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The best new Canadian cinema

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TODAY IS Canada Day/Fête du Canada, the Great White North’s national holiday, and this month’s Galway Film Fleadh is showing a range of films from the North American nation.

Galway Democrats to celebrate July 4 with Creole barbecue

Galway based Americans, involved in Democrats Abroad Ireland, will be celebrating US Independence Day with a major BBQ this weekend.

Why not celebrate December 6 as our Independence Day?

I made two mistakes last week. I got my months mixed up. Instead of a period of less than two years from the battle at his home Muintir Eoin in the Maam Valley to when he was appointed Leas Ceann Comhairle (deputy speaker) of the new Irish Dáil, I said it was less than ‘eight months’. Secondly the photograph. An utter mystery! It just appeared from cyber space by magic. No idea where it came from.

Open day at IWA holiday centre

Monday December 3 is International Day of Persons with disabilities. Cuisle Holiday Centre in Donamon, Co Roscommon would like to invite you to an open day in Cuisle—the Irish Wheelchair Association’s national holiday centre.

Row over St Patrick’s Day Parade leaves retailers and organisers at odds

Retailers across Kilkenny city have asked that the St Patrick’s Day Parade which is planned for Saturday March 17, be held on Sunday March 18, in a bid to prevent a negative effect on retail sales in the city on the busiest retail day of the week.

Galway to enjoy a five day celebration to mark St Patrick’s Day

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Galway’s St Patrick’s Day Parade takes place on Wednesday March 17, starting at 12.30pm. However the parade will be the finale of a whole series of events as the St Patrick’s festivities are extended to five days this year.

Time for change: Vote for the women

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International Women’s Day, celebrated throughout the world on March 8, will soon be upon us. It was first nominated as a national holiday for women in 1908 to highlight a strike by New York women clothing workers against the sweatshop conditions in the factories. From its beginning it has been rooted in years of struggle and used as a rallying point to demand women’s rights and women’s suffrage. Here in Ireland, something we can be proud of is that in the First Dáil on January 21 1919, a woman, Constance Markievicz, was appointed to the cabinet as Minister for Labour. This was truly historic when you consider that Constance Markievicz was the first female cabinet minister in western Europe and that Irish women didn’t gain the right to vote until 1928.


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