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All-Ireland final fever is here. I still have to pinch myself to contemplate that Mayo are back in the football showpiece again. Looking at Mayo's run to the final you'd almost forget that it started against Sligo in Castlebar on May 21. The ticket fiasco is still the same, however, with most Mayo folk willing to beg, borrow, or steal to get their hands on that elusive golden ticket. Some novel efforts took to Tinder looking for a female acquaintance, the only catch was they had to have a spare ticket for the game. The most desperate are offering their spouses in return for a match day pass, it's all part of the fun, it's all part of the build up.
On Thursday September 21, the Salthill Hotel will host a showband equivalent of The Last Waltz when some of the biggest names in the business gather for a tribute concert in honour of trumpeter Johnny Carroll, who this year celebrates his 60th year as a performing artist.
Property: 5 Monksfield, Bealnamulla, Athlone
The long road had a few more miles added to it last Saturday evening in Limerick when Mayo were brought to extra time for the second time in three games, and on Sunday they head into their seventh All Ireland quarter final in as many years looking to take down the newly crowned Connacht champions.
In a little over two weeks, the madness will begin. But already there is an air of effort and industry as Michael Moloney and his team are counting down to July 31, and the opening day of the 2017 racing festival. Take note of the date: a festival we usually associate with the last week of July will this year begin on the last day of July, the latest possible start date, and end on Sunday August, 6.
The proposed Galway Ring Road has "passed a number of important tests", meeting Government business case and cost-benefit analysis requirements, but a leading Galway TD has warned that many significant hurdles remain to be cleared before construction can begin.
THE FIRST three words of the opening lines of Pink Floyd's 'Echoes' are also the moniker for one of Ireland's most ambitious bands, whose music, like the Floyd's, is wide screen, cinematic in scope, heavily atmospheric, and epic.
This 23 room boutique hotel in the seaside fishing village of Liscannor Co. Clare is the nearest hotel to the Cliffs of Moher. A great base for Lahinch Golf Club; day trips to Aran from Doolin; a spin down the Clare coast or around the Burren; as well as the many fabulous walks and hikes in the area. All rooms in the Cliffs of Moher Hotel have new luxury bedding with memory foam mattresses; Voya amenities; large flat screen TVs with international channel selection; Nespresso machines and unique artworks and photography by local based artists.
Head on down for a fantastic night in one of Athlone’s most welcoming local watering holes this weekend for live music and a great atmosphere.