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Wednesday, 14th February 2018

Thetatre Royal Friday 16th February

Join Niamh Kavanagh as she celebrates the 25th anniversary of her Eurovision win with a retrospective of special songs from the course of her extensive career.

Expect familiar favourites interpreted in Niamh's inimitable fashion, and accompanied by guitarist Paul Megahey.

An intimate evening of gorgeous sounds awaits, with a sprinkle of chat and craic for good measure!

Strats @ 8pm: Tickets €19 available from the box office / 051 874402 or online @

Someone to watch over me

GALWAY theatre group ‘Decadent Theatre’ bring their stunning production of Frank McGuinness’s Some One Who’ll Watch Over Me to Garter Lane this coming March 14 & 15. This is a timeless Irish classic, by one of our most celebrated writers – and it’s been getting rave reviews up and down the

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Wednesday, 14th February 2018

IF you have never seen Chess the Musical, then you’re in for a treat this March 1-3 at Garter Lane. Produced by Deise Musical Society, the story of a love triangle between two chess grandmasters - one American, one Russian - and a woman serving as a manager to one of the players but falling in love with the other was written by Abba Legends Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Elton John’s lyricist Tim Rice.

Directed by Patrick Kerwick, with choreography by Izzy Carr and sound and lighting by Craig Cunningham, Chess the Musical is well worth a viewing this March.

The West End production of the show begins with the American World Champion, Frederick "Freddie" Trumper arriving with his second, Florence Vassy, who wants him to tone down his behaviour. Trumper is opposed by Russian challenger Anatoly Sergievsky. After a series

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Wednesday, 14th February 2018

Theatre Royal on Saturday 17th February

Bam! Pow! Biff! Shazam!

They are back in the ring for a glittering bout of knock-out, body slamming comedy gold.

They dance like a butterfly and sing like a bee, they’ll have you flat out on the matt with laughter, they will literally punch you right in the kisser with their gloves of gags and gaiety. Who?

The Nualas! What? Their new show Glam Slam! Where? At a reputable entertainment outlet near you. Don’t miss this slug fest of musical genius from Ireland’s First Ladies of Comedy.

"I laughed until I cried."

"I laughed until my face hurt."

"I have never laughed so much. An absolutely brilliant show."

(Real quotes from real people who actually saw the show. Fair play to them.)

Starts @ 8pm: Tickets €20.00 / €18.00 conc. available from the box office / Tel: 051 874402 or online @

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Wednesday, 14th February 2018

Wednesday 24th February at Theatre Royal

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one in the company of some of Ireland’s finest musicians. ‘My Funny Valentine' celebrates some of the world’s best loved songs and melodies.

Hear jazz classics, pop ballads, classical masterpieces and unforgettable numbers from stage & screen performed by Ireland’s foremost trumpet player Niall O’Sullivan.

Following their recent sold out Irish and US shows, Niall will be joined on stage with his band and vocalists Shóna & Simon Morgan to perform works from his three #1 selling albums including the timeless Moon River, the Godfather, Stardust, Libertango, and of course, My Funny Valentine.

O’Sullivan’s Piazzolla brought the audience to their feet’ THE IRISH TIMES

‘Niall O’Sullivan’s playing was bright, breezy, delicate, joyous and stylish’ IRISH EXAMINER

‘The trumpet playing by Niall O’Sullivan was sublime’ EVENING ECHO

‘O’Sullivan’s performance tells a story with every note’ GOLDENPLEC


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Wednesday, 14th February 2018

Saturday March 10th at The Theatre Royal

One day Neil’s dad asked him to help deliver the Meals on Wheels. He agreed. Little did they know that their lives would never be the same again.

Except for the bits of their lives that didn’t change.

You’ll be hard pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe. The Scotsman

One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine.

The Herald

Show starts @ 8p.m. Tickets: €24 available from the Box Office 051-874402 or

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Wednesday, 14th February 2018

Sunday March 11th at The Theatre Royal

"The Golden Years" is about singing! We have searched back over a hundred years to find the songs that have that special "Singalong" ingredient.

Sometime we go back even further to bring you the beautiful "I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls from "The Bohemian Girl"; sometime it is something more recent. Who doesn’t know "The Candy Store on the Corner"? And for good measure we have included "The Whistling Gypsy", Josef Locke’s ��Hear my song, Violetta" and Danny Doyle’s "Whiskey on a Sunday" among a host of other Golden Hits.

And don’t worry if you have forgotten the words. They will be up there on the screen so you can relax and enjoy the fun.

Ireland’s most popular tenor, Frank Ryan, will be joined by thrilling young soprano Sarah O’Mahony in a melody filled presentation that

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Wednesday, 14th February 2018

Part-time course gives participants the skills to start out in broadcasting as well as the skills to create their own content for Podcasts or YouTube

A Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) certificate in radio broadcasting run in conjunction with regional radio station Beat 102-103 and local station WLR has experienced the strongest demand for its course to date.

The 10 credit, level 6 course helps those who are eager to ‘get a foot in the door’ of the broadcast industry.

Rob O’Connor, WIT lecturer says "2018 has seen the strongest demand for the radio course yet. We had a tough time choosing candidates and some of the people are very strong already. Hopefully this means we’ll see some exciting projects being made."

Over 12 weeks, students will build skills in on-air reading and presenting. As part of the course, they will be introduced to

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Wednesday, 14th February 2018


This documentary could easily have been titled 'we won the lotto and then squandered it all' such was the nature of the people who they covered.

However as a documentary it really scored quite well in covering a topic that not a lot of people know very much about. A lot of people spend hours daydreaming about what they would do with a big win on the lotto but not a lot of people actually have to deal with the reality of it.

It's said that money doesn't buy happiness but it does mean you can live in a higher state of misery and such was the case for a few of the people on the show.

One couple who won in the early 1990's spoke about how they bought cars and spent an inordinate amount on getting the paving

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Wednesday, 14th February 2018

In an age where the default setting seems to be one of unalloyed cynicism it is heartening to come across a programme that it is so heartfelt and honest that it really could bring a tear to your eye. The show is based on the premise that those with disabilities are also out there looking for love and the show follows them in their quest. However it is the way that they do it with no cynicism or playing of games that is really refreshing.

A wonderful show to watch.

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Wednesday, 14th February 2018

Author Adam Lebor : Published by Head of Zeus : Price 18.35 euro

The novel starts with the story of a refugee in Keleti Station in Budapest. Simon Nazir who wakes up early one morning and overhears some men talking near to him. He realises that they are from Syria just like him but one of them sounds really familiar to him so he decides to follow them when they move off.

The man he recognised was a torturer who had interrogated him and he is more than a little curious to find out what the man is doing here in Budapest.

The next thing we know about Simon is that he has been murdered. It's obvious who has done it and why but bringing all of that to light will be an onerous job and it will be down to the main

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Letters to the Editor


    The Winter OlympicsAlthough Ireland has more than it's fair share of athletes competing in the forthcoming Winter Olympics in PyeongChang in South Korea there will be very few people in the country who will be disappointed if they don't come back with a slew of medals. For a country that goes into meltdown when we get some few inches of snow every decade or so it's even amazing that we've got any athletes going to the Winter Olympics at all!The Winter Olympics just really aren't our thing, we're n …

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