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Best-selling thriller writer LJ Ross unveils new character in Mayo based book

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Best-selling thriller writer, LJ Ross, is introducing a new character this Halloween. The lawyer-turned-author, who is best known for her chart-topping DCI Ryan series, is unveiling a trilogy based around a new protagonist, criminal profiler Dr Alex Gregory.

Opportunity to lease one of Mayo’s most famous establishments

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Pat Cohan’s Bar & Restaurant, which famously featured in the iconic multi-award winning film The Quiet Man, occupies a prime position in the heart of the historic village of Cong in south Mayo.

Opportunity to lease a most prominent establishment

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Pat Cohan’s bar and restaurant famously featured in the iconic multi award winning Quiet Man film occupies a prime position in the heart of the historic and unique island village of Cong in South Mayo.

What should it be... Lough Corrib and Loch Coirib?

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‘Westward Ho! Let us rise with the sun, and be off to the land of the west - to the lakes and streams - the grassy glens and fern-clad gorges - the bluff hills and rugged mountains - now cloud-capped, then revealed in azure, or bronzed by evening’s tints, as the light of day sinks into the bold swell of the Atlantic….’ So begins Sir William Wilde’s famous Lough Corrib - Its Shores and Islands (published 1867), adorned with wonderful woodcuts, as he calls us all to join him as if in a bi-plane, to swoop and dive over its 200km of clear water, fed from rushing streams off the Connemara mountains, giving life to its foreshore and islands where people have lived since the dawn of time, fishing its shallows and its dark deeps; and where monks sought an earthly haven for prayer and solitude.

The priest who robbed the National Museum

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With March zooming off into the distance, our gratitude to St Patrick for giving us the opportunity to be an island of saints and scholars begins to wane. But no such relief was given to the saint himself. Our forebears couldn’t wait till he died before they were taking bits and pieces from his body and clothes for relics. As his teeth fell out they were snatched up, and given as sacred objects to make early Christian churches more attractive for a deeply spiritual and suspicious people, who had recently set aside their gods of nature, and embraced a more intangible Christ. An old holy tooth was just the sort of tangibility they could understand. At least one church, Cill Fiacail (‘The church of the tooth’) near the town of Tipperary, bears testimony to this bizarre but common practice.

The priest who robbed the National Museum

With March zooming off into the distance, our gratitude to St Patrick for giving us the opportunity to be an island of saints and scholars begins to wane. But no such relief was given to the saint himself. Our forebears couldn’t wait till he died before they were taking bits and pieces from his body and clothes for relics. As his teeth fell out they were snatched up, and given as sacred objects to make early Christian churches more attractive for a deeply spiritual and suspicious people, who had recently set aside their gods of nature, and embraced a more intangible Christ. An old holy tooth was just the sort of tangibility they could understand. At least one church, Cill Fiacail (‘The church of the tooth’) near the town of Tipperary, bears testimony to this bizarre but common practice.

Mayo projects to receive €2.3 million from Rural Regeneration and Development Fund

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Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, today announced funding for seven projects in Mayo under his Department’s Rural Regeneration and Development Fund.

Kilbane to perform for Cong church fundraisers

James Kilbane will bring his country Gospel concert to Cong and St Mary of the Roasary church on Friday, April 20, at 8pm.

Quay Bar and Brasserie at The Lodge at Ashford Castle

Situated on the outskirts of the charming village of Cong, The Lodge at Ashford Castle is the ideal destination for those seeking a cosy hideaway retreat which is still close to the heart of everything the region has to offer. Only 40 minutes' drive from Galway and neighbouring Westport and Connemara, the hotel is superbly located for an adventure of exploration or an opportunity to simply sit back, relax, and completely unwind.

Plan your ‘I Do!’ at The Lodge at Ashford Castle Wedding Showcase

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With a stunningly beautiful location, overlooking Lough Corrib in the pretty village of Cong, award-winning food and stylish interiors, The Lodge at Ashford Castle makes for a truly exceptional wedding venue.  At their wedding showcase on 8th of October 2017, The Lodge at Ashford Castle are inviting brides and grooms-to-be to take a closer look at how the hotel could make their dream day a reality and one lucky couple could even sail away with a dream honeymoon.

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