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My mother had an affair with Gay Byrne

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My mother, who religiously listened to the Gay Byrne Show, operated a kind of censorship. There were certain topics she did not want me to hear. For two hours, five days a week, she would shut the kitchen door, and listen to Gay with the volume turned down. On one occasion I came into the room. She asked: “What do you want?” Nobody needs an excuse to go into one’s kitchen, so I’d rather indignantly replied: “Nothin’.” “Well,” she said, “I’m busy.” And that meant scram.

A mourning for an age of innocence

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A mourning for an age of innocence

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'The younger generation haven’t heard of Walter Macken, that’s why I’ve spent my life promoting him'

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When I meet Ultan Macken for a morning coffee to chat about his one man show, My Father, My Son, the first thing he does is delightedly show me a new Russian edition of Walter Macken’s God Made Sunday.

We saunter back to reality after the warmth of the holidays

We have finally jumped from 2017 to 2018 and even though I am compiling this on January 4, it seems as if half the country has not yet gone back to work. There is a general air of ‘let us wait until the children go back to school’, which will be next Monday. So for the moment there is still the remnants of festivities around.

A man who makes things happen

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In one sense, John Concannon was ahead of his time. If he was starting off now and doing the same thing, he’d be known as a brand influencer using techniques deployed by the best bloggers. Think of the tens of thousands of guests who appeared on the Late Late Show since its inception in 1961, and in the top twenty clips, up there with the Boyzone segment, the Bishop and the Nightie, is John and his multi-bucket for feeding three calves at a time.

Review: Galway Theatre Festival

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ONE OF the most keenly anticipated shows of the 2017 Galway Theatre Festival was Emma O’Grady’s What Good Is Looking Well When You’re Rotten On The Inside? at An Taibhdhearc and it fully lived up to expectations.

Galway watched its new bishop with some amazement

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On Sunday September 19 1976 the former bishop of Kerry, Eamonn Casey, succeeded to the See of Galway. He had been appointed some months beforehand, but was delayed by his long goodbye tour of Kerry. The people of Kerry were heartbroken to lose him.

Tommy Tiernan's new TV chat show starts in January

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HE HAS been a guest on The David Letterman Show and The Late Late Show, starred in sitcoms for Channel 4, fronted his own BBC and RTÉ series, and hosted radio programmes, but come the New Year, Tommy Tiernan will be hosting his own TV chat show.

The boy who found the Galway balloon

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Forty years ago, the world was a simpler place. What we did as fun was different. The world seemed a bigger and more wondrous place, beyond the reach of many of us.

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