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IN THE way he presents his work at readings, Billy Ramsell has much in common with other poets who have emerged from the spoken end of the poetry spectrum during the past decade.
Imust admit that I have driven through Kiloughter village probably only half a dozen times in my life. It is located just off the Headford Road, at the start of the Curraghline, about four old miles from Eyre Square. Bordering the Ballydooley village, there cannot be more than a dozen houses there, but it is not an insignificant place.
DO I like Parquet Courts's Sunbathing Animal because it is good on its own merits, or is it because I love Pavement and these guys so obviously do as well?
IN RECENT years, Galway’s Moonfish Theatre Company, founded by sisters Máiréad and Ionia Ní Chróinín, has been winning a burgeoning reputation as one of the most imaginative and exciting around.
Mayo is a county that is close to the heart of one of Ireland’s top funnymen Tommy Tiernan - a place with which he feels a certain kind of kinship.
A national awareness week to encourage more men to take better care of their health kicks off this Monday (June 9).
Fancy arriving to work in the newest model Seat, or being collected from the supermarket in a classic convertible?
THE RECENT success of the movie Philomena highlighted the social and personal impact of adoption in Irish society in times past. This weekend, in the Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane, actor and playwright Noelle Brown’s play, Postscript, visits the same topic through the story of her own life.
The succession by the infamous Marcella Netterville to a large estate near Mount Bellew, Co Galway, in the 1820s owed as much to chance as it was to her unlikely mother-in-law, with the wonderful name, Kitty Cut-a-Dash. The Nettervilles were an ancient Norman family, who came to Galway from County Meath after purchasing land from the Bellew family. A judicious marriage with the Trenchs of Garbally, Ballinasloe, increased their holdings. It appears that for a time both the Nettervilles and their tenants lived at peace and in some prosperity, at least until Frederick Netterville began to spread his wild oats somewhat wide of the field.
I will go with my father a-ploughing