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The awaking of Augusta …A creative life

Augusta Lady Gregory, and her husband Sir William, were away in Italy in May 1888, when her former lover Wilfrid Scawen Blunt was imprisoned in Galway for participating in an anti-eviction rally at Woodford the previous October. I described last week, that within two days of her return to Galway she visited his empty cell, and remained sometime.*

'I don't think you can approach anything without having as a consideration the representation of women'

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The Mai is a richly-woven story of four generations of women in one midlands family. At the centre of the household is The Mai, a 40-year-old woman torn between her wayward husband and her family’s happiness in a play that brims with passion and poetry, love and lyricism, heartache and hope.

Letter from Ted Hughes to Assia’s sister, Celia Chaikin, April 14 1969

Week III

The history of Lough Mask through its own isles

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Throughout the centuries the islands of Lough Mask have stood silently and helplessly by as they played host to many extraordinary events. This week I am able to touch on just some of those events chronologically.

A letter sent to GA Hayes-McCoy

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One hundred years ago there were a series of truly terrible battles on the Western Front which were watched anxiously in Ireland as elsewhere. On June 7, near the Belgian village of Messines, the Allied army won a substantial victory. It gave hope, which turned out to be tragically false, that perhaps this was the beginning of the end of the war. With the capture of the Messines ridge, the Allies were confident they could clear a path all the way down to Passchendaele, and capture the Belgian coast up the Dutch border.

Don’t Dress for Dinner in Tuar Ard!

Rosemount Amateur Drama Group is delighted to present Don't Dress for Dinner by Marc Camoletti, adapted by Robin Hawdon.

Minors face stiff test against fancied Tribesmen

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Enda Gilvarry's Mayo minors face their own "high noon" on Sunday when they take on Galway in the Connacht Minor Football Championship final in Pearse Stadium in Salthill. Mayo booked their place in the showdown with an impressive win over Leitrim nine days ago, but this challenge will be an all together tougher one for this years crop of minors.

Tabletopping Compántas Lir stage two city performances of Proof before they head for All-Ireland

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Tabletopping Compántas Lir, the Claregalway/Carnmore drama group head to the All-Ireland Drama Finals in Castleblayney later this month having amassed the most points among all the confined drama groups in Ireland for their production of the David Auburn play Proof.

Tabletopping Compántas Lir stage two city performances of Proof before they head for All-Ireland

Tabletopping Compántas Lir, the Claregalway/Carnmore drama group head to the All-Ireland Drama Finals in Castleblayney later this month having amassed the most points among all the confined drama groups in Ireland for their production of the David Auburn play Proof.

Compántas Lir back in the city with awardwinning play

Claregalway/Carnmore drama group, Compántas Lir, returns to Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe next week with their latest production, Proof by David Auburn.

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