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James Michael Curley’s Last Hurrah

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Despite all his bravura and political showmanship, his coarse humour,* a great fixer, a downright trickster and grafter, yet with a genuine kindness that endeared him to vast swathes of Boston voters, James Michael Curley’s personal life was unusually tragic. Following the death of his first wife ‘ Mae’ (nee Herlihy), he remarried a widow, Gertrude Dennis with two sons. This was on the last day of his term as Governor of Massachusetts, January 7 1937, “ to give her at least one day as first lady of the Commonwealth.” Between his two wives he had nine children; but incredibly seven of them predeceased him.

Arthouse cinema takes shape

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By May 2014 Galway city will finally have its long awaited art house cinema, with construction of the Solas Picture Palace now at an advanced stage.

B for Baby at Town Hall

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MRS C wants a baby, not a Christmas tree. B wants a real hairdresser’s scissors and a wife. D wants a snow globe and “a big head of dirty auld curls”. All of them want their own place in the world, and if they can’t find it, they will create one of their own.

 

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