Search Results for 'George Orwell'

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The Deans at Róisín Dubh

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Imagine Jack Kerouac and George Orwell incubated a test tube baby in muddy water and on its first birthday was adopted by Joe Strummer, who raised it on a steady diet of rock and roll and Dylan.

Is State funding ruining the arts?

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“There is a certain element that one is a philistine if one questions it,” so said a Galway TD, and former member of the Galway City Council, at a recent meeting of the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee.

‘You may snore if you please’ (Per me vel stertas licet)

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Hands up those of us who did Latin in school?.....three? five? ..OK 12 of us. I know Latin is still sold to some young students as the key to understanding European culture and heritage. Old school masters argue that Latin is better for you than Sudoku, better, even, that The Irish Times Crosaire crossword. Yet when I came across my old Kennedy’s Revised Latin Primer, I was filled with an old familiar dread. There it all was, the boring conjunctions of verbs, and the declensions of nouns; all the miserable rules of grammar and syntax, possibly the driest book ever created, and not a joke between its covers.

Roscommon County Youth Theatre presents ‘Animal Farm’

Be captivated as the talented young members of Roscommon County Youth Theatre play out George Orwell’s Animal Farm, from Thursday to Saturday, April 27 to 29 at Roscommon Arts Centre.

Ireland's answer to George Orwell

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HUBERT BUTLER, the Irish essayist, once denounced by a papal nuncio as a dangerous communist, is the subject of a film which will be screened in the Town Hall Theatre this evening at 8pm.

'As to plot: has life got one? Not that I know of'

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JOHN BANVILLE has just completed a new Benjamin Black mystery. "This one is a change from the usual," he tells me. "It's set in Prague in the late 1500s at the court of Rudolf II."

 

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