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Men’s Shed National Conference comes to Castlebar this weekend

The National Conference of The Irish Men’s Sheds Association hosted by Castlebar Men’s Shed will take place this weekend in GMIT Mayo Campus in Castlebar, starting today, Friday November 15. It is estimated that more than 300 members, or “shedders” as they are known, will attend the event from all over Ireland, with attendees from the UK and Holland also to give their experiences from Men’s Sheds in their countries. An Taoiseach Enda Kenny will also attend the conference on Saturday.

Signing of first phase of Costelloe water scheme will be cause of celebration, says Ó Cuaig

After many years of poor water quality and on-going campaigning the signing of the contract for the first phase of the Costelloe Regional Water Supply Scheme will be a cause of celebration for the people of Carraroe and surrounding areas, that is according to Independent county councillor Seosamh Ó Cuaig.

‘Oh I do like to be beside the seaside’

ALL-YEAR-round swimming is a passion for Galwegians, but there are even more who never set foot in the sea, even on the hottest days - a fact made all the stranger given Galway is a coastal city.

Communism, NAMA, cutting edge art – TULCA visual arts festival returns

The collapse of Communism and its legacy for Eastern Europe and the implosion of the Irish economy and its ramifications for our State are two major themes which will be explored in this year’s TULCA festival.

Galway short film becomes internet sensation

A young Galway-based film maker has produced one of the internet hits of 2011. Entitled 50 people one qustion-Ireland, it received 85,000 views within four days of being uploaded to the popular video sharing site, Youtube.

Nigerian/Galway thriller to be screened next week

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RAPT IN Eire, a film made by the Nigerian film maker Akibor Emihian in Galway and featuring a Galway cast, will be shown at the Town Hall Theatre on Thursday July 1.

A Cuban night out at the movies

THE BUENA Vista Social Club will be screened in the Eye Cinema on Monday at 7pm for the Access Music Project’s fund-raising Night at the Movies event.

Gallows humour, and the late Ms Barbara Cartland

I was surprised to learn recently that I shared a theatrical experience with the journalist and commentator Fintan O’Toole. Years ago Fintan went to the toilet during one of the many intervals in John Arden’s The Non-Stop Connolly Show (it was non-stop for an amazing 24-hours). The toilet was just behind the stage. When Fintan came out, the performance had restarted, and he was on stage. The audience applauded the embarrassed young Fintan.

Covies launches online

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Ireland’s first ever online soap opera, Covies, set in Westport, Co Mayo, was officially launched last Sunday at a very special red carpet reception held in the Castlecourt Hotel, where the first three episodes of the soap will be shown at a private screening. The first episode of Covies debuted on Monday online on


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