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Fáilte Ireland is inviting local tourism businesses, tourism and community group members, as well as all other interested parties and individuals, to take part in a series of workshops running from Tuesday, April 9 to Tuesday, April 16 along the Mayo coast.
It is not surprising that any child with imagination, and an interest in the sea, would spend time at the city’s harbour watching the ships come and go, and the men who worked there as they talked and unloaded fish or cargo. As a child Kathleen Curran, once the home chores were done, would run down the back paths from her home on College Road and along Lough Atalia to the docks. ‘There she would stand and gaze in wonder at the ships, boats and trawlers, hookers and gleoteóigs tied up or coming and going about their business.’
Kevin Mooney of Craughwell AC was the winner of the final race in the hugely successful 2018 Galway 5km Series.
Saint Patrick’s Day, or Lá Fhéile Pádraig, is the biggest celebration of Irish heritage and culture, enjoyed not only in Ireland, but across the world. Being the most widely celebrated national festival, it is easy to see why there is such a feeling of connectivity around the world on this day.
Is Sunday lunch a thing of the past? It has certainly changed. It is far more informal than in the past and it doesn’t even need to be strictly at lunchtime. These days, a Sunday lunch at home is just as likely to be a one-pot dish prepared in advance, a stir-fry, or pulled pork rather than a proper roast. In the summer it can be a barbecue or an al fresco picnic, perhaps with ice-cream and fruit, in the colder months, slow-roast lamb with seasonal vegetables and a hot pudding are the order of the day.