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Awards presented to numerous St. Patrick’s Day parade participants

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Passing of colourful councillor marks the end of an era

When I first started covering local council meetings here in Galway city and county, there were a lot of serious players on board. Heavy hitters who as soon as a meeting was over, would head to Dublin to make or take decisions in a higher forum. They looked and sounded serious. They were like Abbey repertoire actors let loose on touring the carnival tents and halls of rural Ireland. They knew how to play to the gallery and how to ensure their survival in an animalistic political arena. It was in the chambers of the councils that they fine-tuned their roar for the national stage.

St. Patrick’s Day parade committee launch weekend of family activities


The King's Head Comedy Carnival lunchtime shows

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THE KING'S Head has long been a bastion of Galway comedy, especially the venue's Ruby Room, home to Gerry Mallon’s lunchtime comedy gigs during the arts festival.

Councillors show support for St Patrick’s Day parade


Community groups urged to get involved in 1916 parade

Mayo will celebrate the centenary of the 1916 rising on Sunday, May 1 when Castlebar hosts a 1916 county parade and family fun day, which is being backed by Mayo County Council. The County Mayo 1916 commemoration parade and Family fun day,  provides a great opportunity for communities and groups from all across Mayo to get involved.   

Grand Marshal appointed for Moate’s St Patrick’s Day parade

Moate St Patrick’s Day parade committee has announced Peggy Gavin as Grand Marshal for this year’s celebrations.

Music and colour for St Patrick’s Day parade


Carnival celebrations at AIT give students a taste of Brazil

Brazilian students at Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) gave their fellow students a sample of Brazilian life and culture with carnival celebrations on campus on February 11.

Quirky Acts for the comedy carnival

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A WOMAN only 3’ 6” tall, who calls herself, the Ferrari of comedy, "low to the ground and kinda racy"; a man known as the 'Whisky Comedian'; and The Two Johns, a duo of the extraordinary Terry Alderton and musician Johnny Spurling - Galway better get ready for them all.


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