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Family dining at Mulberry's of Barna

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One of our favourite family spots has to be Mulberry’s restaurant in the village of Barna, on the coast road to Spiddal, close enough to Galway city to be almost considered a suburb. Set back from the main road, in a line of pretty shops, this is usually a busy spot with well thought out menus and family friendly dining. The two very hands-on owners, James and Deirdre Cunningham, are blessed with a good chef, Ziggy Kolanczyk. There is real focus on local seasonal produce and James himself can often be found foraging among the rocks on the local shores. The quality of ingredients, reasonable prices, and the casual elegance of the decor all adds up to a very good dining experience, with an emphasis on seafood and European style cuisine. Parking is both ample and free and the sky blue frontage is conveniently located next door to Ali’s Fish Shop, so you are guaranteed the seafood will be as fresh as can be.

Mayo Naturalists’ Field Club launched

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An exciting and diverse programme of events for the newly launched Mayo Naturalists’ Field Club has been planned for 2014. At the launch, ecologist Cillian Roden gave a fascinating illustrated talk on the wonderful and diverse natural heritage of Mayo, which is unrivalled in any other county. During 2014, the club has planned outings to some of the most interesting natural habitats to be found in Mayo, including peatlands, sand dunes, lake shores, limestone pavement, and woodland. The first outing for 2014 will take place tomorrow Saturday, April 5, on the southwest shores of Lough Mask. Geologist Ronan Hennessy will introduce the story of how this internationally-recognised south Mayo landscape came into being at a location with wonderful panoramic views of mountainous terrain, limestone lakelands with volcanic lavas, boulder beds, and ice moulded rocks.

Avoid the soccer with The Same Old Story at the Crane

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DO YOU feel that everywhere you go you cannot escape mention of Euro 2012? For people not in thrall to the ‘beautiful game’ the Cabaret Cafe present the The Same Old Story, a theatre piece, at the Crane Bar on Sunday June 10 at 7pm.

Mulranny on way to becoming the ‘number one’ village in the country

The third village design statement for the county, that of the Mulranny Village Design Statement, was launched on Monday in the village by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who said the design statement will enable Mulranny to become the “number one” village in the country.

Heritage and literary trails to be developed in the county

Heritage, ecclesiastical and literary trails for the county are all being researched and developed according to heritage officer with Mayo County Council, Deirdre Cunningham.

Heritage Week

National Heritage Week 2011 takes place from tomorrow (Saturday) to Sunday August 28, with some 1,200 events taking place throughout the country.

Merits of developing Castlebar historic trail outlined

Castlebar’s built heritage has been neglected and a significant amount of work needs to be carried out to buildings on some of the town’s streets, according to Mayo County Council’s Heritage Officer Ms Deirdre Cunningham.

Local heritage and the living landscape

At a recent event in the Pontoon Bridge Hotel, Councillor Michael Burke, Cathaoirleach, Mayo County Council, made presentations to nine community groups which participated in a local heritage and living landscape course, organised by Mayo County Council and North East Mayo Leader Partnership Company, and supported by the Heritage Council.

Mulranny design statement will enhance character of the village

The new draft design statement for Mulranny village was given a very positive welcome by the elected members of the Belmullet electoral area committee this week. Heritage officer for Mayo County Council, Deirdre Cunningham, gave the members a presentation on the draft statement telling the members that the plan was to protect and enhance the natural environment and character of the village. She also told them that there was a large amount of community involvement in the process so far, with a public workshop being held in October of last year where members of the public were asked to come in and give their views on what direction the design statement should take.

 

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