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The diverse diversity of NUIG Comedy Soc 2018

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FOR MOST of us, January 2018 is the start of a new year, the beginning of a new cycle of 12 months, but for university students, about to begin a new semester, this is actually the half-way mark in the college calendar.

Ireland West Airport records highest ever passenger numbers last year

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Last year proved to be the busiest year on record at Ireland West Airport with passenger numbers reaching 750,000 for the first time in the airports history, surpassing the previous record of 734,000 passengers achieved in 2016.

Moran travels to Scotland for flood briefings

Minister of State for the Office of Public Works (OPW), Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran visited Scotland last week and took in a range of briefings concerning flood risk management, the protection of historic sites and the encouragement of young people into developing a love for heritage.

A event not to be missed by aspiring writers

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Write Now is a Mayo Art Service and Film Mayo event for Mayo writers that will take place on Saturday, December 9 in Breaffy House, Castlebar. In the morning there will be presentations by three professional writers; Elizabeth Reapy (fiction writer), Eugene O’Brien (screenwriter) and Eva O’Connor (playwright). This is an opportunity for established or budding Mayo writers to come along and enjoy presentations focusing on three different writing forms.

Hear some Home Truths from Gearóid Farrelly

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"TO BE an audience member in Farrelly’s crowd is a joy. Each joke landed perfectly...impeccable comic timing," is how Broadway Baby described Gearóid Farrelly at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

David O’Doherty hits the Big Time

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DAVID O'DOHERTY – the Ryanair Enya, the Aldi Bublé – returns to Galway with his show Big Time, an hour of talking, songs, and high good humour.

Maureen Langan @ Róisín Dubh Comedy Clubh

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SHE HAS been called "condescendingly brilliant!" by Edinburgh's Daily News and ranked among the “Ten Standout Stand-ups Worth Watching” by Backstage Magazine. She is Maureen Langan and she is coming to Galway.

Top-notch trio for theatre’s ‘Little Gem’

Athlone Little Theatre has announced details of its upcoming production, Little Gem by Dublin playwright, Elaine Murphy.

'Galway 2020 is something we want to tap into and see how French artists can participate'

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Last Friday, as Storm Brian dragged its squalls of wind and rain across the city, I met Ireland’s new French Ambassador, Stepháne Crouzat in the snug environs of the Black Gate Centre on St Francis Street. It was an ‘entente tres cordiale’ as Stephane’s soft-spoken, warm, and personable manner is the very embodiment of diplomacy.

A man you don’t meet every day

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About a zillion decades ago, back in the days before finding yourself was actually called finding yourself, I found myself in Westport attending a Finding Yourself Course run by Anco. It was actually some form of computerised bookkeeping, but in those days it was the closest to anything technology-based that Anco were likely to offer. I had digs in Mrs Sheridan’s in Altamont Street and every morning and evening, fortified by breakfast cooked by Mary Calvey, I would traipse the walk between there and the Westport Ryan Hotel.

 

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