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The songs and stories of The Dubliners in Ballinasloe

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WILD HAIR, wilder beards; songs about sex, drink, and politics; and a much needed injection of a rebellious, anarchic spirit into Irish folk music of the 1960s - The Dubliners truly were trailblazers.

We saunter back to reality after the warmth of the holidays

We have finally jumped from 2017 to 2018 and even though I am compiling this on January 4, it seems as if half the country has not yet gone back to work. There is a general air of ‘let us wait until the children go back to school’, which will be next Monday. So for the moment there is still the remnants of festivities around.

‘Long blond hair and an afghan coat’

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THIS SATURDAY marks the 30th anniversary of the death of the legendary Galway fiddle player and traditional Irish musician Mickey Finn. His passing will be marked in a weekend of memorial sessions at The Crane Bar, from Friday April 21 to Sunday 23, featuring Mickey’s widow, Lena Finn, as well as Sean Ryan, Jackie Small, and Mickey’s brother Johnny Finn.

Big battle for the last seat expected over the weekend

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By the time the votes are all counted on Saturday and the people's verdict read out Mayo will be returning four deputies to the 32nd Dáil, one fewer than five years ago and two fewer than the county returned 24 years ago when the 27th Dáil was elected. From 1997 on Mayo was reduced to a single constituency as the old Mayo West and Mayo East constituencies were merged, and from 2016 on a large swathe of south Mayo has been subsumed into Galway West. With it in the region of 7,000 votes have gone south of the border and with them sitting Mayo TD John O'Mahony who is looking to take a seat in a battle royale that many observers expect to go on long into Sunday and maybe later before the final shake-out in that particular battle is decided.

Róisín Dubh Comedy Clubh returns for 2016

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JOHNNY CANDON, one of the godfathers of Irish comedy, and one of the nation's sought after and experienced stand-ups, who has appeared on Russell Howard's Good News and Mock The Week, is coming to Galway.

 

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