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LARC pushing ahead with progressive plans for future of Town Hall

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The Loughrea Arts, Recreation, and Culture group (LARC) is pushing ahead with its mission of seeing the Town Hall reopened as a multifunctional space for the Loughrea Community.

Ballylee - ‘To go elsewhere is to leave beauty behind’

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In 1960 Mary Hanley forced open the wedged shut door of the cottage at Thoor Ballylee. She walked into the large damp room. For 12 productive and happy summers, the cottage and its adjoining Norman tower had been the home of WB Yeats , his wife George Hyde Lees, and their two children Anne and Michael. Now, however, the floor was covered with manure. For years it had been used as a cow barn. Pulling aside stones that had blocked exits to keep the cattle enclosed, Mary walked into the dining room, with its magnificent enlarged window overlooking the Streamstown river as it races under the four-arched bridge.

'I wanted to discover the world, not read about the interior of our house'

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Eamon Morrissey, one of our best loved actors, comes to the Town Hall Theatre next week with his latest, much acclaimed, one-man show, Maeve’s House, inspired by the writings of the brilliant short story writer Maeve Brennan.

First Independent Mayo reveals election candidate shortlist

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First Independent Mayo, the coalition of community groups that is planning to run an Independent candidate in Mayo in the next General Election, has unveiled its short list of seven potential candidates.

Mr Yeats, we salute you

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ON A wet morning in 1948, a woman of about 30 and a man of 18 were cycling as fast as they could along Grattan Road. They were watching a boat make its way around Mutton Island, hoping they could make it to the docks before it docked.

Fight to save Thoor Ballylee continues

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The Galway County Council, Failte Ireland, and a committee set up to safeguard the future of Thoor Ballylee near Gort have been continuing their efforts to find a way to reopen the ancient tower, once the retreat of WB Yeats.

Make every effort to open Thoor Ballylee for Yeats’ 150th anniversary

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The efforts by a group of local people to have the famous Yeats' Tower (Thoor Ballylee), near Gort, south Galway, reopened is to be welcomed and supported.

Galway Baroque Singers in concert

MOZART’S REQUIEM and three works by Handel will be performed by the Galway Baroque Singers in Galway Cathedral on Friday April 25 at 7.30pm.

British royals visit Ashford

A party of British royals enjoyed hunting and a lavish dinner during a stay at Ashford Castle, Cong, recently.

ó’Máille’s - Telling the story of island life

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Tourism in Ireland is changing. Yes, there will always be a market for the Book of Kells, The Ring of Kerry, the Aran Islands, and Paddy Reilly’s Fields; but we have seen this year how the call for The Gathering has worked a treat. Surely Galway has never had a busier summer? To achieve above average visitor numbers you clearly must offer more than the chocolate box Ireland.

 

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