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Singer pledges CD royalties to cancer charity

in Clifden/Music

Clifden native and singer-songwriter Seanie Vaughan has decided to do his bit for Daffodil Day – by giving the proceeds from sales this week of his top 10 album Redemption to the Irish Cancer Society. Seanie, whose album was released to rave reviews in 2015, told the Journal: ‘From March 7 – 14 I’m hoping…

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Trad Fest is back!

in Arts/Festivals/Music

The 7th Annual Clifden Traditional Music Festival will take place from March 31 – April 3. The festival will begin on Thursday with two special events in the Alcock and Brown Hotel at 8pm. A new CD will be launched by Fasta, a trio featuring well known Fiachra O’Regan and Sophie Lavoie, who are coming…

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Life is again stirring in the seas around us

in Features/Life

Here we are awaiting another tourist season on the Wild Atlantic Way, writes Marie Louise Heffernan. People come for a sense of wilderness, and perhaps the unexpected. Remote ledges with screaming sea birds, thousands of hectares of soft bog or waves crashing down on deserted shorelines. In the seas around us, life is stirring. This…

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In conversation with Mary Donnelly

in Deborah Watkins

Deborah Watkins meets with an artist who finds inspiration in the ‘timeless mysteries’ of Connemara Mary Donnelly has lived and worked as an artist in Connemara for most of her adult life. Originally from Co Louth, Mary uprooted her painting studio from Dublin’s Temple Bar in 1991 in search of a new landscape. She found in Connemara ‘a…

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