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Relive the life of Athlone’s most famous son at Dean Crowe Theatre

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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.

Music, drama, comedy and more at the Dean Crowe Theatre

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.

A life as colourful as the dolls she makes

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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.

A young life remembered at memorial Mass for David Gavin

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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.

It’s a Long Way for Tipperary

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.

Galway Theatre Festival - round up and review

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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 on the rise as Athlone’s attractions continue to develop

Visitor numbers are continuing to increase to Athlone’s main tourist attractions - Athlone Castle and Luan Gallery.

Love, loss, and Elvis at the Galway Theatre Festival

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THE GALWAY Theatre Festival officially opens tomorrow and it promises to serve up a feast of theatre in all its forms over nine event-packed days, continuing up to Saturday May 7.

‘A bold, imaginative, staging’

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ONE OF the very best shows at last year’s Galway International Arts Festival was Andrew Flynn’s brilliant large-cast staging of Pat McCabe’s The Dead School. The production was presented by the combined talents of Galway Youth Theatre and Galway Community Theatre, and Flynn has now re-assembled the same cast for a revival by Decadent Theatre Company at the Town Hall Theatre.

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