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St James suffer surprise loss

City side St James suffered a surprise one point loss, 1-6 to 0-8, to Mountbellew/Moylough at the weekend.

Des Keogh - exploring G B Shaw’s many amours in My Fair Ladies

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THE INIMITABLE Des Keogh comes to the Town Hall next week with My Fair Ladies, a new play which he has written and performs about the many women in the extraordinary life of George Bernard Shaw.

Tickets on sale for folk and bluegrass festival events

Tickets have just gone on sale for this year's Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival events.

'I wanted to discover the world, not read about the interior of our house'

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Eamon Morrissey, one of our best loved actors, comes to the Town Hall Theatre next week with his latest, much acclaimed, one-man show, Maeve’s House, inspired by the writings of the brilliant short story writer Maeve Brennan.

Father Patrick Peyton, the Rosary Priest

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Patrick Peyton was born on January 9 1909 in Attymass, Co Mayo, one of nine children. When they were growing up, the rosary was central to their lives. His family were subsistence farmers and unable to afford to send him to a seminary, so for a number of years he worked on the farm to help them earn a living as his father was too ill. Then he and his brother emigrated to America. They eventually entered a seminary in Notre Dame to study for the priesthood, but their hopes of being ordained together seemed to be dashed when Patrick got TB. The doctors told him his only hope was to pray, and pray he did, to the Blessed Virgin. He promised her he would dedicate his ministry to her and to the family rosary if he was saved. And so it came to be the two brothers were ordained as Holy Ghost Fathers together on June 15, 1941.

Don McLean - Galway concert in September

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DON MCLEAN, the singer-songwriter whose 'American Pie', 'Vincent', and 'And I Love You So' are standards in the great songbook, not just of America, but of the world, comes to Galway in the Autumn.

Poet leaves Enniscorthy to drive around America

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EAMONN WALL has, over the past two decades, written a body of work that has made him one of Ireland’s leading diaspora poets, though he is nothing like as famous as he should be.

‘I decided I would learn to swim and I was determined to stick to it’

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The Mayo Advertiser’s Caroline Staunton is well-known for her performances on the rugby field with Castlebar Ladies RFC but she set herself a different type of active challenge this year - to learn how to swim.

Drums, clowns, refugees …and sacrilegious lesbians

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Among the highlights of the Galway Theatre Festival is the trilogy of acclaimed one-man shows from percussionist and performer Brian Fleming; Gis a Shot of Your Bongos Mister, Have Yis No Homes to Go To, and A Sacrilegious Lesbian and Homosexual Parade.

How Ireland lost thirty nine famous paintings

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The sinking of the Lusitania on May 7 1915, off the Cork coast, by a German submarine electrified Ireland, Britain and America. In Ireland, the fact that German submarines were lurking so close to the Irish shore, added fuel to the propaganda that Germany was planning to invade the country. It spurred recruitment into the armed forces. In Britain, the shameful practice of using passenger liners to carry munitions across the Atlantic without telling the passengers they were in effect travelling on a British war ship, was to come to an end.


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