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Women at work

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Published 12/06/2011 | 05:00

Keeping chickens and knitting for the co-op were just two ways Irish women traditionally worked towards achieving a measure of financial independence for themselves. That is all changed now, or is it? A new series of 'The Way We Worked', on Thursdays, at 8.30pm on RTE One, looks back, and gazes forward

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Frolic

with French

Let's French, the festival of French Music kicks off this Thursday in Dublin and runs for one week with many exciting events, including a Basque Party at Dublin Castle this Saturday, featuring Alegera, a brass band flown in from Biarritz. www.lets-french.ie

Believe

in Ballon

It's a community cook-out with a difference. TV chef Neven Maguire (above) and the Forge Restaurant in Ballon, Co Carlow, will showcase the best of local produce to raise funds for vital local community services on Wednesday. www.ballonvillage.com

Opt

for opera

Starting Wednesday, Glasthule Opera presents full orchestral productions of Verdi's 'La Traviata' and Mozart's 'The Magic Flute' (on alternate nights) at the Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, at 7.30pm, running until Sunday. To book, you can call (01) 231 2929 or visit www.paviliontheatre.ie

Plump

for Plead the Fifth

Hotly tipped new band Plead the Fifth will open for Cheap Trick on June 15 at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin. More details at www.pleadthe fifthmusic.com

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