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Have a Rocky Horror night with Athlone Film Club

Athlone Film Club and Athlone Musical Society are delighted to be teaming up for the Rocky Horror Show Hallowe’en Party! This fabulous event will take place on Saturday October 29 at 8pm in the Dean Crowe Theatre. The film classic will screen at 8pm as usual but there will be live music and Hallowe’en fun in the theatre bar afterwards. Fancy dress is encouraged but not obligatory. All are welcome and admission is €10 (members are covered by their membership card).

Get the right footwear for the great outdoors

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Outdoor footwear comes in a confounding array of styles and options. Whether you are looking to purchase your first pair of boots or shoes, or if you are a seasoned walker, there are a number of features that will help to identify the ideal sort of footwear for you.

Whipping Boy are ready to whip up a storm at Bar Ritz

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Whipping Boy have just announced a nationwide tour of Ireland and are coming to Bar Ritz (Mulroys Bar) in Castlebar as part of the Finbar Hoban Presents this summer. The band behind one of the most underrated albums of all time Heartworm have decided to take the show back on the road.

Galway seminar on human rights in Colombia

Colombia’s 40-year internal armed conflict has resulted in widespread violations of human rights and international humanitarian law.

Football Crazy

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SURVIVING A withering glare from Diego Maradona; partying with French and Spanish football supporters on a train from Hanover to Berlin; and sitting in a Canadian bar, experiencing agony and ecstasy while following the Irish soccer team - it’s all in a day’s work for John Doyle.

Political football - politics and the World Cup

The beautiful game and the world’s second oldest profession have often collided, colluded, and clashed on the big stage of the World Cup, so as the current tournament continues in South Africa, Talking Politics takes a politically slanted look at the competition’s history.

Coffee — the uber-cool beverage

When I was a lad the really cool thing to drink was Irel coffee. This came in a bottle and was a sticky black treacle like substance which you mixed with sugar, hot water, and a lot of milk. Later came Nescafé powdered coffee in a tiny tin, not much bigger than a tin of shoe polish, and if you used more than a half teaspoon you were in mega trouble. As time marched on pubs started to serve food and we had Cona coffee machines, which were good if your cup was served directly after it was made, however it could be (and often was) two, three, or four hours old. I have several memories (some quite recent) of sending coffee back while complaining that it was burnt/old only to be served a new ‘fresh’ cup from the same disgusting brew. The ‘fresh cup’ was inevitably accompanied by a comment like, nobody else complained!

Planet of sound

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The Low Anthem

Armstrong and Cavendish headline a streamlined Tour of Ireland

Organisers of the Tour of Ireland professional cycle race, held in association with Fáilte Ireland, have announced a new three day format for 2009. The race, from Friday, August 21 to Sunday, August 23, will provide some spectacular racing with seven times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong bringing his Astana team to Ireland for the first time. Six times Tour de France stage winner Mark Cavendish (Columbia – HTC) also returns to Ireland where he scored three consecutive stage wins last year.

World’s top racing cyclists come to Ireland

One hundred and twelve top cyclists from all over the globe are heading to our shores to contest the third edition of the Tour of Ireland, from August 21 to 23. This year’s race, in association with Fáilte Ireland, takes place over three gruelling days, covering 576km of challenging roads with breathtaking scenery including Thomastown, Inistioge, Mullinavat and Graiguenamanagh.

 

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