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‘I’m a novelist who briefly blogged, rather than a blogger turned novelist’

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Galway writer Lisa McInerney has been hailed by The Irish Times as “the most talented writer at work today in Ireland”. For several years, as Sweary Lady, she penned the award-winning blog The Arse End of Ireland, about life on a Galway council estate.

Go-Safe demo impresses judge

A worthwhile event, is how Judge Seamus Hughes described his field trip to the Old Dublin Road, Athlone to see how a Go-Safe van operates this week.

The Abbey Theatre returns to Roscommon with Quietly

The Abbey Theatre, Ireland’s national theatre returns to Roscommon Arts Centre on Tuesday March 18 and Wednesday March 19 for their second visit, this time with a production of Quietly by playwright Owen McCafferty.

All eyes west with Beyond the Brooklyn Sky

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Red Kettle Theatre Company make their debut at Roscommon Arts Centre next Tuesday and Wednesday November 26 and 27 with a brand new production Beyond the Brooklyn Sky, written by Michael Hilliard Mulcahy and directed by Peter Sheridan.

Sean Duggan - hurler, swimmer, friend

The first time I heard the name Sean Duggan was when my grandmother would scoff at the crowds walking the Salthill prom on a Sunday afternoon.

Cane Pro-Am brings a quality field to Mayo

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Catherine Connery— the chair from Conahy

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The new chairman of the Kilkenny County Council was recently voted in at a special meeting of Kilkenny County Council.

Celtic songs @ Monroe’s

CELTIC FC fans refer to the team as The Bhoys and that nickname, with a little help from Celtic legend Billy McNeill, inspired the name of a Glasgow band who sing songs about the club.

Running barefoot to their dreams...

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Sometime in the 1880s my grandfather, Philip O’Gorman, left his home town of Littleton (An Baile Beag), north Tipperary, and walked into Galway. He must have been very well educated because his first job was reading the Dublin newspapers in two pubs in High Street. The Dublin papers arrived on the afternoon train. Then, surprisingly, he got a good job as an assistant librarian in the university. Surprisingly, because at the time it was a predominantly a Protestant institution. From there, he rented a small shop in High Street, established the Galway Printing Company, and cycled around Connemara getting orders for small printing jobs. These were later dispatched from the Claddagh quays to be delivered or collected from the small harbours all along the coast.

Village and O’Loughlins march into last four

O’Loughlin Gaels, minus the services of Martin Comerford, recorded a comprehensive victory over Tullaroan as the St Canice’s Credit Union senior hurling quarter-finals began in earnest last Saturday afternoon in Lachtain Park, Freshford.

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