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'I am fascinated as to how Incantata is going to turn out'

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ONE OF the major events in this year’s Galway International Arts Festival is the world premiere of the stage adaptation of Paul Muldoon’s great poem Incantata, which Muldoon wrote in memory of his close friend and one-time lover, artist Mary Farl Powers, who died from cancer in 1992 aged just 44.

'I always try to deal with serious issues with humour'

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Among the many fine writers coming to Galway for the Cúirt International Festival of Literature is Mexican novelist Juan Pablo Villalobos. The author of three bitingly funny books, Down The Rabbit Hole, Quesadillas, and I’ll Sell You A Dog, he delivers sharply satirical, sometimes surreal, depictions of Mexico’s political and economic instability and inequity, and its crime problems.

Brasserie on the Corner, standing the test of time

It is hard to believe that Brasserie on the Corner has been around for as long as it has. It seems like only yesterday that the team were putting the finishing touches to it, yet that was way back in July 2012, and it has been going from strength to strength ever since. Opened on a disused corner of Eglinton Street, The Brasserie brought life back to this slightly down-at-heel area. It benefits by being run by the same people that have the popular Dáil Bar, The Front Door, and Tom Sheridan’s in Knocknacarra, a professional team that do not tend to miss a trick, and from being under the watchful eye of Eimear Killian, one of the best general managers in the business.

Galway Astronomy Club talk on next generation of giant space telescopes

Galway Astronomy Club is to hold a talk at the Harbour Hotel next Monday November 5 (starting at 7.30) on the next generation of giant space telescopes being constructed around the globe.

NUI Galway provides first definitive identification guide on false widow spider bites

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Researchers from the Ryan Institute at NUI Galway have developed the world’s first verified identification guide and symptoms checklist for General Practitioners and the public on how to treat bites from the False Widow spider.

Irish Hot Air Balloon Championship set for Loughrea Hotel and Spa this month

The Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships will take place at the Loughrea Hotel and Spa from the September 24-29. It is the longest running national ballooning event in the world and the first event was held in 1971 at Newcastle House in Ballymahon, Co Longford.

Irish Hot Air Balloon Championship set for Loughrea Hotel and Spa this month

The Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships will take place at the Loughrea Hotel and Spa from the September 24-29. It is the longest running national ballooning event in the world and the first event was held in 1971 at Newcastle House in Ballymahon, Co Longford.

‘Some people think ultra marathons are for extreme athletes but they are for everybody’

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Galway man Richard Donovan is something of a superstar in the gruelling sport of ultra running. He has made truly epic runs across many of the world’s most extreme climates including the Sahara Desert, Mount Everest, the Inca Trail, and the Amazon jungle. In 2002 he became the first runner in the world to run a marathon at both the North and South poles and in 2009 he was the first athlete to run seven consecutive marathons on seven continents in less than seven days.

Irish Times' Lorna Siggins to read at alway Library

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THE IRISH Times' Lorna Siggins; Bernadette Joyce, a wtiness to Pinochet's Chile; and Jackie Walker, a British Labour Party activist, will read at the Over The Edge: Open Reading in the Galway City Library, on Thursday October 27 at 6.30pm.

Chicago’s Irish American community launches Robinson Centre fundraiser

Chicago’s Irish American community is gearing up to support the development of the Mary Robinson Centre. The prospect of developing the Mary Robinson Centre in Ballina as a world-class centre for research and education on human rights, equality, women’s empowerment, and climate, recognising Mary Robinson’s stellar reputation has captured the imagination of the local Irish American community, who are preparing a series of events in Chicago in September, including a lunch in the Hilton Chicago on September 15 to support fundraising efforts for the centre in the US.

 

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