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Athlone Film Club to persent Irish film for Luan Fest

Starring Eamonn Morrissey (lately of Fair City) and Stephen Brennan, Eat the Peach is an Irish film that is based upon a real-life tale from the Midlands, and Athlone Film Club is delighted to be able to show it to Athlone audiences during Luan Fest. Eat the Peach will be shown in the Dean Crowe Theatre at 8pm on Wednesday August 14 and admission is free.

Campaign bears fruit for tragic family as overseas death register is set up

A city family whose eldest son died four years ago in an accident while holidaying in the United States say they are delighted that the Government plans to set up a register of Irish people who die overseas.

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.

Bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonnerronntuonnthunntrovarrhounawnskawntoohoohoordenenthurnuk!

FEAR NOT gentle reader! We have not taken leave of their senses. Nor have we been passing round the mescaline.

Inspired by James Joyce

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THE TITLE of a new exhibition opening at the Norman Villa Gallery, Salthill, this evening at 8pm is: Bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonnerronntuonnthunntrovarrhounawnskawntoohoohoordenenthurnuk!

Something Happens for former Bower girl on national radio

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An Athlone woman is to make her mark on the national airwaves next month after being given the job of producer on the Tom Dunne Show on Newstalk radio.

‘We’ve tried to reinvent the vampire legend’

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Neil Jordan returns to the vampire film for the first time in almost 20 years with Byzantium, but he does so on his own terms - reinventing and challenging the genre in a story centred around two women, who could be sisters, but who are actually mother and daughter.

Lionesses among The Factory Girls

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FACED WITH the threat of redundancy, five women stage a lock-in at a shirt factory in County Donegal. Ellen, Una, Vera, Rosemary and Rebecca unite against a common enemy and stand up to ‘the man’ and the union, in an effort to save their jobs.

Former Mullingar priest appointed bishop of Kildare

A former Mullingar priest has been appointed bishop of Kildare and Leighlin this week.

Reports shows that Galway diocese responded quickly to abuse allegations over four decades

Bishop of Galway Martin Drennan should ensure written restrictions are in place ensuring priests who are “out of ministry” due to child abuse allegations do not appear in public dressed in priestly attire, a report into safeguarding practices for children in the Galway diocese recommends.

 

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