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Druid Theatre Company, the early years

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For many years theatre in Galway was represented by regular productions from An Taibhdhearc and occasional productions by the Dramatic Society in UCG. Occasionally, other groups appeared but they never seemed to survive for very long — The Lamplighters, The D And I, The Galway Little Theatre Company, etc. Most of these were enthusiastic amateurs who often put on memorable shows. In 1969 an attempt was made to introduce semi-professional theatre to the city with the formation of The Galway Repertory Theatre, and two years later Frank Bailey founded the Celtic Arts Theatre, but sadly, both of these companies were short lived.

Athletics in St Mary’s College

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St Mary’s opened in 1912 with 60 boarders and 17 day boys. The first school sports there took place in 1928, and since then the college has produced many fine athletes in track and field. The first mention of All-Ireland sports in the annals of the school concerns Tom Fahy, who in 1938 set a new Irish record for the 12lb shot. In 1939 the school won its first Connacht Schools title; in 1943, it won three titles, four in 1946, and five in 1947. In that last year, one athlete, Martin Kilmartin, won three golds, and set records in both the triple jump and the long jump. In 1948 the college again won five titles, and in 1950 John Linnane set a new Irish record in the pole vault.

Frankie fares forth

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VOTED ONE of the top 10 plays of the last decade in the Sunday Times Critics Choice, Conor McPherson’s The Seafarer is a blackly funny, moving and spooky drama. Nomad Theatre Network and Decadent Theatre Company have now mounted a new production of this award-winning play which is coming soon to the Town Hall Theatre as part of a national tour.

Ray McBride — a profile

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Ray McBride was born in Bohermore, the son of Bobby and Kathleen. He was educated in the Claddagh National School and in Saint Mary’s College. He was always very athletic and tried his hand at a number of sports. He was no good at rugby and his Gaelic football career was cut short by a broken wrist, but he was a nifty soccer player.

Celebrate the sea in Galway this St Patrick’s Day

Galway will hold its 106th St Patrick’s Day Parade on Tuesday and this year’s sea based theme will have sea creatures swarming through the city streets.

 

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