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The All4 app - Channel 4’s best all in one place

By Ben O'Gorman

Tide lines play Róisín Dubh in November

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TIDE LINES are the coming force in Scottish music. In 2019 they won The Rising Sound Of Scotland title at the Scottish Music Awards, and in March performed to 67,000 people at Edinburgh’s Murrayfield stadium ahead of Scotland's victory over France in the Six Nations.

Dubliners watched the romancing of WB Yeats with glee

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The final curtain came down on the relationship between Annie Horniman and the Abbey Theatre in the days following the death of Edward VII on May 6 1910. It was customary that on the death of a British monarch all theatres would close as a mark of respect. Dublin theatres were expected to uphold that tradition, and indeed they did, the only exception on this occasion was the Abbey Theatre.

The All4 app - Channel 4's best all in one place

 

The All4 app - Channel 4's best all in one place

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I RECENTLY downloaded the All4 app, and, unlike the iplayer, it works here in Ireland for free with no subscription. It has some great shows and a number of really good films. First up, the movies I think are worth a watch. Next week I will select my picks for the best TV shows.

Lockdown abroad - James Mahon

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"I am a university lecturer and run a BA journalism degree at the University of the west of Scotland. We are moving into online lecturing and remote teaching equipped and aided by Microsoft teams, Skype business, and Facebook and WhatsApp group calls.

‘The great and the good of Irish writing'

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THE FIRST year of the new decade sees a new director at the helm of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature – Sahsa de Buyl. “If you were to look at a theme for this years’s event,” she says, “it would be the great and the good of Irish writing.”

Warden Bodkin’s right hand is missing…

During the afternoon and evening of Sunday July 12 1691 the people of Galway could hear the distant thud of cannons as two armies in the Cogadh na Dá Rí (war of the two kings) was nearing its climax. The Irish army, led by the inept French general, Charles Chalmont, Marquis de Saint-Ruhe, known as Saint Ruth, and the heroic Earl of Lucan, Patrick Sarsfield, had taken a stand on Kilcommodon Hill, below which lay the village of Aughrim, some 5km from Ballinasloe, Co Galway.

Get up close and personal with Reg D Hunter

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CONTROVERSIAL AND acclaimed, Reginald D Hunter returns to the Róisín Dubh this month for a show which will also see a set from the 83-year-old comedian Lynn Ruth Miller.

Mayo Stages to put the foot to the floor this weekend

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A new season of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship gets underway this Sunday, March 8 with the TF Royal Hotel/Casey’s and Mulroy’s Londis Mayo Rally that bridges an eleven-year gap since the event was last based in Castlebar.

 

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