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Monroe’s Live to host Galway's Remembrance for Phil Lynott

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TWENTY-NINE YEARS ago this week Ireland lost its most iconic rock musician and still greatest rock star, Phil Lynott. The Dublin singer-songwriter died on January 4 1986, but his extraordinary legacy continues and will be celebrated in Galway this week.

Remembering Phil Lynott for his 65th birthday

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Phil Lynott would have turned 65 this week, and in his honour the Thin Lizzy tribute act, Remembering Lizzy, will play a special show at Monroe’s Live tomorrow night.

Vibe For Phil Lynott 2014

THE GALWAY ‘A Vibe for Phil Lynott’ takes place in Monroe’s Live tomorrow at 10pm, marking the 28th anniversary of the death of the legendary songwriter, singer, and Thin Lizzy leader.

Remember Thin Lizzy @ Monroe’s Live

Phil Lynott would have turned 64 this week, and in his honour, Thin Lizzy tribute act, Remembering Lizzy, will play a special show at Monroe’s Live tomorrow, August 23.

Walking the Prom

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Towards the end of the 19th century, tourism interests in Galway used to advertise the Promenade as a place unrivalled in the country, where one could take the healthy invigorating salt air like nowhere else. In those times, it was just a narrow crooked roadway, very rough and untarred, and the footpath seemed to extend from Palmer’s Rock to roughly opposite the entrance to Rockbarton, if one is to judge from how it finishes in the foreground of our photograph, which was taken c1890. The road was known as the Lower Sea Road. The houses in the background are Belmore, owned by McDonoughs; Brinkwater, owned by Maurice De Courcey Dodd; and Maretimo, owned by the O’Beirne family.

‘The sharpness of the factory girl’s tongue’

In the late 1980s a number of innovative ideas were introduced to industry and business, that cleared the runway for the Celtic Tiger take off. The one that made great sense, and had an energy about it, was the inventory strategy known as just-in-time. A Japanese idea that spread through Europe like a Spanish forest fire in a heat wave. Instead of stockpiling raw products for manufacture or for sale (with all the attendant headaches of storage costs, temperature, accounting, etc, etc,) the management skill was to wait until stocks were low, and then pick up the phone and make sure your supplier gave you exactly what you needed at the right time, in the right place, and the exact amount just-in-time. Suddenly, everyone was doing it. Suppliers were kept on their toes, trucks delivered through the night, and a bit of excitement was injected into the work place.

From crossroads dances to the internet

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Gerry Cahill was born in Caherlistrane and started playing music from the age of eight..... first the melodeon, then the double row accordion, and later the piano accordion. He was a great admirer of musicians like Will Starr and Jimmy Shand. He soon developed a distinctive style of his own and he was very much in demand at house dances and roadside dances, which were very common at the time.

 

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