Search Results for 'Patricia Burke Brogan'

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NUI Galway honours leading lights in the arts

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Three leading figures in literature, music, education, and the arts have received honorary degrees from NUI Galway this week in recognition of their contribution to the arts in Galway.

An artist opened Galway’s ‘Secrets Box’

Most families, most adults, and most communities have secrets; past indiscretions they would rather forget about, and usually not very serious. But  some of them can be very painful, and are kept hidden, in a sort of a Secrets Box,  long after they need to be.

Of Magdalenes and poets

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IT IS difficult for an increasing section of the Irish population to visualise the utter power wielded by the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland prior to the mid-sixties. The law of the State was dictated, not by the taoiseach and ministers in Dáil Éireann, but by the bishops and priests from the pulpit.

Magdalene story revisited as Eclipsed opens next week at An Taibhdhearc

The classic play Eclipsed by Patricia Burke Brogan which revisits the much documented story of the abuses in church-run laundries will open for a three-night run in An Taibhdhearc next week.

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IT IS now more than 20 years since Patricia Burke Brogan’s powerful play, Eclipsed, received its premiere in Galway from Punchbag Theatre Company.

Revisiting Eclipsed with Margaret O’Sullivan

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IT IS now more than 20 years since Patricia Burke Brogan’s powerful play, Eclipsed, received its premiere in Galway from Punchbag Theatre Company.

Eclipsed and the world of the Magdalene Laundries

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THE DIFFERING reactions to the Magdalene Laundries over the years have been mirrored in the responses to Patricia Burke Brogan’s Eclipsed, which will have a staged reading in Galway next week.

Vigil for Galway Magdalene women

A memorial vigil in honour of the women who were in the Mercy Magdalene Laundry in Galway city takes place this Sunday.

Don’t let Magdalene statue go the way of Padraic O Conaire, warns Boston professor

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Galway City Council decided this past week to remove a statue memorializing the women who lived, worked and, in some cases, died at the Sisters of Mercy Magdalene laundry in the city. Dedicated in March 2009, the Mick Wilkins statue was commissioned by the same city councilors who now seek to remove it. It is located at the corner of Forster Street and Bothár Breandan O Eithir, standing in full public view close to where the laundry institution once stood.

Three new books from Galway publisher

THE GALWAY based publisher Wordonthestreet, is getting set to launch its three latest publications - two poetry collections and a book of short stories.

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