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Pádraic Ó' Conaire statue to finally return to Eyre Square

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After a prolonged saga, a replica of the original statue of Pádraic Ó' Conaire is to return to Eyre Square following an eleven year absence. The original statue of the famed Irish literary giant dominated the top of the Square since it was unveiled by Eamon de Valera in 1935. The sculpture was a top attraction for visitors to Galway, many of whom had their photograph taken alongside the writer.

Star-studded Abbeyglen Castle movie makes its screen debut in Times Square

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A short movie featuring celebrities enjoying Clifden’s Abbeyglen Castle Hotel has gone viral after being shown on the famous screens in New York’s Times Square. Ryan Tubridy, Brendan Grace, Mary Kennedy, Sharon Shannon, Tony Tormey and the late Tony Fenton star in I’m a Celebrity Get Me In There promoting the historic Connemara Manor House Hotel to New Yorkers.

Mary Robinson Centre aiming for early 2016 opening

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Hopes are high that enough funding will be in place for work to begin in six months time on the €7.5 million Mary Robinson Centre planned for Ballina.

Bring your banjo to Clarinbridge

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FOLK LEGEND Pete Seeger, former US presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, and classical music great Yo Yo Ma, are among banjo player Michael J Miles’ fans.

Mayo people offered €1,500 for every new job created from business contacts

Mayo people have been offered an opportunity to earn thousands of euros simply by making a couple of phone calls. Connect Ireland, an initiative designed to tap the Irish diaspora abroad for investments and the creation of work opportunities back home, has already awarded a €45,000 payout to one Castlebar man for passing on a personal business contact. This contact, who was looking to expand outside his base abroad, has since committed to creating 30 new jobs in Carlow.

President Obama invited to Mayo sheep shearing event

US president Barack Obama has been invited to a sheep shearing event in Mayo during his whistle-stop tour of Ireland next month.

Basilico offers a trip of a lifetime to loyal customers

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The much acclaimed Italian restaurant Basilico has launched a new loyalty club which will reward customers with two amazing prizes. Located in Oranmore and with a second restaurant opened earlier this month in Clarinbridge, Basilico has enjoyed resounding success in offering customers an authentic Italian dining experience.

Let us go forward with the clocks and be inspired by nature

After all the miles and miles of newsprint, the millions of tweets, the hour upon hour of broadcast time devoted to the the State of Ireland and the state it is in, none hit the mark as much as those uttered in Washington by Bill Clinton last week. It was fascinating and poignant, because as a nation we are obsessed about how others see us. This stems from producing the blue willow cups for the Yanks every time they came home in the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, as if they thought more of us because they believed that we were forever drinking our tay with these, our chubby fingers dallying with this dainty delph.

Are you an interview virgin?

Are you a person who seems to be called for interviews a lot but never have success? Or have you never had an ‘official’ interview in your life, and are now faced with the prospect of actually sitting one?

Connemara cottage at centre of US Senator corruption complaint

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A Connemara cottage has found itself caught up in the middle of a political storm in the US with an outgoing senator being accused of accepting a “sweetheart real estate deal” in exchange for helping a businessman friend get a presidential pardon for tax and securities crimes.


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