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Fighters, pranksters, olive farms, and Ryan Gosling

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CHAMPION BOXERS, mischievous neighbours, Poland under threat from Russia at the end of WWI, a young girl's determination to win back her grandfather's olive farm, and a musical with Hollywood stars like Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone - it's all in the Galway Film Society's winter/spring 2017 season.

Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards touches down at Comedy Carnival

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AMONG THE many colourful characters rocking up in Galway for the Vodafone Comedy Carnival, few are more colourful than Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards, the unlikely star of 1988’s Winter Olympics in Calgary and Great Britain’s first-ever Olympic ski jumper.

Singing to the shores at choral festival launch

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The beautiful Lough Corrib and Inchagoill Island was the setting for the launch of the 2017 Mayo International Choral Festival. Last Saturday saw some 50 members of different Mayo choirs take to the waters of Lough Corrib to sing-in the sixth festival. The atmosphere on the day was one of relaxation, fun, and a sense of adventure.

Galway craft a hit in Sweden

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A Galway designer’s ability to recycle materials into original craft products has proved a hit in Sweden.

‘Self scrutiny and laughter’ in Finnish art show

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FRIDAY AUGUST 5 evening sees the opening of a major new exhibition at Galway Arts Centre. Bad (L)attitudes: Reassessing Finnish Femininity is a group exhibition curated by Anna McGowan, featuring the work of five leading female Finnish artists.

Matthew brings home the medals

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There was triple medal glory for Knock's Matthew McNeive at the European Transplant and Dialysis Sports Championships in Vantaa, Finland, recently. McNeive, who was the youngest member of an 28 strong team which took part in the games and finished in fifth position on the medals table, took home three bronze medals.

Athlone man joins Transplant Team Ireland ahead of European Championships

Athlone man Noel Marsden is one of 29 athletes all set to represent Ireland at the ninth European Transplant and Dialysis Sports Championships in Vantaa, Finland, from July 10 to 17.

15 premieres planned for Galway Film Fleadh next month

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Galway’s film community was out in full force at the Radisson Blu hotel on Tuesday evening for the programme launch of this year’s Film Fleadh, which runs from Tuesday July 5 to Sunday 10.

‘A playful way of thinking about death’

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WHAT WOULD happen if, one day, death downed tools and took a holiday? That’s the scenario at the heart of Death at Intervals, the brilliant novel by Portuguese Nobel laureate José Saramago, a theatre adaptation of which is coming to the Galway International Arts Festival.

Polar Voices concert in aid of Console

A rare musical treat Polar Voices – From the Arctic to the Atlantic will be held in St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church on Wednesday next June 22 at 8pm.

 

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