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NUIG's Summer Drama Festival

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LEADING GALWAY theatre practitioners, such as Little John Nee, Gerry Conneely, and Hot Potato Productions will take part in the new Summer Drama Festival which is taking place in The Cube at NUI Galway from July 20 to 27.

Buccaneers touch rugby trio prominently represent Ireland at World Cup in Malaysia

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Three Buccaneers touch rugby players have just returned from last week’s World Cup in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Rory Silke, Nigel So and Denis O’Connor were part of the Ireland Men’s over 40s team (M40s) which were one of five Irish teams to take part in the competition.

The Quaker and the Qur’ãn

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The recent acts of mass murder in New Zealand and Sri Lanka have all too potently shown the grave threat of religious extremism in today’s world as well as highlighting the troubled relationship between Islam and Christianity.

Anna Mieke - new music, Galway gig

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ANNA MIEKE, the Irish singer-songwriter has just released her new single, 'Creature', while tomorrow sees the launch of her new album, and on Saturday she plays the Róisín Dubh.

Three Buccaneers players depart for Touch Rugby World Cup in Malaysia

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Three Buccaneers touch rugby players have departed for Malaysia this week ahead of the World Cup after being named in the Ireland Mens’ over 40s squad. Rory Silke, Nigel (Jiang Han) So and Denis O’Connor have been in tournament preparation mode for six months and jetted east with their playing colleagues on Wednesday.

Athlone native on the crest of a working wave across the ocean

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Over The Edge Cúirt showcase

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THE 14TH annual New Writing Showcase, hosted by the Over The Edge: Open Readings, will take place in the Town Hall Theatre on Wednesday April 10 at 11am, as part of the Cúirt Festival of International Literature.

Rory Best to Hang Up His Boots

Irish captain Rory Best has indicated that this will be his last season and he will be leaving the game after the World Cup which takes place in Japan later this year. looks at his incredible career and the reaction from fly-half Johnny Sexton.

Local authority opens book of condolences in light of New Zealand tragedy

In light of the tragic events which unfolded in Christchurch on Friday last, Cllr. Aengus O’Rourke, in his capacity as Leas Cathaoirleach of Westmeath County Council, has requested that a book of condolence be placed in the civic centre in Athlone for those wishing to express their sympathies to the people of New Zealand.

Successful St. Patrick’s weekend festival tinged with loss of life tragedies

Well, well, so much has happened in the last seven days that it truly is difficult to know where to begin, or on what topic. But we’ll start with a good one, the St. Patrick’s Day parade which was held in Athlone on the Saturday, March 16, rather than on the 17th. There was a lot of Facebook criticism about the decision to shift back to the Saturday, but the volunteer committee who are the backbone of the parade arrangements stuck to their guns, and it turned out to be a great success.


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