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Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, is returning to Galway this month with new recruitment drives in three locations to help fulfil the airline’s cabin crew requirements, which are growing in line with the dynamic expansion of the company.
Three branches of the leftist political movement, People Before Profit, have been launched in Mayo and the party hopes to field a candidate in this constituency in the next general election.
The village of Partry is the setting of a story which spawns a thousand tales of descendants and diaspora; each with his or her very own destiny, life path and family tree. This rich historical and genealogical study of more than 200 families is brought to life in more than 500 pages and 20 chapters by Peter Hennelly McLoughlin. The book, Partry People of Co Mayo Family Histories 1856 and Beyond is a comprehensive historical record of the people of Partry, Parish of Ballyovey, and will be officially launched in Partry on August 29.
GALWAY PLAYWRIGHT Christian O’Reilly and actor John Mahoney have lit up previous Galway International Arts Festivals with their contributions, but 2014 sees them joining forces in O’Reilly’s acclaimed new play Chapatti.
Traditional music enthusiasts in north Mayo are reviving a collection of sean nós songs by Erris singers, recorded in Chicago 75 years ago.
Government grants are now available for exterior insulation and plastering, and local businessman Declan Fahy says homeowners can now avail of savings before the next budget.
They are going, going, going from the valleys and the hills,
It is possible that when the 16 years-old Orson Welles embarked from the SS Baltic in Galway Bay in August 1931, he visited the Taibhdhearc theatre. In any event, he struck up a friendship with a Galway actor. Two months later he visited the Gate Theatre in Dublin, and went backstage to see his friend. Clearly impressed by what he saw, he left a note for its founding partners, Mícheál MacLiammóir and Hilton Edwards, boldly proclaiming ‘Orson Welles, star of the New York Theatre Guild, would consider appearing in one of your productions, and hopes you will see him for an appointment.’
CHART-TOPPING DJ Route 94 will be in Galway tonight playing the Electric Garden and Theatre from 11pm.
THEY SURVIVED freezing temperatures in America, killer snails ‘down under’, tropical gangsters, and ‘too cool for school’ Californians. Intact and unbowed, they now take on Ireland.