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Panti Bliss - High Heels in Low Places

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PANTI BLISS, activist, entertainer, drag queen, personality, and bona fide National Treasure, is bringing her show High Heels In Low Places to the Town Hall Theatre on Saturday July 4 at 8pm.

Macnas to headline Lithuanian capital’s culture night

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Macnas will take to the streets of the Lithuanian capital Vilnius tomorrow night where it will stage its street theatre show Whose Kingdom Is This Anyways?

Coming soon… Galway's newest restaurants, cafés, and gastropubs

Summer in Galway is showing no signs of hotting up just yet. That's not the case in the food scene though. The city's culinary entrepreneurs are working hard to open a seemingly never-ending flow of new restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and more. Want to have your finger on the pulse of what's new in the Galway restaurant scene and keep one step ahead of friends and colleagues on where's going to be the next must-try new place to eat? Here is the latest news and gossip on what gastronomic delights are heading our way and the best new restaurants coming soon to the city of the tribes.

Protecting Edward VII - A ‘friend of the Pope’, in Connemara 1903

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Pleased with his friendly reception in Dublin in 1903, His Majesty King Edward VII determined to visit the wilds of Connemara and Kerry. Such a visit presented a number of problems for Dublin Castle, not least was security at a time when nationalism was rearing its head, and seldom lost an opportunity to express itself by demostrations and protests. I learn something of these concerns from a delightful book Memories: Wise and Otherwise. by The Rt Hon Sir Henry Robinson, Bart, KCB. (Published by Cassell and Co, London, 1923). Robinson was head of the Local Government Board in Ireland, and a man, who in the tradition of Somerville and Ross, saw humour in the Irish character, and indeed in the efforts of Britain to maintain control in Ireland.

Prince Charles, Sinn Féin meeting is about 'reconciliation and healing' says Ó Clochartaigh

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This morning's planned meeting in Galway between Sinn Féin leaders Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness with Britain's Prince Charles is a great moment of "national reconciliation", a Galway senator has said.

King's the new queen of hats

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Caroline Whelan meets Caithriona King who is making major waves on the national millinery scene

New venue for hit Gráinne Mhaol show

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The popular traditional music and dance show, The Legend of Gráinne Mhaol, lifted anchor this week and sailed into its seventh summer season and a new home - at the newly renovated Westport Town Hall. 

King Creosote to play Róisín Dubh

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HE IS Scotland's most acclaimed, and most prolific, contemporary singer-songwriter, a man who, the Mail On Sunday, said uses folk music "for its finest purpose: connecting the past to the present, and making both come alive in the moment of hearing".

Francie Brady rides again

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FOLLOWING A highly successful tour of Ireland last year which saw the production receive standing ovations for every performance, An Grianán Theatre is once again touring Pat McCabe's classic Frank Pig Says Hello.

Galway ready to give a 'royal' welcome to Charles and Camilla

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Tourism bosses are confident next week's royal visit to Galway will lead to a surge in the number of visitors from the UK. Views of the city and county will be beamed across the world due to the presence of Prince Charles and Camilla The Duchess of Cornwall on Tuesday. The world's media, which avidly follows members of the royal family to every destination, will undoubtedly ensure the city and county gets a well deserved share of the spotlight.

 

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