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September Silent Discos @ Róisín Dubh

SEPTEMBER IS Silent Disco month at the Róisín Dubh with the Dominick Street venue running four such events over the next few weeks.

Sean Byrnes Off-licence makes staying in the new going out

Nowadays more and more people are enjoying their weekend tipple at home. Gone are the days of paying a fortune for baby-sitters and taxis and braving the cold — the new going out is staying in.

Spooky goings on at Central Park this week

Central Park presents The Zombies Prom, on Halloween Night (Sunday Oct 31). The event will be held in association with Bavaria and doors will open at 10.30.

Tasty and temptin’ — Student prankster caught with hand in Supermac’s till

A foolish drunken prank led to a student messing around with the buttons of a Supermacs cash register, reaching over the counter, and putting his hands in the till to steal €240 cash, the Galway District Court heard this week.

Pioneers of industry in Galway

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There were very few industrial plants in Galway in the 1950s. Galway Textile Printers, known locally as the cotton factory, had just opened; there was the hat factory, and there were some small units around town, but that was it. Then the Lemass era arrived, and there was a change in government policy as the government began to actively encourage industries from abroad to locate here.

A Christian heritage lost in ivy

Last Easter Sunday, I was privileged to attend a dawn Mass, near Cong, on the Lough Corrib shore. About 300 people stood close to a blazing fire, as daybreak slowly lifted the darkness revealing the wide expanse of water, its wooded islands, and in the distance, the mountains of the Maam valley. It was perfectly silent and peaceful. Fr Ray Flaherty welcomed us with these opening words: ‘It was here many saints like Meldon, Fursey, Brendan and Feichin made their homes of peace and prayer. There are many sanctuaries scattered today in ruins along the shores of this lake, silent ruins where the soft tones of bells and the church’s solemn chant floated over the waves...’

The Ralphs and silent disco @ Róisín Dubh

Who can we now trust in the Church?

The revelations this week that Cardinal Sean Brady sat in on and conducted interviews with traumatised victims of child rape, believed their story to be true and failed in his moral, Christian and legal duty to inform the gardai, is a true indicator of the extent of the level of denial that exists in the Catholic Church regarding the culture of secrecy.

The blacksmith’s song

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STEPHAN GLEIßNER comes from a German family with a long tradition of blacksmithing, a tradition which Stephan has continued while living in Galway during the last 15 years. However he is also a classically trained singer, possessing a deep bass vocal.

The Mayo Male Voice Choir back in rehearsal

The Mayo Male Voice Choir start the 2008/2009 season with rehearsals in the Galway/Mayo Regional College, Castlebar this Thursday the September 11 and every Thursday at 8pm. New members are always welcome; auditions take place on the first two Thursday evenings.With 46 members we now have a great sound and the future looks good. Our new repertoire includes some Irish favourites like “Danny Boy” and “The West’s Asleep”, with hits from the musicals and of course the great male voice coral numbers like “ Do You Hear the People Sing” from “Les Miserables” and “The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves” from Nabucco, we are also rehearsing Handel’s famous Hallelujah Chorus. and many more excellent numbers to add to our already large repertoire. This gives our Musical Director Deirdre Lee a great challenge, which she has proved she is well capable of handling. We have also launched our new website, at www.mayomalevoicechoir.com. Please check it out and we would welcome comments.

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