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Moorehall's fascinating Louisa to be recalled at Ladies of the Gentry event

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Today, it is a fading ruin, an eerie sort of a place in a clearing in the woods, where the ivy has had its own way creeping across the facade for many years now.

Beagán Grá - a concert for Palestine

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GALWAY SKA band Big Jelly and Tuam's brilliant pop-punk trio Oh Boland! will play a concert this weekend to raise funds for the charity Music Harvest which works with children in the Palestinian West Bank.

Leading poets to read at Cúirt

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THE CÚIRT International Festival of Literature began life 30 years ago as a festival dedicated exclusively to poetry. Its remit is wider today, but poetry remains a key factor.

Naomi Shihab Nye: Palestine and poetry meet at Cúirt

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NAOMI SHIHAB Nye has had both the good fortune, and the bad luck, to have lived in interesting times and places. Born in St Louis, Missouri in 1952 to a Palestinian father and an American mother; she grew up in (the now notorious) St Louis suburb of Ferguson, in Jerusalem, and in San Antonio, Texas, where she currently resides.

Israeli film-maker to speak in Galway

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ISRAELI FILM-MAKER and journalist Yotam Feldman will be in Galway next week for a screening of his award winning documentary, The Lab, which examines how the military occupation of Gaza and the West Bank has become a profitable asset for Israel.

Palestinian dancers to perform at city dance festival

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MEMBERS OF Ramallah’s El Funoun Dance Troupe, who work in refugee camps, villages, and cities throughout Palestine, will perform at the fourth Galway Dance Days festival.

Palestine quiz was a success

A table quiz held recently in the Gateway Hotel, Swinford, to raise funds for Palestine, was a huge success.

‘My duty is to build bridges’

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Rarely a week goes by when the strife in Israel/Palestine does not make headlines in the media. In recent years the conflict has seemed ever more intractable, the people increasingly polarised and entrenched. Yet in spite of all, there are still those on both sides of the divide working for mutual understanding and a peaceful resolution of the conflict.

Letter from Ted Hughes to his brother Gerald, April 1966

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This place is a mild paradise for me at present. We moved yesterday, from our sumptuous home, to a much older, wilder place - £2 a week, a house annexed to a big farm (big for this region) at the top of Cleggan bay - right on the west coast.

Pomp and circumstance, and one unmarked grave

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On June 12 1922 a very special ceremony took place at Windsor Castle, near London. Following the establishment of the Irish Free State the previous December, five Irish regiments, including the Connaught Rangers, the Royal Irish, the Leinsters, the Munsters, and the Dublin Fusiliers, which had served the British army with exceptional valour at times, were disbanded. It was a day of special significance for both the participants and onlookers.

 

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