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‘A Shaking of the Dry Bones’ - Achill Island in the 1830s

On the eve of the Great Famine there was a terrible scandal in Kinvara, Co Galway. William Burke, who had served as a Catholic priest for 13 years, announced to his congregation that he was leaving the church and becoming Protestant. The people were so angry that about 2,000 pursued his carriage and hurled abuse at him. Two other clergymen and police protection were required to keep him safe.

Boxer’s brush with royalty

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Christian O'Reilly and Rory Nolan for Druid Debuts

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RORY NOLAN has earned a reputation as one of our finest theatre actors, but he is about to show another side of himself - that of playwright, at this year's Galway International Arts Festival.

Why Wolfe Tone and the 1798 Rebellion still matter

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If you happen to cross Galway’s Wolfe Tone Bridge, spare a thought for the man whose name it carries, especially as this month - yesterday, June 20, to be precise - marks the 255th anniversary of Tone’s birth.

McGuinness welcomes decision to hold referendum on blasphemy

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Mairead McGuinness, MEP for the Galway area and first Vice-President responsible for the European Parliament’s relations with churches, religions and non-confessional organisations, has welcomed the decision by Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan to bring to Government today plans to hold a referendum on the blasphemy clause in the Irish Constitution.

Papal visit to Knock confirmed to take place

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Mayo is gearing up for the arrival of Pope Francis after it was confirmed today that the Pope will visit Knock on Sunday, August 26.

Galway Theatre Festival appoints new festival director

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GALWAY THEATRE Festival has appointed Sorcha Keane as its new festival director. She takes over the festival as it moves into its 11th year.

Album review: The Flaming Lips

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IT IS easy to forget The Flaming Lips have been a going concern for 35 years, but this vast, 52 track, three-disc collection, reminds you, not only of their longevity, but their evolution over that time, and their achievement.

Knock Church and Apparition Chapel reopen to the public

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Knock Parish Church and Apparition Chapel reopened on Friday having been closed for months for refurbishment works.

RTE to continue Drama Festival sponsorship

In last week’s Mary O’Rourke column, it was stated that RTE was ending its sponsorship of the All-Ireland Drama Festival.

 

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