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Freedom fighters, travelogs, scholars, and lovers

NORTH AFRICAN and French films will feature strongly in the new Galway Film Society autumn/winter season programme, which runs from September 23 to December 9 at the Town Hall Theatre.

‘A more exhilarating or magnificent scene could not be witnessed’

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On Friday evening, September 15 1843, Daniel O’Connell, with a small group of close friends, including his son Daniel and Dr John Grey, proprietor of the Freeman’s Journal, arrived in Galway. The excitement was intense. O’Connell, at 68 years of age, was at the height of his powers. Fourteen years previously he had succeeded in removing the oaths that had prevented Catholics from becoming members of parliament. He took his seat as MP for Clare, the first Irish Catholic to do so. His charismatic personality, brilliant oratory, and powerful intellect, had won him an enormous following, not only throughout Ireland but in Europe as well. His achievement earned him the title of The Liberator, which had all the resonance of an ancient and powerful king who had raised the sword of freedom.

Athlone brothers jailed for €100k of cocaine in Venezuela

Two brothers have been sentenced to 11 years in prison this week after pleading guilty to their part in attempting to smuggle an estimated 1.5kgs of cocaine out of Venezuela last March.

Baby power

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Daniel O’Brien was so tiny when he was born that his father’s wedding ring could fit all the way up to his arm.

Kilconly footballers go senior for the first time

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Kilconly GAA club had their proudest day ever last Sunday when the club which was founded in 1943 went senior for the first time in the club’s history.

‘One For The Road’ returns for one night only

Following a successful three-night run in the Duiske Inn in Graiguenamanagh, One For The Road returns as part of the Town of Books Festival for one night only, tonight Friday, September 16.

Out and about in Mayo

Fight Night at the Linenhall

Out and about in Mayo

The Way at Westport Film Club

One for the road — the real story behind college days

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Have you ever wondered what college was really like?

The Kanyu Tree release new single

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THE KANYU Tree have just released their new single ‘Shelf Life’, the follow -up to ‘Radio’ which has enjoyed massive airplay over recent weeks.

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