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Stormont Assembly finally resumes as candidates prepare to brew up a general election storm

Oh, so much to talk about, so much to discuss. So where do we begin?

A birthday Over The Edge to start 2020

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OVER THE Edge will mark its first outing of 2020 and its 17th Birthday this month, with a reading by the poets Attracta Fahy, Orla Fay, and the fiction writer Louise Kennedy.

Stories about French people with peculiar hairdos

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THE IRISH writer Mary Byrne has gained her many accolades for her writing, including a Hennessy Award and inclusion in widely read anthologies such as the Faber Book of Best New Irish Short Stories.

Sustainable Society - EcoFuel helping Galway Simon Community.

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Sustainability is about being more conscious of our environmental impact. But it’s not just about reducing plastic, consuming less, or saving energy. There’s a much more important part of our environment that we overlook… It’s us, the people.

A Child of Mary

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One of Ireland’s most popular writers, Maeve Binchy, had ambitions to be a saint all through her childhood, adolescence, even into her twenties. And with the eternal optimism of youth was quite sure that if she applied herself sternly to the task, we would all be praying for her intercession with the Almighty today. Despite her best efforts, however, her human side tripped her up. In John Quinn’s book Beginnings,* he introduces us to a variety of people who set out to achieve their ambitions with a firm vision ahead and hope in their hearts, which sometimes came to fruition, but other times miss their target like a damp firework.

Elaine Feeney's debut novel is out in April

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COUNTY GALWAY writer Elaine Feeney is well known, and has won acclaim for, her poetry, but in 2020 she will make her debut as a novelist when As You Were is published by Harvill Secker on April 16.

Elaine Feeney and Sean Borodale in conversation

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THE ACCLAIMED poets Elaine Feeney and Sean Borodale will be in conversation in Ballinasloe for a special event, organised by Saolta Arts, discussing the arts and artist residencies.

A Chinese family say farewell

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THE CURRENT Galway Film Society season of screenings concludes with a showing of the Chinese family drama The Farewell in the Pálás.

'Having a Bolshevik moody outspoken granny is good fun'

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ONE OF the most enjoyable shows I have seen this year was Brú Theatre’s Selvage, written and performed by James Riordan and first staged in The Mick Lally Theatre in March. Selvage now returns to the Town Hall Theatre for one night only, on Tuesday November 26.

Local writer, Mari Maxwell, selected for Words Ireland’s National Mentoring Programme

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Local writer, Mari Maxwell, has been selected by Words Ireland to receive professional literary mentoring over the next eight months from an acclaimed Irish writer.


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