Search Results for 'Irish Life'

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'My style is more storytelling and energy, just madness more than anything'

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FROM COMEDY sketches about life in the GAA to more serious issues about mental health, it is likely you will have come across the work of Rory O'Connor if you are a regular user of Facebook.

Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway, so many great acts!! THIS IS A MUST!

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With less than two weeks to go to the biggest comedy festival this town has ever seen, there are tickets available for so many great shows that it’s hard to know where to start.

Who are you going to see at the Comedy Carnival?

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WITH LESS than two weeks to go to the biggest comedy festival this town has ever seen, there are still tickets available for an array of great shows at the Vodafone Comedy Carnival - so much so, it's hard to know where to start!

National Treasures project needs objects from Mayo to tell the story of Ireland over the last hundred years

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Public history project National Treasures is calling on the people of Mayo to submit their treasured objects to help tell the story of Irish life over the past 100 years. RTÉ and the National Museum of Ireland are currently working together to create National Treasures, a unique archive documenting how Ireland has developed using ordinary objects treasured by families across the 32 counties.

Mayo through Jack Leonard’s lense

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'The Men of the West', that iconic photograph of Michael Kilroy's flying column taken with only the aid of natural light on the southern slopes of Nephin at 11.45pm on the longest day of the year in 1921, is known to us all. It hangs in numerous Mayo pubs and homes and thanks to the quality of the conditions and the skill of the photographer, we can clearly see the resolute expressions of the young men, we know their names and know their stories. But what of the photographer himself? What of the man who captured this first ever photo of an IRA unit on active service in Ireland? Jack Leonard did not just happen upon Kilroy and his men that bright June night. He was no amateur photographer, and neither was he a bystander during his country's fight for freedom. With a keen sense of duty, Leonard used his talent to capture all aspects of Mayo life in the early twentieth century. Jack 'JJ' Leonard was born in 1882 in Crossmolina and as a young man he trained in journalism and photography in London. He returned to Ireland in 1906 to set up his photography business at a time when the country was in political flux. Emotions and anger remained after the Land War in Mayo, a period of civil unrest and violence in the late 1800s, and the methods of parliamentary nationalists were now being challenged by physical force republicans. 

James Kilbane autumn season of shows in Westport

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James Kilbane invites you to join him for an evening sing along of Irish song, culture, and tradition every Thursday from August 3 for the months of August and September at the Plaza Hotel, Westport, starting at 9pm. In 2003 Phil Coulter considered Kilbane, “A diamond in the rough” and now James is a well known singer at home and abroad.

Pumpgirl and ‘a sense of speed’

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IT HAS been seven years since Decadent Theatre Company last featured in the Galway International Arts Festival so its presence in this year’s programme is very welcome; all the more so as the company is staging Abbie Spallen’s award-winning Pumpgirl.

Dolan continues his flying form

There is no stopping Conor Dolan in this year's Galway 5km Series. The GHC athlete strode to a fourth successive win in the recent Loughrea event, clocking 16.42 for the win, ahead of Timmie Glavey of Mayo AC and Kevin Bartholomew of Craughwell AC.

Michael Flaherty's exhibition of happy endings

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ANOTHER VERSION Of The Happy Ending, a new exhibition by the Kerry artist Michael Flaherty, depicts the landscape and native fauna of the artist’s home county of Kerry.

Mayo through Jack Leonard’s lens

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'The Men of the West', that iconic photograph of Michael Kilroy's flying column taken with only the aid of natural light on the southern slopes of Nephin at 11.45pm on the longest day of the year in 1921, is known to us all. It hangs in numerous Mayo pubs and homes and thanks to the quality of the conditions and the skill of the photographer, we can clearly see the resolute expressions of the young men, we know their names and know their stories. But what of the photographer himself? What of the man who captured this first ever photo of an IRA unit on active service in Ireland? Jack Leonard did not just happen upon Kilroy and his men that bright June night. He was no amateur photographer, and neither was he a bystander during his country's fight for freedom. With a keen sense of duty, Leonard used his talent to capture all aspects of Mayo life in the early twentieth century. Jack 'JJ' Leonard was born in 1882 in Crossmolina and as a young man he trained in journalism and photography in London. He returned to Ireland in 1906 to set up his photography business at a time when the country was in political flux. Emotions and anger remained after the Land War in Mayo, a period of civil unrest and violence in the late 1800s, and the methods of parliamentary nationalists were now being challenged by physical force republicans.

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