enrich your personal development and employability skills, have a fun experience, meet new people, and give back to your community. Sign up now.

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