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South Galway still echoes with stories of Antoine O Raifteiri , and 18th century blind poet and fiddle player in the ancient bardic tradition. His best known poems are probably Cill Aodain, and Anach Cuan. He never wrote his poems down, but they were collected by Douglas Hyde, and Lady Gregory, from those whom he taught them to, after his death.
On Sunday, December 4, Christmas will be marked at Coole Park, with the lighting of a Christmas tree, and free Christmas treats.
All Galway children know the deer in the walled orchard garden at Coole Park, near Gort, guide Santa to their homes on Christmas Eve.
George Bernard Shaw once described Lady Augusta Gregory as “the greatest living Irishwoman”, a title she may deserve for her role in the Irish Literary Revival.
Sir William Gregory of Coole, Co Galway, and the husband of Lady Augusta in his later years, has been vilified unfairly by historians and commentators, said Brian Walker, professor of Irish Studies at Queen’s University last weekend. As the member of parliament who introduced the so called ‘Gregory clause’ as the Great Famine raged through the land, he did so for humane motives; but it was exploited by some ruthless landlords to clear their land.
The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, development, and conservation of all types of forests. Coole Park is running a number of free events to celebrate the year. There will be activities for children as well as a tree walk covering the different plantings from Gregory times to the present day.
Coole Park will host a variety of free events over the next month celebrating the cultural and natural heritage of the park.
The highly successful Lady Gregory Autumn Gatherings continue in Coole Park, Gort, Co Galway, running from Friday to Sunday, 23 to 25 September, and will this year recognise the remarkable influence of Lady Augusta Gregory on the development of Irish theatre and literature.
Coole Park will host a variety of free events during July and August celebrating the cultural and natural heritage of the park.
THE COOLE Music School in Gort, will reach a new milestone this Saturday when its youth orchestra makes its debut at the National Concert Hall in Dublin.