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Although the Great Irish Famine, which devastated Ireland in the 1840s and early 1850s, happened at a time when photography was only in its experimental stage, we still have vivid images of the appalling suffering that the vast majority of the people endured. A suffering that was heightened by systematic neglect by government, the total absence of a comprehensive humanitarian plan of relief, and the law of the land which only supported the rights of landlords.*
BEHIND THE Beautiful Forevers, based on the work of Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo, will be screened live via satellite to The Eye Cinema, Wellpark.
Insider has been thinking lately about what are the limits to democratic expression, are there certain lines that just should not be crossed, and if so what are they?
World-renowned pianist Joanna MacGregor is stopping off in Castlebar as part of her upcoming nationwide tour.
Comedian Jimmy Carr has added a Mayo date to his Irish tour later this year.
With more than 350 sell out shows in Ireland under their belts and having won rave reviews and international acclaim over the last five years, Basil, Sybil, and Manuel of Interactive Theatre Australia are returning to the TF Royal Hotel, Castlebar, with their feast of comic delights.
SHAKESPEARE’S ROMANTIC comedy Love’s Labour’s Lost, is being staged by Stratford-upon-Avon’s Royal Shakespeare Theatre, and will be broadcast live to Galway.
DAVID MCSAVAGE, the ‘enfant terrible’ of Irish comedy, makes a welcome return to the Róisín Dubh on Friday February 6 at 8.30pm as part of his Don’t Give Up tour.
Rory O’Neill was among those honoured at this year’s People of the Year Awards. Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the annual ceremony was presented by Gráinne Seoige and broadcast live on RTÉ One television from Dublin’s Citywest Hotel last Saturday night. Rory was presented with his award by Stephen Fry.
THE INCREDIBLE story of Alan Turing is almost impossible to believe. This man invented the computer and, with a small team, ended WWII two years earlier than was thought possible, and in doing so saved the lives of 14,000,000 people.