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Protecting Edward VII - A ‘friend of the Pope’, in Connemara 1903

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Pleased with his friendly reception in Dublin in 1903, His Majesty King Edward VII determined to visit the wilds of Connemara and Kerry. Such a visit presented a number of problems for Dublin Castle, not least was security at a time when nationalism was rearing its head, and seldom lost an opportunity to express itself by demostrations and protests. I learn something of these concerns from a delightful book Memories: Wise and Otherwise. by The Rt Hon Sir Henry Robinson, Bart, KCB. (Published by Cassell and Co, London, 1923). Robinson was head of the Local Government Board in Ireland, and a man, who in the tradition of Somerville and Ross, saw humour in the Irish character, and indeed in the efforts of Britain to maintain control in Ireland.

Balladeer Declan O’Rourke set for Garbos gig

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Local music promotor Finbar Hoban is bringing Irish singer and songwriter Declan O’Rourke to Garbos venue in Castlebar on Friday February 27 for what promises to be a very intimate show with the acclaimed crooner.

The remarkable Mrs Roosevelt

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THE REMARKABLE life and times of Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of US president Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and a tireless political campaigner in her own right, is vividly portrayed in Mrs Roosevelt Flies To London which comes to the Town Hall Theatre on Tuesday May 6.

Youngsters take crowns at tennis club

Michael Clarkson and Kate Hennessy, the two most promising juniors Connacht has produced in recent years, claimed the crowns as new king and queen of of the courts in Galway.

Medieval madness takes over Tyrrellspass

The pretty village of Tyrrellspass is to be steeped in culture next weekend, as the Tyrrellspass Festival takes over the town from August 26 to 28.

When the king came to town

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King Edward VII was known as ‘Peacemaker’ for his role in fostering good relations between Britain and France, he was renowned for his politeness and good manners, and throughout the continent he was affectionately called the ‘Uncle of Europe’.

It’s panto time in ‘Comer — oh yes it is!

Shrek, Donkey and Cinderella are an unlikely trio, however, unlikely is normal for the Deenside Players and their annual pantomime.

O’ Rourke returns for gig at the Set

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Declan O'Rourke is coming to town in the early days of next month and once again this is expected to be a popular gig.

Panto fun with Renmore’s Sleeping Beauty

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THE MUCH loved fairytale Sleeping Beauty will be brought to the Galway stage by the Renmore pantomime, starting tonight and running until Sunday January 16.

Don’t miss Declan O’Rourke in The Stables

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Declan O’Rourke, who has been called the Irish Leonard Cohen and won the praise of a host of industry giants including Chris Rea, Paul Weller, Paul Brady, and Snow Patrol, has been busy over the past two years since the release of his second record Big, Bad, Beautiful World.

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