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The Curly Organ's weekly HELPdesk

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THE CURLY Organ, the solo project of My Fellow Sponges' Donal McConnon, returns for another of his regular residencies at the Róisín Dubh, this time with a new show entitled HELPdesk.

Johnny Curley to feature on Countrywide this weekend

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One of Galway’s best-known fruit and veg suppliers will feature on the Countrywide show on RTE Radio this weekend.

The Curly Organ - a summer of EPs

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THE CURLY Organ, a side project of Donal McConon, a founder member of Galway prog-folk band My Fellow Sponges, will release a slew of EPs throughout the month of July.

Annie Kelly, and her quest for love

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Annie Kelly was just 19 when all her dreams appeared to be coming true. Annie was one of 11 children living with her widowed mother at Newgrove, Mountbellew, Co Galway. Her boyfriend, William Murphy, and her brother Thomas had earlier emigrated to Boston. Annie and William were pledged to be married just as soon as Annie got the money to follow him there. Full of excitement the young woman later sailed from Liverpool on the Cunard liner the Lusitania arriving in New York on April 24 1915.

James Michael Curley’s Last Hurrah

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Despite all his bravura and political showmanship, his coarse humour,* a great fixer, a downright trickster and grafter, yet with a genuine kindness that endeared him to vast swathes of Boston voters, James Michael Curley’s personal life was unusually tragic. Following the death of his first wife ‘ Mae’ (nee Herlihy), he remarried a widow, Gertrude Dennis with two sons. This was on the last day of his term as Governor of Massachusetts, January 7 1937, “ to give her at least one day as first lady of the Commonwealth.” Between his two wives he had nine children; but incredibly seven of them predeceased him.

Victim left for dead after ‘savage’ attack

A young third level student and part-time barman who had everything to live for had his life turned upside down after being left for dead in a laneway following a savage attack almost nine years ago leaving him with permanent facial paralysis.


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