In June 2015 we organised our first cultural festival called That’s How It Starts – a one day arts, craft and music event in Nun’s Island Theatre. The aim of this event was to give an example of what An Áit Eile could provide for Galway city if given a physical space.

In October 2016 we expanded this festival into a two day “Cultural Weekender” called What Now? This time we took over and combined Áras na nGael and the Galway Arts Centre to create a family friendly two day celebration of Galway’s amazing grassroots cultural scene with music, art, craft, dance, performance, food, gaming, film, virtual reality and wellness all together in one place.