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Why Vietnam for your honeymoon

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From Saigon, the city of a million motorbikes, to street food in Hanoi and the buffalo working in the paddy fields to sustain another generation of the country’s population, Vietnam’s breadth of cultural experiences is what draws honeymooners to this particular corner of southeast Asia.

Burke raises Midlands tourism strategy in the Dáil

Deputy for Longford-Westmeath, Peter Burke (FG), secured a debate last week on the impending tourism strategy to cover Athlone and the Midlands.

Upgrade a Galway race day experience with the exclusive pre racing packages available at Clayton Hotel Galway

Clayton Hotel Galway, the closest hotel to Ballybrit Racecourse, is once again offering racegoers the opportunity to upgrade a race day experience this Galway Races with a range of exclusive pre-racing packages.

KD Autoparts celebrate 18 years on the road — keeping your car on the road

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When you’ve practised hard for your driving test, the last thing you want is to be let down by your car on the day. So to make sure it is ship-shape, you need to call in the experts. And the undisputed experts in this field are KD Autoparts who this week celebrate their 18th birthday.

Afternoon tea at Glenlo Abbey

Tucked away just two miles from Galway city is the five-star Glenlo Abbey Hotel, in vast acres of rich, lush, scenery on the banks of Lough Corrib. The abbey is the ancestral home to one of Galway’s famous tribes, the Ffrench family. The graceful, gothic, two-storey house was built in 1740, with the abbey itself being constructed in the 1790s as a private church for the family. In the 1980s, the house and estate were bought, restored, and converted, transforming it into a unique hotel.

Discover the world of Vermeer

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THE PAINTINGS of the 17th century Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, who depicted domestic interior scenes and is renowned for his masterly treatment and use of light, is the subject of a major new documentary.

How Mayo prepared for D-Day

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Following the painful birth of the Irish Free State and the semi-severing of political ties with London, British currency remained the economic elephant in the proudly independent room. Though apparently ideologically irreconcilable, the Free State retained the use of Britain’s sterling until 1928 when the Saorstát pound (punt) was introduced on a one to one ratio value with sterling. This attachment to the British pound continued after the introduction of the Irish punt in 1938.

How Mayo prepared for D-Day

Following the painful birth of the Irish Free State and the semi-severing of political ties with London, British currency remained the economic elephant in the proudly independent room. Though apparently ideologically irreconcilable, the Free State retained the use of Britain’s sterling until 1928 when the Saorstát pound (punt) was introduced on a one to one ratio value with sterling. This attachment to the British pound continued after the introduction of the Irish punt in 1938.

Back to league action after cup distractions

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Last weekend all eyes were on the divisional cup competitions with the Westaro Cup taking centre stage for the top flight clubs. League champions Westport United needed a penalty shootout to progress as Claremorris after the game finished 3-3 after extra time. Colm Keane struck two first half goals from free-kicks, with Andrew Peters and Matthew Peters both finding the net for Claremorris before half time in this entertaining encounter. Westport went in front for the third time not long before the full time time whistle, thanks to a Adam Mulchrone goal, but Oisin Brady leveLled it up again right on full time to send the game to extra time. No one could find the net in the additional periods and Westport emerged winners 5-3 on penalties.

One in five Irish households overheat homes

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Irish consumers could be unwittingly wasting hundreds of euro on their energy bills by overheating their homes, according to new research from Switcher.ie.

 

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