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Malt, melancholy and Mayo

Here I sit perched on a bar stool in Boston, a sprig of shamrock in my lapel. Like a poet in exile, I’m marooned in the quiet realm of recollection. On this day the pathways of my mind are strewn with memories of Mayo. It’s Saint Patrick’s Day and it’s the dreams of Ireland in which my mind does dwell. The procession of green pageantry passes by the window. Spectators assemble in huddled anticipation as men and maidens of the Gael, freckled and fair march with swagger and pride. I stare out the window and my mind does wander, across the perimeter beyond the yonder. I lift the amber jar in silent salute to old Hibernia and to my fellow diaspora wherever they reside. I see Mayo now through a pitcher of beer and with a swig and cig the picture becomes clear.

A few tips and recipes that will hopefully make your Christmas dinner an easier and delicious experience

Can you believe that it’s almost Christmas already? Are you ready for the big day? It definitely seems like Christmas, here in Claremorris, snow had fallen over the weekend and my kids were busy making their snowman. Back to the food. Are you cooking for many and keeping the menu traditional, yet modern? Here are a few tips and recipes that will hopefully make your Christmas dinner an easier and delicious experience.

Athlone Regional Sports Centre among the best in the country

Athlone Regional Sports Centre was awarded the prestigious White Flag Gold Standard Award at the annual Ireland Active National White Flag Quality Standards Awards last Friday night, November 27.

Jingles all the way with the Prince Bar this Christmas

The Prince Bar have a whopper of a music line-up for the month of December! They will be welcoming some top local bands and also a number of great national bands from all corners of Ireland.

Christmas at Killeens - a real taste of Old Ireland

Killeens Bar Shannonbridge is a famous and totally remarkable pub on the banks of the river Shannon, just a five minute stroll from the pier in Shannonbridge, County Offaly.

Park and Ride from this Saturday for just €3 per car

The annual Park and Ride Christmas Service will commence this Saturday December 5 right up to Christmas Eve and recommence again Monday December 28 to Jan 3.

Biography of Raiftearaí to be launched in Kiltimagh

The award-winning biography of pre-famine poet and songwriter, Mise Raiftearaí an Fíodóir Focal (I am Raiftearaí the word-weaver), recently awarded the prestigious Gradam Uí Shúilleabháin, Irish-language Book of the Year Award, is to be launched in Raiftearaí’s native Kiltimagh by the Most Rev Brendan Kelly, Bishop of Achonry.

 

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