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Kenny's Bookshop and Gallery at 80

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On a day in October 1936, a young woman, Maureen Canning, from Mohill, County Leitrim, left her digs in Lower Salthill and began to walk, for the first time, to what was then University College Galway.

No more naked fries as Supermac's chips get dressed up for going out

I have always been partial to a dressed fry, feeling the naked chip alone is just crying out to be dressed up, dolled up and given star billing. For too long the humble chip has always been that reliable partner to all of the other goodies on offer. The reliable sidekick, the wingman to the array of burgers, and fish and luscious chicken. There have been many late work nights when I would fall into the arms of a hot chip dressed with colesaw as if it were some sort of illicit encounter.

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.”

Garden entertaining ideas when the summer season sun goes down

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Summer entertaining in your garden doesn’t have to be all about sunshine and barbecues.

What Do You Mean You Haven't Read...?

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Sasha de Buyl, director of Cúirt

Williamsgate Street, 1903

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The recent royal visit of William and Kate prompted us to dig out this photograph of Williamsgate Street taken in August 1903. It was taken just before or after King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra passed through. There were more banners and flags up while they were in the vicinity. The Royals had sailed into Killary Harbour on the royal yacht, then toured Connemara and then travelled by train to Galway. Their visit here was full of pomp and ceremony.

WilliamsKate Street — for a day

There’s nothing like a good aul’ visit to focus the mind. Whether it’s the Royals or the Yanks, it sort of makes you stand up, puff out the cushions, throw a lick of paint on the doorpost and reach up to the dresser for the best Willow design cups.

Galway ready for the royal treatment

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Excitement is building across Galway as the city prepares to receive the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge later this morning.

'Edna’s writing is so honest; nothing is sugar-coated'

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WHEN EDNA O’Brien’s novel, The Country Girls was first published in 1960, it scandalised conservative Catholic Ireland and the controversy over the book saw it being both banned and ceremonially burned.

Theatre highlights of 2018

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AND SO ends another year of theatre-going, a year of big shows, small shows, professional shows, amateur shows, local shows, and visiting shows. Rather than doing a general review of the year past, I shall focus on the shows I enjoyed most from those I saw.

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