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Darren’s Diary – Kicking The Habit (Day 36) – Tuesday, 27th March 

Even though I was thinking about changing to 9am slots, it seemed really pointless with five days remaining to change a system that seemed...

Darren’s Diary – Kicking The Habit (Day 35) – Monday, 26th March 

This is a day I'll never forget and I think it's one Ballinasloe won't either.  I've been at my fair share of funerals as...

Galway Theatre Festival launches 10th anniversary programme

Galway Theatre Festival has launched the programme of events for the 10th anniversary festival coming this May. The launch took place on Monday evening at...

Darren’s Diary – Kicking The Habit (Day 34) – Sunday, 25th March 

I was tired this morning, very tired.  Sometimes busy weekends go hand-in-hand with an adrenaline boost and it's usually midweek before the collapse.  But this morning,...

Darren’s Diary – Kicking The Habit (Day 33) – Saturday, 24th March 

Two more All-Ireland finals without a trophy.  Two chess teams denied county success and two draughts teams not managing silverware.  Yea, sports wise, the last...

“Ireland doesn’t want me” – Why a new generation is still leaving

Oisín Garrity has given up on Ireland. When asked why he chose to move to Vietnam, the now 28-year-old Bundoran native says simply, “I...

Darren’s Diary – Kicking The Habit (Day 32) – Friday, 23rd March 

Sometimes, life just allows something happen that beggars' belief and puts you into a temporary shock as you try to process whey such an event occurred.  Even...

Darren’s Diary – Kicking The Habit (Day 31) – Thursday, 22nd March 

I realise when I finished up yesterday's piece that I didn't finish thoughts about procrastination and you know what, that could happen again today.  You see, I'm...

Darren’s Diary – Kicking The Habit (Day 30) – Wednesday, 21st March 

There are days that just turn out more interesting than you expect even if you don't feel you've done anything to justify it.  From...

Review: Cillian Murphy is the thing with feathers

Galway City is alive with the sound of Cillian Murphy's multiple voices. Cillian Murphy Enda Walsh's latest play Grief is the thing with feathers premiered...

Darren’s Diary – Kicking The Habit (Day 29) – Tuesday, 20th March 

It's four weeks ago today since I started writing this diary (20th February) and my mother tells me today that I'm looking well and that...

A Traveller’s Life: Kathleen’s story

Kathleen Ward wants a cup of coffee. She wants to walk down the street in Galway — the city she was born and grew...
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