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Gentian Hill

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The correct name for this promontory is Blake’s Hill which comprises approximately 30 acres. Gentian Hill was a much smaller area further north, but nowadays the whole area is referred to as Gentian Hill. An extract from O’Donovan’s Letters described it as follows: “Here in Blake’s Hill over the sea, whither the young men of Galway were wont to come on horseback on the third day of their May game, and there dine between the hill and the castle of Barna. Sir Moragh O’Flaherty of Aughamore defeated an army out of Clanricard on the 22nd of June 1564 on the strand at Traybane, Cnoc an Blacaigh.”

Updated Volkswagen Golf goes on sale at Michael Moore

The updated Volkswagen Golf has gone on sale with a starting price of €20,895 and it features revised styling, more technology, improved connectivity and a revised engine line-up.

More than fifty properties to go under O’Donnellan & Joyce hammer

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Galway auctioneer O’Donnellan & Joyce has been pretty busy with viewings and preparations for its Wild Atlantic Way property auction. Set for tomorrow, April 21 at Harbour Hotel, New Dock Road, Galway, proceedings will commence at 2pm sharp.

Brett, Rodgers and Waldron win Balla drive in competition

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There was plenty of good scoring in the clubs around Mayo last weekend as the sun shone around the county. 

How Volkswagen is developing the car of the future

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Bright sunlight floods the Volkswagen virtual engineering lab in the German city of Wolfsburg. Two dozen screens flicker, some of them showing graphics, and others hundreds of lines of programme code.

When cricket was 'alive ho in the west'

The 1880s was a watershed in the history of sport in Ireland. Soccer's All-Ireland governing body was established in Belfast in 1880 and during that decade the sport began to spread out from Ulster and scatter throughout the island. The first set of rules for rugby were drawn up in England in 1845, but the sport did not gain much traction in Ireland until the 1880s, a mere 10 years after the first game was played on Irish soil. The sport’s managing body, the Irish Rugby Football Union, was founded in 1879. The Golfing Union of Ireland was established in 1891, and though the game was being played in Ireland prior to that date, it had not attracted a Mayo following. The first golf club in Connacht was only founded in 1892. In 1884, the Gaelic Athletic Association was formed with a view to promoting Ireland’s native games. All of these sports have grown to become extremely popular in Mayo today but one sport, once arguably the most popular organised sport in the county, has virtually disappeared.

Athenry Golf Club - more than just golf

Choosing the right club can be a difficult decision. There are many golf clubs in Co Galway, each with its own unique blend of offerings. But in addition to the normal considerations of cost, tee-time availability, etc, the golfer also needs to think about the course layout.

Glenlo Abbey Golf Course — a true lakeside gem

This lake side golf course, although fair to the beginners, can be a great test to the low handicapper. With the many lakes, trees, contoured greens, and the wind whipping up from Lough Corrib, it plays differently every day. A championship blue course, members white course and ladies red course. The gentle rolling hills meet the river Corrib in a tranquil, unspoilt location, amazing to think this gem is only a five minutes’ drive from Galway City Centre.

Glenlo Abbey Golf Course

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This lake side golf course, although fair to the beginners, can be a great test to the low handicapper. With the many lakes, trees, contoured greens, and the wind whipping up from Lough Corrib, it plays differently every day. A championship blue course, members white course and ladies red course. The gentle rolling hills meet the river Corrib in a tranquil, unspoilt location, amazing to think this gem is only a five minutes’ drive from Galway City Centre.

Home from home at The Connemara Sands

Ballyconneely is a small village just south of Clifden, the capital of Connemara, at the entry point to the Errismore Peninsula – an ideal place from which to explore the most tranquil, unspoilt, and interesting landscape to be found anywhere in our little country. Kathy McCallion spent much of her childhood here before relocating to New York City where she met her husband, Dean Gibson. After moving back to Ireland to expand their family, Ballyconneely drew them back home, an ideal destination for both family life and work. It's still early days for the first-time hoteliers, who are making their mark on the area after 16 years in the States, bringing new life to the former Mannin Bay Hotel in Ballyconneely after it had been closed for six years.

 

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