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Ballylee - ‘To go elsewhere is to leave beauty behind’

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In 1960 Mary Hanley forced open the wedged shut door of the cottage at Thoor Ballylee. She walked into the large damp room. For 12 productive and happy summers, the cottage and its adjoining Norman tower had been the home of WB Yeats , his wife George Hyde Lees, and their two children Anne and Michael. Now, however, the floor was covered with manure. For years it had been used as a cow barn. Pulling aside stones that had blocked exits to keep the cattle enclosed, Mary walked into the dining room, with its magnificent enlarged window overlooking the Streamstown river as it races under the four-arched bridge.

AA sees signs of Gathering momentum

It is very early to make any sort of confident statement about how well the tourist industry will do this year but for what it’s worth there are some indications that visits from America may be on the increase.

AA sees signs of Gathering momentum

It is very early to make any sort of confident statement about how well the tourist industry will do this year but for what it’s worth there are some indications that visits from America may be on the increase.

Ireland could lose Volvo if state funding is not forthcoming

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State funding is essential to underwrite the costs of hosting the next edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, and without it, it will not be coming back to Ireland in 2014/15.

New year-round tourist office very welcome for Ballina — Mulherin

Fine Gael TD for Mayo, Michelle Mulherin, has welcomed the decision to give the green light to the proposal by Ballina Chamber to open a year-round tourist office in Ballina and the awarding of funding of €5,000 to help in its operation. The new tourist office, located on Pearse Street in the heart of the town, replaces the seasonal office which had operated for about six months each year from premises on Cathedral Road which was more off the beaten track.

Mary Bennett ‘deeply honoured’ by Freedom of City award next week

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Businesswoman Mary Bennett, who is to be granted the Freedom of the City at a special reception next week, says she was “deeply honoured” to be chosen.

Taking The Cotton Box magic to Kuwait

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It’s hard to imagine that people had the courage, or foolishness, to start up a business without a phone. For most of the 1970s, if you hadn’t an old fashioned phone already, you were out in the cold for a period of at least nine months to two years. The Industrial Development Authority was howling with rage saying that new industries were interested in coming to Ireland, but laughed when they were told “ That’s grand. But, we’re sorry. At the moment there are no phones...”

Local businesswoman wins bid for Ireland

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Local MOHH salon owner Maeve O’Healy-Harte has recently secured the OMC European Championships in Hairdressing and Beauty for Ireland in May 2011.

Mary Bennett to be guest speaker at Network evening

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Popular Galway businesswoman Mary Bennett will give a talk next week on her experiences in business when she headlines the Network Galway annual open evening.

Time for a toxic town for those toxic people

Good evening ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the opening of the first new town in Ireland since Shannon and Craigavon. Yes, its time to throw open the gates of Baile an Táicsigh (Toxic Town), the town where we promise to bring you the best of the worst, where you are guaranteed to get the worst service, where the roads will be the worst, the pint will be terrible, where the spittoons will never be emptied and where in order to make the rest of the country look great, we are going to feck everything bad. In demographic terms, it will be like the child in the back room of the olden days. The motto for this town will be ‘Hors de la vue, hors de l'esprit‘ (out of sight, out of mind) and by doing this, everywhere else in the country can feel good about itself.

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