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Adrian Bane appointed executive head chef at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Galway

The newly refurbished Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Galway has announced the appointment of new executive chef Adrian Bane.

Ashford Castle hotel and grounds sold for €20 million

The iconic Ashford Castle hotel and resort in Cong, Co Mayo has been sold this week to a United Kingdom based hotelier group for €20 million after a period of receivership.

Quiet Man Triathlon getting ready to go

Tri Lakes Triathlon Club has launched its annual race The Quiet Man Triathlon which takes place on Sunday, May 12 in Cong, Co Mayo. This race consists of a 750 metre swim in Lough Corrib, following by a 20km out and back cycle and a 5 km trial run in Cong Woods.

No quiet men at the Ashford Duathlon

Beautiful weather, stunning scenery and a formidable challenge greeted participants at last week’s Ashford Duathlon in Cong, Co Mayo. The event, which included a 5km run, 20 km cycle and final 2km run, took place amid stunning scenery in and around the Ashford Castle estate. Almost 200 participants from top class athletes to complete novices travelled from across the country to race on a course which skirted Lough Corrib, Ashford Castle, Cong Woods and Cong Abbey. The winner, Martin Grealish, put on a masterclass of racing with a time of 55.31, over four minutes clear of second placed Art Naughton. The ladies’ race was won by Anne Marie Egan in a time of 67.30.

West of Ireland charm with a modern twist

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Picture yourself sipping hot port in front of a roaring fire as you gaze out over the calm shores of Lough Corrib, dining on the finest of local ingredients foraged by renowned chef Jonathan Keane, or relaxing in the outdoor hot tub.

Laughter at the Lodge!

As part of his World Tour of Mayo, Tommy Tiernan performs live at Lisloughrey Lodge Hotel, in Cong, Co Mayo, on Sunday August 12. Tommy is delighted to be back in Mayo. It’s Tiernan country too, with relatives all over, from Cong to Kilmaine and to Louisburgh, the roots go deep here. Tommy comes from a long line of Mayo teachers, farmers and priests. One of his forebears set up the first school in the county and for that Tommy would like to apologise. He's always felt especially at home here and considers it homecoming of the ancestral sort.

‘Lady Betty’ and the ‘ enemy of romance’

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In the 1820s the hangman for the Connacht circuit was a woman known as ‘Lady Betty’. She had actually been sentenced to death for killing her own son, and stealing his savings. But she escaped the hangman’s noose by pleading that she could fill the vacancy that existed for a hangman. Her first hanging was watched to see if she could handle the rough business of a public execution with some sort of expediency. Apparently she could. She was officially appointed to hang and flog those convicted in the Connacht courts.

‘Lady Betty’ and the ‘ enemy of romance’

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In the 1820s the hangman for the Connacht circuit was a woman known as ‘Lady Betty’. She had actually been sentenced to death for killing her own son, and stealing his savings. But she escaped the hangman’s noose by pleading that she could fill the vacancy that existed for a hangman. Her first hanging was watched to see if she could handle the rough business of a public execution with some sort of expediency. Apparently she could. She was officially appointed to hang and flog those convicted in the Connacht courts.

Marine institutes sign historic pledge during royal visit

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Over the next five years the Marine Insitute in Oranmore and the Institut de Océanographique of Monoco are to further strengthen ties working closely together on research and cutting-edge technology to solve the challenges facing sustainable development of the oceans.

New life in Galway’s oldest restaurant

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Maxwell’s Restaurant on the corner of Eglinton Street and Williamsgate Street is back in business. Having lain idle for close on three years Galway’s oldest restaurant reopened for business during the summer. Maxwell’s forms part of the old Colonial Buildings which were built by Austin Semple in 1866. In its early days it was a whiskey and wine Import business as well as a high class grocery run by an F McNamara and Co. In 1900 it was bought by an Austin Green who married a Miss Maxwell from Longford and Maxwell McNamara & Co came into being.

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