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Jimmy’s Hall - The Abbey’s rollicking 'céilí play'

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A HIGHLIGHT of the Town Hall’s autumn programme is the September visit of the Abbey Theatre with its rollicking stage adaptation of Ken Loach's critically acclaimed film, Jimmy’s Hall.

Irish music festivals: Dying out or changing up?

 

Songwriters to explain the art of writing lyrics at Cúirt

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ARE MUSIC and literature separate art forms? Iron Maiden have drawn inspiration from Tennyson, Coleridge, and Robert Burns for their songs; Leonard Cohen was a poet as well as a songwriter, and novelist Polly Samson has written lyrics for David Gilmour and Pink Floyd.

Liptons in Galway

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In 1871, Thomas Lipton from Glasgow used his savings to open his first shop. By the 1880s he had more than 200 shops. He was an entrepreneur, and when he realised that there was potential for growth in the market for tea, and that the product was too expensive, he went to Ceylon and bought his own tea plantation. He sold his tea at low prices in one pound, half pound, and quarter pound packets, and he advertised it very cleverly: “Direct from the Tea Gardens to the Teapot,” or, “Treat your Lips to a Cup Of Lipton’s Peko Tips Tea, two shillings and eight pence per pound.”

World music and a 'Bollywood céilí' in Gort

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A BOLLYWOOD céilí and world music will be heard from five Irish youth orchestras at the 11th annual Coole Music Orchestra Festival which comes to Gort, south Galway, next weekend.

Naughton demands appointment of project manager for Parkmore traffic chaos

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A dedicated "professional project manager" is urgently required to tackle Parkmore's traffic chaos and push through the bus and cycle lanes, park and ride facilities, and integrated transport solutions the area needs.

Naughton demands 'more action' over Parkmore traffic

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Despite a major road-widening project, junction improvements, and bus priority measures being introduced to ease the chronic traffic problems in Parkmore, a Galway TD is demanding "much more efficient action" to be taken.

Moycullen's Cunningham wants more intensity

SSE Airtricity Moycullen Basketball face a tough assignment in the Super League when they head to the capital to take on perennial title contenders Killester on Saturday (6pm).

Moycullen's Cunningham wants more intensity

SSE Airtricity Moycullen Basketball face a tough assignment in the Super League when they head to the capital to take on perennial title contenders Killester on Saturday (6pm).

Parkmore N6 right-turn extension plans go to tender

Fine Gael TD Hildegarde Naughton has said that Galway City Council has formalised a tender notice for the proposed works at Parkmore last Friday, June 23, and interested parties have two weeks to submit tenders.

 

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