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Galway’s arts scene lost one of its most colourful personalities last week with the sudden death of Connor Maguire, my erstwhile comedy sidekick and long-time friend. As Maguire & McBride, or in tandem with Eamonn and Fiona Kelly in The Comedy Cumann, we regaled audiences at Cúirt, the Galway Arts Festival and other occasions and locations for many years.
A Mayo mum has said her family is “truly indebted” to the staff at Temple Street Children’s Hospital after her four-year-old daugther received a life changing kidney transplant there last year.
An Irish couple and their three children will next week begin an incredible 30,000 mile journey, travelling through four continents over the course of a year to eventually set up home in Galway.
The reinvigorated Island Drama Group brings its version of The Year of the Hiker to Halla Acla at the Fairgreen, Achill Sound on Saturday February 2. The Year of the Hiker is a demanding three-act play by John B Keane. Under the direction of JJ McNamara the complex drama deals with lots of human emotions, always acknowledging Keane’s humour even in the darkest situations. The Island Drama Group portrays all the complexities of the play in a high quality performance.
When Pauline was pregnant with her second child she had major cravings for homemade scones. She loved to cook but baking was new to her and her first attempts weren’t great; however, she got better and soon started churning out carrot cakes, chocolate cakes, and cheesecakes, all made with real butter and cream! Needless to say she piled on the pounds and a year later, she found it hard as she was still using the baby weight excuse. She had gone up two dress sizes. She tried all sorts of diets but she said that she found them “too restrictive and boring”.
Colm Murray, the RTÉ sports broadcaster, was honoured on Saturday (September 15) at the 2012 Rehab People of the Year Awards “for his courageous, inspiring and moving response to a devastating diagnosis of motor neurone disease, and for his inspirational efforts in speaking out about the condition, the difficulties faced by those affected by it, and the need for a cure”, according to Angela Kerins, chief executive, Rehab, and chairperson of the adjudication committee.
EDWARD HALL’S all-male Propeller theatre company have become firm Galway Arts Festival favourites in recent years and they deliver the goods yet again with Henry V at the Black Box in a staging that is brimful of verve and brio.
ONE OF the most sensational murder trials in late 19th century Ireland was that of Bridget Cleary in 1895, who was burned alive by her husband and cousins, who sincerely believed she was a ‘changeling’.
Edna O’Brien’s classic coming-of-age novel The Country Girls is on its way to the Town Hall in a critically acclaimed staging by Waterford’s Red Kettle Theatre Company.
Galway’s Druid Theatre Company has received three nominations in this year’s Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards.