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The battle for Normandy June-August 1944, launched on D-Day exactly 75 years ago, marked, after Stalingrad, the beginning of the end of Nazi Germany. It was a major battle. The Allies suffered 209,672 casualties of whom 36,796 were killed. Some 28,000 Allied airman were lost in the months preceding and during the campaign.
If you happen to cross Galway’s Wolfe Tone Bridge, spare a thought for the man whose name it carries, especially as this month - yesterday, June 20, to be precise - marks the 255th anniversary of Tone’s birth.
"SPRINGTIME FOR Hitler, a gay romp with Adolf and Eva at Berchtesgaden...Wow!". "How could this happen? I was so careful. I picked the wrong play, the wrong director, the wrong cast. Where did I go right?"
FROM ONE end of the city centre to the other, it was impossible to escape the Vodafone Comedy Carnival over the last week and especially during the Bank Holiday Weekend - and in truth, why would you want to? The best shows in town were all here.
In the early afternoon of Monday September 4 1939, Galway’s harbour master, Captain Tom Tierney, was amazed to be contacted by radio from a Norwegian freighter Knute Nelson. It was steaming south towards Galway with 430 survivors from the passenger liner SS Athenia, which had been torpedoed 250 miles north-west of Inishtrahull Island, off the Donegal coast. Many of the survivors needed medical attention. Was Galway in a position to offer aid and safety?
TIM SNIFFEN, the writer, theatre maker, and humorous and witty Tweeter will read from his work at the next Over The Edge open reading at the Galway City Library, where Helena Kilty and Vinny Steed will also be reading.
THE KEY artefact in this lavish new Bowie boxset, charting the artist's journey from post-Ziggy to 'Plastic Soul', to Thin White Duke, is one of the great missing pieces of the Bowie discography - The Gouster.
THE JULY 1944 bomb plot to kill Hitler is widely known, but there was an earlier attempt on the Führer's life, a story explored in the film 13 Minutes, from Downfall director Oliver Hirschbiegel.
GRUMPY OLD men, bizarre love triangles, singers with stage fright, and American anti-capitalism will be the stuff of the cinema screen at The Galway Film Society's winter/spring 2016 season runs at the Town Hall Theatre from January 17 to March 20.