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US army colonel to speak in Galway next week

The highest ranking member of US military to resign over the Iraq war, Col Ann Wright, will speak at a public meeting in Galway next week.

GAAW organises Peace Convoy for Shannon protests

The Galway Alliance Against War will mark the 10th anniversary of its foundation this Sunday with a peace convoy from Galway to Shannon Airport.

Tom Paxton Songs for every age

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TOM PAXTON, one of the enduring legends of American folk music, is coming to the Town Hall at the end of this month for what promises to be a real treat for concert-goers.

Influential trad group Shaskeen celebrate ruby anniversary

ACCOMPLISHED MUSICIAN and band leader Tom Cussen grew up in the Broadford/Newcastle west area of Co Limerick – known locally as ‘the gateway to the south west of Ireland’ – in the early 1960s.

The dreams and furniture of Higgins & DuMars

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KEVIN HIGGINS and Susan Millar DuMars are, after John Arden and Margaretta D’Arcy, Galway’s premiere literary couple and this weekend will see a joint launch of their new poetry collections.

Bush drinkers get slap on wrist

Two men were given a slap on the wrist and a fine for noisily bush drinking near a residential area, while people were getting up for work, and for being old enough to know better.

Voting genetically – it’s in the blood after all

Why do we vote the way we do? Because we are stupid! That’s the verdict from Rick Shenkman who has written a book called Just how stupid are we – the truth about the American voter. The book concentrates on American politics and it does not just concentrate on George W Bush – the favourite bogey man for smart people. Rick Shenkman says that voters are voting in a stupid way always. People should weigh up all the issues and analyse policies and politicians, Shenkman says. Undoubtedly, this wise man would probably come to the same conclusion if he were writing about politics in Europe or Ireland. We would all be collectively stupid.

home ground

The gardening year is moving along nicely and hopefully you have been keeping busy, gardening that is!

'We Shall Overcome'

That is the mantra we have been hearing over the past twenty-four hours since the big news was announced that Democrat, Barack Obama is the new president of the United States of America.

‘Alabama is who I am’ says comedienne Heather Le Roy

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SHE LIVES in LA, is “mildly in love” with Galway, but at heart she is a Southerner and a proud Alabamian who was inspired to become a comedienne - not by anything as predictable as another comedian - but by her Baptist preacher grandfather. She is Heather Le Roy.

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