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GIAF Theatre review: Luck Just Kissed You Hello

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CO-PRODUCED by HotForTheatre and the Galway International Arts Festival, Amy Conroy’s new play, Luck Just Kissed You Hello, was one of the main events on the festival’s opening day.

Getting rid of the troublesome women

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One of the remedies in dealing with overcrowding, and rebellious behaviour from frustrated and angry women in the workhouses during the famine years, was assisted emigration. This was done on a massive scale. Between 1848 and 1850, 4,175 women were sent direct from the workhouse system to Australia. This was in addition to the thousands already sent away assisted by landlords and other schemes to clear the land of unproductive tenants. The only cost to the individual Poor Law unions was for new clothes, and travel expenses to Plymouth, from where the girls embarked to the colony. 

Luck Just Kissed You Hello

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“IT'S HARD to explain. You thought the outside of me was me, but it wasn’t. My outside never matched my inside.” This is Mark speaking, but it comes as a shock to his family, for he used to be their sister Laura.

How artists changed Britain’s perception of the Great Hunger

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Although the Great Irish Famine, which devastated Ireland in the 1840s and early 1850s, happened at a time when photography was only in its experimental stage, we still have vivid images of the appalling suffering that the vast majority of the people endured. A suffering that was heightened by systematic neglect by government, the total absence of a comprehensive humanitarian plan of relief, and the law of the land which only supported the rights of landlords.*

Druid Shakespeare details unveiled

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DRUID THEATRE Company has announced details for one of its most ambitious undertakings, DruidShakespeare, a fitting project to mark the company’s 40th anniversary year.

Turlough talk on history of women in Irish policing

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Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan is to deliver a talk in Turlough on the role women have played as members of An Garda Síochána since 1959.

Volkswagen drives on with IRFU partnership

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Volkswagen, Ireland’s top car brant and official car supplier to the IRFU this week handed over a brand new fleet of Volkswagen vehicles to the IRFU as part of their sponsorship.

VW sponsors Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ Radio 1

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Volkswagen is sponsoring The Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ Radio 1’s brand new afternoon show (between 3pm - 4.30pm), which went live last Monday.

City and county council merger a possibility under new report

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Galway city and county councils may cease to exist as separate entities and instead be merged into one local authority for the entire county under a major new review of local government arrangements.

Silicon Dragon to speak at Mayo Association event

Muintir Mhaigh Eo Gaillimh, Mayo Association Galway, will hold its annual business networking event in Galway next week.

 

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