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'Alice In Wonderland was my introduction to surrealism'

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Cartoonist, painter, poet, novelist, critic, rock musician, punster, polymath, raconteur and wit; Tom Mathews has so many strings to his bow he could open his own archery club.

Comedy with Maxwell and Bishop

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ANDREW MAXWELL and Des Bishop, two of Ireland’s greatest comics, bring their new stand-up shows to the Róisín Dubh this month.

Lionesses among The Factory Girls

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FACED WITH the threat of redundancy, five women stage a lock-in at a shirt factory in County Donegal. Ellen, Una, Vera, Rosemary and Rebecca unite against a common enemy and stand up to ‘the man’ and the union, in an effort to save their jobs.

Mark Eitzel - return of the restless stranger

MARK EITZEL, founder of alt.rock icons American Music Club and a critically acclaimed solo artist, had a rough start to the current decade, but over the last few months he has become “more believing in people’s kindness”, and released one of his finest albums to date.

Finding fathers in the ruins of war

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One of the most extraordinary meetings in the aftermath of any war took place in May 2004 in Oranmore Castle, the home of the late Commander Bill King RN, and his family.

Mischa Barton - Renaissance woman

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While she is best known as a television and film actress, particularly for her role in the iconic noughties’ TV series The OC, Mischa Barton finds the most challenging and rewarding parts to play are in the theatre.

NUIG signs major biomedical research deal in China

NUI Galway continues to make its mark in research on an international stage as the university’s president Dr Jim Browne arrived in Beijing this week for the signing of a major biomedical research deal.

The man who almost sent Monty to his doom

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On the eve of taking up a world prestigious position no one had such a baptism of fire as Lord Michael Killanin in September 1972. He was to succeed the autocratic Avery Brundage as president of the International Olympic Committee, and was regarded as a breath of fresh air.

JCI to host National Top Outstanding Young Person of the Year awards this weekend

On Saturday night, Junior Chamber Ireland will hold the National Top Outstanding Young Person of the Year (TOYP) Gala awards dinner in Cloonacauneen Castle, Claregalway.

New society seeks to strengthen bonds between Chinese and Irish

Two new organisations have been set up in Galway and they aim to get the city’s Chinese community to both embrace their heritage and integrate into Irish society, while also providing advice to Galwegians who wish to do business in China.

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