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Bards back in Roscommon with a brand new show

The legendary Diarmuid O’Leary & The Bards continue their 2010 tour, in The Abbey Hotel, Roscommon on Saturday July 3.

Poor Father Moloney and Greek purity

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I was always of the opinion that WB Yeats was a rather serious, impractical, pedantic man, sometimes lost in the unreal world of the fairies. However, Roy Foster’s epic biography of the famous poet *shows that like many of his contemporaries, WB was a very witty conversationalist.

Unexpected visitors during World War II

Shortly after dawn on Saturday, September 16 1944, Michael Conneely, a bachelor of 55 years was asleep in his cottage at Ailleabreach, Ballyconneely, when loud banging on his door woke him. He shouted ‘who’s there?’ The storm of the previous two days had abated but he couldn’t make out what the voice said. Grabbing a pitchfork, he slowly opened to door. Outside were two men, wet to the skin, in deep distress. Michael put the pitchfork to the throat of the first man: ‘Who are you?

Joe Togher, a Galway volunteer

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Joe Togher was born in Headford on September 8, 1898. His father was a shopkeeper and his mother was from Carlow, and they had three more sons and a daughter. His father died when he was very young, so in 1910 his mother moved the family into Francis Street in Galway where she opened a small hotel (see photograph) to support them. She was very busy with the business so it was Joe’s sister Nell who looked after him. He went to ‘The Mon’ where a nationalistic Brother Leo was a major influence. Joe was a good oarsman, a champion sculler.

The swinger himself is back in town

The legendary Diarmuid O’Leary and The Bards are back in Mayo for a show in the newly refurbished Western Hotel, Claremorris, on Saturday May 9. Don’t miss this live concert with two hours of the very best in music, song, and humour, on stage at 10pm sharp followed by the disco.

The swinger himself is back in town

The legendary Diarmuid O’Leary and The Bards are back in Mayo for a show in the newly refurbished Western Hotel, Claremorris, on Saturday May 9. Don’t miss this live concert with two hours of the very best in music, song, and humour, on stage at 10pm sharp followed by the disco.

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