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Want to be king of your own castle?

Fancy being king or queen of your own castle? Well if you have a spare €25 million, the five-star luxurious Ashford Castle can be all yours.

Photo competition Fine Things is a photo contest running this July to capture the western region's finest people, places and things.

Pulitzer Prize winner to visit Ballinrobe

New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner Maureen Dowd pays a visit on Tuesday June 26.

New gallery in Cong hosts inaugural exhibition

“The Ten Cross Painters” is the title of an inaugural exhibition of paintings in Cong Art Gallery. The exhibition which runs from Saturday June 16 until Saturday June 30, and the official opening will take place at 7.30pm on Saturday June 16 in the gallery. The Ten Cross Painters is the name of a group that meets in John Dinan’s studio in Cross once a month. “To learn and continue learning, and each fulfil a lifetime dream of becoming skilled, imaginative artists, enjoying every moment while striving to work at their full potential,” according to Dinan. Two of the artists are Mayo residents, Noelle Angley from Westport and Louise Conroy form Cong. Cong Art Gallery opens from 11am to 5pm every day during the exhibition including Sundays.

Community centre fundraising drama in Cong

The Other Abbey Players present A Spot of Murder by Geoff Bamberin in the Lodge at Ashford, Cong, from Thursday March 29 to Saturday March 31. The performance kicks off at 8.30pm each night. Tickets cost €10 and for more information call 086 2251511 or 086 1630818. All proceeds are in aid of the Cong Community Centre.

Councillor wants notice boards for Ballinrobe and Cong

Cllr Damien Ryan this week put forward a notice of motion calling for the council to provide information boards in the towns of Ballinrobe and Cong, so local voluntary groups could put up notices of events coming up in the area. The idea got the full backing of the other members of the council. Director of services for the area Seamus Granahan told the members it might be better to bring the idea to the relevant SPC first so that proper countywide guidelines could be drawn up to ensure such a service would not be abused by commercial interests.

Get rambling in Cong with Galway Walking Club

The Galway Walking Club has scheduled the first of its walks for the new year, details of which are now available on the website at:

€1 million for Cong Water Supply Scheme

Government funding of €1 million has been awarded to the Cong Water Supply Scheme as part of the €1.9 million contract to improve the scheme. The money has been made available under the Water Services Investment Programme 2010-2012 and has been welcomed by Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

Ryan welcomes new water scheme for Cong

Councillor Damien Ryan welcomes the extension of the Lough mask water scheme from the Neale to Cong.

‘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.


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