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Remembering the people’s poet

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Patrick Kavanagh never spoke about poetry or literature to his friends. The Monaghan born poet and novelist, who grew up on a small farm, was more inclined to talk about everyday news, politics, Marilyn Monroe, horse racing, and goodlooking, rich women or medical students who caught his eye. And there were quite a few of these!

The Three Tenors to play Town Hall Theatre

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THE THREE Tenors, whose concerts have been called "fabulous, high-calibre...soulful" by the Sunday Independent, and a "knockout’’ by the New York Times, return to Galway this month.

Clare Island Lighthouse wins prestigious international award

Clare Island Lighthouse has been named Europe’s Best Coastal Boutique Hotel at the World Boutique Hotel Awards.

The Academic to play Róisín Dubh

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THE ACADEMIC, the Westmeath indie-rock sensation called “one of Ireland’s most exciting new bands” by The Independent, play the Róisín Dubh next week, as part of their December tour of Ireland.

International readings at Over The Edge

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A FORMER PR for UN peacekeeping missions in the Third World will be among the writers reading at Over The Edge in the Galway City Library on Thursday November 17 at 6.30pm.

Loudon Wainwright III to play Róisín Dubh

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LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III is "the most candid diarist among the singer-songwriters who...brought confessional poetry into popular song," says the New York Times, while MOJO calls him "one of America's most astute lyrical commentators".

The end of the Galway Line?

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General Robert E Lee’s surrender to the the Union army at Appomattox court house on the morning of April 9 1865, brought the four year Civil War to a close.

The Dan Band - 'Dan, That’s Funny’

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WHETHER YOU know it or not, The Dan Band is the most popular wedding band in the world. Nobody can nail a 1980s classic better than Dan Finnerty as Galway will find out at this month's Vodafone Comedy Carnival.

Did Capt John Wilson ever receive his well earned plate?

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There can be no greater horror for passengers and crew than facing death on a burning ship in a heavy sea, that was sinking by its bow. Which death would you choose? Stay on board and be burnt? Or chance your luck in the waves?

The loss of the PS Connaught, flagship of the Galway Line

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The loss of the PS Connaught, October 8 1860, launched to reverse the sliding fortunes of the J Orwell Lever’s Galway Line, was a severe blow to the company. Although the local press tried to make the most of the fact that of the 591 people on board, not one life was lost, the bad publicity soured the public towards the Galway Line, which was also in financial trouble.

 

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