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Sinéad Quinlan - Ireland’s ‘new queen of comedy’ at GCF22

SINÉAD QUINLAN is a comedian, actor, writer, toasted cheese sandwich fanatic, and a winner of RTÉ’s national stand up competition, Stand Up and Be Funny, on the Ray D’Arcy Show.

Irish National Opera presents The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts in three Galway cinemas -the Eye cinema, the Omniplex i

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The season kicks off with Cherubini’s thrilling opera, Medea, on Saturday 22 October.

Roscommon Arts Centre a must visit for your October entertainment

From comedian Conal Gallen’s wedding of the year to swing kings Luke Kelly & The Swing Cats, Roscommon Arts Centre has something for all this October!

A lone figure at Bohermore cemetery

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William Joyce recorded his final broadcast on April 30 1945 as the last great battle of the war raged. Russian troops, after a desperate struggle, finally wrenched Berlin from the grip of the Nazis. The once great city was then little more than streets of rubble. In an iconic World War II photograph Soviet troops fly the Soviet flag over the Reichstag May 2 1945.

Still your mind at Fernwood

What better place to still the mind and replenish the body than in the heart of Connemara?

The Lost King saga just feels a little simple

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There is a good variety of interesting movies out this month — The Lost King particularly stood out to me due to the unusual true story on which it is based.

‘Irish dockworkers fought elbow to elbow with old Jewish men in Hasidic hats...’

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William Joyce’s notorious broadcasts to Britain, which continued throughout the six years of World War II, initially came from the studios in Berlin, later transferred to Luxembourg city, due to heavy Allied bombing, and finally from Apen, near Hamburg. The broadcasts were relayed over a wide network of German controlled radio stations in Zeesen, Hamburg, Bremen, Luxembourg, Hilversum, Calais, and Oslo. It had a huge potential audience, and was seen as a vital propaganda tool for Nazi Germany.

The boy from the Jes, who became the voice of Germany

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The late Billy Naughton, College Road, said he spluttered into his cup of tea, when he instantly recognised the upper-class, nasal drawl, of William Joyce reporting continuous Nazi victories on Radio Hamburg, Reichsrundfunk, during its English-language broadcast in October 1939. He was ridiculed as ‘Lord Haw-Haw’ and was the butt of Musical Hall jokes, yet he was listened to and despised for his clever mix of fact and lies.

Help a giant get his wings at this year’s Macnas event

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“New York has the Statue of Liberty, Galway has Con Mór,” says Artistic Director of Macnas, Noeline Kavanagh.

‘A pale granite dream, afloat on its own reflection’

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Mitchell Henry’s final days in Kylemore were sad ones. His adored wife Margaret had died at 45 years-of-age, and rested in a simple brick mausoleum in the grounds of his palatial Kylemore Castle. His political life, into which he put a great deal of personal effort, advocating on behalf of all Irish tenants the rights for them to own their own land, was out manoeuvred by Charles Stewart Parnell and the Land League. Henry described the Land League methods as ‘dishonest, demoralising and unchristian’. He probably was not surprised to lose his Galway seat in the general election of 1885. He blamed ‘Parnalite intimidation’.


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