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As I am compiling this column, it is just before the Westminster vote on Brexit. All observers feel the vote will be defeated, and some say very heavily. Be that as it may, the real question now is, what does Theresa May do next? She has to come back next Monday with a further plan of where she will go and what she will do. More and more it appears that the extension of time, which could be looked for at the end of March, is what is in sight, but we are in the dark and do not have any certainty about the outcome. I am sorry that this is so and apologise to the readers, but there is nothing that I or even the most renowned of columnists in the UK or Ireland can do – we cannot see the way forward as yet.
Seventy years after Margaret Athy’s generous patronage of the Augustine abbey and buildings on Fort Hill (originally St Augustine’s Hill), with its commanding view of the port and the town, the place was turned into a butcher’s block. Approximately 300 survivors of the ill-fated Armada were beheaded there.
SET IN 1708, Britain is at war and the monarchy has absolute rule. However the country is stuck with a childish, petulant, and depressed Queen who has no real interest in ruling.
It is almost Christmas and there is something magical in the air. And of course the magic runs into early January when our favourite fairy tales come to life in the form of the annual pantomime.
A GALWAY Christmas without the Renmore Panto is as unthinkable as Santa without his sleigh, and this year’s spectacular offering, Sleeping Beauty, opens on December 29 at the Town Hall and runs to January 13.
One of Ireland’s best homegrown talents will take to the stage at Karma Athlone on Friday, December 21.
COMEDIAN KATHERINE Lynch takes on the role of the Wicked Queen in Snow White, this year’s panto at the University Concert Hall, Limerick, where she will be joined by Richie Hayes and Dancing with the Stars' Dayl Cronin.
RENMORE PANTOMIME will celebrate its 40th anniversary with Sleeping Beauty, specially scripted by Panto Dame Peter Kennedy, and directed by AIMS award-winning twins, Brian and Seán Power.
Founded in 1993 by Mr. Paschal Gough, the Athlone Choral Society (ACS) celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Based in Athlone, the ACS is an active community choir with over 40 members, including some of its founding members, from Westmeath, Roscommon and across the Midlands. Its first Chairperson was Ms. Brid Downes and since its formation the choir has given two main performances a year, at Christmas and in May, ably guided by distinguished directors, accompanists and invited guests.
Westport Town Hall will host a one-off screening of a documentary that takes the viewers inside both the personal and professional life of sport icon Katie Taylor. KATIE is a documentary by Ross Whitaker and will be screened on Wednesday, November 28 at 8pm in Westport Town Hall Theatre with Q&A afterwards with the film-maker.