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Dermot Neary has been appointed the new president of the Rotary Club of Athlone.
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.
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.
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.
By Charlie McBride
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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?