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cavan / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Tuesday March 19, 2019 01:31 by Wade Tarzia
Folklore observations concerning the Carrickaboy area read full story / add a comment
cavan / arts and media / press release Wednesday August 23, 2017 12:44 by P.T.
. “The Cowboys”, written and directed by Peter Trant, is a dramatic and highly entertaining play set in a fictional town somewhere along the border. It tells a complex, darkly humorous tale of love, betrayal and revenge. After many years, away, the protagonist, Bobby Courtney, returns to his hometown for his father’s funeral. Old animosities between him and his nemesis, Johnny Murtagh, the Meat Factory Manager, bubble ominously to the surface. Two Meat Factory Workers, Sonny and Phil, observe it all. At first this duo, with their laugh-out-loud humour, appear to be outside the action, almost like a Greek chorus, but we soon realize that they are, in fact, central to events as they unfold. Behind their banter, oblique clues hint at horrors past and to come. A sense of menace permeates the action right from the beginning and tension builds inexorably as the plot moves to its shocking climax.

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cavan / arts and media / event notice Tuesday May 23, 2017 16:42 by P.T.   image 5 images
The Ramor Theatre Presents

Doubt: A Parable with Peter Trant, Liz O'Hanlon, Emer Sexton & Agnes Efemuai. Directed by Padraig McIntyre

Doubt: A Parable is an exquisite, potent drama that will raise questions and answer none, leaving the audience to grapple with the discomfort of their uncertainties.

The play is set in the fictional St. Nicholas Church School, in the Bronx, during the fall of 1964. There is Father Flynn, a beloved and progressive parish priest. There is the school’s principal, Sister Aloysius, a rigidly conservative nun, who harbours a deep mistrust toward her students, her fellow teachers, and society in general. And there is Naïve and impressionable, Sister James.

Sister Aloysius and Father Flynn are put into direct conflict when she learns from Sister James that the priest met one-on-one with Donald Muller, St. Nicholas’ first African-American student. Mysterious circumstances lead her to believe that sexual misconduct occurred. Aloysius, dissatisfied with Flynn’s explanation, meets with Donald’s mother, Mrs. Muller.

With no actual proof that Father Flynn is or is not innocent, the audience is left with its own doubt.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play 2005.

Admission: €18 & €16 read full story / add a comment
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cavan / arts and media / event notice Tuesday May 23, 2017 16:38 by P.T.   image 5 images
The Ramor Theatre Presents

Doubt: A Parable with Peter Trant, Liz O'Hanlon, Emer Sexton & Agnes Efemuai. Directed by Padraig McIntyre

Doubt: A Parable is an exquisite, potent drama that will raise questions and answer none, leaving the audience to grapple with the discomfort of their uncertainties.

The play is set in the fictional St. Nicholas Church School, in the Bronx, during the fall of 1964. There is Father Flynn, a beloved and progressive parish priest. There is the school’s principal, Sister Aloysius, a rigidly conservative nun, who harbours a deep mistrust toward her students, her fellow teachers, and society in general. And there is Naïve and impressionable, Sister James.

Sister Aloysius and Father Flynn are put into direct conflict when she learns from Sister James that the priest met one-on-one with Donald Muller, St. Nicholas’ first African-American student. Mysterious circumstances lead her to believe that sexual misconduct occurred. Aloysius, dissatisfied with Flynn’s explanation, meets with Donald’s mother, Mrs. Muller.

With no actual proof that Father Flynn is or is not innocent, the audience is left with its own doubt.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play 2005.

Admission: €18 & €16 read full story / add a comment
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cavan / arts and media / event notice Tuesday May 23, 2017 16:23 by P. Trant   image 4 images
Ramor Players present

Doubt: A Parable with Peter Trant, Liz O'Hanlon, Emer Sexton & Agnes Efemuai. Directed by Padraig McIntyre

Doubt: A Parable is an exquisite, potent drama that will raise questions and answer none, leaving the audience to grapple with the discomfort of their uncertainties.

The play is set in the fictional St. Nicholas Church School, in the Bronx, during the fall of 1964. There is Father Flynn, a beloved and progressive parish priest. There is the school’s principal, Sister Aloysius, a rigidly conservative nun, who harbours a deep mistrust toward her students, her fellow teachers, and society in general. And there is Naïve and impressionable, Sister James.

Sister Aloysius and Father Flynn are put into direct conflict when she learns from Sister James that the priest met one-on-one with Donald Muller, St. Nicholas’ first African-American student. Mysterious circumstances lead her to believe that sexual misconduct occurred. Aloysius, dissatisfied with Flynn’s explanation, meets with Donald’s mother, Mrs. Muller.

With no actual proof that Father Flynn is or is not innocent, the audience is left with its own doubt.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play 2005.

Admission: €18 & €16
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cavan / miscellaneous / event notice Monday June 03, 2013 16:57 by Cootehillbilly   image 1 image
Fun family day out, rain or shine. Invite all. Part of national day to celebrate our woods, prevent planned government sale our forests (7% of our land). Gather 2.30pm Damien House near Tannagh, depart 3pm. Watch Al Jazeera news report (2 min video) http://youtu.be/5g76uHk5O8E

Please contact your local TD
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Judge MacBride Cavan Racist Judget
cavan / miscellaneous / other press Friday December 25, 2009 17:41 by Ted   text 11 comments (last - monday january 04, 2010 02:34)   image 1 image
"They would take the eye out of you while smiling at you... They've been reared that way."

