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Bill Bailey adds extra Galway date

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DUE TO phenomenal demand, the great Bill Bailey has added a second date at The Black Box, Galway, to the Irish tour of his new show, Limboland.

Forty years on, Kiwi Tim Finn loves writing more than ever

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Forty years in the music business, one of New Zealand's most celebrated singer-songwriters, Tim Finn will perform at the Galway International Arts festival for the first time.

Galway Fringe Festival, choc-a-bloc with artistic treats

THE GALWAY Fringe Festival will launch its programme this Saturday in the Mechanics Institute, Middle Street, at 6pm and the line-up is bursting at the seams with visual arts, music, comedy, theatre, and literature.

Father Patrick Peyton, the Rosary Priest

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Patrick Peyton was born on January 9 1909 in Attymass, Co Mayo, one of nine children. When they were growing up, the rosary was central to their lives. His family were subsistence farmers and unable to afford to send him to a seminary, so for a number of years he worked on the farm to help them earn a living as his father was too ill. Then he and his brother emigrated to America. They eventually entered a seminary in Notre Dame to study for the priesthood, but their hopes of being ordained together seemed to be dashed when Patrick got TB. The doctors told him his only hope was to pray, and pray he did, to the Blessed Virgin. He promised her he would dedicate his ministry to her and to the family rosary if he was saved. And so it came to be the two brothers were ordained as Holy Ghost Fathers together on June 15, 1941.

Bill Bailey adds Galway to Limboland Irish tour

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BILL BAILEY, one of the greatest of modern British comedians, has announced he is coming to Galway on Wednesday September 30, when he performs his new show Limboland, in The Black Box Theatre.

Roesy to play Róisín Dubh

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THE AUSTRALIAN based Irish singer-songwriter Roesy returns home thIS month for a nationwide tour, promoting his new album, Wolf Counsel.

Excitement building for first ever Mayo Day

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Mayo will become the only county in Ireland to claim a day all of its own tomorrow (May 2), when the first ever Mayo Day celebrations kick off in earnest across the globe.

Comedian Terry Alderton to play Róisín Dubh

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TERRY ALDERTON, the astonishingly original British comedian with seemingly multiple personalities, and an off-beat brain that unleashed lets loose comedy gold every time, is coming back to Galway.

Inaugural Mayo Day to be celebrated around the world

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Plans are hotting up for the first ever Mayo Day celebrations on May 2.

New Honda models to star at Geneva Motor Show

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Signalling a new era for the Honda brand in Europe, almost every model in the range will be new or refreshed in 2015, with many being unveiled in production guise for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show early next month. Performance cars for road and track, family cars and a fuel cell concept previewing Honda’s third generation production fuel cell vehicle will all feature in Geneva.

 

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