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Ballylee - ‘To go elsewhere is to leave beauty behind’

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In 1960 Mary Hanley forced open the wedged shut door of the cottage at Thoor Ballylee. She walked into the large damp room. For 12 productive and happy summers, the cottage and its adjoining Norman tower had been the home of WB Yeats , his wife George Hyde Lees, and their two children Anne and Michael. Now, however, the floor was covered with manure. For years it had been used as a cow barn. Pulling aside stones that had blocked exits to keep the cattle enclosed, Mary walked into the dining room, with its magnificent enlarged window overlooking the Streamstown river as it races under the four-arched bridge.

Make every effort to open Thoor Ballylee for Yeats’ 150th anniversary

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The efforts by a group of local people to have the famous Yeats' Tower (Thoor Ballylee), near Gort, south Galway, reopened is to be welcomed and supported.

€4m Athlone-Mullingar Greenway to create 80 new jobs

€4m Athlone-Mullingar Greenway project to create 80 new jobs in region

The new greenway project between Athlone and Mullingar will see the two towns joined by a €4 million project that will create an estimated 80 jobs in the region.

HomeCare recruiting care assistants across Westmeath

Irish HomeCare, the independent, Irish, family-run home care providers are currently recruiting for care assistants across the county. The company has positions available for carers in the Athlone, Moate, Tyrellspass, Rocksfordbridge, Milltownpass, Kinnegad, Castletowngeoghan, Streamstown, Delven, Clonmellon, and Rathowen areas.

Speed limit expansions extended to five more Westmeath villages

Road safety in five south Westmeath towns and villages is to benefit from an extension of the speed limit territories within each of them, it was revealed this week (October 25).

Defendants claimed the Gardaí were racist after stopping them

Two Claremorris men who were convicted for public order offences this week after they were stopped by Gardaí after a number of phone calls were made to the station in Claremorris to say that two males walking out the Balla road were a danger to traffic. On the day they were stopped they became abusive towards the Gardaí and one of them said: “You guards are racist, why don’t you go and arrest someone else.”

Case adjourned for more similar charges following guilty plea

A Claremorris man who pleaded guilty to a charge of driving without insurance had his sentencing adjourned till a later date following the emergence that he was facing similar charges in the coming months at a different court.

‘If you can dream it, we can make it’

With over 25 years experience in the cake business, Deborah and Chantel set up a home business in 2005 in Streamstown, County Westmeath. Huge demand now sees her products sold right across Ireland. Due to the delicious products and personal touch, Deborah’s Cakes are sought as a must-have for weddings, parties, and celebrations.

One year disqualification for drink driving

A Galway man who pleaded guilty to drink driving was disqualified from driving for one year in Castlebar District Court this week. Garda Peter Sarsfield told the court that he was on duty on May 5 2012 at 7am, when a report of a car going off the road at Streamstown, Claremorris, was phoned into the station. He told the court he went to investigate and stopped a car being driven by Patrick Lawrence, 69 Riverdale, Oranmore, Co Galway, at 7.20am. He administered a road side breath test which Lawrence failed and then arrested him and brought him to Claremorris Garda Station, where Lawrence gave a blood sample which returned a reading of 87mlgs per 100ml of blood.

 

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