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FOLLOWING ITS world premiere production last year, the smash hit sell-out show Guerilla Days in Ireland is now coming to the Town Hall Theatre. It tells the gripping story of Tom Barry, legendary commander of the IRA’s West Cork Flying Column in the War of Independence. The play is adapted by Neil Pearson from Barry’s classic memoir, Guerilla Days in Ireland, published in 1949 and one of the finest first-hand accounts of this momentous period in Irish history.
This month marks the 321st anniversary of the Battle of Aughrim, one of the major engagements of the Williamite Wars, and possibly the largest and most significant battle fought in County Galway.
Foroige’s Galway City Youth Café in the Fairgreen is collaborating with youth groups throughout the city and county to construct the largest green snake Ireland has ever seen.
The life, adventures, heroics, and death of a County Galway man who fought with the SAS in World War II have been published in a book to be launched next week.
Finbar Hoban Presents... takes a trip to the movies on Saturday August 20 as a very special screening of the 1984 cult sci-fi classic The Terminator will take place at Bar Ritz in Castlebar.
Buccaneers square up to recent conquerors Dungannon in their final home game of this season’s Ulster Bank League when the sides renew acquaintance at Dubarry Park, Athlone, on Saturday afternoon, March 26. Kick off for this Division 1B encounter is 2.30pm.
Not everything was wasted during the Celtic Tiger years. Galway has benefited greatly from the motorway to Dublin, as well as the Gort by-pass, which gives motorists a clear run to Limerick on the impressive M18. No one will be sorry to see the end of the Crusheen right-angled turn under an impossible railway bridge. Artics needed the whole road to make the turn, causing delays and gasps of incredulity at the narrowness and the danger of it all.
Athlone audiences of all ages are in a for treat on Tuesday November 9 at 8pm in the Dean Crowe Theatre, as Athlone Film Club presents an historical and comedy gem from the Irish Film Archive, This Other Eden.
The Minister for Defence Tony Killeen TD, was in Ballinrobe this week to unveil a seven feet memorial sculpture in honour of John King, a Mayo man who was awarded two Congressional Medals of Honour for his service to the American navy.