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A commanding portrait of Al Capone smiled proudly upon the wall of Capones last Wednesday as the restaurant celebrated its second birthday serving hearty Italian cuisine to the hungry palates of Galway. In a charismatic atmosphere where conversation flowed as smoothly as the wine poured and jazz band played, many faces from around the community joined the festivities.
Al Capone had two passions in life – a fine Italian feed and charity. Known as a modern day Robin Hood during his time, supporting local humanitarian causes was as important to the mobster as evading the coppers.
The last three years or so have seen a big increase in diesel laundering. Fuel smugglers have been making out like Al Capone during Prohibition.
Gangster, bootlegger, and enemy number one, Al Capone once terrorised Chicago, but in Knocknacarra where his mugshots have moved from the police files to gracing the walls of the ever popular restaurant, Capones, his name has become synonymous with great food and service.
I knew it! The chickens are coming home to roost and the part that golf played in creating the current mess is finally being revealed. What have bankers, developers, politicians got in common? They’re all, to the last man and woman, members of golf clubs.
The Crimlin Community Arts Music Collective presents From the Ocean to the Fringe at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Saturday February 27 at 8pm. Crimlin Community Arts is a community music collective of over nine bands including Batafada, Bata Óg, Rockafada, Na Ciotógaí, The Banned Joe Band and Píba Ríba. They cater for local musicians of all tastes and ages. Genres include samba, rock, folk, traditional and pipe band music as well as a fusion of all of these and more. Since forming in 2006, they have performed locally and at international festivals in Spain, Denmark, Italy, Switzerland and more recently at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival in Scotland. The Volvo Ocean Race Festival and the Mary from Dungloe International Festival were also major performances for the collective in 2009.
Top Irish violinist Geraldine O’Grady and her daughter and fellow-violinist Oonagh Keogh join forces for a very special concert the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Thursday, February 11 at 8pm. Geraldine O’Grady has been in the forefront of Irish music since she graduated from the Paris Conservatoire with the coveted Premier Prix and First Place, and has had a distinguished international career as recitalist and soloist with major symphony orchestras. Geraldine’s daughter, Oonagh Keogh, is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and has an honours MA from the University of Limerick. She has performed extensively as a soloist and is a member of the much-acclaimed Irish Chamber Orchestra.
Coyotes Late Bar & Club, Forster Street, Galway, is the city's first purpose built American theme bar. The venue has three different bars, each with a different theme — a Coyote Ugly bar featuring dancers and singers; Al Capone's gangster bar in fifties’ style with pool table and jukebox; and the old Hollywood themed cocktail bar which provides a selection of cocktails, wines, and champagne in a relaxing, comfortable environment.