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How Mickey Mouse and Star Wars led Galway influence on Orlando’s GAA front

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In these deeply worrying times Galwegians are contributing handsomely to a success story in Orlando. An Cheathrú Rua and Williamstown are represented in Orlando GAA’s impressive rise in recent months.

Extensive spring range available from O Conchubhair Teo Homevalue

Nioclás O Conchubhair Teo Homevalue is an award winning hardware and electrical store based in Connemara.

Cluster of six traditional thatched holiday cottages in Connemara

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Connemara Country Cottages is situated about five miles from the village of Oughterard, the fishing capital of Ireland, which is adjacent to Lough Corrib. Oughterard is some 19 miles from Galway city on the N59, which connects Galway with Clifden.

Annual artworks auction for dog rescue charity goes online

Works by some of Ireland’s top artists including Finbar McHugh, Padraig McCaul, Valencia island artist Charles Harper and Galway artist Grace Cunningham will go under the hammer at the annual Madra Dog Rescue Charity Art Auction.

Treat yourself to a weekend staycation this winter at Carna Bay Hotel

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Óstán Cuan Cárna/Carna Bay Hotel is owned and managed by the Rogers Family and has recently been extensively refurbished and upgraded in March 2020.

When the time is right: Kylemore Abbey

With level five lockdown restrictions imposed throughout the country until at least December 1, travel and visiting places of interest has had to be put on hold for the time being.

Arts Fest centrepiece has Connemara unveiling put back to March

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John Gerrard’s stunning outdoor art installation, Mirror Pavilion, Corn Work, a centrepiece of Galway International Arts Festival’s Autumn Edition and a significant event in the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture programme, which was due to be unveiled in Connemara this month will not make its appearance until next March.

Óró… - cultural connections and performances in Connemara

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LIAM Ó MAONLAÍ and Diarmuid de Faoite, along with Scottish singer Josie Duncan, and Cornish poet Taran Spalding-Jenkin, will be among the artists taking part in Óró..., which premieres in Connemara this month.

A time when grass grew on Galway streets

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It is generally agreed that the treaty signed between the Williamite general de Ginkel, and the Irish/Jacobian Patrick Sarsfield, on October 9 1691 in Limerick, was a very satisfactory military outcome for both sides, but not a satisfactory outcome for Catholic Ireland who, with the loss of her armies, was left at the mercy of a vengeful Protestant parliament.

Hearing voices in the wind

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I have often wondered how the unusual name of Zetland found its way to the head of Cashel Bay in the heart of Connemara. It is, of course, the name of a well known hotel today. The hotel was founded in the closing years of the 19th century, by the son of a mountain farmer, JJ O'Loughlin, who had a canny instinct for business. The hotel was originally called The Zetland Arms, and before that The Viceroy's Rest. All these names allude to the hotel's distinguished patron Lawrence Dundas, Viceroy or Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1889 to 1902, in which year he became the Marquis of Zetland.

 

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