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Leading Irish expert to give talk on Viking settlement on the west coast of Ireland

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To mark Culture Night this year, the Museum of Country Life in Turlough Park will host a talk on The Vikings on the Atlantic Coast of Ireland. The talk will be given by Eamon P. (Ned) Kelly, who is the former Keeper of Irish Antiquities in the National Museum of Ireland. Ned will be well known to many people in Mayo.

Andorra holidays – tapas, duty free, and snow

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Duty-free shopping, tapas restaurants, and a relaxed vibe on the slopes; is it any wonder Andorra has become such a favourite among Irish skiers and snowboarders. Set high in the Pyrenees between France and Spain, the tiny principality of Andorra has invested hugely in upgrading its lift systems, terrain, snow-making, and activities in recent years. It also has a strong snow record.

Oh the Green and Red of Iceland!

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No sooner had Ireland’s impressive Euro 2016 campaign come to an end in sweltering Lyon, but I was looking for another bandwagon to hop on. Iceland’s plucky unbeaten run through the group stage had already caught my eye and after their deserved win against England on Monday night it was decided, the Nordic republic would have my full support.

Time for Government to make a real commitment to Rural Ireland

Rural Ireland has changed dramatically over the past 100 years. The composition and population patterns continue to change and there is a need to reconsider how we devise and implement policies to safeguard the future of rural Ireland as a valuable national resource.

New book examines 1916's impact on the arts

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THE SIGNIFICANCE, impact, and wider resonances of the 1916 Rising on Irish literature, culture, and society are explored in a new book, co-editied by Galway academic Seán Crosson.

How America hated the Irish exodus

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When Charles Dickens first visited the United States in January 1842, the popularity of his books was such that he was mobbed by adoring crowds, feted and dined as the major celebrity that he undoubtedly was, and was guest of honour at a famous Valentine’s Ball in New York attended by 3,000 of the city’s great and good.

The Irish language has not yet been saved — We need to ‘banc’ up a reserve of competence

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Most Irish people, although they don’t want to speak Irish, want the language, our nation’s most precious creation, to survive as a living language among the languages of Europe. Many believe that this survival is now assured.

Great Irish drives highlighted by Continental Tyres

A ‘Drives of Ireland’ survey of Irish drivers has shown that the Wicklow Mountains in Dublin/ Wicklow is the favourite drive in the country.

Mayo hotelier attends launch of new Tourism Ireland strategy to boost tourism from Australia

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Australia offers significant potential for Irish tourism, according to a new Tourism Ireland strategy launched today – which was attended by tourism companies from around Ireland, including Ashford Castle.

Great Irish drives highlighted by Continental Tyres

A ‘Drives of Ireland’ survey of Irish drivers has shown the Wicklow Mountains in Dublin/Wicklow is the favourite drive in the country.

 

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