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Madigan holding one-day spring art exhibition

Ballyalla-based artist Carmel Madigan is holding her one-day spring art exhibition in Dromoland Castle on Sunday, March 21.Carmel represented Ireland at the Florence Biennale in 2009 and she is currently working towards her first exhibition with the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery in New York this coming May. She will also be exhibiting back in Italy later in 2010.Carmel was born and grew up on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean on the Loop Head Peninsula. In her paintings she strives to simplify the complicated and she paints the fierce and angry ocean. Rocks feature strongly in these works.Having graduated from the University of Limerick with a degree in business, Carmel worked in a number of different industries including the US multinational company Tellabs Ltd, before setting up her own graphic design agency. She later took her creativity and need for self-expression a step further and began capturing images on canvas and paper.Carmel’s work has been collected both nationally and internationally by …

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On the couch

DVD REVIEW Jacques Mesrine was a gangster, killer, kidnapper and bankrobber. He terrorised France and, for a brief spell, Canada and America during the ’60s and ’70s, rising to Public Enemy No 1 status in his home country. And he was loved for it.

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