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Achill hoe-down for Pete Montana gig

Achill is to ‘hoe-down’ to the sound of traditional country music with a twist tomorrow night (Saturday)

Connacht still in sixth despite Cardiff controversy

Connacht Rugby and Pat Lam will welcome the two-week break from Pro 12 action after a frustrating and controversial loss to Cardiff at the weekend.

Nine nights of top drama start in Claregalway tonight

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The finest amateur drama talent in the country will head to Claregalway from tonight (Thursday) March 12 when the Claregalway Drama Festival gets under way at the local leisure centre. And with nine nights of drama available for amazing value, this is an one event that theatre fans cannot afford to miss.

Wine, women, and song!

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THE WORD ‘bespectacled’ is usually preceded or followed by the term ‘mild-mannered’, but there is nothing ‘mild-mannered’ about the bespectacled trio of wild women in sequinned mini-skirts that go by name The Nualas.

Tales of Finn mac Cumaill to be inked to places of exceptional natural resources in city lecture

Places associated with Finn mac Cumaill in the Fenian cycle of tales and named after him and his warrior band have an historical reality as important boundary points, hunting grounds and areas of mineral enrichment in medieval and prehistoric times. This concept will be explored further in a public lecture on 5 March by NUI Galway archaeologist, Professor Elizabeth FitzPatrick.Finn mac Cumaill (Finn McCool) and his fían or warrior band are central figures in the literature and oral tradition of Gaelic-speaking peoples of Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man.

Special needs punk-rockers and fly-fish bait makers

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A FINNISH punk band, whose members are special needs adults, and a woman who makes fly fishing bait, are the subjects of two documentaries to be screened in Athenry this weekend.

One hundred and thirty years of Connacht Rugby

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The Connacht branch of the Irish Rugby Football Union was formed on December 8, 1885 in Corless’ Burlington Dining Rooms, Andrew Street, and Church Lane, Dublin. The meeting took place after the first time Connacht played as a province in a match against Leinster. The clubs represented at the meeting were Ballinasloe, Castlebar, Galway Grammar School, Galway Town, Queen’s College Galway, and Ranelagh School, Athlone.

Two new recruits for the Connaught Rangers

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This very fine painting ‘Listed for the Connaught Rangers, recruiting in Ireland 1878’, was painted by Elizabeth S Thompson, but following her marriage to Lieutenant General Sir William Butler of Bansha Castle, Co Tipperary, is best known as Lady Butler. It is not only extremely unusual for a woman artist to have so successfully worked in the highly masculine field of military art, but Lady Butler was an exception in many ways. She was an innovator, particularly in her sensitive and humane depiction of the ordinary soldier. Detail was all important. She was a regular visitor to Chelsea Hospital, and other retirement homes for soldiers, to question survivors, sometimes getting them to re-enact a particular scene.

Fallon in fine fettle for Ireland

Jamie Fallon of Craughwell AC continues to make a name for himself, coming in second at the Celtic International Cross Country.

Five fishermen plucked from stormy sea after trawler sinks

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Four Galway based fishermen and a Romanian crewman are making their way home after a terrifying experience when the trawler they were fishing on sank off the west coast of Scotland on Tuesday.

 

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