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Through the Glass Darkly

It must be more than 30 years ago since I first discovered one of the great portals opening on to the past, located right here in Galway, just behind Lynch’s Castle on Upper Abbeygate Street. Old Galwegians of a ‘bookish’ nature will know to what I refer: the overflow storage space of Kenny’s Bookshop.

Priest group brands Vatican silencing of Athenry cleric as ‘unfair

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The Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) has expressed its support of Fr Tony Flannery, branding the intervention of the Vatican to effectively silence the Athenry-based Redemptorist cleric as “ill-advised” and “unfair”.

Remembering John Arden

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It was Ronald Reagan who first introduced me to John Arden and Margaretta D’Arcy. Well, indirectly. I’ll get back to that in a minute.

New book of short stories from prolific Callan cleric

Fr Jim O’Halloran is well known in his hometown of Callan for the 20 plus books, which he has had published over as many years and it was no surprise to the local community to hear that he has yet another book on the shelves in bookstores this month.

New book of short stories from prolific Callan cleric

Fr Jim O’Halloran is well known in his hometown of Callan for the 20 plus books, which he has had published over as many years and it was no surprise to the local community to hear that he has yet another book on the shelves in bookstores this month.

Moonfish stage Mad Sweeney for Galway Early Music Festival

As part of this weekend’s Galway Early Music Festival, Moonfish Theatre Company are presenting a new stage version of the famous old Irish saga, Mad Sweeney/Buile Shuibhne. The story relates how a cleric puts a curse of madness on the Ulster king Sweeney who, there after, spends his days roaming, bird-witted, through the treetops of Ireland, shunning human company and enduring nakedness, hunger and loneliness. At every stop in Sweeney’s flight through Ireland, he pauses to give a poem on the location and his plight, with his descriptions of the countryside and nature, as well as his pathos, being both vivid and moving.

A taste of Modern Life with Athlone Film Club

Athlone Film Club continues its spring season with the visually evocative and captivating French documentary, Modern Life (La Vie Moderne) on Tuesday February 23 at 8pm in the Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone.

Fr Ned Crosby to launch new book of poetry

Fr Ned Crosby, one of the most popular and respected Roman Catholic priests in Galway, will launch his new book of poetry this evening.

Sir Bob Geldof to appear at Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s NUIG address

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Sir Bob Geldof will give the introduction to Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s lecture on aid, justice, and charity in Áras na Mac Léinn, NUI, Galway, on Sunday at 5pm.

No election for Towers

Rev Patrick Towers, the former rector of St Nicholas Collegiate Church, has announced that he will not be standing for election as a Green candidate in June’s Local Elections.

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