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Theatre review: The Match Box

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THE IRISH premiere of Frank McGuinness’s 2012 play, The Match Box, is one of the main attractions in this year’s Galway International Arts Festival, all the more so as it features Renmore's Cathy Belton, making her festival debut – and in a one-woman play to boot.

Forty years on, Kiwi Tim Finn loves writing more than ever

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Forty years in the music business, one of New Zealand's most celebrated singer-songwriters, Tim Finn will perform at the Galway International Arts festival for the first time.

From now until Christmas, I'm Mother Hen to 1,000 birds

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The food scene in Galway has never been in a better place. There are so many talented artisan producers and retailers offering the most amazing produce and one need only visit the plethora of farmers' markets around the county to witness this. One such business is The Friendly Farmer poultry which produces the most succulent chicken, turkey, and duck directly to your dinner table courtesy of Ronan Byrne's farm in Athenry.

Westport man grateful for successful Reek fundraiser

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A Westport man, whose heartbreaking loss of both of his parents to brain tumours prompted him to organise a fundraiser on Croagh Patrick in their honour, says he is extremely grateful for the support he has received for his efforts to raise awareness about the condition.

Kenneth Gannon to take on Croagh Patrick for Brain Tumour Ireland

Westport's Kenneth Gannon will be embarking on a charity climb of Croagh Patrick on Saturday next, April 25 at 12 noon to raise money and awareness for Brain Tumour Ireland. This is not the first time that Kenneth has raised money for a brain tumour charity; in November 2010, he raised €7,119 for Brainwaves Northern Ireland from a very successful table quiz in Westport. After four and a half years, he is on the fundraising trail again, this time in aid of Brain Tumour Ireland.

Pomp and circumstance, and one unmarked grave

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On June 12 1922 a very special ceremony took place at Windsor Castle, near London. Following the establishment of the Irish Free State the previous December, five Irish regiments, including the Connaught Rangers, the Royal Irish, the Leinsters, the Munsters, and the Dublin Fusiliers, which had served the British army with exceptional valour at times, were disbanded. It was a day of special significance for both the participants and onlookers.

Hopes that next phase of Tubber Hill project will happen

The architects section of Mayo County Council is looking at the prospect of constructing additional units in Tubber Hill in Westport a meeting of the West Mayo Municipal District was told this week.

How we relate to strangers at heart of President Higgins’ Christmas message

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As President of Ireland, may I offer my warmest wishes for Christmas and the New Year to everyone in Ireland, and to all of our Irishabroad,thosewho assistthem,andthe communities that have welcomed them.

Islander Patrick shares his lifelong love of music on new album

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It has been almost 60 years since islander and fisherman Patrick O’Toole entered into stiff negotiations with a travelling man on Fair Day in Louisburgh to purchase his first song sheet.

Your call is important to us, yeah right..

Hello, You have reached the offices of Irish Water, Uisce Paddy. You call is important to us so it may be recorded for training porpoises. Please also note that at any stage your call may be terminated or transferred to the talking clock in Australia, so Uisce Paddy must approve in principle the tenure of your call.

 

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