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Liam O’Flaherty’s Hollywood sojourn

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BORN ON The Aran Islands in 1896, Liam O’Flaherty was to become one of the most distinguished and prolific writers of 20th century Ireland. His first book, Thy Neighbour’s Wife, was published in 1923 and was followed by an avalanche of novels, short stories, and poems in English and as Gaeilge, as well as travelogues.

Richard Ford's happy book

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ONE OF the main reasons readers are reverting to reading physical books as opposed to the Kindle is that, despite all its conveniences, the Kindle cannot provide the full book experience.

Tougher new Ford Ranger makes Euro debut

Ford's tough and smart new Ford Ranger pickup made its European debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Galway audiences should see rare stage production of The Quiet Man

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One of the most remarkable theatrical performances of the summer in the west was the Abbey Acts’ production of The Quiet Man, held in the unusual location of a goods shed at an abandoned railway station. However, it provided the catalyst for a string of performances which captured the imagination of Quiet Man fans and drama afficionados and saw the production being brought this weekend to An Taibhdhearc in Galway

Mary Kate Danaher: ‘ I feel the same way about it myself’...

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At last filming The Quiet Man began in June 1951, during one of the sunniest summers on record. Everything went smoothly. There was a genuine outpouring of goodwill from the people of Cong and everywhere in Ireland, towards the project. The crew and cast were happy. The actors were generous with signing autographs, making guest appearances at charity events, and had an excellent working relationship with the director John Ford. Ford was in wonderful good form. He had exorcised his war ghosts by making an astonishing 10 movies in only six years. Now he was relaxed and cheerful, beaming to be in Ireland with great actors, many of whom were his friends, and a script which he clearly liked. He had already worked out changes which he had discussed with his friend and adviser Brian Desmond Hurst in their rented house in Spiddal.

‘All about a man trying to get a woman into bed.’

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Week II

Max Hafler’s acting workshop

THE ACTOR, writer, and director Max Halfler will host his Big Play Workshop on four Fridays from 10am to 4pm, beginning April 30.

 

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