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‘I’ve come to terms with poetry being my job’

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The question “Where do you come from?” can be a funny one for poet Hollie McNish. As her name indicates her roots are firmly in Scotland, but her accent is clearly English, highlighting a geographical proximity to London.

Galway punter wins €420,000 on a fiver football accumulator

It is not often somebody can turn €5 into nearly half a million euro but it is going to be a very happy New Year for one lucky Galway punter who has managed to do just that.

Humble but happy homes

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The library of Congress in Washington kindly lent us this photograph (originally one half of a stereo photograph), which was taken in 1903. It shows “The humble but happy homes of the Claddagh fisher folk, Galway”.

Rooney Auctioneers and Chartered Surveyors has recently appointed Joe Dempsey as a senior surveyor

Dempsey graduated with a degree in property management and investment whilst working at Salford City Council in the UK and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor at Robert Pinkus & Company in Preston.

Julian Lloyd Webber - conversations with a cellist

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2011 HAS been a milestone for Julian Lloyd Webber, one of the greatest and most admired cellists of our time. This year saw the birth of Julian and wife Jiaxin Cheng’s daughter Jasmine Orienta; the release of the double-CD collection The Art of Julian Lloyd Webber; and Julian’s 60th birthday.

Circus Of Horrors at Black Box

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FIFTEEN YEARS since it first trampled the bloody boards at Glastonbury and went on to achieve cult status with tours around the world, the fangtastic, rockin’ and shockin’ Circus Of Horrors arrives at the Black Box Theatre on Thursday November 4 at 8pm.

The Queen’s Gap

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Hardiman tells us, “There was from time immemorial a gap in the river called the Main Gap, through which small boats, sometimes with difficulty, passed up and down the river from the lake to the sea. This particular gap was always kept open from February to August, when all others were shut. The proprietors of the fishery, finding that it diminished the value of the weirs, caused it to be closed. This became the subject of legal contention, but it was finally decided that the gap should be, and it has ever since accordingly been, kept open.”

Cinema Review - Sex And The City 2

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As a ardent fan of the series I was excitingly taken away with the novelty of the first film but was disappointingly let down. However, all is forgiven, as this sequel brings back a little of the girls we love so well while, at the same time, allowing them to evolve.

Cleere thinking

I was going to ignore it and presumed it would be forgotten about quickly, but no, the tree stump in the Rathkeale churchyard is still in the news.

Take Marx, take hope, take Paul Heaton

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FOR THE last 25 years, the songs of Paul Heaton - whether in The Housemartins or The Beautiful South - have become the soundtrack to many people’s lives.


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