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A young girl carried the scars of war

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In an attempt to bring some normality into their lives following the traumatic years of the War of Independence, and the Civil War, Professor Tom Dillon, and his wife Geraldine (nee Plunkett), moved their five children to Dangan House, about three miles north of Galway town, close to the River Corrib. It is now a flourishing garden nursery, run by the busy Cunningham family and staff, but in the late 1920s it was a rambling two-storeyed manor house with shallow steps leading to a wide front door. Their father bought a cow, and chickens ran wild in the yard. In many ways it was an ideal home to bring up a lively young family, but understandably the terrors and the residue of those early years still bore heavily on the children. Politics was still a dominant player in their lives.

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.

Mullingar man chosen to advertise bank ad campaign

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A Mullingar businessman has just been chosen as poster boy for the latest Bank of Ireland business support campaign known as Enterprise Week.

Justice served as The Jes claims All-Ireland mock trial success

A group of students from Colaiste Iognaid (The Jes) proved they could be the legal minds of the future after scooping first place in the National Mock Trials competition last weekend, securing the team’s place in the world Mock Trials finals in New York next October.

Book launches at Charlie Byrne’s

CHARLIE BYRNE’S Bookshop will host to a series of book launches with one taking place tomorrow, and two on Saturday.

The Fureys & Davey Arthur return to the Mullingar Arts Centre

Legends of Irish music - The Fureys & Davey Arthur - will be making their sixth concert appearance at the Mullingar Arts Centre on Saturday September 29.

The Minutes to headline Father Ted fancy dress party

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Father Ted will be the order of the night next Saturday night, July 16, as Finbar Hoban Presents... Father Ted fancy dress party with live music coming from The Minutes with support from Dead School and C O Neill and Co. Prizes will be held for best dressed Father Ted character and there will be a mock Mass to entertain everybody with Father Ted and Father Dougal and Father Jack presiding over the ceremonies. Mrs Doyle will also be on hand to offer you a nice cup of tea and Marc Conway will provide the soundtrack for the evening with Ghost Town.

Swing when you’re winning

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Over the past decade the World Wide Web has changed the way we listen to and view our music. In 2005 three former Paypal employees in California created Youtube which allowed users to upload and share videos. The site has since highlighted international internet phenomena such as the McDonald’s drive-through rap, Techno Viking, Prison Thriller and pop star Justin Bieber.

Father Ted star opens permanent exhibition of his art in Westport

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Celebrated artist Kevin Sharkey has opened a permanent display of his distinctive paintings in Westport. The former TV star of music and chat shows and of Farther Ted fame fame, has chosen the brand new AMO Gallery in Westport's High Street as the permanent venue for his work in Ireland.

The Fureys and Davey Arthur bring

The band were formed in 1978 literally by accident. George, Paul and Davey were playing in Denmark with their own band called the Buskers and Eddie and Finbar, while touring in Germany, were involved in a road accident. When George, Paul and Davey got news of the accident they immediately travelled to Germany to be with their brothers. They then decided that they should all be playing together and this was the start of the Fureys and Davey Arthur. Inevitably changes have occurred over 30 years. Their brother Paul died suddenly in June 2002 and Finbar left the band in December 1996, however George, Eddie and Davey Arthur have continued to delight audiences on their tours and have been releasing a new CD every year. They will be touring in 2008 with two superb musicians - Luke Crowley and Dominic Leech.

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