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FOLK LEGEND Pete Seeger, former US presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, and classical music great Yo Yo Ma, are among banjo player Michael J Miles’ fans.
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A Bonniconlon man was before Ballina District Court on Tuesday in relation to two assaults on gardaí. The 21-year-old admitted biting one garda, however he denied hitting another garda in the nose.
Some 42,000 Irishmen fought for the Allies and against the Nazis in WWII - including a number of Galwaymen - and their stories are contained in a new book.
The history of theatre in Ireland goes back to the start of the 17th century. The beginning of the 20th century saw the emergence of plays written in Irish and that movement was given a significant boost with the opening of An Taibhdhearc on August 27, 1928. It is the oldest operational theatre in Galway and is Ireland’s National Irish Language Theatre. The title is made up of two Irish words, taibh meaning ‘spectacle or ghost’ and dearc meaning ‘behold’.
A series of heritage talks looking at the political history, natural history, and maritime and botanic life of south county Galway region, start next week.
Popular all over Ireland and the UK thanks to the TV show of the same name, Strictly Come Dancing will come to Breaffy tonight with a strong local feel. Breaffy GAA Club in conjunction with the Mayo Mental Health Association is proud to present Strictly Come Dancing at the Breaffy House Events Area this evening.
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If you are a bride seeking a gown exuding luxury, femininity, and individuality with effortless chic and glamour for your wedding day, Kadee Bride, Athlone has the perfect invitation for you. This Saturday March 10, Kadee Bride will host an exclusive Amanda Wakeley Trunk Show, housing her full collection exclusively with Kadee Bride, for one weekend only.
Early in 1916, Pádraic Pearse visited Athenry to discuss plans for the Rising. He wanted the Volunteers to hold the county at the River Suck at Ballinasloe, to capture Galway city, and then, if possible, to march on Dublin. There were several variations of this strategy, but whichever plan was finally agreed, its success depended on the Volunteers receiving modern weaponry. Up to then the men had been rehearsing with shotguns, and sticks. Pearse assured them that small arms, including assault rifles and machine guns, were on their way. They would arrive in Gort, and be distributed from there.