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Living with loss during the Covid-19 pandemic

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Everybody loved Mary Burke (not her real name). She always had a kind word for people and was ready to help anyone in need. She babysat neighbours' children, attended every funeral in the village, baked cakes for sales of work, and was very involved with her local church and community.

Funeral of Fr John McCormack to take place tomorrow

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The funeral of Fr John McCormack, Parish Priest of Breaffy, Castlebar, will take place tomorrow, Saturday, March 28, at 12 noon in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Roundfort, with burial afterwards in Roundfort Cemetery.

Was Bodkin’s severed hand a call to Rome?

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Not only was the saintly Warden Bodkin’s hand in perfect shape and colour despite being lying in a vault for more than 140 years, when it was returned it was crudely ‘cut into pieces, the fingers off from the palm, split into pieces up to the wrist. The skin had been cut off at the breast’. Who could have done this sacrilegious deed? was it a fanatic Catholic seeking a return of St Nicholas’ Collegiate church to the Roman rite; or was it just an act of outrageous vandalism?

Immense credit due to our health workers as Coronavirus sadly gathers momentum

I suppose we’re all living in the one land now, which is dominated by coronavirus.

Simon Armitage - British Poet Laureate comes to Cúirt

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SIMON ARMITAGE combines an ability to speak to a broad, non-specialist audience – he is one of the few living British poets the bloke down The Dog and Duck might be able to name – with a knack for acquiring establishment accolades.

Connemara premiere for new thriller Arracht

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ARRACHT, the new Irish language feature film from Tom Sullivan, starring Dónall Ó Héalaí, Seán T Ó Meallaigh, and Pádraic Breathach, will receive a special pre-release screening in Indreabhán.

Join Micky Bartlett on a journey into his own head

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MICKY BARTLETT, at the age of 32, is still trying to move out of his mother's house - a phenomenon all too familiar to anyone in their twenties and early thirties in Ireland.

The power merchants who ruled Galway

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Under Norman rule Galway rapidly developed from an obscure village into an important seaport with trade contacts all over Europe. This transformation was entirely due to the merchant community who made themselves into an oligarchy who not only owned and directed the town’s trade, but completely controlled the municipal government, the election of mayors, and, uniquely, the appointment of priests and wardens to St Nicholas’ Collegiate church. They enjoyed total power. They lived in opulent houses, many of which had elaborately carved doorways, secure within the walls of the town, indifferent to the Gaelic natives who were kept firmly outside the gates.*

An Taibhdhearc to host world premiere of Song Of The Yellow Bittern as Gaeilge

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SONG OF The Yellow Bittern, a love story and a ghost story, set against the background of an 1828 paternity lawsuit by a Protestant woman against a Catholic priest, comes to An Taibhdhearc in a new Irish language version.

A murder which inspired an exhibition

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ON MONDAY November 1 1920, Eileen Quinn, was murdered by the Black and Tans. She was 25 years old and seven months pregnant. The killing and its aftermath are now the subject of a new exhibition.

 

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