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GIAF Theatre review: Maum

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AN TAIBHDHEARC has made some excellent contributions to the arts festival over recent years and this year’s production from the company is Sighle Ní Chonaill’s Maum, which recreates the events around the notorious Maumtrasna murders of 1882 where five members of one family were brutally slaughtered in their home.

An Pucan celebrates with mega first  birthday party

An Pucan’s first birthday party takes place tomorrow night (Friday July 10), and a mega night of An Pucan entertainment is in store for patrons.

Mega first birthday celebrations planned for An Pucan

The first birthday plans for An Pucan for Friday July 10 are in full swing and like all An Pucan gigs its going to be a night to remember. To add to the celebrations An Pucan will reveal their collaboration with Galway Hooker beer as their latest craft beer will be unveiled.

An Púcán and Teeling Irish Whiskey at Galway Food Festival

This Easter Monday, April 6, An Púcán will present an evening of Irish food and whiskey pairing with Teeling Irish Whiskey as part of this year’s Galway Food Festival.

An Púcán, a great addition to the east side

Many crimes against food are committed by pubs claiming the dubiously desirable title of 'gastro'. Carefully sourced artisan produce are carelessly piled into sub-standard baps. Bags of breaded mushrooms and nuggets are pulled from the freezer, deep fried, and shovelled onto local organic leaves, melting them to pondweed. A sandwich of home baked ham with a fine Irish cheese will sit on the same plate as the mass produced claggy coleslaw from the catering tubs. The intention is there, but the Devil, as they say, is in the detail.

A new dining experience at An Púcán

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On Friday June 27 this year, Galway saw the welcome return of one of its oldest bars in the form of the newly refurbished An Púcán, at 11 Forster Street just off Eyre Square. Keeping with tradition, it offers free music sessions every day, in addition to more than 150 remarkable whiskeys from Ireland and around the globe, craft beers, boutique wines, and now with a full extended food menu, An Púcán promises to be a very exciting addition to the east city dining scene.

Corofin u-21s too strong for plucky Salthill outfit

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A difference of a few years of age makes a huge difference in underage sport, and that was obvious to all who attended the county u-21 A football final on Saturday in Tuam Stadium.

Outstanding Brazilian student awarded NUI Galway scholarship

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A Brazilian student is the first recipient of a new NUI Galway scholarship for students from a non-EU country to study at the university.

Maamtrasna - beginning the search for truth

Week III

The Maamtrasna Murders, August 17 1882

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Early on Friday August 18 1882, John Collins, a tenant farmer, having heard disturbances during the night coming from his neighbours’ house, the Joyces, went to check if all was well. He must have feared the worst because he brought with him two neighbours, Mary and Margaret O’Brien. They discovered an appalling sight. Even today, when our senses have been hardened by so many atrocities, it was a scene of savage murder that cried to heaven. No mercy was shown to this unfortunate family.

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