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Claremorris composer Patrick Cassidy nominated for 'Discovery of the Year' award

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Claremorris born composer Patrick Cassidy been nominated for the Discovery of the Year Award, in the 14th World Soundtrack Academy programme. This prestigious accolade, which rewards up-and-coming talent, will be announced and presented during the World Soundtrack Awards and Concert on October 20 at the Kuipke Events Centre in Ghent, Belgium.

World War I heroes honoured

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Over 200 people gathered in Moore Old Cemetery outside Ballinasloe to honour two brothers who fought in WWI. Cpl Michael O’Connell, Distinguished Service Cross and Purple Heart, was killed on July 23, 1918 while drawing down fire from a German machine gun position during the First World War. Michael’s brother Cpl Martin O’Connell survived the First World War; however his son was killed on the island of Iowa Jima during the Second World War and received the Bronze Star.

New film on the life of Christina Noble

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DEIRDRE O’KANE is one of Ireland’s most popular comedians and actors, but in the new Irish film Noble she has taken on her most important role to date.

Fionnuala Flanagan to give Fleadh actor’s masterclass

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FIONNUALA FLANAGAN, the only Irish actor to play guest roles on three different Star Trek series - The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Enterprise - will give the actor’s masterclass at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh.

First day at school for new councillors


Judge speaks out for beleaguered force in spitting case

Seamus Heaney’s ‘Postscript’

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In September 2004 Seamus Heaney opened the Autumn Gathering in Gort, and he read the above poem (which I will conclude in a moment), and told the audience that he was happy to be once again in south Galway. “ To drive across Ireland, east to west, towards Padraic Fallon’s native Galway, is to experience a double sensation of refreshment and déja-vu. The refreshment comes from the big lift of the sky beyond the River Shannon, the déja-vu from entering a landscape which has been familiar for a century as an image of the dream Ireland invented by the Irish Literary Revival.’

Constitution Day, April 18, 1949

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On that day 65 years ago, the Government declared Ireland to be a Republic. This did not help Anglo-Irish relations at the time, and it also upset deValera and his Fianna Fáil colleagues, but it was the cause of public celebrations around the country.

Dick Dowling - ‘ warm hearted hero’of Texas

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When the smoke cleared at the Sabine Pass on September 8 1863, a narrow channel on the border between Texas and Louisiana, two Union ships, the USS Clifton and the USS Sachem, had their steam engines blown out. They had beached on the shallows, and had signalled their surrender. The remaining invasion fleet, and its 5,000 troops, had made a hasty retreat, giving an incredible victory to the 43 Irishmen at Fort Griffin.

Judge blames agencies for street fighter’s unemployment

A judge railed against State agencies set up to help find people employment during a case where the defendant complained against the difficulties of getting back into employment or training.


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