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When Bainríon Betty came to town

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'THE MILLER'S Tale', from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, is the inspiration for Jingle Bang Jangle, written by Pádhraig Ó Giollagáin - author of the controversial 1978 RTÉ series The Spike - which is performed in An Taibhdhearc this month.

Chaucer - Irish style at An Taibhdhearc

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'THE MILLER'S Tale', from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, is the inspiration for Jingle Bang Jangle, written by Pádhraig Ó Giollagáin - author of the controversial 1978 RTÉ series The Spike - which is coming to An Taibhdhearc.

Liam Ó Briain, Irish rebel

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Liam Ó Briain was born in Dublin in 1888. In 1916 he helped print the Proclamation and he served with Michael Mallin in the College of Surgeons during the Rising. He was subsequently interned in Wandsworth Prison and in Frongoch. In 1917 he was appointed professor of romance languages in UCG. He was jailed in Belfast in 1919/20. When he returned to Galway he was appointed as a judge in the Republican Courts In late 1920, he was having dinner in college when he was arrested by the Black and Tans, and jailed for 13 months in Galway and the Curragh. Some of his experiences in prison are vividly described in a recently published book.

CULTURE NIGHT 2018 — COMPLETE GUIDE TO COUNTY EVENTS

 

Welcome to Galway Culture Night 2018 — Complete Guide to city events

Culture Night is Ireland’s national celebration of culture, creativity and the arts. It takes place all over Galway city and county on Friday 21st September and sparkles well into the night. From Bofin to the Bridge of Banagher, from Bearna to Ballybane and beyond, dozens of entrancing, beguiling and enjoyable events are talking place in a truly brilliant programme that showcases the creative communities and landscapes of Galway, European Capital of Culture. The offerings this year – performances, workshops, exhibitions, concerts, classes, talks, walks and much more for all ages in every conceivable area of creativity - look to be the most exciting ever, and everything is free, brought to you with love from Galway! We’d like to offer a big thank you to all the hard-working artists and art groups, community groups, venues and volunteers who have made Culture Night 2018 possible. So go ahead, check out the brilliant programme and try something new!

‘Medieval Katie Taylor’ and knights in shining armour gather for a battle at Claregalway Castle

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On Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30, battle returns to Claregalway Castle as members of the Irish Full Contact Medieval Combat Team prepare to face opposition from some of the world’s top fighters.

Part of Forster Street, 1905

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This photograph, taken from an old glass slide, shows some important personage in an escorted carriage leaving the Great Southern Hotel. There are some mounted liveried gentlemen in front and two RIC men on horseback behind the carriage, which is hidden by the RIC men. You can see a policeman on foot to the right of our picture.

RTE visits Castlebar Pantomime rehearsals

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There was great excitement at the Castlebar Pantomime rehearsals last week when the cast were visited by RTE which filmed a rendition of 'Be Our Guest', one of the favourites from Beauty and The Beast.

Delicious homemade specialities from The Pantry at Dún na Sí

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The Pantry opened on the main street in Moate in 1987 and quickly became renowned for its delicious homemade meals and snacks.

Bonamh Market comes back to Castlebar

Mayo Heritage Week agus Gnó Mhaigh Eo, will be bringing back, for one day only, the traditional bonamh and farmers’ market that took place for years on Rush Street, on Saturday next, August 26.

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