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Liam O'Flaherty Summer School returns in August

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FÉILE NA bhFlaitheartach, the annual celebration of the Aran Island writers Liam and Tom O'Flaherty, takes place on Inis Mór on Saturday August 29 and Sunday 30, with discussions on history, politics, and literature.

Citóg gigs for June

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CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED Irish indie bands will be taking to the stage of the Róisín Dubh over the coming Wednesday nights for the monthly Citóg gigs, with folk-blues, rock, electro, and acoustic genres well to the fore. Admission to all three shows are free. Doors are at 9pm.

The new bistro at The Ardilaun

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It is fair to say, I think, that we have all learned to lower our expectations a little when dining in a hotel. Often we hear the phrase “the food was great” qualified by the appendage “for a wedding”. After all, serving 120 plus plates of beef or salmon all at the same time is an entirely different prospect to cooking two or four plates to order.

‘It is all about stories’

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THERE IS no doubt that one of this year’s hottest tickets in Irish theatre is Decadent Theatre Company’s imminent production of Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman, which opens in the Town Hall Theatre later this month. So despite what you hear on the radio, Galway, not Dublin, gets to see the Irish premiere.

Are the Tubber up to the task?

I cannot wait for the Ballintubber and Corofin Connacht senior final on Sunday, it promises to be a real cracker. Corofin are massive favourites at 4/9 while Ballintubber are priced at a very generous 9/4. These odds simply don’t make sense. Ballintubber have beaten a team that played in an All-Ireland club final this year (Castlebar) and a team that won the All-Ireland the previous year (St Brigid’s), yet the bookmakers think it is not worth their while turning up. Corofin have shot the lights out against every team they have played winning every game by 10 points or more, their semi-final hammering of Aughawillan more embarrassing on Leitrim club football than complimentary of Galway’s status.

Aran Island vessel to be the subject of TG4 documentary

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A documentary exploring the history of a cargo vessel which ferried passengers and freight between Galway and the Aran Islands for more than 30 years will be shown on TG4 on Sunday November 9.

Closing Aran Island air service could lead to island depopulation

The PSO for the air services amounts to an annual subvention of €1,880,913 to run the flights as well as the three aerodromes on the Aran Islands and the Connemara Regional Airport in Indreabhán. Aer Arann Islands currently employs 38 full-time and two part-time staff, to run these services.

Norman Villa Gallery exhibition

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ARAN ISLAND artist Seán Ó Flaithearta will host his new exhibition, Sioda Móna/Bog Silk, in the Norman Villa Gallery in Salthill.

Sailing club up for award

The Galway Bay Sailing Club has been shortlisted for one of sailing’s top awards in Ireland.

Date announced for Liam O’Flaherty summer school

THE GREAT Aran Island writer Liam O’Flaherty will be commemorated, discussed, and celebrated at a summer school to be held in Galway in August.

 

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