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The Athlone Chapter of the Knights of St Columbanus recently hosted a solemn ceremony at the Obelisk structure in Burgess Park along the banks of the River Shannon during which a cheque was presented to representatives from the Midlands Samaritans branch.
AN TAOIBH Eile Den Scamall, the new novel by Galway born author Conor Bowman - his first novel as Gaeilge - has just been published by Arlen House.
THE CÚIRT International Festival of Literature has begun and runs until Sunday. This year, things are a little different due to Covid-19 restrictions, so audiences are encouraged to watch at home and be part of the online festival community.
STARTING May, Galway Arts Centre is offering aspiring poets a choice of three online poetry workshops, each taught by the poet Kevin Higgins.
Druid has announced a new theatrical production, Boland: Journey of a Poet, which will be live streamed from The Mick Lally Theatre, Druid’s home in Galway, from Thursday April 22 to Saturday April 24.
THE CÚIRT International Festival of Literature will launch the programme for it's 2021 events online at 7pm on Thursday March 11.
Nioclás O Conchubhair Teo Homevalue is an award winning hardware and electrical store based in Connemara.
This photograph of some of the staff of the Rockville Hotel was taken in the summer of 1947. They were all well-dressed which would have been normal in hotels in Salthill at the time, porters would have worn swallow-tail coats and waitresses proper uniforms. The Rockville was originally a guest house owned by a Mr Kelleher who was a member of the RIC. It evolved into a small comfortable hotel owned by O’Neills (“Private bathing from the Hotel, Phone Salthill 70”) and later by people named Hynes. As the Rockville it had high standards and was fully licensed.
THE CÚIRT International Festival of Literature New Writing Prize is open for submissions, with poems and short stories being sought.
As the festive season fast approaches, the Athlone branch of the Knights of St Columbanus formally unveiled their inaugural Christmas crib within the surrounds of the organisation’s courtyard in St Mary’s Place, on Friday afternoon last.