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New destinations and deals for 2017

The following is a selection of the best offers available this week from the Irish Travel Agents Association.

French pianist Adam Laloum to make Galway debut

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THE BRILLIANT young French pianist Adam Laloum makes his Irish debut with a Music For Galway concert next week, performing works by Brahms, Schubert, and Mozart.

Westport Chamber Music Festival is ready to entertain

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his year’s Westport Festival of Chamber Music takes place in Westport House on Friday September 9 at 8pm, and on Saturday September 10 at 12 noon, 8pm, and 10.30pm in the Town Hall Theatre. It will come to a close on Sunday September 11 at 3pm in Holy Trinity Church.  The three venues are ideal for chamber music, providing intimate acoustic experiences. Artistic director Hugh Tinney said: “Our Westport Festival has grown in the past three years into a cultural event that fits seamlessly into the Westport autumn, yet with an atmosphere and a following all of its own. Everything plays its part in this collaborative sharing between musicians, audience members, venues, organisers and other local supporters.”

Galway craft a hit in Sweden

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A Galway designer’s ability to recycle materials into original craft products has proved a hit in Sweden.

Galway duo find novel way to overcome amplifier bans on continental Europe

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IF YOU are in a band and keen to promote yourself in a city that does not know you, a good way is to get out onto the street and perform, but if you are an indie-electro band you need amplifiers, which are increasingly banned for busking.

Former Salthill teacher ordained a Dominican priest

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A former teacher from Salthill, who first felt a “calling” to the religious life as a child while attending the Solemn Novena at Galway Cathedral, was ordained a Dominican priest at the weekend.

Galway Touch Rugby players head to Euros

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Members of the Irish Women's Touch Rugby team, many of whom play with Galway Touch, are taking part in the European European Touch Championships in Jersey next month.

Mná Mná - three women, three kinds of music @ Roisín Dubh

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THREE IRISH singer-songwriters - Meaghan La Grandeur, Lauren Ní Chasaide, and Maja Elliot - will play Mná Mná Music at the Róisín Dubh this evening, in the venue's upstairs bar from 8.30pm.

‘Deep humiliation and bitterness’

Despite the crucial role many women played in the 1916 Rising, very few were given the credit they deserved. In fact some women were refused a pension for many years because they were not men.

Frank O’Sullivan exhibition at Town Hall

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FRANK O'SULLIVAN, from Effin in County Limerick, is the latest artist to exhibit at the Town Hall bar, which curator Margaret Nolan has transformed into a congenial and busy little gallery space.


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