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Dave McSavage - he’s not giving up

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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.

Ballinrobe’s Rory wins People of the Year Award

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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.

Cinema review: The Imitation Game

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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.

Acclaimed tenor Paul Potts performs in Castlebar tomorrow

Paul Potts, the tenor who shot to prominence in 2007 with his surprise pitch perfect rendition of Puccini's famous ‘Nessun Dorma’ on Britain's Got Talent, is to perform in the Royal Theatre, Castlebar, tomorrow (Saturday) night.

Michelle Campion exhibition @ Renzo Café

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PHYSIOGNOMY, A solo portrait exhibition by the Galway artist and graphic designer Michelle Campion is currently on show at the Renzo Café, Eyre Street.

Alan Carr - Chatty Man to Yap, Yap, Yap! in Galway

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ALAN CARR, the British comedian and host of the brilliant Channel 4 chat show Chatty Man, is coming to Galway in 2015 to perform his new stand-up show Yap, Yap, Yap!.

James Hack Tuke and his plan to assist emigration from west of Ireland

The agricultural crisis of 1879, and growing civic unrest, prompted the Society of Friends in England to send James Hack Tuke to the west to inquire into conditions and to distribute relief. Tuke, the son of a well-to-do tea and coffee merchant family in York, England, published his observations in Irish Distress and its Remedies: A visit to Donegal and Connaught in the spring of 1880. In clear-cut language he highlighted the widespread distress and destitution at a time when the British government questioned the extent of the crisis.

The Dohertys of Carrigan were not ‘land-grabbers’

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Galway Diary received the following statement from Adrian Martyn (great-great-great grandnephew of Peter Doherty, senior), who was shot dead at Carrigan, near Craughwell village on the night of November 2 1881. I am pleased to carry Adrian’s clarification:

Phill Jupitus and Gugai go head to head

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VINYL RIVALS, comedian Phill Jupitus and music promoter Gugai will pit their DJ skills against one another for The Magnificent 7s night.

From fishing boats to Shakespeare

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JAMES DE Vita was a young fisherman searching for a new career and then he discovered the greatest playwright of all time - William Shakespeare.

 

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