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All set for The Euros

The party of European football's finest starts in only eight days time when France take on Romania at the Stade de France. It is hard to believe the tournament is so close on the horizon. However, one must remember that Galway and the rest of the province were so consumed by the exploits of Pat Lam's heroes in green that pretty much every other aspect of life in the west took a back seat.

‘A pale granite dream, afloat on its own reflection’

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Mitchell Henry’s final days in Kylemore were sad ones. His adored wife Margaret had died at 45 years-of-age, and rested in a simple brick mausoleum in the grounds of his palatial Kylemore Castle. His political life, into which he put a great deal of personal effort, advocating on behalf of all Irish tenants the rights for them to own their own land, was out manoeuvred by Charles Stewart Parnell and the Land League. Henry described the Land League methods as ‘dishonest, demoralising and unChristian’. He probably was not surprised to lose his Galway seat in the general election of 1885. He blamed ‘Parnellite intimidation’.

‘The great and the good of Irish writing'

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THE FIRST year of the new decade sees a new director at the helm of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature – Sahsa de Buyl. “If you were to look at a theme for this years’s event,” she says, “it would be the great and the good of Irish writing.”

European consumers rate Lexus as most reliable brand

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The member organisations of the Euroconsumers group have published the results of its annual survey on car reliability and customer satisfaction.

Motorway will turn our quiet cul-de-sac into downtown LA, says resident

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A quiet community in Dangan will be converted into downtown Los Angeles when a motorway flyover is constructed beside it, a spokesman for a residents association told the Galway City Ring Road Oral Hearing yesterday (Wednesday).

Kickboxing champions ready for first clash of the season

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The Galway Black Dragon Kickboxing Club hosts the first of its yearly events with an international Ireland versus Belgium and France kickboxing and K-1 fight night in The Ardilaun Hotel, Galway.

Sean Keane to play live concert at Tuar Ard Arts Centre Moate

With a most distinctive vocal tone, singer and multi-instrumentalist, Sean Keane, returns to play a live date in Tuar Ard Arts Centre, Moate, On Saturday, January 25.

Marc Roberts celebrates the music of John Denver

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HE WOULD never have cut it as Henry John Deutschendorf jr, but as John Denver, he charmed the world with now undisputed classics like 'Take Me Home, Country Roads', 'Annie's Song', 'Rocky Mountain High', and 'Thank God I'm a Country Boy'.

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott - Salthill show for 2020

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THEIR 2014 and 2017 concerts were among the most magical shows in the Galway in recent years, and in 2020 Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott will begin their Irish tour in Leisureland, Salthill.

‘I feel a huge amount of excitement to be appointed as the director of Cúirt

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Last week, Sasha de Buyl-Pisco made her first visit to Galway following her appointment as both the new director of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature and head of literature at Galway Arts Centre.

 

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