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Latest episode of Siamsaíocht Sessúins to enthral local audience

The fourth episode of Siamsaíocht Sessúins airs on Athlone Community radio at noon on Saturday, April 24, with the video to premier on the Athlone Family Resource Centre Youtube and Facebook pages at 9pm that night.

The long journey from Bowling Green was over

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The Joyces finally arrived in Zurich on 17 December 1940 exhausted after weeks of torturous negotiations with the German, Vichy-French and Swiss authorities. They had sought refuge in Switzerland during World War I, now they hoped to do so again. To add to the stress of it all they had to leave their daughter Lucia behind in a psychiatric hospital in Brittany which was behind German lines. Joyce hoped that once settled in Zurich he could use all the influence he could muster to have her follow them to safety.

The Savoy Cinema

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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.”

Funeral of Fr John McCormack to take place tomorrow

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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.

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.

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