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Theatre review: The Match Box

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THE IRISH premiere of Frank McGuinness’s 2012 play, The Match Box, is one of the main attractions in this year’s Galway International Arts Festival, all the more so as it features Renmore's Cathy Belton, making her festival debut – and in a one-woman play to boot.

Andy Irvine and Dónal Lunny to play Monroe's Live

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ANDY IRVINE and Dónal Lunny boast CVs and achievements like few others - Andy has been in Sweeney's Men and Patrick Street; Dónal in The Bothy Band and Moving Hearts; and together they have served in Planxty and Mozaik.

When the Saint goes marching in

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St Vincent, aka Annie Clark, is one of the hottest acts on the rock circuit at the moment with her last album, 2014’s St Vincent, featuring highly in best-of-the-year lists for Pitchfork, New York Times, NME, and Rolling Stone, while The Guardian named it as its album of the year.

'I was a working class boy'

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One of the notable shows in this year’s Galway International Arts Festival is Maum at An Taibhdhearc, starring David Heap, who is best known for his role in Fair City. The play is based on a true story, this compelling new drama dares to uncover little known facts about a case that is still clothed in secrets and shame.

A must for lunch in Cong

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The village of Cong in County Mayo is famous as the location where much of The Quiet Man was filmed. Although you can retrace the steps of the actors throughout the town, Cong is so much more than just a movie set for tourists. The village is small and intimate with friendly pubs. There are the ruins of the old abbey right in the town to explore, and a path along the river where you can stroll through one of the loveliest woods. Adjacent to the village stands the dramatic and magnificent Ashford Castle. Dating from the 12th century, you are able to stroll around the grounds and get a feeling of what Ireland was like hundreds of years ago. For all the elegance and splendour of the castle, you should consider looking further afield for lunch. Sure, it has speciality teas, champagne, and finger sandwiches, and there may be talk of tasty pastries and cupcakes, but after many decades in the shadows of the grandeur of Ashford Castle, Cong is at last is defining itself and carving out an identity of its own.

Toyota, Nissan, and Honda recall thousands of cars

The largest recall of cars we have seen in Ireland over safety concerns has come to light overnight as some 11 million cars globally need to replace potentially faulty airbag inflators. 

Pádraic Reaney’s Crazy Jane at Coole Park

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TO MARK the 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats, artists Pádraic Reaney is hosting an exhibition of some of his graphic work based on Yeats’s Crazy Jane poems.

Japanese Film Festival - movies for the cherry blossom season

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FROM ANIME to historical comedies, stories of financial corruption to all kinds of romance, the seventh annual Japanese Film Festival promises a programme of acclaimed new Japanese cinema from some of the country’s leading directors and actors.

On being autistic: a personal witness

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IN HIS extraordinary book, The Reason I Jump - One Boy’s Voice From The Silence Of Autism, Naoki Higashida, an autistic boy aged 13, writes: “We are misunderstood and we’d give anything if only we could be understood properly...Please, understand what we really are, and what we’re going through.”

Toyota unwraps new Auris and Avensis

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Toyota took the wraps off new Auris and Avensis at the Geneva Motor Show and revealed the new 1.2T turbo petrol engine that will make its debut in the Auris this year.

 

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