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'In burlesque we see a different idea of femininity and it is empowering'

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It is a story countless Galwegians are familiar with. You meet a person from outside the county or outside Ireland, and they tell you how they came here on a holiday, to study, or perhaps were just passing through, never intending to stay more than a few months, 12 at the most. Years later, they are still here, and regard the city as their home as much as any born and bred Galwegian.

Where the cello will go Baroque

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MUSIC FOR Galway's successful cello season Cellissimo closes this weekend when MFG joins forces with the Galway Early Music Festival for a concert of Baroque music in St Nicholas' Collegiate Church.

Galway players selected for Europe

Two Galway basketball players, Eoin Rockall and Joe Tummon have been selected on the Ireland u-18 team for this summer's European Basketball Championships.

Hourglass Theatre Company’s Loose Change

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GALWAY COMPANY Hourglass Theatre grace the Town Hall studio next week with a trilogy of new one act plays by local writer Ian Patterson, under the title Loose Change.

Naomi Shihab Nye: Palestine and poetry meet at Cúirt

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NAOMI SHIHAB Nye has had both the good fortune, and the bad luck, to have lived in interesting times and places. Born in St Louis, Missouri in 1952 to a Palestinian father and an American mother; she grew up in (the now notorious) St Louis suburb of Ferguson, in Jerusalem, and in San Antonio, Texas, where she currently resides.

Israeli film-maker to speak in Galway

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ISRAELI FILM-MAKER and journalist Yotam Feldman will be in Galway next week for a screening of his award winning documentary, The Lab, which examines how the military occupation of Gaza and the West Bank has become a profitable asset for Israel.

‘My duty is to build bridges’

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Rarely a week goes by when the strife in Israel/Palestine does not make headlines in the media. In recent years the conflict has seemed ever more intractable, the people increasingly polarised and entrenched. Yet in spite of all, there are still those on both sides of the divide working for mutual understanding and a peaceful resolution of the conflict.

The lives of people in the Golan Heights

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BEFORE THE Israeli occupation of the Golan Heights, there were 139 Arab villages. Today, only five remain, and one of these, Majdal Shams, is the subject of a documentary to be screened in the Town Hall Theatre.

Letter from Ted Hughes to his brother Gerald, April 1966

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This place is a mild paradise for me at present. We moved yesterday, from our sumptuous home, to a much older, wilder place - £2 a week, a house annexed to a big farm (big for this region) at the top of Cleggan bay - right on the west coast.

Pomp and circumstance, and one unmarked grave

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On June 12 1922 a very special ceremony took place at Windsor Castle, near London. Following the establishment of the Irish Free State the previous December, five Irish regiments, including the Connaught Rangers, the Royal Irish, the Leinsters, the Munsters, and the Dublin Fusiliers, which had served the British army with exceptional valour at times, were disbanded. It was a day of special significance for both the participants and onlookers.

 

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