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A 200-year-old promise was fulfilled in Mervue yesterday Wednesday as the final resting place of freed slave and champion bare-knuckle boxer Tom Molineaux was commemorated with a headstone, unveiled by undisputed world boxing champion Katie Taylor.
Galway and the west of Ireland have become a hotbed for entrepreneurial activity in recent years. In fact, you may not know it but the word “entrepreneur” was coined by an Irishman from the Wild Atlantic Way. Richard Cantillon, born in the coastal town of Ballyheigue, County Kerry, came up with the first known definition of an entrepreneur in the business sense in his French book “Essai”. He defined entrepreneurs as “non-fixed income earners who pay known costs of production but earn uncertain incomes, due to the speculative nature of pandering to an unknown demand for their product”. Would you believe that Cantillon’s definition is from 1730, nearly three hundred years ago? It could have been written just yesterday.
CHRISTMAS MOVIES and horror go well together, and there is a long tradition of great Christmas horror films. Gremlins is the gold standard and showed a good Christmas horror has a good amount of comedy.
1. Lankum - The Livelong Day (Rough Trade) - Galway Advertiser album of the year
Belmullet - on the tip of north Mayo - is known for many things -from its exotic wilderness and scenic remoteness to its community spirit and the warm friendliness of its people, that have all grown the town to the busy, happening centre it is today.
INSANITY, BILLED as Keith Barry's "most daring and audacious show to date", is going on tour across Ireland, and will come to the Black Box Theatre on Friday January 3 and Saturday January 4.
Euro NCAP has released the safety ratings of four new vehicles. Two compact SUVs, the Mercedes-Benz’s GLB and the Mazda’s CX-30, and the larger Ford Explorer hybrid have joined the ranks of five stars vehicles published this year. Meanwhile, Opel’s Corsa earned four stars.
OMNIPLEX CINEMAS will be cranking up the nostalgia with seasonal big screen outings for three Christmas film favourites - Elf, Home Alone, and Home Alone 2 - as part of its #BringItBack classic movie screenings.
PREMIERING NEW songs, and marking the anniversary of a die-hard fan favourite, is the inspiration behind 'A Decade of S.E.C.R.E.T.s (and more)', Delorentos' upcoming tour.
A research study conducted by NUI Galway and Zagreb University in Croatia on 600 Croatian male high school students aged 15-17 over a 20-month period, has found that pornography use is associated with sexual aggression over time but only when people report a pre-disposition to aggression. In isolation, pornography use does not predict sexual aggression.