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'That’s my tribe'

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JOE HENRY, the acclaimed singer-songwriter, is in Galway next week for an intimate gig at the Black Gate Cultural Centre. Since his 1986 debut, Talk Of Heaven, he has released 14 albums, with his most recent, 2017’s Thrum, hailed by American Songwriter as "literate, lovely, and artfully created".

Welcome back Reginald D Hunter

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"A CLASS system is something you use to discriminate against someone who looks like you.” Never a truer word was spoken, and Reginald D Hunter is a comedian who speaks with authority and wit on issues of class and race.

Jess Klein - Irish tour starts in Galway

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JESS KLEIN has been called "a songwriter with a voice of unblinking tenacity" by The New York Times, while MOJO said she has “one of those voices you want to crawl up close to the speakers to listen to”.

Aerie Pharmaceuticals establishes state of the art manufacturing facility in Athlone

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US pharmaceutical Company, Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is to establish its first manufacturing plant in Athlone’s Technology & Business Park. Headquartered in California, with locations in New Jersey, North Carolina, Aerie has also established an Irish entity in Dublin, Aerie Pharmaceuticals Ireland Ltd. Aerie is a clinical stage pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialisation of first-in-class therapies for the treatment of patients with glaucoma and other diseases of the eye.

Local athlete on her way to World Championships

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Michelle Guthrie will be going to the inaugural World Strongest Games in North Carolina on December 16 to 17 after being crowned All Ireland Strongest Woman.

'I picked up a bar bell and dead lifted 90kgs and I thought I really like this'

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You only have to pick your phone and scroll through Facebook or Instagram to see that hitting the gym and pumping some iron has become incredibly popular. For many of the #fitfam brigade, working out is mainly for keeping in shape or as an enjoyable pastime which allows them to de-stress from a day at work. Yet for strength athletes who compete, lifting weight it is a way of life.

Cáca Dána explore the trials of teendom in Eternal Youth

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UP AND coming local troupe, Cáca Dána Theatre Company, makes its first outing of 2017 at the Town Hall studio with the premiere of Niamh Ryan’s new play, Eternal Youth.

NUI Galway launches Theatre Week 2017

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NUI GALWAY'S Theatre Week, showcasing student talent in theatre, literature, and film, returns, and includes Drama Soc performing the stage version of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.

Loudon Wainwright III to play Róisín Dubh

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LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III is "the most candid diarist among the singer-songwriters who...brought confessional poetry into popular song," says the New York Times, while MOJO calls him "one of America's most astute lyrical commentators".

Racing the Union’s blockade of Confederate ports

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The American Civil War (1861-1865) offered rich pickings to qualified seamen and shipowners looking for quick profits. The Union blockade of southern ports was beginning to have an effect on Confederate trade. But any ship which steamed safely through the blockade could command high prices for its cargo. On the homeward journey, if you were lucky, large profits could be made on a cargo of cotton which was in big demand in Britain.

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