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Interest in the Rose of Tralee competition is increasing every year, and this year 19 girls took to the stage.
Performing arts student, Roisin Ryan, kicked the night off with her rendition of “On My Own” from the musical Les Misérables.
Jenny Coogan entered the Laois Rose for her grandfather who is originally from County Laois but moved to Co. Carlow. The musically-talented lady had previously played for the Presentation Band, Carlow at the Rose of Tralee.
The youngest rose, Charlene Duff, had the audience up and moving with her “repeat after me routine.”’
But it was the last rose of the night who left a lasting impression, as Sarah Conlon was crowned Laois Rose for 2013.
[Source: Leinster Express]
Leitrim’s filmmakers of the future received a huge boost two weeks ago at the Fresh Film Festival. Students of Action School of Film from Leitrim and Roscommon traveled to the national finals of Ireland’s most prestigious youth film event in Limerick on Thursday, April 4, and did not leave empty-handed.
The filmmakers were awarded the R.T.É. award for their short film “Repulsive.” The award is given annually to a group or individual filmmaker who impresses R.T.É. programmers with a film lasting just 60 seconds. “Repulsive” was made by students on the Action School of Film summer course which took place in Carrick-on-Shannon last July.
[Source: Leitrim Observer]
The State pathologist, Professor Marie Cassidy, said Limerick’s former reputation as “Stab City” is now wholly undeserved, as the murder rate in Limerick has dropped dramatically in recent years.
Professor Cassidy was speaking at the University of Limerick last week, where she discussed her career in science, and the promotion of women in the field in general.
“Limerick has been very, very quiet thankfully, and hopefully it will remain so. Glasgow can take back its title again, and resume being ‘Stab City’,” said Prof. Cassidy, who is from the Scottish city and began her career there.
[Source: Limerick Leader]
Last weekend saw Livin Dred Theatre Company bring their production of “The Bridge Below the Town” to Longford’s Backstage Theatre. It’s the latest collaboration between Pat McCabe and Padraic McIntyre, and is based on McCabe’s novel “The Stray Sod Country.”
The play featured local actress Lorna Quinn, who became a household name when she played the part of Lucy in one of the most dramatic plotlines in R.T.É.’s Fair City last year. “At the moment I’m enjoying my return to theatre with ‘Bedroom Farce’ at the Gate Theatre, and now with ‘The Bridge Below the Town,’” she says. “I would love to do more TV – we’ll just have to wait and see.”
[Source: Longford Leader]
Louth County Councilor Tomás Sharkey has reacted angrily to news that the x-ray service at Louth County Hospital is to be cut at weekends.
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