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THE DARK days of January can be a dreary time of year but NUIG’s Comedy Soc, in association with Bank of Ireland, has the perfect antidote to those seasonal blues with January Laughs, an evening of top-notch comedy with some of Ireland’s leading laughmeisters.
SARAH O'GORMAN'S entry into comedy came via a mixture of geography, circumstance, and finding herself standing next to Phill Jupitus. Today she is auditor of the NUIG Comedy Society, and is about to make her second appearance at the Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway.
On December 7 1922, Pádraic Ó Máille TD and his friend Sean Hales TD of Cork, walked out of a hotel on Ormonde Quay, by Dublin’s river Liffy. They just had lunch, and were on their way back to the Dáil in Leinster House, a short drive away. Ó Máille, Galway city and Connemara’s first TD, had been appointed Leas Ceann Comhairle (deputy speaker ).
The tragic death of Kayaker and water enthusiast, Eamonn O’Donohoe, will be remembered through activities at Hodson Bay in the coming weeks.
The committee of Cycle for ACT are proud to announce details of Cycle for ACT 2016. Now in its second year, this hugely popular 55k and 100k cycle will take place in Tuam, Co Galway on Sunday April 17 to raise awareness and funds for the national charity ACT for Meningitis, to help them continue to save lives through awareness and offer support to anyone in Ireland affected by meningitis.
Éamon Ó Cuiv TD has had his first tentative piece of literary writing published in the current The Galway Review (volume 4). It is a competent piece of writing, and no one would have expected anything less, from the young Lochinvar who rides out of the west to astounding political victories every time. He wrote a review of Daniel Sammon’s Croagh Patrick and Me, Ireland’s holy mountain, which he can probably see from his kitchen window.
The 2016 Corrib Oil Galway International Rally marked the introduction of the R5 category of cars as the main vehicles in the Irish Tarmac Championship.
A fundraising event will take place in the Town Hall Theatre on Monday December 7 in aid of Tuam man Shane Grogan who was seriously injured in an unprovoked assault in the town three years ago.
Irish traditional music is one of the great survivors of history. Maybe it was because we are an island, way off on our own in the western Atlantic, and until the latter decades of the last century, out of hearing from the mass cultural movements of popular cinema, radio and TV, especially the modern music from Europe and the US, that something distinctive has survived. As a boy I would only hear traditional music sessions in a few Gaelteacht areas, or from the welcoming Standún family in Spiddal, or at the Féiseanna at An Taibhdhearc, which was more memorable for the day off from school than it was for the music.