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New president for Athlone Rotary Club

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Dermot Neary has been appointed the new president of the Rotary Club of Athlone.

‘Life led me away from writing another novel until now’

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Percy Bysse Shelley once famously declared that “poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world”. While he may have been boosting his own profession with the remark, history furnishes quite a few examples of authors who were actual legislators.

‘It is all about stories’

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THERE IS no doubt that one of this year’s hottest tickets in Irish theatre is Decadent Theatre Company’s imminent production of Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman, which opens in the Town Hall Theatre later this month. So despite what you hear on the radio, Galway, not Dublin, gets to see the Irish premiere.

Subtitle - a feast of European cinema

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BOX OFFICE smashes from Russia, Germany, France, Italy, Finland, Denmark, and Sweden will be screened in a feast of continental cinema at the Town Hall Theatre from January 30 to February 31.

Theatre 2015 – Galway companies

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By Charlie McBride

The Sardinian who loves the Galway rain

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“I decided to be a proper writer because of Galway. It gave me the power and belief to do things. I hope to move here and spend more time in the city. There is nothing like Galway - I even love when it rains here.”

Craig Davidson - bare knuckle tales of a Canadian writer

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BARE KNUCKLE boxing and dog fighting in small Canadian cities; the activities are cruel, often barbaric, but the people taking part in them have their reasons, however misguided, however tragic. It’s just not black and white.

A prickly beginning

THERE IS, in picking up a debut collection of short stories, especially when the author is unknown to you, a sense of a new beginning, a sort of tingling, not to say exciting anticipation of discovery.

Martin McDonagh’s Beauty Queen for Little Theatre

All eyes will be set on Athlone Little Theatre at the end of this month as the group embark on an exciting new production of Martin McDonagh’s classic The Beauty Queen of Leenane. Under the inspired direction of Paddy Martin, this fantastic, richly funny, brooding black comedy opens at the theatre from Sunday February 26 until Friday March 2.

Why are the initials of James Joyce missing from Coole’s famous tree?

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What would have happened to James Joyce had he come to the relative comforts of Coole, instead of opting for hardship and exile and the life of a wandering artist in Europe?

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