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One of the most dramatic and legendary events in the history of Irish foxhunting took place with the Galway Blazers on December 19 1953 between Cregg Castle, Corandulla, and beyond the Clare river, near Anbally. This is great fox hunting terrain. It’s level going, open and free. When on a good scent the hounds will skim the walls and allow no time for man or beast to make mistakes if they want to stay close to them. December 19 1953 was a clear, frosty day, with similar temperatures to those we are enduring these past few weeks. The hounds were in full pursuit ‘skimming the long low walls the way the swallows do’. After a four mile chase they hit the river Clare about a mile short of the nearest bridge at Corofin village.
It’s Barcelona calling for one Mullingar artist attending a week-long course organised by the most famous photography agency in the world.
Charles Darwin made an immense contribution to science and to our understanding of ourselves as human beings when he put forward his theory of evolution exactly 150 years ago.
THE LATE John Martyn, the man behind such classic albums as Solid Air and One World, was a fan of Ultan Conlon, so much so that he took time out too record with the Loughrea singer-songwriter.
In one final flurry to mark the 40th anniversary of the release of MGM’s multi-million dollar production, Alfred the Great, the Cinemobile announces that it will screen a special showing of the movie on location where many of the famous battle scenes were filmed at Castlehackett four decades ago.
THREE SUPERB folk-rock singer-songwriters - Barna’s Adrian Crowley and Scots James Yorkston and Alasdair Roberts - play Kelly’s, Bridge Street, on Friday December 4 at 9pm.
FROM THE director of The Day After Tomorrow, Independence Day, and Godzilla, Roland Emmerich again lives up to the reputation of his previous works and blows us away with his vast selection of unbelievable special effects in his latest release; 2012.
FOLLOWING THE brutal rape and murder of his wife and daughter a man who is let down by the so-called justice system takes matters into his own hands by exacting lethal revenge on all who hurt or failed him.
MACKA B, one of Britain’s most influential dancehall toasters, who has pushed the music back toward a Rastafarian political consciousness, plays Galway tomorrow night.
Jennifer Batten, the guitarist for Michael Jackson during his Bad, Dangerous and HIStory world tours is coming to play a show in Galway next month.