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'The younger generation haven’t heard of Walter Macken, that’s why I’ve spent my life promoting him'

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When I meet Ultan Macken for a morning coffee to chat about his one man show, My Father, My Son, the first thing he does is delightedly show me a new Russian edition of Walter Macken’s God Made Sunday.

Team behind Lily Mae charity single come up trumps again

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A charity Christmas single featuring Shane Filan stars a number of teenagers from Galway. 'When I Grow Up' was recorded in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in October, and is masterminded by same team that created 'Tiny Dancer A Song For Lily-Mae' in 2012. That tune was the second biggest selling charity single in Irish chart history, second only to the 1985 smash hit, Band Aid's 'Do They Know It's Christmas'.

Oughterard celebrates Walter Macken

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A special series of talks to celebrate the official opening of the Walter Macken commemorative display will take place in Oughterard Courthouse next week.

Celebrate the life of writer Walter Macken

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WALTER MACKEN, one of Galway’s most famous writers, was born 100 years ago this May, and An Taibhdhearc and Galway’s West End community will hold commemorative events.

An Taibhdhearc seeks new writers

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AN TAIBHDHEARC is seeking new writers for the stage through its Walter Macken Award which has prize money of €1,000.

Funding of €10,000 for CCTV cameras in Walter Macken, Suan, and Whitehall

CCTV camera systems are to be installed in Walter Macken Place in Mervue and Suan apartments in Sandyvale, Headford Road, while the existing camera in Whitehall in the city centre is to be upgraded following the provision of €10,000 in the Galway City Council’s 2014 Budget.

Filling Walter Macken’s Shoes at An Taibhdhearc

As we approach the centenary of Walter Macken’s birth next year the opportunity arises for a creative innovative theatrical person to fill the role that he once held as Artistic Director of Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe.

Defendant remorseful over wedding day punch

A man who paid €30,000 compensation to a man whose nose he bit, has been given a two year suspended sentence at Mullingar Circuit Court for assault causing harm.

Macken and Bell triumph in All-Ireland Final

Frank Macken, fresh from his All-Ireland singles success of last week, added the doubles title with partner Aidan Bell in the All-Ireland golden masters’ doubles final at a packed Williamstown on Saturday afternoon last, once again facing Clare contenders Pat Donnellan and Stephen McInerney as the opening match of a two match card at the Galway venue, got off to a great start.

All-Ireland joy at last for Macken but Mayo girls lose out

The good news story of the week came by way of Ballinrobe handballer Frank Macken, who finally got his hands on a richly deserved All-Ireland medal. Williamstown on Saturday afternoon last was the setting for Frank’s finest hour as he and a fine attendance settled in for the All-Ireland golden masters B singles final against the well-regarded Pat Donnellan for Clare. Macken started well and was never really troubled in the opening game and he secured this one impressively 21 aces to 12. The second was a much tougher affair as Donnellan began to find his feet and the Clare man was making life difficult for the Galway based garda. Macken trailed for much of the game but his superior fitness and determination saw him take the lead at 17 aces to 16 although this on went down to the wire, as a relieved Macken added the second on a 21 aces to 17 scoreline. The win was well deserved and hard-earned but the hours of work put in yielded the desired result on the day. Macken has a decent chance of a second title this weekend as he teams up with Claremorris native Aidan Bell in the doubles final against Donnellan and Stephen McInerney once again at Williamstown this Saturday from 3pm.

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