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Ireland’s largest free Halloween event set to unleash curiosity, fear, grief, love, laughter and party onto the streets
Macnas will Danse Macabre through the streets of Galway city during the October Bank Holiday Weekend, unleashing curiosity, fear, grief, love, laughter, and one hell of a party along the way.
I have mentioned recently Sir William Wilde’s energetic guide to Lough Corrib - Its shores and Islands (published 1867), and his excitement as he and his family steamed across Ireland from Dublin, to begin their long summer holiday at their holiday home, Moytura Lodge, Cong, at the very north of the lake. From steam train to the Eglinton steamer, which left Galway every day to service the villages on the lakeshore, including Cong, the Wildes steamed passed the ancient home of the Blakes at Menlough (Menlo)* located just before the river enters the great lake.
A pall hangs over the west this week. It should have been a week where the main topic of conversation would be whether “Galway will bate Mayo” on Sunday next.
When a loved one dies children are sometimes unintentionally left out of the grieving process. Families, too shocked and devastated by the passing of a family member, may not even be aware of how much a child is suffering.
The inability of people across County Galway to bury loved ones in local graveyards is causing huge concern to Galway County Council and the situation has now reached crisis point. This week’s local authority meeting heard that one third of the county’s 230 graveyards now require an extension.
Ballinasloe is to be the location for the first crematorium in the west of Ireland, following a decision by An Bord Pleanala to grant full planning permission for the facility at Garbally Demesne, alongside the N6 old Ballinasloe-Loughrea road.
Local Cllr John Dolan has welcomed the allocation of €14,000 for the opening of extentsions to both Castledaly and Dunegan graveyards.
When the burial ground bye-laws are finally passed by Mayo County Council, if there is a breach of the bye-laws in regard to the height and type of grave constructed, the monumental sculptor will be held responsible for it, it emerged this week.