Search Results for 'Charles Dickens'

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A Christmas Carol at The Mick Lally Theatre

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ONE OF the greatest stories ever written about Christmas, and also one of the most influential, reinterpreted, and best loved, is Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, a new production of which will be staged in Galway.

Athlone Film Club presents ‘The Muppet’s Christmas Carol’

Athlone Film Club’s season continues on Tuesday, December 6, with the feel-good classic The Muppets Christmas Carol.

Galway Theatre Festival - stretching the concept of theatre

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THE LAUNCH for this year’s Galway Theatre Festival took place on Monday at a lively gathering in BiteClub in Upper Abbeygate Street. A large and enthusiastic crowd gathered to mark the occasion, and between sips of prosecco and tasty canapés, the assembled guests pored over their programmes and amiably chatted about the many attractions on offer.

Dick Martin’s desperate struggle to retain his Galway seat

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The present national election is a mild and gentle affair, compared to some previous occasions though none reached the madness and abandonment of the notorious Galway election of 1826.

How America hated the Irish exodus

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When Charles Dickens first visited the United States in January 1842, the popularity of his books was such that he was mobbed by adoring crowds, feted and dined as the major celebrity that he undoubtedly was, and was guest of honour at a famous Valentine’s Ball in New York attended by 3,000 of the city’s great and good.

 

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