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THE GALWAY Sessions festival, the annual celebration of Irish folk, trad, and dance, returns from Monday June 15 to Sunday 21, with a special focus on Connemara's many and magnificent musicians, singers, and dancers.
A giant, bulbous whale floating in the sky; a woman transitioning to a man; Red Rock‘s Cathy Belton in a one-woman show; a new short play by Enda Walsh, and Crowded House’s Tim Finn exploring his origins through song and story - this is just some of what is coming to the 2015 Galway International Arts Festival.
In August 1896 WB Yeats and his friend Arthur Symons went on a tour of the west of Ireland. The poet was 31 years of age. They stayed with Edward Martyn at Tulira Castle, Ardrahan, visited the Aran Islands, and Yeats made his first visit to Lady Gregory at Coole Park.
A GIANT, bulbous whale floating in the sky; a woman transitioning to a man; Red Rock's Cathy Belton in a one-woman show; a new short play by Enda Walsh, and Crowded House's Tim Finn exploring his origins through song and story - this is just some of what is coming to the 2015 Galway International Arts Festival.
Teaching English as a foreign language, or TEFL, is an attractive option for recent graduates, for people who want to change career, for those who are approaching retirement, or for anyone thinking of teaching English here in Ireland or anywhere in the world. But there is a bewildering number of course options out there.
Pleased with his friendly reception in Dublin in 1903, His Majesty King Edward VII determined to visit the wilds of Connemara and Kerry. Such a visit presented a number of problems for Dublin Castle, not least was security at a time when nationalism was rearing its head, and seldom lost an opportunity to express itself by demostrations and protests. I learn something of these concerns from a delightful book Memories: Wise and Otherwise. by The Rt Hon Sir Henry Robinson, Bart, KCB. (Published by Cassell and Co, London, 1923). Robinson was head of the Local Government Board in Ireland, and a man, who in the tradition of Somerville and Ross, saw humour in the Irish character, and indeed in the efforts of Britain to maintain control in Ireland.
NATTY WAILER, the Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter who worked with Bob Marley, returns to Monroe's Live on Thursday May 28 at 10pm.
It is surely a day that will live long in the memory of the young students of Claddagh National School. After all it is not every day that a duchess comes to visit. As the patron of the UK National Literacy Trust, Camilla travelled to the school to meet children who have taken part in the SUAS literacy programme.
IN RECENT years Druid Theatre Company has shown itself the master of largescale theatrical projects with both DruidSynge and DruidMurphy. Yet in both cases it was dealing with playwrights in whose work it already had a deep grounding, writers and plays that could be said to be part of the company’s DNA.
Caroline Whelan meets Caithriona King who is making major waves on the national millinery scene