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Cillian Murphy, the acclaimed Irish actor and star of Peaky Blinders and Ken Loach's The Wind That Shakes The Barley film, will launch a new book on politics of memory in post-independence Ireland.
Tonight, Channel 4 broadcasts the second episode of Lisa McGee’s sparky new comedy series, Derry Girls, about a group of teens coping with life, school, families, and the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
THIS THURSDAY, Channel 4 begins broadcasting Derry Girls, a new comedy series set in Derry city in the 1990s - but despite it's Northern Irish setting, the show has strong Galway connections as it stars Galway born Nicola Coughlan, and Galway based comedian Tommy Tiernan.
As nationalist sentiment was rising in the early years of the last century, a new generation of GAA officials emerged who were zealous in their belief in the transformative power of the GAA and they saw themselves as engaged in a project of national liberation. Some GAA tournaments were staged as part of a pro-Boer campaign. Police reports noted: “The ambition it seems to get hold of the youth of the country and educate them in rebellious and seditious ideas,” a somewhat hysterical interpretation of the GAA ban on foreign games.
ELVIS PRESLEY served in the US army from 1958 to 1960, earning the rank of sergeant in a tank battalion of the 32nd Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Division. Now another soldier is stepping into the King's shoes for a tribute show to the boy from Tupelo.
The autumn is well and truly upon us. Not only are the shadows getting longer as the evenings fall that bit earlier each day, but the cold is seeping into the air. Three-quarters through September, we are approaching the final three months of the year - 2017 is beginning to draw to a close.
IN MAY 1922, a bronze memorial statue to Lord Dunkellin, which had stood in Eyre Square for almost 50 years, was pulled from its pedestal and dumped into the River Corrib. It disappeared overnight and has never resurfaced.