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Galway’s Indian community to celebrate on Saturday

Galway’s Indian community will celebrate the 69th Indian Independence Day on Saturday.

Michael Davitt’s Glasgow Celtic links celebrated in Straide

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A new exhibition celebrating the historic links between one of Mayo’s greatest patriots, Michael Davitt, and the Scottish football club, Glasgow Celtic, was officially opened at the Michael Davitt Museum in Straide last Friday.

Uncertain future for Davitt museum

He is one of Mayo’s most famous sons who came to be known as a world renowned social activist, human rights campaigner, a statesman and an author, described as the Nelson Mandela of his era.

Swinford famine grave

A Great Famine grave in Swinford, where 564 victims are buried, has been restored and commemorated.

Westmeath Culture Night to be officially launched this week

Mahatma Gandhi once said that “A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people” and this is very true of Westmeath, as for this year’s Culture Night on Friday September 20 over 45 free events will take place across the county.

Che do bheatha Romero

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Insider has noted the reaction of people of the political persuasion of Declan Ganley to the idea of Galway erecting a monument (at no cost to the taxpayers) to Che Guevara and it prompted him to pen the following in response to Mr Ganley’s slurs that Guevara was a “mass murderer”, just to set it in context.

Remembering John ffrench

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The many friends of artist John ffrench, in Ireland, the United States, and around the world, will have heard the news of his death on Friday (January 22) at the age of 81, with a deep sense of loss.

An Asian flavour to this season’s Galway Film Society screenings

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THERE WILL be a strong Asian flavour to this season’s Galway Film Society screenings, with movies from Iran, Turkey, India, Lebanon, and Israel/Palestine to be shown, all dealing with historical and contemporary political issues.

From Europe to Asia with the Galway Film Society

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CINEMA IS not a European or American phenomenon - it is a world-wide one. While France - the inventor of cinema, has a celebrated film tradition, Iran also has a thriving industry and its films are also highly regarded.

 

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