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'Body positivity is a big part of burlesque'

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IT IS almost that time of the year again when tassles are twirled and booties are shaken in the joyously sexy jamboree of Galway Burlesque Festival. Now in its third year, this feast of frisky fun takes place from May 18 to 20 and, as ever, promises lots of teasing thrills and thrilling teases.

'I always try to deal with serious issues with humour'

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Among the many fine writers coming to Galway for the Cúirt International Festival of Literature is Mexican novelist Juan Pablo Villalobos. The author of three bitingly funny books, Down The Rabbit Hole, Quesadillas, and I’ll Sell You A Dog, he delivers sharply satirical, sometimes surreal, depictions of Mexico’s political and economic instability and inequity, and its crime problems.

Show Me The Funny #4

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THE PENULTIMATE heat of Show Me The Funny takes place this Monday, February 12, at The King's Head with eight more contestants pitting their comedy chops against the judges and audience.

Show Me The Funny #2

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THE SECOND heat of the annual Show Me The Funny competition returns to The Kings Head next Monday, with the Fred Cooke as special guest, and Gerry Mallon as MC.

If you’re buying a kitchen, you would simply be mad not to meet us!

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The kitchen is the new living and dining room. You no longer slave alone over the proverbial stove, instead your friends pile in, pour wine and give good gossip! As for the dining room? It’s been relegated along with the silver to the distant starched-white past!

The poet who went mad on Inishboffin

In 1959 the poet Richard Murphy renovated the black-sailed Ave Maria, a traditional Galway hooker, which he used to ferry visitors to Inishboffin, and for a day’s fishing. Over the years the poet, the boat and the magnificent landscape attracted a flotsam and jetsam of humanity, many of a literary kind.

Keegan wants all hands on deck for 'mad' schedule facing United

Another busy Bank Holiday Weekend beckons for Galway United, who host Dundalk in a critical SSE Airtricity League premier division clash on Friday ahead of Monday’s away EA Sports Cup quarter-final against Sligo Rovers at the Showgrounds.

Omid Djalili - taking on the schmucks of this world

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"NEVER USE schmuck lightly, or in the presence of women and children," wrote Leo Rosten in his book, The Joys of Yiddish. Why? Because it is a very naughty word for the very naughty bits of a man.

‘I have lost everything except my sense of humour’

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Week II

The food of love

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Valentine's Day is the day of romance and passion, but that does not mean that you cannot make the day memorable if you are not in a relationship. Single guys listen to friends complain about having to buy gifts for their girlfriends on Valentine's Day, while wishing they had someone to buy for themselves. Boyfriend bonfires and copious ice-cream consumption are the yearly Valentine's Day prescriptions for single women. It might just be a silly holiday created by greeting card companies, but that does not dull the sting of Valentine’s Day for the newly, or perpetually, single.

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