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My great grandmother, Elizabeth Ellam, was killed on the RMS Leinster when on October 10 1918, exploded and sank following a ruthless German submarine attack shortly after the ship had departed Dun Laoghaire, on her way to Holyhead in Wales. It was practically one month to the day before World War I was declared officially over.
MR DAY takes up a new position within a vast, complex, organisation, but struggles to understand its inner workings, andis out of harmony with both his surroundings and the people he encounters.
Galway basketball fans are in for a real treat this weekend as the 2018-2019 Basketball Ireland Superleague season kicks off with a bang as Moycullen host local rivals Maree in the season opener at 7.30pm in NUIG Kingfisher this Saturday evening.
You will be in for a real treat to have the opportunity to listen to No Crows in Christ Church, Castlebar, this evening, Friday. No Crows are a dynamic folk orchestra formed in 2005 playing their first session in Shoot The Crows, Sligo. No Crows’ growing output of original material reflects their diverse musical roots, from Irish traditional to Latin rumba, classical, jazz, rock, and Balkan music.
The opening film in this year’s Galway Film Fleadh is Song Of Granite, an absorbing and lyrical portrait of legendary sean-nós singer Joe Heaney. It is directed by Pat Collins best known for his acclaimed documentaries on Michael Hartnett, John McGahern, Frank O’Connor, Gabriel Byrne, and Tim Robinson. While Song Of Granite is a feature film, it fits seamlessly into that body of work.
FUTURE ISLANDS, the indie-electro, synth-pop trio, whose music is one part melancholic, one part euphoric; led by the impassioned vocals and endearingly dodgy 'dad dancing' of Samuel T Herring, are coming to Galway.
GE-OLOGY, THE producer, DJ, and gifted visual artist, who has worked with Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Jill Scott, De La Soul, and a young Tupac Shakur, is coming to the Electric Garden and Theatre for the next Shivers night.
In the Diary of September 22 I asked whether the ‘gallant and humane’ Captain John Wilson of the The Minnie Schiffer, who miraculously snatched from certain death 591 passengers and crew from the burning PS Connaught, ever received the ‘elegant service of plate’ especially commissioned for him from the prestigious Tiffany and Co of Broadway, New York. The plate was paid for by the merchants of New York and Boston ‘in appreciation of his gallant conduct at sea’ on that fateful evening October 8 1860.
There can be no greater horror for passengers and crew than facing death on a burning ship in a heavy sea, that was sinking by its bow. Which death would you choose? Stay on board and be burnt? Or chance your luck in the waves?
HE FOUNDED The Capitol Showband that scored a number of firsts for Irish bands at home and abroad. He discovered songwriting legend Phil Coulter, he set visionary trad band Planxty on the road to success, he is Des Kelly.