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Regan returns to Kilkenny for this year’s Cat Laughs Comedy Festival

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Fresh off the plane from New Zealand, having spent two weeks doing stand up in Wellington and Auckland, Jarlath Regan is now kicking back in preparation for the long weekend that is ahead - the Carlsberg Cat Laughs Comedy Festival.

Drama festival opens in Athlone tonight

As the biggest theatrical event in the Midlands gets underway this week, the organising committee is putting the final touches to the 2010 RTÉ All Ireland Drama Festival which takes place at the Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone from tonight, Friday 30 April to Saturday May 8 nightly at 8pm (except final night which begins at 7pm).

Tributes paid to Drama Festival at civic reception

The RTÉ All Ireland Drama Festival was honoured last night, Thursday April 15, at a civic reception held in the Civic Centre, Athlone. Mayor Mark Cooney paid tribute to festival director Billy Nott and his hard-working committee for not only keeping the festival in Athlone, but for maintaining such a high standard.

Arts festival’s ‘colourful and mesmerising’ impact on Galway celebrated at launch

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Galway’s arts community turned out in force on Monday evening for the official launch of this year’s Galway Arts Festival. Augmenting the large assembly of local festival devotees were visiting artists such as musicians Philip Glass and Richard Hawley, playwright Enda Walsh, and artist Ruth McHugh, all of whom feature in this year’s exciting programme.

African film festival returns to Carlow

Carlow’s award-winning film festival celebrating all things African will return to the town next weekend for a three day run.

Arts festival enjoys a bumper year

The Galway Arts Festival enjoyed its most successful year with this weeks festival breaking box office records and attendance figures significantly up from last year.

Theatre and Dance at Galway Arts Festival

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THE GALWAY Arts Festival unveiled its 2009 programme last week and, as ever, it’s chock-a-block with top-drawer attractions from both home and abroad. Theatre and dance - as ever,- feature strongly in the line-up and last Friday, over an afternoon coffee, festival director Paul Fahy met up to talk through some of this year’s highlights.

Nine nights of drama, comedy, and tragedy

The 2009 RTE All Ireland Drama Festival will get off to a flying start on Friday May 1 next as Kilmeen Drama Group from Cork take to the stage with Jimmy Murphy's touching play The Kings of the Kilburn High Road. Successfully adapted for film as Kings, this award winning work, which tells the tale of a group of Irish emigrant workers who meet up 25 years after they first set off seeking employment in England, will set the standard at this year's festival.

Volvo — the final figures show fascination drew unprecedented visitors

Galway’s bid to stage another stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race has been boosted by figures just released of visitors to the Race Village.

Galway Arts Festival box office opens on Monday

The Galway Arts Festival Box Office will open in Merchants Hall, 1-5 Merchants Road, Galway at 10am on Monday.


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