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Galway Fringe Festival, choc-a-bloc with artistic treats
THE GALWAY Fringe Festival will launch its programme this Saturday in the Mechanics Institute, Middle Street, at 6pm and the line-up is bursting at the seams with visual arts, music, comedy, theatre, and literature.
Getting rid of the troublesome women
One of the remedies in dealing with overcrowding, and rebellious behaviour from frustrated and angry women in the workhouses during the famine years, was assisted emigration. This was done on a massive scale. Between 1848 and 1850, 4,175 women were sent direct from the workhouse system to Australia. This was in addition to the thousands already sent away assisted by landlords and other schemes to clear the land of unproductive tenants. The only cost to the individual Poor Law unions was for new clothes, and travel expenses to Plymouth, from where the girls embarked to the colony.
'I think the world has changed rather than me'
The world - or at least the Western world - is a very different place now in July to what it was in May. In the space of around six weeks, Ireland became the first State where same-sex marriage was endorsed by the public through a referendum - kickstarting calls in Germany and Australia for the same; while the United States voted to approve gay marriage following a Supreme Court decision.
Ryan Sheridan and local band The New Social for Garbo's Venue
Local acts The New Social and Michael Oliver Sheridan are to join Ryan Sheridan on stage this September for what should be an unforgettable night of live music in Garbo's Venue, Castlebar, on September 18.
Choral concert in St Nicholas'
THE MORNINGTON Singers, the award winning, 35-member choir from Dublin, will be in concert in St Nicholas' Collegiate Church on Saturday June 20 at 8pm.
Fine Gael/Labour the most likely victors of Election 2016
With summer upon us and the political season drawing to a close, it is an opportune time for Insider to take the political temperature and to speculate about what may lie ahead. This review is of course given an added edge by the fact that, at some point in the next nine months or so, what is likely to one of the most unpredictable general elections in the history of the State will be held.
Galway 'was the start of the Lúnasa story'
LÚNASA MAKE a welcome return to Galway and the Galway Sessions festival when the trad supergroup play Monroe's Live on Thursday June 18. A hectic and busy international touring schedule has afforded the band little opportunity to play in Ireland in recent times so this Galway gig is all the more to be welcomed.
'When I was growing up you’d have thought the Australians had won at Gallipoli'
These are eventful times for Australian-Irish poet Robyn Rowland. Not only has she published two new collections of verse, but, after more than three decades in which she has spent half of each year in Connemara, she has also received Irish citizenship.
A career in make-up artistry
The International School of Make-up Artistry has been in business for more than 25 years, specialising in make-up artistry courses, from beginners to advanced levels, and is constantly updating with cosmetic products and fashion trends.
Jazz, folk, and maybe metal - The Underscore Orkestra
HE SOUND of New Orleans, Eastern European folk, jazz, and Jewish music will collide in a rambunctious and exciting fashion when Portland, Oregon's The Underscore Orkestra plays the Róisín Dubh on Sunday June 7 at 9pm.