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Open day at the French Institute

The French Institute Galway will hold an open day on Saturday September 9 from 11am to 4pm at the historic Bridge Mills. Its director Brigitte Demay O’Carroll and her staff of qualified native teachers will be in attendance to answer your questions. Free assessment tests can be taken on the day.

Tribute to author Michel Déon at NUI Galway

Adjunct Professor and honorary graduate of NUI Galway, the late Michel Déon was remembered this week at the university as the Chair of French will be named in his honour. The event took place as part of a day of tribute to the French author jointly organised by NUI Galway, Cúirt International Festival of Literature and the French Embassy, in the presence of French Ambassador to Ireland, M. Jean-Pierre Thébault, and of one of Michel Déon’s fellow members of the Académie Française, M. Frédéric Vitoux.

Michel Déon - Galway’s adopted Frenchman

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IN THE late sixties, when a French author and revered member of the Academie Francaise, Michel Déon, came to County Galway with his wife Chantal, he probably had no idea he would spend the remainder of his life - spanning almost a half of a century - here, and that Galway was where he would pass away.

Beyond the Barricade coming to the Royal Theatre

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Following a spectacular four-night sell-out run in Ballina, the breathtaking musical production, Beyond the Barricade, comes to the Royal Theatre, Castlebar, on Friday and Saturday, January 16 and 17, in aid of Mayo Roscommon Hospice.

No Way Out for ThereisBear!

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“HELL IS other people”. It is one of the most famous quotes by French existentialist philosopher, playwright, and novelist Jean-Paul Sartre and it comes from his play Huis Clos.

Oughterard woman is councillor for the French

The former honorary Consul of France, who now lives in Oughterard, has recently been elected consular councillor for the French citizens in Ireland.

Les Misérables - Student Edition gears up for opening night

In 2003, a group of talented youngsters from the Mullingar area were assembled by Sean Lynch, director of the Mullingar Arts Centre together with musical director, Angela Lynch. This group came to be known as Mullingar Student Players.

The songs of Edith Piaf

THIS YEAR marks the 50th anniversary of the death of one of the greatest singers of the 20th century - Edith Piaf - and her music is to be celebrated in the Town Hall Theatre.

Search commences for Galway’s Vikings

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If your name is Duffy or Doyle, your ancestors were Danish, if the name is Lynch or FitzGerald they were Norman, but the secret to your ancestry does not lie only in your surname.

Ciara McCollam confirms Christmas show at Set Theatre

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Kilkenny-born star Ciara McCollam was discovered at the Hole in the Wall earlier this year with her show Being Edith Piaf. Following on from highly successful ‘sell out’ shows during the Kilkenny Arts Week, it was confirmed that McCollam would perform a Christmas show at Set Theatre.

 

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