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EDDIE MOLONEY a traditional Irish musician extraordinaire, considered to be the best traditional flute player of his time and a formidable violinist, will be celebrated at this year's Galway Sessions Festival.
RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta journalist Máirín Ní Ghadhra was named radio broadcaster of the year at the Oireachtas Media Awards in Galway last Friday. The great and the good of the Irish language media attended the awards in the RadissoN Blu Hotel, with Aengus Mac Grianna from RTÉ News hosting the event.
THE RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and RTÉ ConTempo Quartet will join forces at the 2015 Galway International Arts Festival for what promises to be a first class series of classical music concerts.
Funny man Neil Delamere is to perform his new show Fresh Prince of Delamere at The Lodge at Ashford Castle tomorrow night (Saturday May 23).
Pleased with his friendly reception in Dublin in 1903, His Majesty King Edward VII determined to visit the wilds of Connemara and Kerry. Such a visit presented a number of problems for Dublin Castle, not least was security at a time when nationalism was rearing its head, and seldom lost an opportunity to express itself by demostrations and protests. I learn something of these concerns from a delightful book Memories: Wise and Otherwise. by The Rt Hon Sir Henry Robinson, Bart, KCB. (Published by Cassell and Co, London, 1923). Robinson was head of the Local Government Board in Ireland, and a man, who in the tradition of Somerville and Ross, saw humour in the Irish character, and indeed in the efforts of Britain to maintain control in Ireland.
It has emerged that a Belcarra man who came before Castlebar District Court last month for scrawling graffiti on An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny's, constituency office in Castlebar was rearrested earlier this month for vandalising the office a second time.
LEFT-FIELD folk, Bluegrass, and Americana, will all be heard in the upstairs bar of the Róisín Dubh when Laura Mulcahy, Wilde Ida, and Rivers & Crows play the next Mná Mná Music night this Thursday [May 21] at 8.30pm.
There are less than three weeks to go until the 2015 An Post Rás kicks off with a plethora of international teams competing, and the added excitement of two Mayo stages.
A weekend of literary and artistic talks, workshops, exhibitions and tours gets under way today (Friday May 1) on Achill as the island celebrates its links to the renowned German writer Heinrich Böll.
THE TALE Of The Ancient Lights, an award-winning one-man show fusing circus, dance, magic, echnology, and Asian art, is coming to the Galway Theatre Festival.