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This very fine painting ‘Listed for the Connaught Rangers, recruiting in Ireland 1878’, was painted by Elizabeth S Thompson, but following her marriage to Lieutenant General Sir William Butler of Bansha Castle, Co Tipperary, is best known as Lady Butler. It is not only extremely unusual for a woman artist to have so successfully worked in the highly masculine field of military art, but Lady Butler was an exception in many ways. She was an innovator, particularly in her sensitive and humane depiction of the ordinary soldier. Detail was all important. She was a regular visitor to Chelsea Hospital, and other retirement homes for soldiers, to question survivors, sometimes getting them to re-enact a particular scene.
Dazzling jazz trio Phronesis will be playing up a storm at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Monday, February 9, at 8pm.
THE PRISTINE, three-part harmonies, delicate roots-folk melodies, and Irish folk with Americana sounds of Donegal’s The Henry Girls will be heard in Monroe’s Live on Thursday December 4.
Wicklow born singer Hozier has announced a string of Irish dates this week, including a Mayo performance.
On January 30, 1984 it is said that the whole of Dublin grieved the early death of Dubliner legend Luke Kelly, whose music is widely regarded as one of Ireland’s cultural treasures.
A message in a bottle has found its way to Connemara on Ireland’s western shores after making the journey from deep in the Arctic circle, on Canada’s northern frontiers.
The next free seminar organised by Online Marketing in Galway will feature Aoife Kelly of Dublin-based Dreamwedding and Fergal Costello, of Touchwood.ie.
Tom Dempsey Flooring, Oranmore, is offering a unique moneyback offer for flooring products purchased during the World Cup.
THE FIRST six months of 2014 have been pretty good for Galway roots, trad, and bluegrass band We Banjo Three, and they are set to cap it all with the release of their new album.
NUI Galway is hosting a photography exhibition entitled ‘War from the Victims’ Perspective’at the university’s art gallery from June 16 to June 20.