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Music for Galway’s midwinter festival

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SOUNDTRACKS FOR Superpowers, a celebration of the music of Haydn and Shostakovich, the Music for Galway 2015 midwinter festival, is at the Town Hall Theatre from Friday January 16 to Sunday 18.

Castlebar group work with children of Chernobyl

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On April 28, 1986, a team of workers at a Swedish power plant raised the alarm when they detected radioactive particles on their clothing.

GRASSROOTS: Water charges - the heaviest austerity measure yet

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Question - What country had a Robin Hood 90 per cent tax rate on its wealthiest citizens? The Soviet Union? Cuba? No; the United States. And lots of European countries as well.

The amazing story of The Tailor Of Inverness

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THE TAILOR Of Inverness, by Matthew Zajac, tells the extraordinary story of Zajac’s father who grew up on a farm in Galicia - then eastern Poland, now western Ukraine - and worked as a tailor in Inverness after surviving the terrors and upheavals of WWII.

After twenty-eight years, Chernobyl remains a ‘ticking time bomb’

We, all of us, have a problem with keeping things in mind, with remembering what it is important to remember, while allowing other things that might have seemed important at the time to fade. We can, perhaps, be forgiven for such lapses of recollection. We are, after all, bombarded 24/7 with an unprecedented flood of information, from every corner of the globe.

Mayo people help bring hope to needy children

Schools, families, communities, and businesses across Mayo have helped bring great hope at Christmas to 6,580 needy children in disadvantaged areas overseas.

Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Team Hope is calling on schools, families, communities and businesses across Mayo to help turn just another day in a child’s life into something special. People are being asked to wrap an old shoebox with Christmas paper, fill with gifts for a child, attach €4 and bring it to any of the 300 drop off points across the country before November 11.

Bofeenaun summer classics

The annual summer classical music festival in Bofeenaun church returns this July in its 10th anniversary season. A group of outstanding classical musicians will again be filling this beautiful church, set against the dramatic backdrop of Nephin Mountain, with a blend of familiar and less familiar pieces of music from all periods, introduced, as always, with their trademark humour and insight. This year there will be three concerts – on Thursday July 11, Saturday 13, and Sunday 14 – each with a different programme of music. Once again, there is huge demand for tickets, so order yours early.

Bofeenaun summer classics

The annual summer classical music festival in Bofeenaun church returns this July for its tenth anniversary season. A group of outstanding classical musicians will again be filling this beautiful church, set against the dramatic backdrop of Nephin Mountain, with a blend of familiar and less familiar pieces of music from all periods, introduced, as always, with their trademark humour and insight. This year there will be three concerts – on Thursday July 11, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 – each with a different programme of music. Once again, there is huge demand for tickets, so order yours early!

Shooting the Breeze with Kevin Brophy, author of The Berlin Crossing and Another Kind Of Country

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Last year was a good one for Galway author Kevin Brophy with his Cold War thriller The Berlin Crossing garnering considerable critical acclaim. Now he follows that novel with a further foray into the murky world of East-West skulduggery and intrigue, in the newly published Another Kind Of Country.

 

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