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Discover the fashions of the past at Portumna Castle

Portumna Castle and gardens will host an event on medieval fashions this Sunday as part of Heritage Week.

Grant for Ballinasloe area flood relief

A grant of €900,000 has been allocated for additional flood relief works in the Derrymullen and Ashfield areas of Ballinasloe.

Lord Dunkellin’s statue

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In 1873 this imposing statue was unveiled in Eyre Square in honour of Lord Dunkellin, son of Lord Clanricarde and heir to the family estates. He had a distinguished military career before being elected MP for Galway City in Parliament. He held the seat for eight years before being elected for the county in 1865. He died in 1867. There was a very large gathering in the Square on the day of the unveiling with lots of toasts and speeches. The sculpture was a very fine one by the distinguished artist John Henry Foley.

Golden Years’ Awards

Congratulations to Ann Bourke, Ballyheane, who was the recipient of a special award as part of Mayo’s Golden Years’ Awards 2010.

Elderly Galway woman influenced to hand over €124,000 to couple, High Court hears

A “highly vulnerable” and elderly Co Galway woman had been unduly influenced to withdraw €124,000 of her life savings and hand it over to a couple who had befriended her, the High Court heard this week.

Ireland’s greatest Gaelic lords gathered at Knockdoe

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Tri-burgh - the countdown is on

Louisburgh is looking forward to welcoming tri-athletes from all over the world on Saturday June 5 at 11am. Tri-burgh is in its inaugural year and is set to become a large part of Mayo’s growing sporting scene. An action packed fun day for all the family is promised with a kids’ relay race on the strand. Action will be centred at Carrowmore Strand just outside the town and there is plenty of parking for everyone at the beach.

Woodford stood up to the power of Lord Clanricarde

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Week I

A wealth of history on your doorstep

Oranmore Castle is believed to have been built in the 15th century on the site of an older castle.

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