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Not long to go to Westival

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Westival (Westport Music and Arts Festival) has announced its programme of events running from Wednesday October 24 to Monday October 29, incorporating the Halloween Bank Holiday Weekend.

House prices rise 6% in Mayo

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House prices nationally rose by 1.3 per cent in the third quarter of 2018, according to the latest House Price Report released by property website, Daft.ie.

Castlebar gears up for a brilliant week of literary events

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Capacity audiences are expected to attend a diverse range of literary events for the Wild Atlantic Words Festival in Castlebar, which runs from Monday October 8 to Sunday October 14.

GMIT Innovation hubs launch second cycle of 'Empower' programme for successful female entrepreneurs

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As part of a drive to increase the number of female entrepreneurs in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon, GMIT Innovation Hubs will deliver a second cycle of their regional programme called "Empower", commencing in October, across the region.

Athlone resident attains an international literary award

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A recognised literary award winner has made Athlone her home. Swathi Sasidharan, who is of Indian origin, attained the noted FOKANA (Federation of Kerala Associations in North America) literary award in recent times, moved to the heart of Ireland in 2005 after her husband commenced work with the computer software engineering company, Ericsson.

The awaking of Augusta

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Isabella Augusta Persse (later Lady Gregory), grew up in Roxborough House, Co Galway, a large rambling estate house, with magnificent gardens, commanding some 18,000 acres over which her father Dudley Persse presided with almost feudal authority. His 13 children knew their wheel-chaired bound father as The Master.*

Fregoli at the double with The Streets Are Ours and The Heart Project

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FREGOLI THEATRE Company take to the stage of Druid’s Mick Lally Theatre with a revival of its fine recent play, The Streets Are Ours, by Robert Higgins. One of the hit shows of this year’s Galway Theatre Festival, it returns on October 10 and 11, prior to a short national tour.

3 Hail Marys at the Town Hall

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AFTER SPENDING more than a decade together in the same nursing home, it is time for Mary O’Toole, Mary O’Neill, and Mary O’Brien to bid farewell to one another. This is 3 Hail Marys, which is coming to the Town Hall Theatre.

Big Tom was a massive Stones fan, reveals Galway author of official biography

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Thousands of fans thronged to Castleblayney at the weekend to see a bronze statue of Big Tom unveiled by President Michael D. Higgins and the launch of the official biography titled Big Tom – The King of Irish Country by Galway author and broadcaster Tom Gilmore from Bodane, Tuam.

Public meeting to ask ‘Is Brexit is an opportunity for Ireland?’

For many, Brexit is a right-wing project because the principal authors are an extreme element of the British Tory Party. However an Australian academic will be putting forward a very different view at a public meeting in Galway.

 

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