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As I am compiling this weekly column for the Advertiser, people in the US are voting in the mid-term elections for both the House of Representatives and the Senate. So by the time my column appears the results will be fully out. I hope that the polls which are forecasting Democratic wins in the House of Representatives are correct, but of course our belief in polls has run low. President Trump has put a huge effort into shoring up the Republican seats in both the Congress and the Senate, and he has campaigned tirelessly for the last 10 days hoping to consolidate the Republican vote. It seems that the US is viewing these mid-term elections as a referendum on President Trump and his handling of the US. So it will be very intriguing to see the results and to see whether the Democrats will come back in charge of the House of Representatives.
My great grandmother, Elizabeth Ellam, was killed on the RMS Leinster when on October 10 1918, exploded and sank following a ruthless German submarine attack shortly after the ship had departed Dun Laoghaire, on her way to Holyhead in Wales. It was practically one month to the day before World War I was declared officially over.
Ray Moylette will be coming home for a WBC international title fight on Friday December 7 in the Royal Theatre Castlebar.
Saturday night next November 3 at 7.30 pm in Knock Basilica will see two of Ireland’s leading female vocalists take to the stage in a concert performance of Handel’s legendary Messiah with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.
The Lost Brothers are Westport bound this December and have been shortlisted for Best Album and Best Group at the inaugural RTE Radio Folk Awards.
NELLY, THE rap star best known for the song 'Hot In Here', is on his way to Galway to play a 'Róísín Dubh presents...' concert at Leisureland, Salthill, as part of his current Irish tour.
INSPIRED BY interviews with current and former soldiers from the Irish Defence Forces, the British army, and survivors of the Bosnian war, Soldier Still, the critically acclaimed new production by Junk Ensemble, is coming to Galway next week.
Eurovision's Ryan O'Shaughnessy will play at Garbo's in Castlebar on November 24.
The word “energy” peppers Noeline Kavanagh’s conversation as she talks about her time with Macnas and looks forward to this weekend’s Halloween parade, Out Of The Wild Sky. Kavanagh herself is a human dynamo; though sitting at her office desk she is still a constant whirr of motioning arms, expressive gestures, and infectious enthusiasm.
OUGHTERARD ARTIST Gordon Harris has made the shortlist for Ireland’s most significant contemporary arts award, the Savills Prize, at the Vue Contemporary Art Fair 2018 at the Royal Hibernian Academy.