Nuns vs. Priests

Costumes observed here on Inishmore during Ted Fest 2010: Dozens of dowdy teapot-wielding Mrs. Doyles, gray-haired Father Teds, crusty-faced Father Jacks, and sweater vest-wearing Dougals. Hordes of priests and nuns - the apparent "go to" Ted Fest costume. Honestly, if you came to Inishmore this weekend and didn't know about Ted Fest, you'd think this

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One Night in Galway

It's Thursday night in Galway City and the kids are delighted with life. They're clambering through Eyre Square, pushing each other towards throbbing clubs and swaying outside bars blasting the same pop music that accompanies every promo for every show on Comedy Central. The girls are wrapped in shiny dresses, tottering on stilettos,  and the

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