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Murder and subversion in Ballinasloe

NESSA O'MAHONEY is primarily a poet, the author of three well received collections, and a verse novel. Much of her previous writing has interrogated the subjects of family and history, often dealing in quite innovative ways with how the two intersect.

Buster Keaton and Contempo - together

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STEP BACK in time to the cinema of the 1920s, when films had no soundtrack and were accompanied by live music, when the classic 1926 silent film The General is screened in Galway.

St Angela’s College open day

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On the shores of Lough Gill and still only minutes from Sligo Town, St Angela’s College, Sligo, offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate/part-time degree programmes.

First Choice Credit Union launch 2018 Credit Union Art Competition

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The Credit Union Art Competition is back and this year’s theme is The Force of Nature. The theme has been designed in an effort to get participants ‘thinking green’ by depicting their visions of a clean pollution and litter-free environment while also imagining the different forces of nature within the world.

The Voldemort Quartet are coming

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HAS THE evil wizard Voldemort, arch enemy of Harry Potter, his own string quartet? It appears so, and these young musicians will be among the performers at the Galway Music Residency autumn/winter programme.

Killala falling behind Knockmore in CIS funding — Fine Gael councillor

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An argument broke out at this week’s meeting of the Ballina Municipal District about the distribution of Community Involvement Scheme funds for 2019 in north Mayo.

‘There is no place outside Hell, that enrages the Almighty more…’

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A sort of panic obsessed the Archbishop of Tuam, John MacHale, when he realised the extent of the foothold gained by the uncompromising Church of Ireland evangelist Edward Nangle. Achill Island after all, was the very backyard of his immense diocese.

Dealing with whatever the ocean sends

It is not surprising that any child with imagination, and an interest in the sea, would spend time at the city’s harbour watching the ships come and go, and the men who worked there as they talked and unloaded fish or cargo. As a child Kathleen Curran, once the home chores were done, would run down the back paths from her home on College Road and along Lough Atalia to the docks. ‘There she would stand and gaze in wonder at the ships, boats and trawlers, hookers and gleoteóigs tied up or coming and going about their business.’

Still no movement on Westport pay and display proposals

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The row over the potential imposition of on-street parking charges in Westport moved up another notch again this week.

Ireland's role in America's middle-east military adventures

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Irish Special Forces (the Army Ranger Wing) operated in Western-occupied Afghanistan under NATO command, it was revealed last month, thanks to TD Clare Daly’s parliamentary question. The story received no media coverage. The operational purpose of these troops was not revealed. However, like Special Forces the world over, it was not pencils they were sharpening.

 

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