The Abbey: Ireland’s national theatre. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

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Craig Connolly (Oskar) and Katie Honan (Eli) in Let the Right One In at the Abbey Theatre. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh.

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Sculptor Donnacha Cahill’s giant pop-up audio visual sculpture, The Gramophone,  at the market outside St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church  as part of Galway International Arts Festival. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

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