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Eamon Morrissey, one of our best loved actors, comes to the Town Hall Theatre next week with his latest, much acclaimed, one-man show, Maeve’s House, inspired by the writings of the brilliant short story writer Maeve Brennan.
Paddy has a digger. And his father had a digger before him. His grandfather had a digger too. The great-grandfather didn't have a digger cos it hadn't been invented but he told everyone who knew him that he'd have had a digger if the man who made the diggers had been born before him and not 50 years after.
Those words were a regular part of Mícheál Ó Hehir’s radio commentary on hurling matches in the 1940s and 1950s when Galway were playing. The hand he was talking about belonged to Sean Duggan, who was arguably the greatest goalkeeper ever in the history of the game.
The first time I heard the name Sean Duggan was when my grandmother would scoff at the crowds walking the Salthill prom on a Sunday afternoon.
Galway Bay Golf Club: Lady Captain’s Prize (Marie Kelly) 18 hole stableford, Fiona Caulfield (15) 32; Noirin Gohery (30) 32;Gross Mandy Cosgrave (10) 19;Helen O’Flaherty (15) 32; Jacinta Quinn (29) 31; Front 9 Katherine Cahill (21) 17;Back 9 Geraldine Rowan (21) 18; Longest Drive, Fiona Caulfield; Nearest the Pin, Bridgie Hanley; Cat 1 Orla Shields; Cat 2 Eilisa Molloy; Cat 3 Catriona O’Regan; Past Lady captains, Sheila Lawlor; 9 hole comp, Bridie Day (36).
Two exhibitions at the Custom House
The brilliant singer/songwriter Paddy Casey performs at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Thursday June 27 at 8pm. Paddy Casey has been the forefront of the Irish music scene since his debut album Amen (So Be It) in 1999, while his second release Living became a massive seller in Ireland, out-selling even U2, and containing the hit singles “The Lucky One” and “Saints and Sinners”. In the following years Paddy has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with that very band on their Vertigo Tour, he has had week long sold-out residencies in Dublin's prestigious Olympia Theatre and RDS, and performed on the CBS hit chat show The Late Show with David Letterman.
WHEN MY granduncle Paddy, a farmer with a small holding about five miles outside of Mohill, County Leitrim, on the Ballinamore Road, heard something he thought was extraordinary or unusual, he would slap his knee simultaneously stamping his foot on the ground with great glee and exclaim “By the hokey, that bates Banagher!”
MARTIN DYAR won the Strokestown Poetry competition when George W Bush was still in his first term and all was well with the world.
Former Minister and TD, Mary O’Rourke is hoping to use the launch of her memoir on Sunday to provide “a bit of a party for Athlone”.