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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Mahoney in awe at 'sacred' nature of Irish theatre

Thu, Jul 05, 2012

Since its earliest days, one of the defining characteristics of the Galway Arts Festival is the way it has forged strong friendships with its featured performers and invited them back for repeat visits.

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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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