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After many months of speculation, one of the country's leading property firms is coming to Galway in a move which will see it merge with one of the city's most innovative property experts. The nationally renowned DNG group and the city based firm Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard will join forces and are set to offer a whole new level of professionalism and service to the Galway property market.
Despite an initial order of 10,000 copies, Gill & Macmillan publishers have already had to order a second print-run of Mary O’Rourke’s memoir Just Mary. It has topped the hardback bestseller list since it was launched by former president Mary McAleese just over three weeks ago. Another 10,000 copies of the book will arrive in the Gill & Macmillan warehouse this week as the book’s runaway success sees it outselling Fifty Shades of Grey author EL James and Cheryl Cole, who has also just published her memoir.
In late November 1623, John Donne, Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral, fell ill, probably of typhus, or ‘spotted fever’, as it was called in his day. He was in his early fifties, a widower since the death of his beloved wife Anne in 1617, and the father of four daughters and a son, who carried his father’s name.
Who will be the next to go? — This is the question on everyone’s mind as the sun sets on a week of difficult news for Kilkenny hurling.
Buccaneers return to Ulster Bank League action with a trip to The Mardyke in Cork on Saturday January 7 where they tackle University College, Cork, in a division 1B encounter kicking off at 2.30pm.
When the Kilkenny essayist Herbert Butler came to write about the burning of Bridget Cleary in 1960 he acknowledged that Slievenaman was always known for its mysterious past. Looking across the Tipperary border from his fields, he described it as ‘a pale blue hump with the soft, rounded contours of ancient hills whose roughness have been smoothed away by time. Finn MacCool lived there as did Oisin and Oscar, and 50 beautiful maidens, who gave it its name The Mountain of Women.’ In Bridget Cleary’s time, it was also the home of Denis Ganey, the local herbal doctor, and a man respected and feared for his knowledge of fairylore. It was to this house that Michael Cleary ran to on the afternoon of Thursday March 14 1895. He pleaded for a cure for his wife whom he believed had been taken by the fairies, and replaced by a woman that was not the Bridget Boland he had married.
Following a successful three-night run in the Duiske Inn in Graiguenamanagh, One For The Road returns as part of the Town of Books Festival for one night only, tonight Friday, September 16.
1. Have Kilkenny changed their game at all this year to prepare for Tipperary?