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Dancing Hours at the Mill Times Hotel

A new concept in entertainment has begun in the Mill Times Hotel (formerly the Westport Inn Hotel ). Each Sunday evening, a live band will take the stage in the beautifully appointed O Malley Banqueting suite, commencing at 9pm and playing all the oldies and popular tunes of the past decades. Traditionally, Sunday evenings were always family and couples nights out but with the end of the Celtic Tiger and the subsequent “doom and gloom” this quality time seems to have got squeezed out of everyday life. While lamenting this decline in the social scene, proprietor of The Mill Times hotel, Joe O Malley, and renowned showband maestro. Vinnie Mongan elected to attempt and change this downturn in the social week. As Vinnie says, “over the years I know that the general public love to socialise, listen to good music and dance. Historically, most of the dancing would be done at weddings and various functions but we want to give people the opportunity to enjoy an evening out, be entertained and have the freedom to dance and express themselves. The beauty of this Sunday evening idea is that folk can come of their own wish, without invite, to dance, there is no wedding expense and all can be at home at a civil hour to rise for work on Monday morning.” And Vinnie, while performing himself with his band, promises various acts throughout the season.

Gay people isolated and discriminated against in Mayo

A new report has highlighted that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people living in Mayo and throughout the west of Ireland are being discriminated against.

GUMS to unleash a Disco Inferno

TAKING ITS cue from funk and soul, and developing in the Latino and gay clubs of New York in the mid-1970s, disco became a global phenomenon by the end of the decade.

Tea dance

The Ballyheane 55 Club will host a tea dance to celebrate its first birthday in Ballyheane Community Centre on Sunday March 8 from 3pm to 6pm.

Alcohol-free youth disco for summer

A monster summer break up youth disco is to be held at Athlone Rugby Club this Friday June 26, in conjunction with Athlone Gardai and the Athlone Drug Awareness Group.

Galway Gay Pride — 20 years a-growing

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Brod Ireland West (Galway Gay Pride) Festival celebrates its 20th birthday in style this year with a Mardi Gras style parade from City Hall on Saturday August 22 at 2pm.

GPO to host silent disco

THE GPO will host its first Silent Disco with i-radio DJs and Budweiser Ice Cold on Thursday October 8.

Galway Gay Pride Festival

This weekend will see events taking place across the city for the annual Galway Gay Pride Festival.

Galway’s Mr Gay — it could be you

Galway pride is to set to be the first Pride festival to host a heat of the Mr Gay Ireland contest.


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