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International Women’s Day aptly recognised as Royal family debacle plays out in public

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Gilgamesh is coming to Galway

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IT IS older than The Iliad and The Odyssey, and may have influenced both. It parallels stories in The Bible. It is the oldest surviving story in the world, and the world's oldest surviving piece of literature.

Corbyn defeat will be used against the real Left in Ireland

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While voters in the Republic of Ireland go to the polls on February 8, it may be instructive for us to cast our minds back to December and the general election in Britain, as that contest contained a warning for the Irish Left that it would do well to heed.

Show Me The Funny comedy competition returns for 2020

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THE YEAR has barely begin and already Donald Trump and Iran's activities are bringing World War III closer, Australia burns, climate change rolls on...we really need good reasons to laugh right now.

Peace protest on Saturday against current US-Iran tensions

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As fears rise that another "forever war" could erupt in the Middle East in the aftermath of the USA's assassination of Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani, Galwegians are being asked to show their opposition to this dangerous drift.

Subtitle - Hit films are not always in English

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FOUR FILMS which have been entered for the Best Foreign Film at the 2020 Oscars will be among the award winning, critically acclaimed, box-office hits from across Europe, North Africa, and Caucasia, which will be screened in Galway this month.

An Iranian film about women and football

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AFROOZ IS the star player of Iran’s international indoor soccer team which is about to go to the Asian Nations Cup in Malaysia, but at the airport, she discovers husband, Yaser, has refused permission for her to leave the country.

‘Stranger in a strange land’

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The Claddagh is Galway’s most historic district, its foundation pre-dating that of the city, and it has always been proud of its native traditions and identity. Yet not only is the Claddagh a vivid link to Galway’s ancient past; the Claddagh National School, with its multi-racial student population, symbolises the cosmopolitan Galway of today while preparing its pupils for the Galway of tomorrow.

The funniest women alive

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THE CLOCK is ticking with less than two weeks to go until Ireland’s biggest comedy festival - the Vodafone Comedy Carnival - hits Galway, and it is terrific to see so many downright hilarious women making up a large part of the line-up.

Life, love, struggle, and the world on the big screen

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BIZARRE LOVE triangles, a WWII drama set in the present day, working class life in Mexico, unlikely romances in Mumbai and Scotland, a South American thriller, an Iranian woman's struggle to play football internationally, and a family determined to keep a secret. This is the 55th Galway Film Society autumn season.

 

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