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The secret life of Ireland's bogs will be revealed in a new exhibition in Mountbellew next month.
Only a small amount of blanket bog exists in the world and Ireland possesses eight per cent of the world’s blanket bog and is the most important country in Europe for this type of habitat. As a result, Conamara Bog Week will celebrate its 33rd year this May, with a nine-day festival packed with walks, talks, music and poetry, all in honour of the rugged landscape that surround Letterfrack.
Garriskil Bog in Westmeath is among a number of Ireland’s most important raised bogs to be restored in a €5.5 million programme, with €4 million of this coming from the EU’s LIFE fund.
One of Ireland’s great engineering feats in the 19th century was the building of the Galway - Clifden railway. After 30 years of argument as to which was the best route, the first train steamed out of Galway to Oughterard on January 1 1895; and the final section to Clifden was finished by July of that year.
Ballycroy National Park, which is one of only six national parks in the country, comprising 11,000 hectares of Atlantic blanket bog and mountainous terrain, will see a number of improvement works carried out on it in the near future.
Not since the slack-tongued Mylie Cyrus straddled a wrecking ball in the nip has there been such excitement over the demolition of buildings. However proposals to demolish up to 130 houses to make way for a new bypass in Galway has got locals twerking with rage.
The exhibition, Síoda Móna/Bog Silk, by Aran artist Seán Ó Flaithearta is currently on display at Norman Villa Gallery in Salthill and running until April 26.
The touring exhibition Folk Fiction - Translations in Material Cultures, by Galway visual artist Gareth Kennedy has come to Galway City Museum after previously being exhibited at the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Kerry County Museum and the National Craft Gallery.
Two men were last evening (Wednesday) found guilty of the murder of a Brazilian man whose body was found in a north Kerry bog.
In all some 589 applications for compensation were received in relation to bogs located wholey or in part in County Westmeath, according to the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.