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‘It surpassed my expectations in all kinds of ways’

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GALWAY PLAYWRIGHT Christian O’Reilly and actor John Mahoney have lit up previous Galway International Arts Festivals with their contributions, but 2014 sees them joining forces in O’Reilly’s acclaimed new play Chapatti.

Bonniconlon farmer laid to rest

A Bonniconlon farmer who died from injuries received when his quad bike overturned on his farm last Monday was laid to rest yesterday (Thursday).

Outpouring of sympathy following death of legendary actor Mick Lally

There was widespread outpourings of sympathy this week following the death on Tuesday of Tourmakeady native Mick Lally. Lally, who was 64, died in hospital in Dublin on Tuesday following a short illness. His funeral service took place in Newlands Cross crematorium chapel at 2pm yesterday, Thursday. He is survived by his wife Peggy and three children, Saileog, Darach, and Maghnus.

Mick Lally - a man without measure

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Without Mick Lally’s input and support, Druid Theatre Company might “never have existed”. So said Druid artistic director Garry Hynes, who paid tribute to the much loved actor who died this week.

A scholar with a voice like silk — Marie Mullen remembers Mick Lally

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A scholar, a big personality, and a marvellous actor with a voice like silk is how the actress Marie Mullen will remember the late Mick Lally, a close friend with whom she co-founded Druid, with Garry Hynes, and with whom she shared the stage on numerous occasions.

Sadness at death of former mayor Keenehan

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Athlone has noted the passing this week of former mayor, trade unionist and champion of the working man, John “Joxer” Keenehan, who died suddenly on Tuesday at his residence in West Lodge.

Former Oasis guitarist Bonehead to play The Crane

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IN THE mid-1990s rock was in a perilous state as manufactured groups Take That, The Spice Girls, and Boyzone dominated the charts but a group of Mancunians called Oasis were about to bring guitar-based music back.

Greens offer new voice for new challenges for Westport

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Fergus McAllister was selected by the Mayo Green Party to run as a candidate for the Westport Town Council election this June. McAllister says that he will concentrate his immediate attention on supporting local businesses so that closures can be staved off and jobs can be protected.

Home thoughts from abroad

It was a twofold mission — to do the best you could for yourself and to do the best you could for the folks at home. Margaret Craven was talking about emigration from Ireland the way it used to be in the 1960s. She knows. She left her native Letterard in Connemara as a teenager. She was then Margaret Connolly and, like thousands of others of her generation, the bells of emigration were tolling for her early in her life. She was speaking in Portland in the state of Maine in America last week. She is now a state representative for the Democrats in the state parliament in Maine; next week she will almost certainly be a state senator. She has an election next Tuesday and the bells are tolling for her Republican opponent. But last Monday it was the bells in the Church of St Dominick in Portland that tolled and told the story of the Irish in the state of Maine. And it brought together many elements of the Irish diaspora.

 

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