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New Tom Stoppard play @ The Eye

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TOM STOPPARD’s new play The Hard Problem is running in the National Theatre London, but Galway can see it via a live broadcast to The Eye Cinema.

James Michael Curley’s Last Hurrah

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Despite all his bravura and political showmanship, his coarse humour,* a great fixer, a downright trickster and grafter, yet with a genuine kindness that endeared him to vast swathes of Boston voters, James Michael Curley’s personal life was unusually tragic. Following the death of his first wife ‘ Mae’ (nee Herlihy), he remarried a widow, Gertrude Dennis with two sons. This was on the last day of his term as Governor of Massachusetts, January 7 1937, “ to give her at least one day as first lady of the Commonwealth.” Between his two wives he had nine children; but incredibly seven of them predeceased him.

Galway Film Fleadh marks quarter of a century with bumper programme

Star Trek’s Zachary Quinto, Irish star Saoirse Ronan, and Sex Pistols documentary and film maker Julian Temple, are coming to Galway for the 25th Galway Film Fleadh from Tuesday July 9 to Sunday 14.

Heroism of Irish soldiers to be marked at Town Hall

In 1961, the fate of the UN was in the hands of Commandant Pat Quinlan and his battalion in the Congo. Fifty years on, their bravery is to be told in a new documentary.

Former kingpins Athenry in relegation trouble

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Former All Ireland club hurling champions Athenry are currently sailing dangerously close to the wind if they want to remain in the senior ranks.

Mulberry Tree Centre officially opened in Ballina

“The best party ever” is how one young reveller described the official opening of the Mulberry Tree Learning Centre on the Killala Road in Ballina which took place on Friday last (September 19).

The Spirit Of Voice and the music of Clannad’s Moya Brennan

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FROM FIRESIDE family music sessions in a little tavern in Gweedore, Co Donegal, in the 1960s and 1970s to major international success with ‘Theme From Harry’s Game’, ‘Robin (The Hooded Man)’ and ‘In A Lifetime’ in the 1980s, Clannad came a long way.

Anthony Ryan’s, a one-hundred-year-old family business

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Anthony Ryan came to Galway from Craughwell to work as an accountant in Donnellan’s hardware shop at number 16, Shop Street. While he was there a new apprentice named Katherine Morrisson from Drumfin in County Sligo came to work there. They started going out together and later married. They decided to set up their own business and they managed to lease number 18 Shop Street.

 

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