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Book review: John O’Donohue

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THERE WAS a day in January 2008 when suddenly the valleys, streams, rivers, and lakes of Connemara and the Burren lost their colour and blackened, when the silent music of the stones, hills, and mountains abated for just a moment, for at that moment, in far off Italy one of the few men who fully understood their physical and spiritual presence experienced, to quote his own words,

It’s here — nature’s way of saying ‘let’s party’

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There's a dangerous buzz to everyone over the last few days. You see people in the town, stopping and looking up at the sky and mouthing the words ‘blue’ , ‘bright’ and then moving on again and thinking of doing daft things like sitting outside at cafes and drinking a hot drink just hot enough to warm ya but not too hot to make you look ridiculous — you there sitting outside like a hard, braving this new fresh sensation. Like mammals peering out into the great brightness after the dark of winter, we stagger at first, unsure of what to do with this new found space and light and desire to do something other than that what we have been doing.

2015 Local Jobs Market Predictions

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In the second part of the Galway Advertiser series on recruitment, in conjunction with our website www.classifieds.advertiser.ie, we are profiling the three recruitment specialists whose expertise we have sought for this feature and their key personnel make predictions about the 2015 jobs market.

Time for new blood to answer Ireland's call?

Are ya ready to be part of this new blood to shake up Irish politics? Have ya thought about it? Did ya get the call, did ya get the call? Lucinda was in town last night, with the little red book. Maybe your number was in it. Maybe she's fond of ya. Maybe you’ll get the call for BootupdaArseIreland. Tog out. Warm up. Slap those calves. Throw on the wintercream. And then Mike Fitzmaurice joining up with your man with the plummy voice from Wickla, Ross. Sure you have to get the call. Ireland’s call. Your role in history. This is your moment. New party. Wow. Maybe more. Jaypers I never thought we'd see the day when you might be asked to join a party. Sit by the phone and wait.

How we relate to strangers at heart of President Higgins’ Christmas message

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As President of Ireland, may I offer my warmest wishes for Christmas and the New Year to everyone in Ireland, and to all of our Irishabroad,thosewho assistthem,andthe communities that have welcomed them.

Kíla - new album and Monroe’s Live show

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KÍLA, THE mighty Irish trad meets world music fusion group, have just released their first album in four years and are in concert at Monroe’s Live on Monday December 29.

St Colman’s BNI celebrate gold pin member

St Colman’s BNI Chapter recently celebrated the success of one of its members, Emily Fleming of KF Accountants, who was awarded a gold BNI pin celebrating her five years of BNI membership, and the enormous contribution to the success of local businesses from Sandra Hart, executive director of BNI Ireland South and West.

Sean Keane’s Town Hall Christmas show

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SEAN KEANE will perform his Christmas By The Hearth show at the Town Hall Theatre on Thursday December 11 and Friday 12 at 8pm.

‘It’s fierce, it’s dark, it’s full of conflict, but it’s actually all about love’

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ON MONDAY February 2 1959, The Listowel Drama Group presented the premiere performance of Sive, John B Keane’s debut play, thus launching the career of one of Ireland’s most popular writers.

Karma’s Hallowe’en double bill

Karma are running their the Hallowe’en theme over the next two weeks starting this Thursday October 23 with House Karma, Game of Thrones themed night, and fancy dress for college break-up.

 

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