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Eight weeks have elapsed since a meeting where the National Ambulance Service promised a full report on establishing an ambulance base near Maam Cross, but to date that report has not been supplied.
Farm Tours and Oyster Picnics serving up a Taste of the Atlantic
On Monday morning, Gray Lass (affectionately known as “Snowy”) and her colt foal along with a small delegation of Kylemore Abbey staff made the 280km journey from Kylemore Abbey in Connemara to Áras an Uachtaráin in the Phoenix Park. “Snowy” and her six-week-old foal will take up residence in the front paddock of Áras an Uachtaráin for four months.
‘The bus comes at last with a great blaze of headlights, and figures emerge from the darkness and climb aboard….’
Back in Connemara for Christmas, which she insisted on calling Christ Mass, Ethel Mannin opens the door of her little cottage, located between Roundstone and Clifden, close to Mannin Bay. She has been away for some time. She lights fires in all three rooms, to drive away the musty smell and damp, and soon she is comfortable sitting by the window looking out at the sea, the mountains beyond. She was back to stay until restlessness, or some political challenge, calls her away again.
A Connemara shooting instructor has written a book that aims to teach aspiring Olympic shooters how to hone their skills.
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.
LOCKDOWN IS being eased but we are far from out of lockdown yet, so here are some more film recommendations to - available on Netflix - to get you through the coming evenings.