Talented Tom takes new tack with ‘Float your Blues Away’

The Groove Tube with Jimi McDonnell Multi-instrumentalist Tom Portman will celebrate the launch of his third solo album with a show in The Townhouse Bar, Spanish Parade in the city on Friday, July 5. ...

Raw emotion in documentary on sex abuse in US

TV Watch with Bernie Ní Fhlatharta Sex abuse seems to be all around us these days and is the subject of many a TV programme, but if we think the subject matter is hard...

Letterfrack set for annual Bog Week celebration

The annual Conamara Bog Week kicks off this Friday, May 24 in Letterfrack with the official opening being performed by Dr Brendan Dunford of the Burrenbeo Trust. That will take place...

Padraig joins the Three Sopranos and RTÉ Symphony Orchestra for Leisureland show

Three of Ireland’s finest sopranos – Celine Byrne, Regina Nathan and Cara O’Sullivan – will join forces with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and Loughrea tenor Padraig Connaughton in Galway on Wednesday, June 5...

New Zealand singer-songwriter Mel Parsons to play city’s Townhouse

One of New Zealand's rising songwriting stars, Mel Parsons tours Ireland for the first time this May to coincide with the release of her latest record Red Grey Blue. She plays The Townhouse this...

Gardening made easy: novel idea takes root

Lifestyle  - JUDY MURPHY finds  how the recession has  helped a hobby become  a thriving business After father-of-four Eoin Flaherty lost his job during the economic crash, his life took a new and unexpected...


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