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Ten Ton Slug and Weed Priest - Galway gig

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AHEAD OF their performances at the Cleansing Lights Festival in Munich this weekend, Ten Ton Slug and Weed Priest - two of the county's finest metal bands - will play a show in Galway city on Thursday.

The Olympics doesn’t fire the imagination anymore

We tend to look at Olympic Games through the glass prism of the rose-tinted glasses. I remember seeing my first colour TV while watching the athletics at the Munich Olympics. It was the era of the flares, the locks. It was a rare look at events that happened somewhere else across the world and we were watching it. Remember these were days not long after the wonderment of the moon landings. Our brains were sponges for saturation of colour, of exoticism. The only live events on television were All-Ireland semis and finals, the FA cup finals, the European Cup finals and the Eurovision.

We live in a time of constant flux

There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen. there are times when you get all you desire. and there are times you don’t. These days in Galway, there exists an extra sense of satisfaction, to which we are unaccustomed. Perched here on the edge of Europe, we have often felt away from the centre of things, but still a part of the big picture.

Take in some art in Achill this summer

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The Western Light Art Gallery, The Sandybanks, Keel, Achill Island will host an exhibition by Anna St George called A Place Apart that will run until the end of the summer. This collection of oil paintings is described by the artist: "Achill Island is an outlying place, both geographically and mentally. It offers an escape from routine lifestyle and cluttered mind, thus bringing about a rare tranquil clarity. The natural colours and light you can find nowhere else, Achill Island is aesthetically unique to say the least and this is what I hope to capture in this exhibition."

Eamon Gilmore, Marie Mullen, and ConTempo to get NUIG honorary degrees

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Former Tánaiste and Labour Party leader Eamon Gilmore, actor and Druid Theatre co-founder Maire Mullen, and the popular classical quartet ConTempo, will be among the recipients of honorary degrees from NUI Galway.

Tara Erraught to sing in at NUIG

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TARA ERRAUGHT, the much acclaimed mezzo soprano, will perform songs by Dvorak, Brahms, Wolf, Copland, Mahler, and Britten, in NUI Galway's Aula Maxima on Wednesday November 4 at 8pm.

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