so yes, the Paddy’s Day Parade has come and gone, and when might we see another? Having received less Arts Council funding than they anticipated, Macnas understandably intend to focus all this year’s artistic and financial attention on their Halloween parade, and every Galwegian will look forward to that with glee.
“When I lived in Connemara, I used to frequent (the old) Keogh’s pub in Ballyconneely.
I was green back then, and by that I don’t mean pure unadulterated paddy: I mean that, as an Englishman new to an Irish village, I smiled a lot, kept my head down, myself to myself (with the notable exception of the local Chelsea posse) and pretty much did what I was told.”
I’ll be representing Galway in the Galway Comedy Festival Cartoon Exhibition in the Town Hall Theatre from the 5th -9th April. I’ll be hanging alongside Jon Berkeley, Jim Cogan, Graeme Keyes, Tom Halliday, Tom Mathews, Martyn Turner, Steve Best, David Rooney, Hunt Emerson, John McCrae and Martin Honeysett.
I think I need to sit down.
Do pop in for a look if you’re in town!