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'I have yet to write my best song,'

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Albert Hammond owes a lot to a man who had a barber's shop in Gibraltar. As a child the world famous singer/songwriter used to sweep hair off the floor in exchange for guitar lessons.

The Claddagh inspires new Town Hall exhibition

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TOMORROW NIGHT, the Town Hall Theatre bar hosts the opening of a fascinating new art exhibition, entitled Claddagh Images - Real & Imagined, by 6 Degrees West, a Galway-based collective whose members are graduates of the GMIT's art and design degree course.

A letter from Seamus Heaney

Week II

A week is a long time in football

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Mayo are on the look out for a new senior football manager after the inevitable resigning of joint managers Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly last Friday night. It was a somewhat embarrassing saga in the Mayo GAA family that such an event occurred. By the time Noel and Pat resigned I had simply had enough. I was so drained from talking about it and anxiously waiting for any developments that I was relieved there was closure.

Ways of looking with author Colum McCann

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COLUM MCCANN, one of Ireland’s finest writers, will read from his new book, Thirteen Ways Of Looking, at an event tomorrow evening [Friday October 9], organised by Cúirt International Festival of Literature and An Taibhdhearc Theatre.

Patrick Lafcadio Hearn - the Irishman who loved Japan

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PATRICK LAFCADIO Hearn is the most famous Irishman you have never heard of, but for people in Japan he is an Irish writer whose stature is rivaled only by WB Yeats and James Joyce - and Galway is about to become aware of him through a celebration of his life and work in the city.

It's easy to lay blame from the outside

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Now that the dust has settled and Mayo’s 2015 attempt to win back the Sam Maguire cup for the first time since 1951 came to a very disappointing end, I was somewhat amazed at the way the media and general public analysed the situation. You have to be thick skinned to be a manager of a senior inter-county team; I know I will never be. The knives are most certainly out. Everybody bar the team’s kit man has had some level of blame directed towards them.

Leading entrepreneurs to address GMIT’s Spirit of Entrepreneurship event

Entrepreneurs and business people from the west region will gather at GMIT Mayo in Castlebar on Tuesday, 29 September, to participate in the ninth annual Spirit of Entrepreneurship evening hosted by the Innovation Hub (iHub), formerly known as the Innovation in Business Centre (IiBC).

Return of Star Of The Sea

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ONE OF the big hits of last year’s Galway International Arts Festival was Star Of The Sea, the superb stage adaptation of Joseph O’Connor’s acclaimed novel jointly produced by Moonfish and An Taibhdhearc. Audiences now have a second chance to see this much-praised show when it returns to An Taibhdearc for a short run prior to embarking on a national tour.

 

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