Judah Friedlander - ‘I kept hearing people talk about Galway. I thought ‘I gotta go there’

Thu, Oct 02, 2014

On the comedy stage, Judah Friedlander is The World Champion. He is the best athlete in the world, greatest martial artist, the sexual dream of every woman, and a role model to children.

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Remembering The Great War’s fallen Irish through art

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

THE CENTENARY of the First World War has prompted many commemorations of, and fresh reflections on, that vast and cataclysmic conflict. Here in Ireland it has occasioned a reclaiming of the history of the many thousands of Irishmen who served and died in the war and whose stories had largely been erased from official memory until recent years.

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Willie Ruane - from fullback to Connacht CEO

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

New Connacht CEO Willie Ruane’s career might be steeped in making tough financial decisions necessary for his new role, but he is distinctly nostalgic when recalling his playing time with the province.

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The Sardinian who loves the Galway rain

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

“I decided to be a proper writer because of Galway. It gave me the power and belief to do things. I hope to move here and spend more time in the city. There is nothing like Galway - I even love when it rains here.”

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Gabriel Weston: The world of a high functioning multi-tasker

Thu, Jul 03, 2014

Gabriel Weston is a woman of many professional pursuits, between being a practicing surgeon, an accomplished writer, and a BBC presenter.

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Born radical - Margaretta D’Arcy at eighty

Thu, Jun 19, 2014

“You’re not meant to be here! You’re meant to be at home with a cat on your knee, listening to the radio!”, so said inmates in Limerick Prison and Mountjoy upon seeing Margaretta D’Arcy join them behind bars.

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Christy Moore - Where he came from

Thu, May 08, 2014

Christy Moore makes a welcome return visit to Galway next week when he plays two concerts in Leisureland, on Thursday May 15, and Friday 16 (the latter is already sold out). Ahead of his appearances here, he took some time to chat about his life-long love for music, his family and his current tour.

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‘Ireland took the bullet for Europe when the banks collapsed’

Thu, Apr 17, 2014

“Ireland took the bullet for the EU” over the collapse of the continent’s economic and banking institutions, and now “it’s pay back time”, as younger generations should not have to face a future of “austerity in perpetuity”.

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Sam Lipsyte: Doulos, Dungeon Masters, and delusions

Thu, Apr 03, 2014

One of the most endearing truths about Galway is its capacity for broadening minds and horizons.

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‘I find great humour in the west, especially among women’ – Anakana Schofield

Thu, Mar 27, 2014

“It’s hard to believe I’ve been answering questions about this book for two years,” muses author Anakana Schofield, speaking from her Vancouver home.

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Famine victims should not be forgotten by this generation

Thu, Apr 21, 2011

It’s Thursday night which means it’s Strange Brew in the Róisín Dubh, the night when the city’s indie music fans are out to hear Gugai spinning the very latest music by the coolest alternative bands.

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