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An evening of tales about the Tuatha De Danann

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AN EVENING of storytelling and trad music will take place in Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop when Diarmuid Johnson reads excerpts from his new book, Tuatha De Danann, accompanied by Donegal fiddle player Bríd Harper.

Roscahill school wins All-Ireland Schools Quiz

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Tensions were high in the RDS on Sunday April 12 as the Credit Union All-Ireland School Quiz tested the 100 teams of four primary school-children knowledge on everything from the name of the chilli heat scale to how many sides has a tetradecagon. While these questions would stump the average person, the team from St Annin’s National School were more than capable and won the Competition B (11-13 age group).

Straide’s Brigid inspires 100 women to run in her honour

A Straide woman, whose vibrant personality, enthusiasm for life and deep roots and friendships within her community and beyond, has inspired a century strong army of women to run in her honour at the West of Ireland Women’s Mini-Marathon on Sunday.

Diarmuid de Faoite agus An Gobán Saor

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DIARMUID DE Faoite continues his Seacht Scéal/Seven Sagas series of interactive storytelling for all ages, with another lunchtime show at An Taibhdhearc.

Cycle for Niamh - brothers to make mammoth trek for beloved sister

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Three brothers will cycle 713km in memory of their sister, Niamh Kelly Coughlan, who was a frequent visitor to the Louisburgh area, over five days from July 30 to August 3. They will be coming west on Wednesday, July 31 and then going through Louisburgh on to Limerick.

Theatre and musical treats coming up in Ballina

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On Saturday, April 20 at 8pm multi-talented, Scottish-born guitarist and singer-songwriter Dick Gaughan will be taking to the stage in the Ballina Arts Centre. Gaughan’s songs are known for the passion and political conviction he puts into them and his music has been recorded by the likes of Billy Bragg, Christy Moore, Mary Black, Roy Bailey, and Capercaillie. Tickets cost from €12 to €15 and booking is essential.

Through the glass darkly

The late Hubert Butler once wrote a delightful essay called Influenza on Aran in which he examined the evidence for the early Irish saints. His title is explained in the first few sentences: “When I arrived in Aran by the Naomh Eanna at Kilronan I was sneezing and, by the time I had raced to St Enda’s Church at Killeany and seen the stone on which he had floated in from Connemara, I was feverish and coughing. I spent the rest of my time in bed reading the only two books on Aran and its saints that I could find, a big one by Mr O Siochain [Aran: Islands of Legend] and a small one by Father Scantlebury [Saints and Shrines of Aran Mor]”.

Deeper Well to play the Springhill Court Hotel

Deeper Well, the Kerry-based band are lining up an intimate gig tonight (Friday) April 3 in the Springhill Court Hotel Kilkenny.

 

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