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A young girl carried the scars of war

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In an attempt to bring some normality into their lives following the traumatic years of the War of Independence, and the Civil War, Professor Tom Dillon, and his wife Geraldine (nee Plunkett), moved their five children to Dangan House, about three miles north of Galway town, close to the River Corrib. It is now a flourishing garden nursery, run by the busy Cunningham family and staff, but in the late 1920s it was a rambling two-storeyed manor house with shallow steps leading to a wide front door. Their father bought a cow, and chickens ran wild in the yard. In many ways it was an ideal home to bring up a lively young family, but understandably the terrors and the residue of those early years still bore heavily on the children. Politics was still a dominant player in their lives.

'Alice In Wonderland was my introduction to surrealism'

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Cartoonist, painter, poet, novelist, critic, rock musician, punster, polymath, raconteur and wit; Tom Mathews has so many strings to his bow he could open his own archery club.

The graphic novels that are also an art exhibition

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THE CREATION of a graphic novel, from the initial idea, to storyboard stage, to the finished product, available for people to read online, forms Before You Fade Away, a new exhibition which opens this weekend in the Galway Arts Centre.

Olaf Tyaransen film to be shown on RTÉ 2

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DON’T YOU Know Who I Am? the acclaimed rock‘n’roll short film written and produced by award-winning Galway author Olaf Tyaransen, will be screened on RTÉ 2.

‘I borrow from my surroundings, create fantasy landscapes from my head’

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He grew up loving outdoor pursuits and the natural world, despite living close to the world’s largest car manufacturing plant. He has lived in Ireland most his life, but his interest in the country was stimulated in part through British Army radio.

CĂșirt - bringing in the big players

Spring sunshine greeted the official opening of this year’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature which was held at the Rowing Club in Woodquay on Tuesday evening.

Tyaransen, Cullivan, Leviathan

JOURNALIST AND author Olaf Tyaransen will host the Leviathan political cabaret series which returns to Galway on Thursday April 26 at 7.30pm in Monroe’s BackStage Bar.

Richard Beard - set free by constraints

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RICHARD BEARD, an ‘experimental novelist’ and author of non-fiction, is nothing if not versatile. His books have addressed such subjects as rugby union, grave-robbing, sex changes, Eurodisney, and cigarette addiction.

David McWilliams to host Leviathan event in Galway

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The economist and commentator David McWilliams will host the acclaimed political cabaret event Leviathan in Monroe’s Backstage Bar on Thursday April 26.

The world of literature at your doorstep

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“ALL GOOD books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you; the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was.”

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