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Poetry workshops at Galway Arts Centre

THE POET Kevin Higgins will teach classes in poetry writing for beginners and advanced levels in the Galway Arts Centre, Dominick Street, starting in September.

‘A thrifle more to the wesht, I’ll trouble ye, me lady’

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I n the late 19th century women and girls rarely swam in the sea. It was considered unseemly. Yet in the belief that sea water was good for the skin, hotels and guest houses along the seafront at Salthill proudly offered sea baths, and 'showers' which could be enjoyed in any weather.

'The right man for the job'

Uachtarán na hÉireann, Michael D Higgins, has "represented Ireland brilliantly abroad", and in his values, ideals, and vision, is what is needed now at home and abroad, during this era of political turmoil and the rise of far-right populism on the continent.

Uachtarán Michael D Higgins - 'The right man for the job'

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Uachtarán na hÉireann, Michael D Higgins, has "represented Ireland brilliantly abroad", and in his values, ideals, and vision, is what is needed now at home and abroad, during this era of political turmoil and the rise of far-right populism on the continent.

Galway Jazz Festival to defy Brexit

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IN DEFIANCE of the impending reality of Brexit, and what it may mean for touring musicians, the Galway Jazz Festival has announced a line up for this October's event, that contains strong UK representation.

Incantata and ‘reaching across the void’

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THE SHOWPIECE theatre premiere in this year’s GIAF is the staging of Paul Muldoon’s great elegy Incantata, which the poet wrote in response to the death from cancer, in 1992, of his one-time lover, artist Mary Farl Powers, who was aged just 44.

Galway’s biggest literary open-mic

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THE WESTSIDE Arts Festival and Over The Edge literary events will host what is probably Galway’s biggest literary open mic of the year in the Westside Library, Seamus Quirke Road.

Men In Black and Charlie’s Angels screenwriter to give Fleadh masterclass

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ED SOLOMON, the scriptwriter of Men In Black and Charlie’s Angels, and who is working on the third Bill and Ted film, will give the Screenwriters Masterclass at this year's Galway Film Fleadh.

The poet and his legend returns home

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Kathleen B Curran, who began working for the Galway Harbour Board after she left school, would rise spectacularly through the ranks to become the combined Harbour Master and secretary to the Port Authority (an unheard of position for a woman in Ireland). She was intimately involved in all of the major events which the harbour witnessed during the latter part of the last century. But I am sure she took particular pleasure, as an Irish language enthusiast and a great admirer of the poet WB Yeats, when Galway was picked out to play a role in the great poet’s funeral.

Jazz and reverberations to echo in St Nicholas'

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AN UNUSUAL, but potentially fascinating, concert, featuring Mikkel Ploug, "the latest sensation in European jazz guitar," according to leading Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, takes place in Galway this month.

 

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