Search Results for 'Walter Macken'

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A journey through Walter Macken’s Connemara

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WALTER MACKEN, the Galway author of Rain On The Wind, The Silent People, and The Scorching Wind, fell in love with Connemara as a child, and that fascination will be explored in a new show.

Kenny's Bookshop and Gallery at 80

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On a day in October 1936, a young woman, Maureen Canning, from Mohill, County Leitrim, left her digs in Lower Salthill and began to walk, for the first time, to what was then University College Galway.

Galway 'Virtual' Fringe Festival 2020

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THE GALWAY Fringe Festival - normally an event on the streets, stages, and venues of the city - is moving online this year to provide "a creative digital space for new and emerging artists to get on a virtual stage and share their talents despite pandemic woes".

What Do You Mean You Haven't Read?

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Paula Healy, station manager, Flirt 101.3 FM

What Do You Mean You Haven't Read...?

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John O'Connor, presenter of On My Radio, Flirt FM

Looking at the life of Walter Macken

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WALTER MACKEN was one of the finest writers to emerge from the west of Ireland in the 20th century, and one of the most popular, but in recent decades his work has fallen into neglect.

Final open viewings this weekend for DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard’s September auction

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Next Wednesday will see the auction team in DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard hold its September auction in the Galmont Hotel in Galway. At 3pm next Wednesday the auction team will bring a mix of properties to the auction floor with exceptional value across the board. This Saturday will see the last of the open viewings with a final chance for buyers to see each of the lots before they go under the hammer.

Great value on show at DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard auction open viewings

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With autumn now upon us, the auction team in DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard have just completed their first week of open viewings for their upcoming September 25 auction. It was a busy weekend with open houses on a mix of properties, with something to suit all types of buyers and having launched the auction last week, the city based agents are reporting a large number of potential buyers at all of the viewings.

'The younger generation haven’t heard of Walter Macken, that’s why I’ve spent my life promoting him'

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When I meet Ultan Macken for a morning coffee to chat about his one man show, My Father, My Son, the first thing he does is delightedly show me a new Russian edition of Walter Macken’s God Made Sunday.

The Bish Leaving Cert class of 1960

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The distinguished historian Gerry Hayes McCoy, a graduate of the Bish, once wrote of his alma mater: “Going to school is the greatest emotional experience of a lifetime, the greatest and least forgettable. Do you remember how the sun shone through that wire-meshed window, shone in on your childhood, the bright sun of long ago? Do you smell again the smell of school-warm varnish, leather, bread and butter, ink, powder, books, boys? Do you remember the flinty yard, tree-shaded; the speaking river; the screaming seagulls on a frosty morning? How cold could it be! Do you remember the lighting of the fire — how it smoked without heat, how it smouldered. Do you remember the wonderful morning when the key of the school was lost and who-was-it was sent up town to the shop where — how unsporting — they kept a box of keys to thwart just so delirious a possibility.”

 

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