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Letter from Ted Hughes to his brother Gerald, April 1966

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This place is a mild paradise for me at present. We moved yesterday, from our sumptuous home, to a much older, wilder place - £2 a week, a house annexed to a big farm (big for this region) at the top of Cleggan bay - right on the west coast.

TULCA to go Neutral for 2014

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NEUTRALITY IS a much discussed, often thorny political and historical subject in Ireland, but being ‘neutral’ and the ideas it implies is the subject of TULCA 2014.

‘Outstanding courage, skill and determination’ defined romantic Oranmore Commander

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The first winter of the war was unusually cold. Commander Bill King’s submarine Snapper served in the North Sea from April 1939 for 12 months. During that time it had numerous contact with enemy ships, mainly in the Skagerrat Strait, between the southeast coast of Norway and the southwest coast of Sweden.

Fin-tastic time to be had as Marine Wildlife Roadshow hits town

Want to come face to face with a 15 metre sperm whale, hug a porpoise, see life sized models of whales, dolphins, seals, a turtle, and even a shark? Well now is your chance as Galway is set to welcome the Marine Wildlife Roadshow as well as being the venue for two important events dedicated to the conservation of whales and dolphins.

The strange story of the virgin birth and Kinvara’s great huntswoman

Geoffrey Russell, fourth Lord Ampthill, died at the age of 89 last April 23. His mother Christabel, Lady Ampthill, bought Dunguaire Castle, Kinvara, Co Galway, an old tower house with a bawn and smaller tower on a creek of Galway Bay, and restored it most sympathetically. It is now owned by Shannon Development and used for mediaeval banquets.

The Adventures Of The Wet Señor

ON SEPTEMBER 21 1588, a violent storm of tornado strength broke up three ships of the Spanish Armada and ran them aground on Streedagh Beach in County Sligo.

Dragon Kerr to attend annual GBS Ball?

Dragon, Bobby Kerr will deliver this year’s key note address at the Graduate Business Society’s 8th Annual Gala Ball on Friday, August 27 in the Granville Hotel, Waterford.

You ain’t heard it like this before

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PORTICO QUARTET are four young East London musicians who sound like nothing you have ever heard before. “There isn’t a band that sounds remotely like them,” according to The Observer.

Everlasting Moments kicks off film club’s spring schedule

Ballina Film Club’s spring programme kicks off on Tuesday February 9 with Everlasting Moments. Jan Troell’s period drama tells the story of Maria (Maria Heiskanen), a simple woman married to a charming but hopeless redneck, who became a photographer at a time when no woman would have dreamt of embracing such a profession and no man, certainly not the kind of working class lout she had for a husband, would condone it. Maria wins a camera in a lottery, but ignores it for years, being far too busy working her fingers to the bone, first as a cleaning woman and then as a seamstress. One day she tries to sell the camera to the local photographer (Jesper Christensen), who insists she should try it first before getting rid of it and offers her some useful tips. This is the beginning of a beautiful platonic friendship which her husband hates and distrusts. Told in a precise, authoritative, manner, the dense fabric of the plot and all its various ingredients are put together in an exemplarily clear narrative, accompanied by a spectacular visual style. Film starts at 8pm. Admission is €7 and seasonal membership rates are available.

Corrib gas wells completed and ready for production

Five wells needed to supply the Corrib gas terminal at Bellanaboy have been completed and made ready for production. Completion work on the wells was finalised on December 10 by the Sedco 711 drilling rig which has been operating at the Corrib field since early May.

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