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A poet at Claregalway castle

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Once upon a time, when a renowned bardic poet visited the castle a sort of hysteria broke out. Women ran to the kitchens to prepare hogs and stuffings for a great feast. Banners and flags were flown from the battlements. Musicians urgently practiced new songs in his  praise. Tavern keepers rolled in their best barrels of beer and wine, and weapons were nosily discarded. All prisoners and lunatics were released. Fathers were invited to bring to the fore their young daughters, so that they may be admired! 

Barry's Tea send a delivery of teabags to Galway students in the wake of the Berkeley tragedy

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It is an undoubtably Irish thing to do to drink tea in times of crisis. That hot liquid is somehow immediately comforting and soothing. A number of Galway J1 students in Berkeley had used up their summer supply of tea, in the wake of the recent tragedy, when infamous Irish company Barry's generously came to their rescue.

Teachers have vital role in young people's lives

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Gay, out, and proud on film

THERE IS a heightened and exciting edge to the Galway Film Fleadh's Out On Film strand this year, given it comes after Ireland’s historic marriage equality referendum and the equally momentous affirmation of same-sex rights in the USA.

Glenn Gibson exhibiting at Town Hall

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GALWAY SCULPTOR Glenn Gibson is the latest artist to grace the exhibition space of the Town Hall Theatre bar with a show which opens there this Friday, June 26, at 6pm.

Parquet Courts and why you should go to their gig

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"ANYTHING THAT does not come from tradition is plagiarism," declared the Catalan surrealist Salvador Dalí. It is a willfully contradictory, deliberately oxymoronic statement, but it does get to the heart of New York indie-rockers Parquet Courts.

Two students injured in Berkeley accident have strong Westport connections

The community in Westport has begun to express its sympathy and support for the families and friends of those killed and injured in the horrific balcony collapse in Berkeley California on Tuesday.

Country feels pain at dimming of our brightest generation

Country feels pain at dimming of our brightest generation

The benefits of a positive approach to multiple sclerosis

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Alan Donnellan has been robbed of everything, except his speech and head movement, yet he says things could be worse.

Cinema review: San Andreas

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WATCH THE trailer for this movie. After that, if you want to see it, then go. Do you want to see San Francisco shake? Great! Now you can see it shake with for two hours with beautiful people running around, gradually shedding garments and having near misses with falling buildings and flash floods. It is the Ronseal Quick Drying Varnish of movies. It does exactly what it says on the tin.

 

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