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Films to watch on Netflix this week

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Films to watch on Netflix this week

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DESPITE THE Oscars being so close, there have been very few good films released recently, so I decided to browse Netflix and see what might be worth your time watching there.

The burning of the Sinn Féin hall, 100 years ago

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Around the year 1890, this four storey building at the top of Prospect Hill was derelict. It was bought by the Sisters of Mercy and used by them as a ‘House of Mercy’, a training centre for girls. The nuns called it St Patrick’s House but their scheme failed due to lack of finance and staffing problems, so they let the building out on rent.

‘Poor, brave, fighting little Tawin’ - wins major language battle

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Following the success of Séamus Ó Beirn’s play An Dochtúir at the Oireachtais in Dublin 1904, it was presented to full houses at Galway’s Town Hall immediately on the player’s triumphant return. Among the audience one evening was Sir Roger Casement, the notable humanitarian, a British consul by profession but, ironically, an anti-imperialist by nature.

St Patrick's Day memories - Galwegians share their memories of St Patrick's from years gone by

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ST PATRICK'S Day will be an online celebration this year. So as we have to do without the parade, the pageantry, and the festivities, we have asked a number of Galwegians to share their memories of St Patrick's Day parades from years gone by.

How Mickey Mouse and Star Wars led Galway influence on Orlando’s GAA front

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In these deeply worrying times Galwegians are contributing handsomely to a success story in Orlando. An Cheathrú Rua and Williamstown are represented in Orlando GAA’s impressive rise in recent months.

David McWilliams talks about the impact of the pandemic and the environment on travel

David McWilliams has worked all over the world, and speaking on the Travel Tales with Fergal podcast, the top economist says that people need to be aware “of the impact of air travel on the environment” — and reckons he was a bad example with all his jet-setting before the pandemic.

Glenn Gibson - the ‘accidental artist’

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IT ALL began in the most unexpected fashion - an artistic career formed by paperclips and enduring long business meetings in the USA.

New production of Fáinne Óir to be live-streamed from Claremorris

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The highly acclaimed Fáinne Óir contemporary Irish dance drama which has played to capacity audiences at home in Mayo and also in Broadway, New York, is to stage a one-off live-stream performance on Friday March 26 next, from Claremorris Town Hall, with tickets now available through the Fund It creative arts online fundraising platform.

'If one policeman is shot here up goes the town'

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By early 1921 Britain’s war in Ireland was not just a moral issue, but a financial one. The sheer expense of solving 'The Irish Question', considering financial reparation for the loss of civilian life and destruction of private property, along with the price tag of the Crown Forces’ operations in Ireland, was staggering.

 

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