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Roscommon Drama Group return to perform live stage readings

Roscommon Arts Centre and Roscommon Drama Group spent the summer months working on a project called 'Playing On The Radio' which brought members of the drama group together with well-known Roscommon actor, Enda Oates.

The Playboy of the Western World - The Musical comes to Coole Park in August

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KATE O’TOOLE, daughter of the legendary actor Peter O’Toole, will be coming to Galway in August to narrate a special live performance of The Playboy of the Western World - The Musical.

Dunguaire Castle - a picturesque stop along the Wild Atlantic Way

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Rumoured to be Ireland’s most photographed Castle, Dunguaire Castle, located just outside the picturesque fishing village of Kinvara, sits perched on the shores of Galway Bay.

‘I have never loved but once in my life’

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‘Well what do you have to say to Jim now after all our little squabbles he could not live without me for a month can you imagine my joy when I received a telegram from London a week after Jim and georgie on their way’…….wrote Nora in her unpunctuated flow of words, to her partner’s sister Eileen from her mother’s home in Bowling Green, in July 1912.

Lady Gregory’s ‘Book of the people’

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Augusta Lady Gregory, writer, folklorist and great patron of the arts, who died at her home at Coole Park in 1932, reappeared during the Druid production of five of her plays each evening this week. Druid is no stranger to magic, and such is their skill that Lady Gregory (Marie Mullen) makes several appearances inviting the audience to follow her for yet another of her plays performed in different locations around her home. From the edge of Coole lake to the old stables and yards, her ghostly figure seductively beckoned. The audience followed enchanted, moved by the strange power of her deceptively simple plays.

The man from New York

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The first time Lady Gregory met John Quinn was on Sunday August 31 1902 at a Feis Ceol she had partly organised in the memory of Ó Raifteirí the poet. The occasion also marked Lady Gregory’s first steps into the Celtic revival movement which would absorb her energies throughout her long life, and define her reputation for ever.

'So many passages in Playboy are almost songs anyway'

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A PRIZE-winner in New York and an audience hit at Cúirt, Justin McCarthy and Diarmuid de Faoite’s rollicking musical version of Playboy of the Western World hits the Town Hall Theatre next week for a five night run.

 

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