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How Aran looked in the 1930s

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When Thomas H Mason stepped onto the pier at Kilronan, Inishmór, in the summer of 1932, he described his feelings of surprise and sense of confusion. Writing in his masterly The Islands of Ireland * he realised that he was plunged into an Ireland he did not recognise. As an Irishman coming from the east coast, and geographically still in Ireland - he believed that he could have been 1,000 miles from Dublin.

How Aran looked in the 1930s

When Thomas H Mason stepped onto the pier at Kilronan, Inishmór, in the summer of 1932, he described his feelings of surprise and sense of confusion. Writing in his masterly The Islands of Ireland * he realised that he was plunged into an Ireland he did not recognise. As an Irishman coming from the east coast, and geographically still in Ireland - he believed that he could have been 1,000 miles from Dublin.

'To be able to represent a country of more than three hundred million people is very special'

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Emigration from Ireland is not a new tale. You would be hard pressed to find one person on the island who does not have one family member or friend who has left Ireland for pastures new. Many Irish abroad survive and thrive in their new surroundings while others return home, seeing the sojourn as an experience that did not work out or an adventure that had to come to an end due to the irrepressible pull of home. For Paul Mullen his experience is most definitely best categorised as the former.

A Russian take on Martin McDonagh's west of Ireland

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LAST WEEKEND, An Taibhdhearc hosted one of Russia’s premier theatre companies, U Mosta, from Perm, which presented two plays - Nikolai Gogol’s Marriage and Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan.

A Russian view of The Cripple of Inishmaan

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ONE OF Russia’s foremost theatre companies, Theatre U Mosta, visit An Taibhdhearc this weekend to perform Nikolai Gogol’s Marriage on Saturday, and Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan, on Sunday. Both performances are in Russian with English surtitles.

The Black Gate Centre - Galway’s newest, hippest arts venue

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GALWAY'S CULTURAL landscape has just acquired a lively and impressive addition in The Black Gate Centre, on St Francis Street. Catering for music, literature, art, film, dance, and learning, it aims to be a home for the artist and a haven for art lovers.

TULCA 2015’s inspirational flood of art and activism

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TOMORROW EVENING, at the former Connacht Printworks in Market Street, sees the opening of the 2015 TULCA Festival of Visual Arts, which ushers out the city’s year-long programme of cultural jamborees in high style. As well as exhibitions, TULCA also hosts talks, debates, film screenings, and numerous events primed to trigger debate and spark palaver.

 

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