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In 1933, plans had been completed and passed by the Galway Urban District Council for a new cinema to be built on Eglinton Street by the famous baritone, Mr Walter McNally. “The building will be beautiful and imposing, designed on the most up-to-date lines. The theatre will have seating for over 800 on the ground floor while the balcony will be capable of holding over 300.”
The funeral of Fr John McCormack, Parish Priest of Breaffy, Castlebar, will take place tomorrow, Saturday, March 28, at 12 noon in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Roundfort, with burial afterwards in Roundfort Cemetery.
Athlone is home to one of the greatest international pop sensations of the 20th century. In 1929, John McCormack was paid $500,000 to feature in a Hollywood film. This is just one of the many fascinating stories you can hear in Matthew Gilsenan’s ‘John McCormack – A Life in Song and Story’ at the Dean Crowe Theatre on Saturday, September 21.
The Dean Crowe Theatre launched its new programme of activity this week. Packed with an eclectic mix of events, the theatre has something for everybody over the coming months. Highlights of the programme include theatre with Phelim Drew, music with Matthew Gilsenan, children’s theatre, family entertainment, schools shows, and lots of comedy with Tommy Tiernan, Rory’s Stories, Joe Rooney, and Patrick McDonnell as well as the Dirtbirds’ Self Help Tour.
While most people think of dolls as mass-produced Barbie-type artefacts, the creations of Kinvara based dollmaker Helga Pikal are of an entirely different order. Her hand-made, lovingly crafted, dolls present an array of vividly realised characters from world myth and folklore, as well as famous singers and musicians like Keith Richards and Willie Nelson.
The Church of the Holy Rosary in Castlebar was packed to capacity on Wednesday for a special Mass of remembrance for David Gavin, the 26-year-old Breaffy footballer who lost his life in a swimming accident in Canada on June 30. The memorial Mass saw prayers offered for David's family and friends and for finding his body so he can be laid to rest at home.
This week, 100 years ago, British soldiers took part in the Great War battles of Doiran and Mlali. At Doiran, the British and French forces were repeatedly pushed back and finally overpowered by the Bulgarian second infantry division, while at Mlali, the British were victorious over the Germans. Victory and defeat followed each other all too frequently during the four years of the Great War.
THE GALWAY Theatre Festival concluded last weekend and its array of shows certainly augur well for the upcoming generation of local and national theatre makers.
Visitor numbers are continuing to increase to Athlone’s main tourist attractions - Athlone Castle and Luan Gallery.