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From TheJournal.ie The Guard takes out Bridesmaids Box Office Magic

The Guard takes out Bridesmaids

Movie starring Brendan Gleeson as an ‘unorthodox’ Garda is one of the most successful opening weekends for an Irish film here ever.

Galway Arts Festival: What to see/hear/watch Galway Arts This post contains videos

Galway Arts Festival: What to see/hear/watch

Heading west for the arts fest? Here’s a video preview of some of the best catches this week…

From TheJournal.ie Kids go radio gaga as they get grants to set up station Arts

Kids go radio gaga as they get grants to set up station

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland divvies up almost €800k of grants to radio programme producers.

From TheJournal.ie Attention bookworms: fancy a million free books? Bookworms

Attention bookworms: fancy a million free books?

Free tomes are being handed out across Ireland on Friday to celebrate World Book Night.

From TheJournal.ie Slashwatch: Ministers, Taoiseach and top civil servants feel the pinch Budget11

Slashwatch: Ministers, Taoiseach and top civil servants feel the pinch

Salary caps for civil servant salaries and an axe taken to Government’s personal pockets announced.

From TheJournal.ie National Chamber Choir director arrested over child support Arts

National Chamber Choir director arrested over child support

Grammy-winning conductor Paul Hillier is detained in New York after his ex-wife stops him from seeing their daughters.

LAST YEAR the National Gallery of Ireland received more visits per head of population than the Louvre in Paris. Similarly, the National Museum of Ireland was proportionally more popular with visitors than the British Museum in London. There were 1.4m visits to galleries and museums in the first six months of 2010.

DUBLIN’S CULTURE NIGHT launched today with a programme to suit all tastes. Culture Night takes place on Friday September 24 and will see some of the city’s top tourist spots open up late at night, with many of the sites waive their entrance fees.

This year a record 132 venues will open their doors including Christ Church Catherederal, The Science Gallery at Trinity College, The Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Castle’s state apartments.

Other cities around the country are also participating including Galway, Cork, Limerick, Waterford and Kilkenny.

THE 2010 Absolut Dublin Fringe Festival launched today with members of the Dead Zoo.

Highlights of the festival include travel writer Manchán Magan in a dress brandishing a chainsaw, a competition for the world’s sassiest hoola-hooper, elite cocktail mixers, robots and lions.

The festival aims to be Dublin’s edgiest and this years theme is DIY. The famous Spiegeltent is back in Dublin’s George’s Dock along with a tent of mirrors. The festival runs from September 11 to 26

THE 37th Kilkenny Arts Festival kicks of today and will run from 6-15th of August. The annual event that promises the best of music, theatre, dance, film, literature, visual arts, crafts, street performance, and children’s events – many of which are free.

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