Cavan Anglo Celt Newspaper

http://www.anglocelt.ie/news/roundup/articles/2009/12/1...udge/

"It's time the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) got the finger out on these people. They're driving around in jeeps, and the rest of the country on its knees," said Judge MacBride as he dealt with three members of the McDonagh family in Cavan District Court last Thursday. "I'm going to put a stop to it, in so far as I can make my small contribution in my district," said the judge, who spoke of the family "moving like yo-yos" and going to different employment exchanges. read full story / add a comment
cavan / anti-capitalism / event notice Monday June 15, 2009 16:27 by Tara
Public Meeting/Book Launch & Slide Show on a new Book by Kieran Allen read full story / add a comment
cavan / miscellaneous / press release Thursday April 23, 2009 17:15 by Brian Reynolds   text 3 comments (last - saturday april 25, 2009 09:17)
cavan / miscellaneous / press release Thursday November 27, 2008 19:06 by Richard Walsh   text 22 comments (last - saturday december 06, 2008 01:47)
Claims by 26-County President Mary McAleese during a visit to an Orange Hall in County Cavan that it is possible to be both Irish and British are nonsensical, a spokesperson for Republican Sinn Féin has said.
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Obama cosying up to Emanuel at the Illinois Delegation party at a restaurant in Boston
cavan / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Thursday November 06, 2008 17:47 by Terry   text 1 comment (last - friday november 07, 2008 11:37)   image 1 image
Electronic Intifada is reporting : "Obama picks pro-Israel hardliner for top post" whilst Haaratz describing the the choosing as: "Obama kick-starts transition, picks Israeli Rahm Emanuel as chief of staff" http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1034635.html

As Ali Abunimah puts it in his EI article: "During the United States election campaign, racists and pro-Israel hardliners tried to make an issue out of President-elect Barack Obama's middle name, Hussein. Such people might take comfort in another middle name, that of Obama's pick for White House Chief of Staff: Rahm Israel Emanuel ... Rahm Emanuel was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1959, the son of Benjamin Emanuel, a pediatrician who helped smuggle weapons to the Irgun, the Zionist militia of former Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin, in the 1940s. The Irgun carried out numerous terrorist attacks on Palestinian civilians including the bombing of Jerusalem's King David Hotel in 1946. read full story / add a comment
cavan / environment / press release Saturday November 03, 2007 01:26 by Michael Lynch
Battle was not lost say group. Dyke’s Future secured. read full story / add a comment
cavan / health / disability issues / event notice Monday October 29, 2007 12:14 by AK
AN ambitious project, a conference organised by the Parkinson's Association of Ireland in cooperation with the PDS (NI Branches), this grew from an idea by two officers of our Cavan/Monaghan branch, who had been in touch with the PDS Fermanagh Branch. read full story / add a comment
cavan / crime and justice / event notice Friday July 20, 2007 23:36 by V.P.L.S.
We have learned from our many meetings throughout Ireland, that there are cases of people who have been wronged by their Solicitors.It appears that other agencies of the Law are also involved in corrupt procedures, which can be biased against people who have placed their trust in the legal profession. read full story / add a comment
Jampa Ling Centre
cavan / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Tuesday March 27, 2007 21:55 by an searbhán lochlannach   text 9 comments (last - saturday may 05, 2007 15:51)   image 10 images
I’ve just spent 3 days at Jampa Ling Buddhist centre 2 miles from Bawnboy in West Cavan. I’d been thinking about going there for over a year, having heard a very favourable account about the place from a friend. Then, due to start out on a new job, I finally decided to make the time and go, to think and meditate, to re-organise my brain and my heart, to re-evaluate my priorities in life. read full story / add a comment
A Section of the Black Pig's Dyke on Ardkill Mountain
cavan / environment / news report Thursday September 14, 2006 23:13 by Michael Lynch   text 6 comments (last - sunday april 27, 2008 17:20)   image 2 images
Anger in long running Cavan Battle. read full story / add a comment
THIS SAYS IT ALL
cavan / environment / news report Monday January 23, 2006 01:52 by Michael Lynch   text 1 comment (last - tuesday january 24, 2006 18:14)   image 1 image
Cavan’s Bermuda Triangle, but no mystery to this Disappearing Dyke. read full story / add a comment
A beautiful study of Ardkillmore by John O’Reilly
cavan / environment / news report Wednesday January 04, 2006 20:24 by Anton McCabe   text 3 comments (last - thursday january 05, 2006 22:31)   image 1 image
Further controversy has erupted over the plans to extend the quarry operation at Ardkill More mountain near Cavan town. read full story / add a comment
John Nulty Quarry, on Ardkill Mountain
cavan / environment / news report Wednesday November 30, 2005 20:55 by Michael Lynch   image 1 image
Cavan based quarry firm John Nulty Limited have finally submitted a formal Planning Application with Cavan County Council to further expand their quarry at Ardkill More mountain, Carrickaboy, Co. Cavan. read full story / add a comment
cavan / eu / event notice Thursday June 09, 2005 20:07 by redjade   text 2 comments (last - wednesday june 22, 2005 00:04)   image 1 image
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