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US army colonel to speak in Galway next week

The highest ranking member of US military to resign over the Iraq war, Col Ann Wright, will speak at a public meeting in Galway next week.

Jason and The Argonauts set sail for Baboró

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SCOTLAND’S INTERNATIONALLY-feted Visible Fictions Theatre Company are en route to Galway for the Baboró Festival to bring their ebullient staging of the epic adventures of Jason and the Argonauts.

Guerilla Days in Ireland brings Tom Barry’s story to the Town Hall

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FOLLOWING ITS world premiere production last year, the smash hit sell-out show Guerilla Days in Ireland is now coming to the Town Hall Theatre. It tells the gripping story of Tom Barry, legendary commander of the IRA’s West Cork Flying Column in the War of Independence. The play is adapted by Neil Pearson from Barry’s classic memoir, Guerilla Days in Ireland, published in 1949 and one of the finest first-hand accounts of this momentous period in Irish history.

Through the glass darkly

It was reading Owen Barfield’s History in English Words many years ago that first made me realise words are like the artefacts – the shards of shattered pottery, the unearthed house foundations, or the elaborate tombs filled with grave goods - the archaeologist uses to reconstruct the past. Or, as Barfield put it:

Films screenings to mark Human Rights Day

This Saturday is International Human Rights Day and to mark the date the Galway Alliance Against War is organising an evening of films in the Nuns Island Theatre.

Anti-war groups welcome Michael D an ‘anti-war President’

Anti-war groups across Ireland have welcomed the inauguration of “an anti-war President” in Michael D Higgins, saying it should help “further the cause of peace”.

GAAW organises Peace Convoy for Shannon protests

The Galway Alliance Against War will mark the 10th anniversary of its foundation this Sunday with a peace convoy from Galway to Shannon Airport.

Tom Paxton Songs for every age

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TOM PAXTON, one of the enduring legends of American folk music, is coming to the Town Hall at the end of this month for what promises to be a real treat for concert-goers.

Several artists showcase at Shankhill Castle

Ceann 2011, is an exhibition being held in the historic setting of Shankill Castle in Paulstown, Co Kilkenny as part of the Kilkenny Arts Festival. The exhibition will take place in the castle and stable yard with a wide range of art on display; including painting, etching, sculpture, writing and documentaries about Irish architecture.

Henry Rollins - Still angry after all these years (but courteous with it!)

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SINGER, SONGWRITER, spoken-word artist, publisher, radio DJ, actor, globetrotter, TV documentarist and social campaigner; not for nothing has Henry Rollins being described as a ‘post-punk renaissance man’.

 

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