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Friday, June 9 marks the centenary of the tragic death of Claremorris native, Michael Conroy in the Granite Mountain Speculation Mine Disaster in Butte, Montana, USA. Michael, born in Murneen South, Barnacarroll along with Louth man Peter Sheridan undertook a heroic act in attempting to rescue fellow miners that were trapped deep into the expansive copper mine of the North Butte Mining Company.
Tickets for the return of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series to Inis Mor have sold out in just two weeks.
An international team of scientists from six countries set sail last week on Ireland’s national research vessel, RV Celtic Explorer on a major trans-Atlantic voyage to study the impact of climate change on the ocean. Departing from St. John’s Newfoundland, and due to arrive in Galway on 23 May, the Galway-based Marine Institute-led team of experts are surveying a transect of the Atlantic Ocean last surveyed 20 years ago to investigate carbon dioxide levels in the ocean. The survey is essential to understand and project how carbon dioxide emissions are accumulated in the oceans and the atmosphere, as well as its effects on the acidification of the ocean.
Galway auctioneer O’Donnellan & Joyce has been pretty busy with viewings and preparations for its Wild Atlantic Way property auction. Set for tomorrow, April 21 at Harbour Hotel, New Dock Road, Galway, proceedings will commence at 2pm sharp.
O’Donnellan & Joyce, which last week announced its Wild Atlantic Way spring property auction for April 21, has now increased the property count to more than 50 properties for sale in the auction.
This week, Foras na Mara (The Marine Institute) Galway, invited a large group of Sea Scouts from Gasoga Mara na Gaeltachta, Lettermore to Grattan Beach. The ‘Explore the shore’ event was designed as part of a series of celebrations around the discovery of the Lancer model boat by local schoolgirl, eight-year-old Méabh Ní Ghionnáin.
In terms of Irish summer months, June was very good to us. June does make a case for being Ireland’s best summer month. The highest temperature ever recorded in Ireland was 33.3°C at Kilkenny Castle in June 1887. One of the highest temperatures recorded in Mayo since the early 1940s was 30.5°C, recorded at Claremorris in June 1983. What is in store for us weather-wise in the coming months? There are alternative forecasts to RTÉ’s nightly offering which often seems to hedge its bets and contradict itself by the end of the broadcast. Long before Evelyn Cusack appeared on television, local folklore determined what weather may be expected.
"The moon is Magic for the Soul and a light for the Senses" (Native American Belief)
Galway native Gavan Hennigan is an extreme environment athlete and adventurer. He is currently two thirds of the way through his biggest challenge to date, solo rowing the Atlantic Ocean as he takes part in the Talisker Atlantic Challenge Race. He is lying in third position in the race (ahead of many crewed boats) and located 500 nautical miles from the finish in Antigua, in the Caribbean.
Achill based Fianna Fáil councillor Paul McNamara has asked for a progress report on the proposed Signature Discovery Point that was announced for Keem Bay in Achill almost two years ago. Keem Bay was selected as one of a number of Signature Discovery Points along the Wild Atlantic Way and it was proposed that a glass viewing platform overhanging the Atlantic Ocean near the old Coastguard station would be constructed.