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2011 IS a landmark year for Opera Theatre Company, being its 25th birthday, and to mark the occasion it is touring Mozart’s much-loved The Magic Flute in a sparkling new production which arrives at the Town Hall, for one night only, this coming Tuesday at 8pm.
In 1966, young actress Sabina Coyne from Mayo was one of the cast of Insurrection, RTE’s TV series dramatising the events of 1916 and marking the 50th aniversary of the rising. At that time, she took her part among the cast, not knowing, but I suppose, not ruling out either, that 50 years on, she would be on the podium in O’Connell St to mark what will be a much more spectacular commemoration, in April 2016. All of that was two years before she met her life partner Michael D, before the beginning of their eventful journey that has brought them full circle, into the centre circle with the spotlights on full blast.
As runners prepare to head to the Balla 10k this coming Saturday evening for what will be the fourth race in the 2011 Mayo AC C & C Cellular league details of the top 25 league positions after three races held have just been published. Timmy Glavey (Mayo AC) leads the mens’ league after three quality runs with 64 points closely followed by club mate Robert Malseed on 62pts having also run three races. While well positioned in joint third on 49pts having run two races each are Roger Barrett (Ballina AC) and Matt Bidwell (Galway City Harriers).
A Kilkenny boy was offered the opportunity of a lifetime when he was invited to ring the peace bell during a tree-planting ceremony carried out by President Barack Obama at Aras an Uachtarain.
US President Barack Obama has confirmed to Taoiseach Enda Kenny, at a St Patrick’s Day reception in the White House, that he is to visit Ireland in May and it is hoped that he will come west as part of that trip. Former US President John F Kennedy visited Galway during his reign in office in 1963 and Galway City councillor Padraig Conneely extended the same invitation to President Obama during a visit to the US in 2009.
Dorothy Hayden Cudahy, whose father was a Kilkenny native, has died aged 88. She made history as the first woman grand marshal of New York’s St Patrick’s Day parade.
The first ever female Dean of Ossory was installed at a ceremony celebrated at St Canice’s Cathedral on Friday last.
Maher and Richardson win Stoneyford 10K
If Ireland’s music scene has a first lady, Cathy Davey is surely the chanteuse who best fits the bill.
“When you’re a mother and you’re used to minding the kids at home and doing the sums there, it prepares you for doing the sums and the other kinds of work as a councillor.”