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Husband and wife media team, Malin and Reine Hefvelin, freelance writers for Res and TT travel magazines in Sweden, have arrived in Ireland this week via Shannon Airport, on the new SAS flight from Stockholm, to learn more about the Wild Atlantic Way as attempts intensity to highlight the Galway tourism market in Scandinavia
Ionad Cultúrtha an Phiarsaigh, Conamara, was one of the Government’s major capital projects at the centre of the Historical Reflection strand of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme. This new visitor centre on the site of Pearse’s Cottage was launched in November last year and it has been received exceptionally well by both tourists and the local community.
Financial constraints are behind the HSE West’s decision not to appoint a physiotherapist in South Connemara.
Hundreds of people in Connemara may be left without GP cover from August 4 due to what one Galway politician called, “inaction from the HSE to put interim measures in place” when an An Cheathrú Rua based GP retires.
An estimated one million Swedes are to see Galway, the Aran Islands, and Connemara on their TV screens when popular Swedish TV show Go'kvall broadcasts three episodes shot along the 'Wild Atlantic Way'.
The return of a second ambulance to Clifden and the deployment of an ambulance from Leenane Garda Barracks, which is not in use, are two solutions being put forward to rectify the "terribly inadequate" ambulance service in North West Connemara.
A woman lay in a pool of blood in her home in north Connemara for an hour and forty minutes waiting for an ambulance to take her to hospital. The young mother, who had a baby a few weeks earlier, was haemorrhaging heavily but had to endure the long wait because there was no ambulance available. She was eventually transferred to Mayo General Hospital. She was later told that she was within 20 minutes of losing her life.
A former city mayor has launched a blistering attack on a level of ambulance cover in Connemara saying it was “outrageous” that a 60-year-old man with a life threatening illness had to wait by the side of the road for an ambulance for almost an hour.
Is Sunday lunch a thing of the past? It has certainly changed. It is far more informal than in the past and it doesn’t even need to be strictly at lunchtime. These days, a Sunday lunch at home is just as likely to be a one-pot dish prepared in advance, a stir-fry, or pulled pork rather than a proper roast. In the summer it can be a barbecue or an al fresco picnic, perhaps with ice-cream and fruit, in the colder months, slow-roast lamb with seasonal vegetables and a hot pudding are the order of the day.
Oscar Wilde was certainly onto something when he dubbed Connemara “A Savage Beauty.” The Oughterard Trails Festival, running from June 23rd to 25th, aims to highlight this beauty by showcasing the wonderful walks, scenery and heritage of this unique area.