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Feelings of hope and humour as Poemathon with Older People unveiled

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The Poemathon with Older People, which captures the thoughts and imaginings of older people right now in society, has been unveiled.

Jason Byrne headlines as Comedy KARLnival takes a big step forward

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JASON BYRNE, the man The Times calls "the outright king of live comedy" will headline the next Róisín Dubh online Comedy KARLnival as the show which has kept us laughing through the lockdown, takes a bold step into the future, becoming an online comedy club and a kind of TV show in one.

Golf dinner fallout is a wake-up call to complacency and arrogance

A few weeks ago, as a friend of mine was traversing cross country on his way to the south east, he stopped for a coffee at a big service station on one of the motorways. But as they got there, they could see that inside it was overly packed, that while the numbers might not have been in breach of anything, it was still not conducive to good public health were they to go in. His daughter noticed this too and said as much. “Daddy, there are too many people in there, let’s move along and go somewhere else.”

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What is your idea of perfect happiness?

The Comedy KARLnival goes online

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THE CORONAVIRUS may have stopped us from going out to see a comedy show, but it cannot stop stand-up comedy coming straight to us.

Looking at the life of Walter Macken

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WALTER MACKEN was one of the finest writers to emerge from the west of Ireland in the 20th century, and one of the most popular, but in recent decades his work has fallen into neglect.

Sort city traffic now — it’s beyond a joke

Dear Editor,

'Most of my mad humour comes from having lived in Ireland'

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JOE BOSKE'S keen eye and sense of humour shines forth gloriously in Buying Yak Milk In Gurtymadden, his new book, published by Artisan House, which will be launched as part of the Clifden Arts Festival.

'All I’ve wanted to do is tell jokes to as many people as I can'

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THESE NEXT three months are going to be a busy time for guitar wielding comedian Fred Cooke as he takes his Fred Space tour across the nation, with Galway being a point of departure and return.

'I always try to deal with serious issues with humour'

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Among the many fine writers coming to Galway for the Cúirt International Festival of Literature is Mexican novelist Juan Pablo Villalobos. The author of three bitingly funny books, Down The Rabbit Hole, Quesadillas, and I’ll Sell You A Dog, he delivers sharply satirical, sometimes surreal, depictions of Mexico’s political and economic instability and inequity, and its crime problems.

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