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Over The Edge Cúirt showcase

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THE 14TH annual New Writing Showcase, hosted by the Over The Edge: Open Readings, will take place in the Town Hall Theatre on Wednesday April 10 at 11am, as part of the Cúirt Festival of International Literature.

‘I am an international socialist,’ shouted Pádraic Ó Conaire

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In his famous statue of the writer and Irish scholar Pádraic Ó Conaire, the sculpture Albert Power presents a brilliant likeness to the man Galway knew as he went about the town. Liam Ó Briain, a friend and fellow Irish enthusiast, remarked that Albert Power had captured exactly how the man looked. Meeting Ó Conaire in town one evening, Ó Briain remembered that he looked in reality as he is on the statue: ‘the stick in his right hand, the little hat on his head’, a face that could show his ‘puckish humour.’ *

Ó Cuív demands approval for affordable housing funding

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Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy must immediately approve funding requests from the Galway City Council to develop affordable housing on local authority lands at Bóthar an Chóiste, Castlegar.

Launch of Táin Bó Fliodhaise – The Cattle Raid of Mayo

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Lá Fhéile Bríde, marked the official launch of the ‘Táin Bó Fliodhaise – The Cattle Raid of Mayo’ project in Ballina Arts Centre.

‘I always wanted to do Mayo proud’ – Kelly

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Sisters Niamh and Grace Kelly have scored 2-3 between them in Mayo’s opening two Lidl National Football League ties, but as the year progresses the potential is there for their influence to be even stronger.

Landscapes of the Gamhanraidh in Erris and Beyond

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Táin Bó Fliodhaise - The Cattle Raid of Mayo - is an exhibition of paintings by Diana Taylor, Anthony Brogan and school children from Gleann na Muaidhe, Ros Dumhach and Ceathrú Thaidhg national schools which will be launched this evening (Friday) at 8pm in Ballina Arts Centre and will run to March 2.

UHG Arts Trust seeks entries for poetry competition

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GALWAY UNIVERSITY Hospitals Arts Trust is seeking entries again for its annual poetry competition, run in conjunction with the Poems For Patience series as part of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature.

Fintan O'Toole to begin GIAF winter talks

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FINTAN O'TOOLE of The Irish Times, City of Thorns author Ben Rawlence, and former Galway West TD, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, are among the speakers for a new 'out of season' Galway International Arts Festival event.

Oireachtas Lifetime Achievement Award for pioneering Pádhraic Ó Ciardha

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An tOireachtas announced this week that the Oireachtas Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to one of the leading figures in the Irish language broadcasting sector in the last twenty five years, Pádhraic Ó Ciardha.

The awaking of Augusta

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Isabella Augusta Persse (later Lady Gregory), grew up in Roxborough House, Co Galway, a large rambling estate house, with magnificent gardens, commanding some 18,000 acres over which her father Dudley Persse presided with almost feudal authority. His 13 children knew their wheel-chaired bound father as The Master.*

 

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