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Recession makes fundraising very challenging for Cancer Care West, says chief executive

The economic downturn coupled with recent charity controversies has made the task of raising €1 million a year “very challenging” for a local cancer charity which depends significantly on public donations.

Donal O’Kelly at the double

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WRITER/PERFORMER Donal O’Kelly comes to the Town Hall Theatre next week with a double bill of plays, Bat the Father, Rabbit the Son, on Monday May 13 and Ailliliú Fionnuala on Tuesday 14.

Book launches at Charlie Byrne’s

CHARLIE BYRNE’S Bookshop will host to a series of book launches with one taking place tomorrow, and two on Saturday.

Clifden Arts Week launches on Monday

Clifden Community Arts Week, the west of Ireland’s most prominent and longest running community arts festival, will return this September for its 34th year of artistic celebration. Taking place from September 15 to 25, the festival boasts an impressive line up of national and international talent with a jam-packed programme that covers all spectrums of the arts from literature and music to theatre, film, and comedy, as well as inspirational talks and lectures and a dedicated schools’ programme.

Cúirt festival to be launched next week

Paul Murray, author of the acclaimed novel Skippy Dies, the English poet Simon Armitage, rapper Buck 65, and the Booker winning Irish author Anne Enright are all coming to Galway for Cúirt.

A medley of books for Christmas

AS ALWAYS there is a huge variety of books available as gifts this Christmas which in an increasingly harsh economic climate offer wonderful value and, when chosen properly, are immensely and deeply appreciated.

Fintan O’Toole - pointing the way towards a new republic

ONE OF our most esteemed political commentators, Fintan O’Toole, is appearing at the Town Hall Theatre next week in a reading/discussion centred around his provocative new book Enough Is Enough; How to Build a New Republic.

Major Irish authors to take part in Kenny’s birthday celebrations

Jennifer Johnston, Eugene McCabe, Theo Dorgan, and Dermot Healy, will be among the 70 major Irish writers coming to Kenny’s to help the bookshop celebrate 70 years in business.

The ballad of Shell and Rossport

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TO SAY that the Shell gas pipeline and terminal in north Mayo has been the subject of controversy would be to understate seriously.

New book on Corrib Gas controversy to be launched in Galway

Once Upon A Time In The West, a new book on the Corrib Gas controversy by The Irish Times journalist Lorna Siggins, will be launched this week.

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