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Record-breaking crowds attend 2015 arts festival

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Record-breaking attendances of 200,000 attended the 38th Galway International Arts Festival's 375 performances, talks, and exhibitions across 26 venues in the city, making this year's festival "the most successful ever" according to the organisers.

‘I’m a novelist who briefly blogged, rather than a blogger turned novelist’

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Galway writer Lisa McInerney has been hailed by The Irish Times as “the most talented writer at work today in Ireland”. For several years, as Sweary Lady, she penned the award-winning blog The Arse End of Ireland, about life on a Galway council estate.

Cúirt hits thirty

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ON TUESDAY evening at the House Hotel the programme for the 2015 Cúirt International Literature Festival was officially launched and, as ever, there is a rich feast of readings, talks, workshops, launches, and more to look forward to.

Christy Moore - Where he came from

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Christy Moore makes a welcome return visit to Galway next week when he plays two concerts in Leisureland, on Thursday May 15, and Friday 16 (the latter is already sold out). Ahead of his appearances here, he took some time to chat about his life-long love for music, his family and his current tour.

The Devon park under-14 team, 1967

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The great strength of the Gaelic Athletic Association is that it has spread into virtually every street and small village in the country. Having players and supporters all over Ireland has made this organisation one of the most popular and one of the most powerful in the land.

Animal attacks are leading cause of injuries in farm accidents

Animal attacks are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injury in accidents on Irish farms, a new study which was carried out by researchers at Mayo General Hospital has suggested. The study examined all farm-related morbidity and mortality presenting to the hospital between 2005 and 2011. The research found that there was a total of seven deaths as direct result of farm accidents in that time period.

From the bunker

Ballinrobe Golf Club

Early start for golfing insomniacs in Westport

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A score of Galway Stories from Doire Press

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NEXT WEEK, with Galway hosting authors from all over the world as part of Cúirt, the city itself and its own writers are showcased in a fine new anthology from Doire Press, entitled Galway Stories, to be launched during the festival.

Out & About in Mayo

Garrymore Drama Group present Dancing at Lughnasa


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