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Glorious sunshine sees thousands turn out to support successful Galway Bay Swim

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Thousands of people descended on Salthill on Saturday to support the 10th annual Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim in aid of Cancer Care West. The swim, which attracted swimmers from across Ireland, UK, Australia, the US, and Scandinavia, saw some 85 swimmers take to the waters in Co Clare before embarking on the 13km swim across to Blackrock Diving Tower

Teaching English in Galway, Ireland, Europe, and the world

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Teaching English as a foreign language, or TEFL, is an attractive option for recent graduates, for people who want to change career, for those who are approaching retirement, or for anyone thinking of teaching English here in Ireland or anywhere in the world. But there is a bewildering number of course options out there. 

A mediaeval opera, a masterpiece, 'but one with catchy tunes'

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ON ONE day of the year, the teenagers were let run riot in the monastery, adolescent apprentice monks could dance, sing, clap their hands, shake their tonsures, boss around their elders, play cards in church, and stage a riotous show where an altar could explode, hide and seek games ran into the wee small hours, and the elders had no choice but to let them away with it.

‘I’ve come to terms with poetry being my job’

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The question “Where do you come from?” can be a funny one for poet Hollie McNish. As her name indicates her roots are firmly in Scotland, but her accent is clearly English, highlighting a geographical proximity to London.

‘As a writer you see something from the outside, but you also have the view from inside’

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When award winning English novelist and short story writer Jon McGregor comes to Galway, to read at the Cúirt International Festival of Literature, it will be his second visit to the county in less than a month.

A ‘selfish, perverse and turbulent’ people

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As the Great Famine strengthened its fearsome grip on Ireland in the late 1840s and early 1850s, the people were doubly unfortunate that Charles Trevelyan, the Assistant Secretary to the British Treasury, had responsibility for Irish Famine relief.

Letter to Sylvia Plath from Ted Hughes (March 1956)

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Sylvia, That night was nothing but getting to know how smooth your body is. The memory of it goes through me like brandy. If you do not come to London to me, I shall come to Cambridge to you. I shall be in London, here, until the 14th. Enjoy Paris...Ted. And bring back brandy. Two bottles.

‘It turns the whole comedy gig format on its head’

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“THE WHEEL of Fortune, round it goes, where it stops nobody knows” goes the old fairground cry and for Jason Byrne’s new show that cry will be the maxim of the night, taking the audience and the comedian himself into uncharted, maybe even unchartable, territory.

Ted Hughes - the Galway connection

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TED HUGHES, the English poet regarded as one of the greatest of the post-war era, will be celebrated at an event in County Galway.

Jim Rooney’s ‘long run’ through music

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ONE EVENING in 1951, in the Massachusetts town of Dedham, a young Irish-American teenager happened to tune in to the local radio station as a country band called The Confederate Mountaineers were playing.

 

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