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Home defeat as Willow Park exit FAI Junior Cup

WILLOW PARK 0 REGIONAL UTD. 3

Leinster Senior Cup final awaits for Athlone Town

 

Galway-made westerns continue with Never Grow Old

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IT HAS become almost a tradition now that the Galway Film Fleadh closes with a western. Being one of my favourite genres I have no problem with that, but Never Grow Old has a lot to live up to after last year's Black 47 and 2017's An Klondike.

Galway made westerns continue with Never Grow Old

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IT HAS become almost a tradition now that the Galway Film Fleadh closes with a western. Being one of my favourite genres I have no problem with that, but Never Grow Old has a lot to live up to after last year's Black 47 and 2017's An Klondike.

Marty Moncrieff and the Teddy Bear Thief

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PUPPETRY, LIVE music, an ensemble of narrators, and a teddy bear called Marty - all are part of Marty Moncrieff and the Teddy Bear Thief, the new family show from Beluga Theatre Company.

United looking to usher in a new junior cup run

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Westport United are within striking distance of the last 16 of the FAI Junior Cup as they take on Dublin outfit, Usher Celtic, in United Park on Sunday at 2pm.

United last left standing in junior cup

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A Peter Corcoran goal just after the hour mark was enough to edge Westport United into the last 32 of the FAI Junior Cup last weekend.

‘A Shaking of the Dry Bones’ - Achill Island in the 1830s

On the eve of the Great Famine there was a terrible scandal in Kinvara, Co Galway. William Burke, who had served as a Catholic priest for 13 years, announced to his congregation that he was leaving the church and becoming Protestant. The people were so angry that about 2,000 pursued his carriage and hurled abuse at him. Two other clergymen and police protection were required to keep him safe.

A sheriff once roamed these here parts

The High Sheriff of Mayo was the British Crown’s representative in the county from the post’s creation in 1583 until the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922. In a country where ownership of land carried huge prestige, the landed had to protect what they held by securing positions of power. So it was in County Mayo that the dominant families of Browne, Bingham and Gore isolated the role of High Sheriff largely for themselves up until the 19th century at least, from which time family names such as O’Donel, Knox, Blake and others appear in the records as holders of the office.

The west of Ireland lacks civilisation - But it has poetry

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‘The capital, Galway, is a terrible place. It has of course St Nicholas, one of the few remaining pre-Reformation churches; the frontispiece of a Renaissance town house erected as a gateway to the public park; and a medieval fortified house about which they tell the well-known story of the Lynch who hanged his own son when the sheriff wasn't available. At least once a year while I was director of the Abbey theatre we got a play on that. From Miss Edgeworth's account of her travels to Galway it would appear that as a theme for tragedy it was popular a hundred years ago. But even before that I had a lively hatred of the town....'

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