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Olive Tree’s Mustapha asks people not to forget plight of Syrian refugees

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It has been almost two years now since Castlebar businessman Mustapha Aboubi, owner of the Olive Tree restaurant at Market Square, launched his appeal for Syria.

The Prince finds true love...

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After his visit to Britain and Ireland, from 1826 -1828, Prince Hermann, Furst Von Puckler-Muskau returned to Germany, and wrote about his travels with great good humour and vigour. His book, Tour of a German Prince (published in 1830, in four volumes), was an instant success. Translated into English the following year it was a best seller, and a topic of conversation, in both England and America.

Further acts announced for Westport festival

Westport Festival of Music and Food has announced that Little Green Cars will perform on the Roisin Dubh stage at the family friendly boutique festival which takes place in the picturesque grounds of Westport House on both the  Saturday and Sunday nights of the festival. It is the first time an act will play on both nights of the festival.

Budget 2013 —the breakdown

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Ministers Noonan and Howlin were tasked with reducing the deficit in the country’s finances by €3.5bn in the Budget for 2013.  In their highly anticipated Budget speeches, they emphasised their aim to achieve this in a balanced and fair manner.  This has meant that they have cast the net widely and announced the following measures: 

New world cinema season at the Linenhall

The season of mellow fruitfulness is upon us again and it is time for the Linenhall Film Club to extend a warm welcome to cinephiles old and new. Kicking off an autumn programme full of goodies on Tuesday, September 18, is the uplifting and highly acclaimed Canadian film Monsieur Lazhar. After the suicide of a popular teacher at a Montreal school, the eponymous Monsieur Lazhar shows up at the stressed head’s office and is appointed as the class’s substitute teacher. A man of dignity and compassion, with his old-school methods Lazhar turns out to be an excellent teacher, bringing emotional stability to pupils troubled by the earlier events, but as the film unfolds his own tragic circumstances as a refugee from his native Algeria are revealed, in a film nominated for Best Foreign Film at this year’s Oscars.

Monsieur Durcan, poète, Je te salue

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READING HIS new collection, Praise In Which I Live And Move And Have My Being, the image of Paul Durcan that emerges is of a shadowy figure in a great cloak moving imperceptibly in and out of the cracks, crannies, and crevices of the human experience.

Aston Villa and FAI pay tribute to Eamon ‘Chick’ Deacy

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Eamon Deacy was without question Galway’s greatest soccer player, who played the game at the highest levels both in England with Aston Villa and internationally with the Republic of Ireland.

Goats Lane, Clarinbridge, and Péarla na Mara, Oranmore

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Goats Lane Café, what a great name for a café and so easy to remember. It is apparently the original name for the road down by the side of Kelly’s post office and shop in Clarinbridge. This new venture has just been opened in the last couple of weeks by Deirdre and Phyllis Flanagan and is an oasis of home cooked treats. Previously I have bought cakes, brownies, and breads from Deirdre and Phyllis at various markets in Kinvara, Oranmore, Clarinbridge, and Ardrahan, and often times, with the rain pouring down around them, I thought, fair play to them. No more setting up their tent and perhaps getting drenched while trying to bring their goodies to their customers.

A profoundly powerful French film at the Dean Crowe Theatre

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Athlone Film Club are delighted to present the deeply moving and profoundly beautiful French film, Of Gods and Men (Des hommes et des dieux) on Tuesday October 18 at 8pm in the Dean Crowe Theatre.

Out and about in Mayo

Fight Night at the Linenhall


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