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The Colleen Bawn and Boucicault – colour and drama galore

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“WHEN I wrote The Colleen Bawn, I invented the Irish drama. It was original in form, in material, in treatment, and in dialogue.” So declared Dion Boucicault of the play which has delighted audiences for more than 150 years and is about to get a new production from Druid.

Oliver Reed - Wild Thing

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THE HELLRAISING life and times of Oliver Reed are vividly brought to life in acclaimed Oliver Reed – Wild Thing which comes to the Town Hall Theatre on Thursday May 2 at 8pm.

Conducting the sounds of sacred song

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A MEDITATION on Christ’s final words on the Cross and a homage to the patron saint of music, St Cecilia, will form part of a pre-Easter concert of sacred contemporary music in St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church.

Olympic opening ceremony with animals and country scenes may have Ballinasloe inspiration

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This year’s Olympic Games opening ceremony may have an East Galway inspiration because it is being organised by film director Danny Boyle whose mother hails from Balliansloe.

The Wild Banker - Gilles McBain

Last October 7, the renowned playwright and short story writer John Arden celebrated his 80th birthday. The occasion was commemorated in the Town Hall in the appropriate way. Actors read extracts from his plays, musicians played, and John, with his valiant partner Margaretta D’Arcy, performed. It was a memorable evening. Film director Bob Quinn could not contain himself. He brought the house down by singing the following ditty, which would make a good party piece this Christmas.

Huston and O’Toole to collaborate on new film

THE ACTOR Peter O’Toole and director John Huston have been associated with County Galway for more than six decades.

Thinking of a career in the creative field?

Are you thinking of pursuing a career as a film maker, musician, animator, writer, or architect? If so Mayo County Council Arts Office in partnership with the TF Royal is organising a not to be missed Creative Careers Day. The Creative Careers Day is one of the many events that make up Excel, Mayo County Council’s youth arts programme.

Ian Rankin-Rebus Malcom Fox and me

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FOR IAN Rankin, the internally acclaimed and best selling Scottish crime novelist, the last 18 months have seen the closing of one chapter in his writing career and the opening of another.

Ian Rankin-Rebus Malcom Fox and me

FOR IAN Rankin, the internally acclaimed and best selling Scottish crime novelist, the last 18 months have seen the closing of one chapter in his writing career and the opening of another.

The best of Irish

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Although celebrating its 70th birthday this year, Ó’Máille’s store in Galway’s High Street is nowhere near ready to pick up its pension.

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