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Cinema review: Inside/Out

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PIXAR HAS come to the end of a very unPixar like run. Its last three films, Cars 2, Brave, and Monsters University have been two uninspired sequels and a disappointing original film, and had lowered excitement levels for a Pixar original.

Celebrate National Poetry Day with Yeats and Kavanagh

As part of its contribution to Yeats2015, the year-long celebration of one of Ireland’s most beloved poets, Westmeath County Library is delighted to offer the public a chance to hear award-winning poet Noel Monahan give a talk on WB Yeats and Patrick Kavanagh.

Leo and Anto start their biggest US tour tomorrow night

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FOLLOWING THEIR headlining spot at the 2014 Vancouver Folk Festival, Leo Moran and Anthony Thistlethwaite begin their biggest North American tour to date tomorrow evening.

Was James Hack Tuke the Oskar Shindler of his day?

A surprising rescuer of the Tuke assisted emigration scheme from the west of Ireland came from the London government. After the first group of 1,315 people had sailed from Galway for America on April 28 1882, the Tukes’ emigration fund was practically exhausted. Yet the demand for places grew each day. Now more than 6,000 applications, mainly from the Clifden area, but also from Belmullet, Newport and Oughterard, poured into the Clifden union where James Hack Tuke had his office. While poverty and famine remained endemic in the west of Ireland, people with spirit must have felt that the day-to-day grind was never ending. The threat of another Great Famine was very real. They wanted a new life.

Famous wildlife film-maker to share tales of adventure in Castlebar

Up close and personal encounters with polar bears in the Arctic, the secret wonders of wolves in the wild, and a year spent with a family of black bears in Minnesota, are just some of the adventures people in Mayo can expect to hear about if they go along to a new live show by famous documentary film-maker Gordan Buchanan.

James Hack Tuke and his plan to assist emigration from west of Ireland

The agricultural crisis of 1879, and growing civic unrest, prompted the Society of Friends in England to send James Hack Tuke to the west to inquire into conditions and to distribute relief. Tuke, the son of a well-to-do tea and coffee merchant family in York, England, published his observations in Irish Distress and its Remedies: A visit to Donegal and Connaught in the spring of 1880. In clear-cut language he highlighted the widespread distress and destitution at a time when the British government questioned the extent of the crisis.

Principal teacher announced for Knocknacarra Educate Together NS

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The new Knocknacarra Educate Together National School, which opens in September, has appointed Dr Matthew Wallen as its principal teacher.

Cycling lane needed on the Prom

The new Knocknacarra Educate Together National School, which opens in September, has appointed Dr Matthew Wallen as its principal teacher.

Taoiseach launches NUI Galway and Mayo Clinic medical technology development agreement

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, this morning launched an intellectual property agreement signed by NUI Galway and the Mayo Clinic, USA, which will see the development of a novel treatment for acute pancreatitis.

Irish-American hoe-down @ Monroe’s Live

ST PATRICK’S Eve and St Patrick’s Day will be celebrated musically at Monroe’s Live with two gigs from Minnesota’s The Hounds of Finn.

 

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