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Local schools are encouraged to explore Old Rail Trail biodiversity

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Schools and community groups from the Athlone environs are being encouraged to get involved in biodiversity project along the Old Rail Trail.

Breensford river explored by the Annagh residents group

The Waters and Communities Office recently collaborated with the Annagh Residents Group and friends of the Breensford River to celebrate all that is good with the waterway and look at ways of bringing the river and the Annagh community closer together.

'Food is very much about bringing people together'

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Gourmets of Galway have an exciting year in store as the city and county have been chosen as the 2018 European Region of Gastronomy - the first time the award has gone to Ireland.

Mountbellew to host conference on The Fenians and Manchester Martyrs

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In September 1867, 50 Fenians attacked a prison van at Hyde Road, Manchester, intent on releasing their comrades Thomas Joseph Kelly, a Galwegian, and Timothy Deasy. An unarmed police sergeant, Charles Brett was shot dead and 26 men were tried for partaking in the attack.

Mannion clan to gather in Menlough next weekend

The fourth annual Gathering of the Mannion Clan will take place in the village of Menlough in East Galway next weekend Friday and Saturday August 18-19 as National Heritage Week 2017 gets under way. Heritage will undoubtedly form the central theme of this year’s Mannion Rally, which will see the unveiling of new welcome name-stones bearing the village’s full Irish-language name Mionlach Uí Mhainnín (the small lough of the Mannions) on all approach roads.

Keena calls for report on Athlone town walls

 

Sixty apply for tourist officer role

Some 62 people have applied for the position of tourist officer advertised by Westmeath County Council before Christmas.

Galway County Council website wins national award for commemoration

The National Library of Ireland (NLI) has announced that Galway County Council’s website Decade of Commemoration was one of the ten winning websites, chosen by the public, which they believe best record Irish life in 2016 and remember the events of 1916. The websites will be preserved in the NLI’s National Web Archive and were announced by Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, at an award ceremony in the Library’s historic Kildare Street.

Get out and explore a different Mayo this Heritage Week

Explore and experience nocturnal wildlife in Ballycroy, go whale watching at Downpatrick Head, look back at what life was like 100 years ago in Kilmovee, listen to poetry, music and song to honour the people of 1916 at the Jackie Clarke Library, or follow the Tóchar Phádraig Medieval Pilgrim Path. These are just some of the activities you can engage in during Heritage Week in Mayo

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