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At last... some rain!

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Although it was lovely to bask in the glorious and seemingly endless sun shine of early summer this year, the rain that we’ve had was well overdue and now we need more of it! The lawns are not in the best shape at the moment, the grass has been dormant for weeks with no noticeable growth and more drought resistant weeds have had free reign to flourish and to spread.

Midsummer Blues

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Most of us need more blue in our gardens. This mayseem an odd thing to say but I suspect if you bear this in mind the next time you’re surveying your own garden or indeed someone else's, you might be inclined to agree with me. Pinks and reds, yellows and oranges are inclined to dominate for much of the year and including enough blue to keep a good visual balance can be a challenge. There was a fashion a few years ago for painting anything that didn’t grow in the garden blue, from fences to sheds to benches, and in fact I took it up enthusiastically myself. It can get a little jarring in winter though, so you’re probably better off to stick to subtle greens and neutrals for the furniture and fencing and let the plants add the colour.

Did a midsummer murder silence a guilty pilot?

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In June 1858 Galway town was in a fever of excitement. Its vision for a magnificent transatlantic port off Furbo, reaching deep into in Galway Bay, where passangers from Britain, and throughout the island of Ireland, would be brought to their emigration ship in the comfort of a train, could now be scuppered by the apparent carelessness of the two local pilots.

Midsummer fires at Brigit’s Garden

A RHYTHM, dance, and fire, and spectacular to celebrate midsummer, takes place this Saturday, in Brigit’s Garden, Rosscahill, from 7.30pm to 11.30pm.

Family fun for all at Ballykeeffe

Ballykeefe Amphitheatre will be a hive of family fun and activity this weekend as award-winning story-teller, Billy Teare, mountain rescue teams, go-karting and quad enthusiasts all gather for a family-focused festival which is set to be a massive hit.

Midsummer concert

‘Midsummer Melodies’, a performance of light classical music by Mayo Concert Orchestra, will take place on Tuesday, June 21 at 9pm at Ballintubber Abbey.

Mad Hatter Tea Party and Midsummer Night’s Dream at Belvedere

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Belvedere House and Gardens, Mullingar has organised a fun family day out for next Sunday July 11, to include a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and a very special production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

 

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