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Collerans offers apartment living with a difference

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Colleran auctioneers has just been favoured with the sale of a modern ground floor apartment in Cartur Mor on the Clybaun Road.

‘For Auld Lang Syne’

There is probably no more sentimntal song in the world than Robbie Burns ‘Auld Lang Syne’, traditionally sung at the conclusion of New Year gatherings in Scotland and around the world, especially in English-speaking countries.

The Eglinton Canal

One hundred and sixty eight years ago this week, on March 8, work started on the cutting of what we know as the Eglinton Canal. There had been previous attempts to open a passage from the river to the sea. As far back as 1498, the then mayor had a plan to connect the Sandy River with Lough Athalia. It was Alexander Nimmo who first mooted the idea of a canal in 1822. If steamboats could travel from the docks to the Corrib, it would greatly enhance the commercial importance of the city and a valuable connection with the hinterland would be established. His original plan was that this connection would start at the top of Woodquay, where McSwiggan’s is today, go along Eglinton Street and down the west side of Eyre Square to the docks. The cost proved to be prohibitive and there were a lot of objections from people who owned land or a business along the route.

‘The people are mightier than a lord’

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Week III

Scotland: A history not unlike our own

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On the morning of April 27 1746 the Duke of Cumberland calmly moved his army of 8,000 men into position before a colourful Scottish array of 7,000 highlanders, including about 150 Irishmen then serving in the Irish Brigade in France. The place was Culloden, south east of Inverness.

Céilí in Hollymount

A céilí will take place in Cois Abhann Centre, Hollymount on Saturday night June 9.

Céilí in Hollymount

A céilí will take place in Cois Abhann Centre, Hollymount on Saturday February 25.

Wave energy project off west coast been selected for funding

ESB’s WestWave Project has been selected by the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (DCENR) as one of the projects to go forward for evaluation by the European Investment Bank (EIB) under the EU New Entrant Reserve (NER300) funding mechanism.

Ultan Conlon @ The Crane

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LOUGHREA SINGER-songwriter Ultan Conlon and his band will play The Crane Bar, Sea Road, on Friday November 5.

New music festival to explore the common roots of the Scots and the Irish

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THE CONNECTIONS between Ireland and Scotland run deep, deeper than is often realised. Many are aware there is a similarity between Irish and Scots Gaidhlig, our traditional musics, and the distilling of whiskey, but there is more to it than that.

 

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