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Jurassic 5’s Akil to play De Burgo’s

Hip hop may have begun in the Bronx and Brooklyn in the late 1970s but by the end of the 1980s its epicentre was Los Angeles - more specifically South Central LA.

Tulca festival to be opened tomorrow

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TULCA, GALWAY’S visual arts festival, will be officially launched tomorrow at No 1 Merchants Road, the former Instore/McDonagh building.

Oranmore woman dies in Vietnam tragedy

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A young Galway woman has died tragically in a water accident in Vietnam just days after arriving in the country.

It was pure entertainment

Never before has the world taken such an interest in a Presidential election as they did in the American race to the White House.

World-famous Vienna Boys’ Choir comes to the Royal Castlebar

The roots of the Vienna Boys' Choir (Wiener Sängerknaben) go back to the 13th century. For centuries, the choir was attached to the royal Austrian court. In the late 15th century, the choir was part of the court music of Maximilian I, the Holy Roman Emperor, who moved the court from Innsbruck to Vienna.

Books on my table this Christmas

I have often been intrigued by the stories of German spies parachuted into Ireland during World War II. It was quite an intriguing time. De Valera was anxious to steer the country in neutral waters, despite serious pressure from Britain and America to at least open our ports to the transatlantic convoys which were being hammered by German U-boats. The IRA and its sympathisers, were pro German to such an extent that Germany believed it could foster a lot of trouble in Britain’s ‘back yard’ by encouraging the IRA to make mischief.

Tulca review: Jun Nguyen-Hatshushiba

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AMONG THE featured international artists at this year’s Tulca is Jun Nguyen -Hatsushiba, who was born in Tokyo, raised in the US, and now lives in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City.

Cleere thinking

What’s the biggest grossing film ever in the UK? It’s not Lord Of The Rings, Titanic or Harry Potter.

Remembering Mayo’s Fallen Heroes

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The recent very sad and tragic death of a brave young Royal Marine Robert McKibben really brought home to everyone in the Westport area the stark reality of war. Robert’s parents, sisters, brother, his girlfriend, relations and friends were truly devastated, as were his comrades in arms from the Royal Marines and indeed his former comrades from the Irish Defence Force. All who knew him were deeply shocked and numbed by his death. It is fair to say that the whole region was saddened by the news of his tragic death and it was no surprise that St Mary’s Church in Westport was packed for the funeral, or that it brought the town of Westport to a standstill as the cortege moved through the town in what was one of the saddest funerals on record.

Are our students waking up?

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The history of student activism is heroic, forceful, naive, idealistic, and often bloody.


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