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'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.

‘Salty’ and ‘sustaining’ Cúirt programme unveiled at House Hotel

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“A great wave of salty, sustaining literary fare” was how guest speaker Vincent Woods vividly described the joys of Cúirt at the launch of this year’s programme, at the House Hotel on Tuesday evening. The venue was thronged as Galway’s readers and writers turned out in force for the occasion.

A forgotten piece of history comes to the stage next week

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The story of the Irish who fought in the American-Mexican War will be retold by acclaimed actor Stephen Jones in the historically-based 100 More Like These, in the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Tuesday next, February 13 at 8pm.

Now is the time to plan your summer holiday

Now that Christmas is over perhaps summer 2018 is the next thing on your mind. Let Corrib Travel organise your holiday for you because now is the time to book. There are lots of options when it comes to booking a break with a difference this year, with direct flights to Mexico in June, new direct flights to Seattle, cruises direct from Dublin Port, and more options than ever before.

Mustangs win again on the road

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On the road again, and Longford bound, this time Mustangs were guests to former national league side, Longford Falcons in the Mall Sports Complex in Longford on Wednesday night last.

Kill PHILL

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BETWEEN STAND-UP and improv performances, dishing up exotic treats in Massimo, presenting a Flirt FM radio show, doing poetry readings on a bus, hosting art workshops and performing science-based comedy, the multitalented Phill Jupitis has an extremely busy Vodafone Comedy Carnival ahead of him.

Finding our way forward with the help of the past

I am going to talk with you all a bit this week about the whole Brexit business. Now, I am sure, like me, a lot of you have heard it going on all summer in bits and pieces, but it seems to be becoming serious now with Michel Barnier from the EU and David Davis from the UK having their serious talks together. But, as yet, no real outcome has emerged.

Stories that confront, not console

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I HAVE, what some of the refined types who rely on the deluxe end of the social welfare system that is Áosdána, would consider a nasty confession to make: though June Caldwell is only now publishing her first book of stories, she has long been my one of my favourite Irish writers.

Baboró children's festival announces 2017 programme of events

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THERE WAS a lively turn out at Galway City Museum’s The Kitchen Café on Monday evening for the programme launch of the Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, which takes place from October 16 to 22.

Johnny Callahan-Ireland’s Champion Mixologist!

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Galway has in its mitts a mixologist master. Johnny Callahan from Inishowen Donegal and working for the Skeff Late Bar and Kitchen on Eyre Square has just won his second major national title and will now represent Ireland on the global stage. Having won at Irish Jameson Cocktail finals earlier in the year, this time he has been showing off his incredible skills in preparing the finest tequila drinks in all of Ireland. He beat off competition from some of the best bars in Dublin, Cork and the rest of Ireland including Xico, 37 Dawson Street and Cask.

 

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