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A Child’s Christmas in New York

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Years and years ago, when I was a boy, when there were wolves in Wales, and birds the colour of red-flannel petticoats whisked past the harp-shaped hills, when we sang and wallowed all night and day in caves that smelt like Sunday afternoons in damp front farmhouse parlours, and we chased, with the jawbones of deacons, the English and the bears, before the motor car, before the wheel, before the duchess-faced horse, when we rode the daft and happy hills bareback, it snowed and it snowed.

Il Vicolo

Opened on Buttermilk Walk more than two years ago, Il Vicolo is that clever combination of day-time cafe, wine bar, and restaurant. Breakfast, lunch, coffee, cake, dinner, and wine, it has the lot. Owned and run by Aoife Flaherty and Gerry McMahon, you have to admire the way they have made this very 'Tardis-like' space work for them. Things are a little better now than at the beginning with an small external kitchen giving the staff a little more room to breathe, but it is still bijoux by anyone's standards.

Claregalway drama festival starts tonight

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The finest amateur drama talent in the country will head to Claregalway from tonight (Thursday) March 13 when the Claregalway Drama Festival gets under way at the local leisure centre.

Tubers transformed at TULCA

WE IRISH probably feel we know our way round a potato. Boiled, baked, roasted, mashed or fried, we’ve gazed upon the trusty spud in pretty much all its forms.

Galway wine news

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Cases Wine Warehouse’s sixth annual winter wine fair has been confirmed for Thursday November 15. At the fair will be wines the company imports directly from the likes of Cava, Castilla (organic and biodynamic) Rioja, Sicily, and Burgundy. Also included are Pinot Noir from the Central and Leyda valleys; Malbec, Syrah, and Carmenere from Colchagua, plus a wide selection of wines from other great Irish importers such as Celtic Whiskey, Taserra, Mitchells, Karwigs, and Liberty Wines.

It’s a long way from Sickeen to Sicily

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About 1,600 miles as the crow flies. A young Galwegian found himself there in the stinking heat of July 1943. He would swap the Dyke Road for the Sunken Road, or the Sandy River for the Simeto River. For sure he would rather have been somewhere else, kicking ball in the Plots, up the Dyke Road, or swimming down at the Waterside, maybe even venturing to Cooper’s Cave... turning up in St Brendan’s with no homework done was a walk in the park compared to this.

Food & Wine

On the cookery book shelf

Galway soldier commemorated in new book

The life, adventures, heroics, and death of a County Galway man who fought with the SAS in World War II have been published in a book to be launched next week.

Songs of the Mediteranean to resound around St Canice’s

The voice of acclaimed Greek singer Savina Yannatou is often regarded as an instrument in itself and so I wasn’t surprised to hear the enchanting rhythmic tones of her soothing voice when she spoke to me from her home in Athens last week.

Up the pole-the beauty contest begins

So the race is finally on. All the months of planning, strategising and getting the make-up on for the photographers comes to fruition as the images appear on every pole and roadside inside and outside the borough boundary.

 

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