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Time for summer garden lovin'

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As the summer fast approaches, temperatures start to rise and the likelihood of sun being forecast increases; slightly. For the gardener, plants, and flowers start to bloom but it is important to pay attention to the change in weather if you wish to keep your little piece of paradise looking pristine.

Crowds to flock to Autumn Garden Fair at Claregalway Castle this Sunday

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Claregalway Castle will host its Autumn Garden Fair this Sunday, September 11 from 11am – 6pm. This fair will feature some of Ireland’s best nurseries and rare plant specialists - most of whom are members of Irish Specialist Nursery Association (ISNA).

Dangan House

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Dangan House, “beautifully situated on the banks of the fine river Corrib” directly opposite Menlo Castle, was built in 1684 as the seat of the Martin family. ‘Humanity Dick’ Martin was brought up there. John Redington purchased Dangan Demesne from Anthony Martin about 1830 and became the proprietor of the townland. It was, for a short time afterwards, converted into an Ursuline Convent. The nuns were there from 1839 to 1844. Dangan House was left to the Board of Guardians of the Galway Union for an auxiliary workhouse until 1854. The only trace of the original Martin building today is the tea-house folly which is on the banks of the river. A nearby property known as Dangan Cottage was leased by a number of American artists in the 1870s but was described as a ruin in the 1890s.

Diarmuid Gavin shares hints and tips for gardening with hayfever

Well-known gardener Diarmuid Gavin has created informative videos and a low-pollen plant guide to encourage people with hayfever back into the garden this summer.

Christy Moore - new album and Galway concert

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CHRISTY MOORE releases his new album, Lily, on Friday May 20 and he makes a welcome return to Galway to play The Connemara Coast Hotel on Thursday June 23.

Claregalway’s Spring Garden Fair this weekend

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Claregalway Castle will host Ireland’s Specialist Nurseries (ISNA) and rare plant specialists at the Spring Garden Fair on Sunday April 3 from 11am to 6pm. A variety of informal practical talks and demonstrations on transforming your garden will be given by these gold medal winning nurseries from both Bloom and Hampton Court flower shows. Go along and get all your gardening questions answered and enjoy coffee and cakes in coffee shop.

Something special beside the sea

Included in Colleran auctioneers' next auction are two seaside properties described by many that have already viewed them as something very special. No 2 Grattan Terrace is a charming, bright, three bedroom terraced home with a very large back garden of almost 5,000sq ft, offering lots of potential for further development if required.

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