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'I think that still makes me Europe’s fastest joke teller'

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“IT'S BEEN about 20 years since I last played Galway,” Tim Vine begins our interview, and that is before I have even got the chance to ask him a question. “I was just looking through my diaries; I’ve got every diary I kept ever since I started doing comedy so it will be listed here somewhere, I just can’t find it right now.”

Album review: The Fall

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IF YOU told the late John Peel you were keen to get into The Fall - his favourite band - and asked him what was the best album to start with, he might have replied: "Their entire discography".

Two local community groups win in National Lottery Good Causes Awards

The Gateway Youth Project (Foroige) and the Midland's Amenity Park Association Ltd. were notable winners in their respective categories following the announcement of the successful candidates in the county Westmeath National Lottery Good Causes awards.

Conan - heavy distortion and downtuned 'caveman battle doom'

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CONAN, THE acclaimed Liverpool doom metal band, whose heavily distorted, downtuned sound, has been described as "caveman battle doom", play Galway city tomorrow night, Thursday August 16.

Puppets and a case of writer's block

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NEW GALWAY theatre company, Diffused Theatre, is currently staging its first summer show, The Writer’s Block Apartments: It’s a Working Title, in the O’Donoghue Theatre, NUI Galway.

A Very Special Dirty Circus

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WHEN IS a show by The Dirty Circus not special? Never! So to go one better than its normal high standards means A Very Special Dirty Circus, which happens to be the title of its next outing at the Róisín Dubh.

Thin Lizzy's Brian Downey to play Monroe's

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BRIAN DOWNEY, a founder-member of Thin Lizzy, and the drummer with that peerless and influential Irish hard rock band, is coming to Galway to give a concert at Monroe's.

Use me!

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I’ve recently acquired one of those cute little bamboo coffee cups that you can re-use over and over again, and at the end of its life it composts down, apart from the rubber lid. It’s much nicer to drink from than a plastic or metal re-usable container or indeed the single use paper cups it’s intended to replace. It’s getting a lot of use, as I’m on the road a lot visiting clients’ gardens and after a couple of hours on site it’s safer for all concerned if I get my caffeine hit. It made me think just how many of the single use cups I used to get through – many of us have only recently realised that these can’t be recycled because of the thin inner layer of plastic.

Confidence Boosting Speech and Drama Class for Children

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Réalta School of Speech and Drama are bringing their popular group class back this Autumn! This class will include improvisation, speech exercises, storytelling, poetry, Mime, games and much more! The classes restart on September 12th and will run every Wednesday for six weeks in the beautiful surroundings of Croi na Gaillimhe.

Bumpfizzle The Best

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There is an inherent wonder and sometimes infectious joy in picking up a children’s book if only for a minute. The magical wonders promised by the busy colourful images on the cover may only last a few moments, but the memories they bring back are often real, long lasting and always joyful. The suspension of disbelief is total and time stands completely still.

 

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