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Group to meet in Castlebar on undocumented Irish in America

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A newly formed group campaigning on behalf of the undocumented Irish in America is to meet in Castlebar on Monday.

‘I think the world has changed rather than me’

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The world - or at least the Western world - is a very different place now in July to what it was in May. In the space of around six weeks, Ireland became the first State where same-sex marriage was endorsed by the public through a referendum - kickstarting calls in Germany and Australia for the same; while the United States voted to approve gay marriage following a Supreme Court decision.

'I think the world has changed rather than me'

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The world - or at least the Western world - is a very different place now in July to what it was in May. In the space of around six weeks, Ireland became the first State where same-sex marriage was endorsed by the public through a referendum - kickstarting calls in Germany and Australia for the same; while the United States voted to approve gay marriage following a Supreme Court decision.

Neil Young tribute @ Monroe’s Live

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PSYCHEDELIC PILL, the acclaimed tribute band to Neil Young, are coming to Monroe’s Live this week, to perform a set by the great Canadian singer-songwriter that concentrates mostly on his classic period between 1968 and 1975.

Booker listed Joseph O’Neill returns to Cúirt

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IRISH AUTHOR Joseph O’Neill, who has previously been long listed for the Booker, will take part in a public interview for the Cúirt International Festival of Literature.

Cello, piano, and a bit of Beethoven

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HUNGARIAN CELLIST István Várdai, whose playing The New York Times praised for its “fluidity and virtuosity” and “a fleet-fingered lightness and a rich timbre” is coming to Galway.

Balladeer Declan O’Rourke set for Garbos gig

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Local music promotor Finbar Hoban is bringing Irish singer and songwriter Declan O’Rourke to Garbos venue in Castlebar on Friday February 27 for what promises to be a very intimate show with the acclaimed crooner.

What happened to Bridgie Cleary?

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ONE OF the most notorious crimes in Irish history was the burning to death of Bridget Cleary in 1895 in Tipperary, by her husband Michael.

Best-selling author Kate Kerrigan draws on Achill tragedy for new novel

A tragedy that devastated the island community of Achill almost 80 years ago has moved Killala-based bestselling author Kate Kerrigan to examine love and loss in her newest novel.

Galway camogie

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We know from the old sliotars on exhibition in the folk museum in Turlough near Castlebar that the game of hurling has been played for many centuries, but what of the game of camogie? Two prominent Irish language enthusiasts and cultural nationalists, Máire Ní Chinnéide and Cáit Ni Dhonchadha, were credited with having created the sport while a brother of Cáit, Tadg, was the person who drew up the rules in 1903. So there was always a male presence within the administrative ranks of the sport. The game emanated from the Gaelic League and was dependent on the structures and networks provided by that organisation during the initial expansion of the sport. It was also closely linked with the GAA.

 

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