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Hearing voices in the wind

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I have often wondered how the unusual name of Zetland found its way to the head of Cashel Bay in the heart of Connemara. It is, of course, the name of a well known hotel today. The hotel was founded in the closing years of the 19th century, by the son of a mountain farmer, JJ O'Loughlin, who had a canny instinct for business. The hotel was originally called The Zetland Arms, and before that The Viceroy's Rest. All these names allude to the hotel's distinguished patron Lawrence Dundas, Viceroy or Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1889 to 1902, in which year he became the Marquis of Zetland.

Normal people disgusted at the Abbey Theatre’s Playboy.

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Famously WB Yeats was giving a lecture in Aberdeen on Saturday evening January 26 1907, the opening night of the Playboy of the Western World at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Just before his lecture started he received a telegraph from Lady Gregory to say the first act was well received.

Stunning sixth floor penthouse apartment with views over Galway Bay

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No 32 Pointe Boise is a sixth floor luxury penthouse apartment with extensive roof terrace enjoying panoramic views of Galway city, the north Clare coastline, and Galway Bay. It is one of just two penthouse apartments in this prestigious and much sought after apartment development, built in 2001 by Burkeway Construction.

Nine nights of top drama at Claregalway Festival

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The drama of the General Election may be behind us and Galway 2020 may be in full swing, but in Claregalway, the drama is just beginning as it Is that time of year again when the local Leisure Centre is transformed into a theatre for the 38th Annual Claregalway Festival of Drama.

'These should be my golden years, not Dante's Hell,' says resident

"These years should be my golden years. Instead I am living in Dante's Circle of Hell," a Ballindooley woman whose house is set to be demolished as part of the plans to construct the Galway City Ring Road, told an oral hearing into the project this week.

Oranmore dentist honoured for excellence of treatment of Aran accident victim

An Oranmore based dentist has been named ‘Connacht Dentist of the Year for the quality of the care and the kindness she provided to a young boy who suffered a dental injury in a bike accident.

Aerfort Chonamara purchase will ‘provide certainty’ to Aran Islanders says Kyne

The purchase of Aerfort Chonamara by the State for €2.75 million, will, “provide certainty and assurance to the communities on Inis Mór, Inis Meáin, and Inis Oírr”, a leading Galway TD has said.

Islanders to be consulted on new national islands policy

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People living on the Aran Islands and Inishbofin are to consulted on the development of the Government's new national policy for the islands, Aire don Ghaeilge, don Ghaeltacht agus do na hOileáin, Seán Kyne, has confirmed.

Airneán Árann - a taste of Aran Islands’ tradition

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AN TAIBHDHEARC, in collaboration with Arts in Action, will host a celebration of the Aran Islands on Wednesday November 20th, in a concert featuring actor Macdara Ó Fátharta, writer Dara Ó Conaola, poet Mary O’Malley, and singer Lasairfhíona Ní Chonaola.

Imagine delivers on rural high-speed broadband promise for Galway

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Rural homes and businesses in Galway are among the first to benefit from a €300m high-speed broadband investment, meaning that reliable 150Mbps high-speed broadband is now available to over 800,000 premises across rural Ireland.


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