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At Home With Yeats in Thoor Ballylee

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GALWAY POETS and musicians will gather in Thoor Ballylee in south Galway, the one-time home of WB Yeats, for an evening of poetry, song, and story when The Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society presents At Home With Yeats, on Poetry Ireland Day this eveing at 8pm

The ghost of Galway past

NUASCÉALTA THE History Press’s re-publication of The House Of Gold, perhaps Liam O’Flaherty’s finest novel, does something to ameliorate the wrong done when the book was banned in 1929 by those charged with protecting the Irish people from publications that might lead them to have impure thoughts.

John Sinclair and Howard Marks - Radical Rogues

JOHN SINCLAIR was manager of sixties proto-punk band The MC5 and a counter culture political activist about whom John Lennon wrote a song.

IFTA win for Galway TV company

Furbo based company Magdamedia won the Best Irish Language Award for its TV drama Corp + Anam at the recent IFTA award ceremony.

Presidential welcome as drawn out campaign ends for Halloween

The sense of relief is palpable this week as the October Bank Holiday rolls in and finally, the 2011 Irish presidential election campaign comes to a close. For better or worse we have now elected our new president and whatever political elections, by-elections, local or national arise in the next seven years, all going well, we won't have to worry about who will occupy the Áras for that period at least.

Greek activist to speak at public meeting on EU/IMF bailout

Greek political activist Giannis Koutras will address a public meeting in Galway tomorrow on the issue of the bank and EU/IMF bailouts.

Popular community man is laid to rest

The small community of Tullroan in County Kilkenny is united in grief this week following the death of one of their most popular residents in a car accident on Sunday evening.

Mark Thomas’ manifesto for

OVER THE past two decades Londoner Mark Thomas has been a comedian, television presenter, writer, social-commentator, political activist, and self-confessed pain in the arse. He currently holds the Guinness World Record for most political demonstrations in 24 hours.

The Wailers are coming to Galway

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WHEN THE names of great reggae acts are mentioned The Wailers are always included and always near the top of the list. The band has been together in various guises for more than 40 years, and for most of those the line-up has featured Aston ‘Family Man’ Barrett.

 

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