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Devil’s Night Halloween Ball tomorrow night

Ghouls and ghosts look set to rise from the grave in Castlebar tomorrow night, October 29, for what is set to be a memorable night of music and fancy dress in the county town. Castlebar’s largest fancy dress party, titled Devil’s Night, will take place at The Garbo’s Venue with live music from four excellent original bands — Overhead, The Albatross, Fangclub, Pranks, and Music For Dead Birds brought to you by Finbar Hoban Presents.

Brendan Grace is coming to Moycullen

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BRENDAN GRACE, Ireland's much loved and legendary comedian, will bring his It's A Funny Old World show to The Forge Pub, Moycullen, this Saturday at 8pm.

Time for Mayo to find that winning formula

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After Brendan Maher lifted the Liam McCarthy Cup high over his head in the Hogan Stand a fortnight ago, he mentioned in his speech that it had been "six long years" for Tipperary waiting for this day. Six years may be a long time in Tipperary, but it was 38 years for Mayo to reach an All Ireland final from the last time they won it in 1951 to their next dance with the girls at the end of the summer in 1989. That particular dance saw Cork go home with girls and since then Mayo have gone back to the same dance hall on six more occasions only to leave by themselves at the end of the night when the jackets were being collected from the cloakroom.

‘The mountain is just a way of thinking’

Next Sunday, the last Sunday in July, is Reek Sunday which celebrates the national pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s Holy Mountain. Several thousands of people are expected to make the arduous climb, which can take over two hours to get to its summit. If it’s a clear day the views across Connemara, and along the coast line, are spectacular. If the climb is made in misty weather, then it becomes an adventure of another kind. Whatever the weather there is a real sense of camaraderie, and shared humanity; a feeling too that to take a few hours out of our busy lives, to concentrate on the effort of the climb, and support our fellow travellers, is ‘to experience a life time in miniature.’

An invitation to climb Croagh Patrick

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Sunday week, July 26, is Reek Sunday, or Garland Sunday or Garlic Sunday or even Crom Dubh Sunday, and I am sure there are many other names to describe the  famous pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick, when many thousands climb to its rocky summit.

Cream of Galway indie-rock and folk to play An Áit Eile

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OH BOLAND!, Boyfights, and Steven Sharpe will be among those playing An Áit Eile, a one day arts, crafts, and music festival in the Nun's Island Theatre, which takes place this Saturday from 11am to 11pm.

Erris celebrates Children of Lir link

The Erris region is to celebrate its strong link with one of the most famous legends in all of Ireland’s rich folklore, the Children of Lir, with a new festival.

Cinema review: Cinderella

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KENNETH BRANAGH’S career continues to mystify me. In the early 1990s he was the poster boy for the RADA’s new wave, his peers included Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, and Jonathan Pryce, but it was Branagh who catapulted to fame first through adapting, directing, and acting in big budget adaptations of Shakespeare.

Athlone Castle invites you to explore the castle this Easter

Athlone Castle Visitor Centre has an egg-citing event coming up on Easter Sunday April 5. From 12.30-2.30pm all Easter bunnies are invited to take part in the Athlone Castle Easter Treasure Hunt.

Grimm delights with Galway Community Circus and Fidget Feet

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THE FOLK and fairy tales gathered by the Grimm brothers have entranced readers and audiences for more than 100 years and the recent movie adaptation of Broadway hit, Into The Woods, attests to the stories’ enduring appeal.


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