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Living in Ireland during the mid 17th century was a frightening and a bloody time. Following the extreme political crisis that resulted in civil war in England, Ireland was plunged into a period of despair that would lead to the surrender of Galway, and the beginning of its gradual demise. The invasion by Oliver Cromwell’s New Model Army, a ruthless exterminating machine, in 1649, led by Cromwell himself, not only destroyed all military opposition, besieged and ransacked towns, and imposed harsh penal laws on Catholic survivors, but it changed the demographic of the cities and lands with the resettlement of faithful Cromwellian generals, and their families. And in a new twist: tens of thousands of Irish people were transported to plantations in the West Indies, and elsewhere.
IT WAS the lable which released the first punk single. It released the debut album by Elvis Costello, and Madness, Graham Parker, and Ian Dury & The Blockheads were all signed to it.
The Mayo Association Dublin have announced that some tickets are still available for their annual awards night, which takes place on Friday, February 14, in Dublin’s Ballsbridge Hotel.
Gordan Kay and Javier Serantes are delighted to bring to you their new catering company, Feile Catering, which operates from a HSE approved commercial kitchen in Carnacon.
The critically acclaimed Kinky Boots The Musical, the winner of a number of Best Musical awards, will be screened at Mayo Movie World on Sunday February 9.
FREDDIE MERCURY was a legend in his own lifetime, and close to 30 years after the Queen frontman's death from AIDS, his legend endures, and he remains one of the most beloved singers in rock.
DAOIRÍ FARRELL has been called "one of the most important traditional singers to emerge in the last decade", by a key figure in Irish music, and a former Planxty member, Dónal Lunny.
Galway is set for one of its most remarkable weekends in living memory as the countdown continues to Saturday’s spectacular opening ceremony to Galway 2020. Thousands are expected to flock to the city to attend the event on Saturday afternoon — among them President Michael D Higgins and European Commissioner Phil Hogan who will officially pass the honour to the city.
Are you a business owner, human resource manager/director, training and development professional, engineering or production manager, an educator, a social worker, or a health care professional? Have you ever wondered what really goes on in the minds of your employees at work, and would you like to be able to apply a little psychology when getting things done within your organisation?
Another weekend, another round of Premier League football, and another victory for Liverpool. Jürgen Klopp's men are on course to break a number of records including securing the earliest title in the history of the league. Elsewhere champions Man City fell to defeat against Spurs, Leciester and Chelsea battled out to a 2-2 draw, and West Ham blew a two goal lead to draw with Brighton.