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Huge levels of interest for DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard’s July auctions following first weekend of open viewings 

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DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard is already reporting high levels of interest in its July auctions following the first weekend of open viewings. The various properties scattered throughout the city and county kept the auction team busy with potential buyers eager for a first glimpse of the properties, which will be auctioned on Friday July 24 in the Radisson Blu Hotel just before the city launches into Race Week.

A must for lunch in Cong

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The village of Cong in County Mayo is famous as the location where much of The Quiet Man was filmed. Although you can retrace the steps of the actors throughout the town, Cong is so much more than just a movie set for tourists. The village is small and intimate with friendly pubs. There are the ruins of the old abbey right in the town to explore, and a path along the river where you can stroll through one of the loveliest woods. Adjacent to the village stands the dramatic and magnificent Ashford Castle. Dating from the 12th century, you are able to stroll around the grounds and get a feeling of what Ireland was like hundreds of years ago. For all the elegance and splendour of the castle, you should consider looking further afield for lunch. Sure, it has speciality teas, champagne, and finger sandwiches, and there may be talk of tasty pastries and cupcakes, but after many decades in the shadows of the grandeur of Ashford Castle, Cong is at last is defining itself and carving out an identity of its own.

Cong’s Wilde connection to be explored

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The village of Cong is marking its connection to one of the most famous writers of the 19th century - Oscar Wilde.

Plans afoot to cash in on Mayo’s potential as a film location

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A new drive to develop Mayo as a serious player in the film and television industry is being launched on Monday.

Upcoming Gathering events in Mayo

The Gathering Ireland has announced the details of hundreds of special festivals and events that will take place over the final quarter of the year. The events, spanning sports, music, theatre, business and community are expected to welcome thousands of additional overseas visitors to Ireland in the next three months.

There’s a certain mystery to the west of Ireland that captivates you

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Connemara has always attracted visitors from across the world. Its landscape alone provides breathtaking inspiration to painters, poets, photographers, and writers. Beginners and professional artists alike love to capture the unique light and shade of the landscape, including the magnificent Twelve Bens, as well as the awe-inspiring coastline around Killary Harbour and Clifden. Adventure-seekers travel west each year to hike or climb through the picturesque, yet challenging, landscape, run the quiet, never-ending roads, venture into the sea to surf or dive, relax on the placid lakes and spend the day fishing, and everything in between.

How to use Twitter to grow your business

Ireland is home to some of the world's leading digital companies from Facebook to Google and Yahoo to Twitter. One cannot help but notice the growth in digital media, its constant evolution and its use as a tool to promote people, products, and businesses.

Time we turned and faced the water

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If there is one thing that ‘Let’s Do It Galway’ - those inspirational people who guided the Volvo Ocean Race into our beautiful Bay- has taught us, and that is that the sea is a resource for possibility and opportunity. For too long Galway, and other coastal towns, have regarded the sea as a source of separation, and a reminder of bad times. In Galway, despite having a wide river flowing through it, and an expansive bay on its shoreline, buildings in general have turned their backs to it.

Get to the church in comfort and style

Renowned travel company Holian Travel, based in Cong, County Mayo, has now added a wedding car to its extensive range of services.

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