Search Results for 'Sean Connery'

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Explore our heritage in the spoken word

There are many fascinating little gems of our heritage contained in the words we speak every day but go unnoticed. For example, the name Scotland translates as ‘land of the Irish’, while another country name literally means ‘fierce people’. The surname Cameron is a transliteration of cama shrón, which Irish speakers will translate as ‘crooked nose’, and Cambell comes from cam béal, meaning ‘crooked mouth’.

Westmeath’s Miss Ireland receives thanks from Barack

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A former Miss Ireland and Moate native is celebrating a personal letter of thanks from President Barack Obama for the gift of a painting he received following his Irish trip.

New film club for Sonna

Westmeath Rural Arts are launching a film club in Sonna Hall on Friday May 7 at 8pm with the showing of a selection of films with Westmeath connections. The feature film for this first Film Friday will be The First Great Train Robbery (1979), directed by Michael Crichton and starring Sean Connery and Donald Sutherland, a significant part of which was filmed in Westmeath.

Getting into The Head of Red O’Brien

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OVER THE past few years, actor/author Mark O’Halloran has proven himself one of Ireland’s most gifted dramatists with his justly-acclaimed scripts for the films Adam & Paul and Garage.

The Head of Red O’Brien

THEATRE, MUSIC, art installation, and storytelling will combine in a new production of Mark O’Halloran’s The Head of Red O’Brien, which will be staged in Galway next month.

Not even James Bond can tempt Connacht girls

Fewer than half of Connacht women would consider flying off to some far-flung country for a James Bond-style romancing and adventure, but only just, as they would put job, accommodation, and financial security above all else.


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