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Minimal Halloween crime in Athlone, Garda Sergeant confirms

Reports of crime during the Halloween period were minimal, a local Garda Sergeant has confirmed to the Athlone Advertiser.

Winter is here when the market lands

I always notice that temperatures in Galway seem to drop by about ten degrees when the Christmas Market is upon us. I used to think that those Siberian stallholders brought the cold over with them when they unpacked. As if a cloud of winter chilliness would escape from their crates of goods and envelope us all in a coldness, sated only by the mulled wines and the hot treats of the stalls.

Halloween weekend at An Taibhdhearc

Gáire as Gaeilge: A night of stand-up comedy as part of the Galway Comedy Festival, An Taibhdhearc will host a line-up of the best Irish speaking comedians who will deliver 90 minutes of jokes “as Gaeilge”. Potentially the most fun you can ever have in Irish... the craic will be 90!

The origin of Halloween

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The origin of Halloween lies in the Celt's Autumn festival which was held on the first day of the 11th month - the month known as November in English, but as Samhain in Irish.

This Halloween, take your chance to revisit the golden era of horror cinema from the thirties, forties and fifties, as Pálás Cinema presents ‘Silver Scream’ - a season of cla

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On planning the vintage spook season, new cinema programmer at Pálás, William Fitzgerald said, “These are the originals, or at least the quintessential versions of these characters – the movies that inspired so many others and had such a lasting impact on popular culture. These iconic portrayals by Bela Lugosi as Dracula, Boris Karloff as Frankenstein and The Mummy, Lon Chaney as The Wolfman and Elsa Lanchester as the Bride of Frankenstein, are the ones still immortalised every Halloween in costumes, in imagery, and in our imaginations.”

Minister for Children makes visit to Grovelands Childcare in IDA Business Park Athlone

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The management and staff of Grovelands Childcare were honoured to receive a visit to their centre in the IDA Business Park in Athlone in recent times.

Tricks and treats for all the family this Halloween at Birr Castle Demesne

Birr Castle Demesne will host a wide programme of exciting activities over the Halloween break, from October 29 to November 5.

Help a giant get his wings at this year’s Macnas event

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“New York has the Statue of Liberty, Galway has Con Mór,” says Artistic Director of Macnas, Noeline Kavanagh.

Bodies, Bodies, Bodies - Great fun but not nasty enough

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I think its the best titled film to be released since… There Will Be Blood? I was hoping the film would live up to its great title. Unfortunately I had heard mixed things. Neither a comedy nor a horror.

Comedy Festival time — Now that’s what I call carefully curated craic

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