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Ballylee - ‘To go elsewhere is to leave beauty behind’

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In 1960 Mary Hanley forced open the wedged shut door of the cottage at Thoor Ballylee. She walked into the large damp room. For 12 productive and happy summers, the cottage and its adjoining Norman tower had been the home of WB Yeats , his wife George Hyde Lees, and their two children Anne and Michael. Now, however, the floor was covered with manure. For years it had been used as a cow barn. Pulling aside stones that had blocked exits to keep the cattle enclosed, Mary walked into the dining room, with its magnificent enlarged window overlooking the Streamstown river as it races under the four-arched bridge.

North Mayo to get a greenway along the Moy

There was good news for the north Mayo area with the announcement yesterday of an allocation of €250,000 seed money to begin construction on a 14 km greenway from Ballina to Killala along the River Moy. The greenway will incorporate an off road cycle track and walk and will incorporate a number of monasteries along the river. It is envisioned that this 14km stretch will be the first phase of a multi-phase greenway in the larger north Mayo area.

Tribes Alive returns to the city streets

Fancy an exciting living history journey through the heart of medieval Galway? And one which offers an authentic and fun insight into the city’s rich cultural heritage? Then don’t miss Tribes Alive!, an enchanting 60-minute dramatic walking tour through the winding medieval streets of Galway’s Latin Quarter.

Major strategy to make county more walking and cycling friendly

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A major strategy to significantly improve road safety for pedestrians and cyclists thereby encouraging more people to walk and cycle to work, college, and school, as well as boosting tourism and raising public awareness about its benefits, is currently being redrafted by Galway County Council with the view of seeking funding for a number of projects throughout the county.

Kilkenny prepares for a one way system on High Street

High Street is set to become a one-way route by 2014, following a planned €1.6 million overhaul of the road and pavements running through Kilkenny’s historic Hightown.

Let our natural beauty shine through this summer

The summer is upon us if one follows the Irish calendar, or, according to meteorologists, June is the starting point for the three summer months. No matter which is correct, Galway has come to expect a steady stream of tourists wanting to experience Galway’s unique atmosphere and cultural highs.

Fáilte Ireland launches online business support website

Tourism businesses in Co Kilkenny can now avail of a wide range of practical, action-focused business and finance tools free of charge via Fáilte Ireland’s newest business tools website,

New pottery art venture opens in Mullingar

The Midlands only paint-your-own-pottery premises, The Paintworks Studio, was formally opened on Mary Street in Mullingar last Friday (February 5) in front of 70 guests.

Kilkenny images greet all inbound flyers at Waterford Airport arrivals hall

A cooperative project between Failte Ireland South East and Waterford Airport has seen the arrivals hall at Waterford Airport turned into a visual display of the delights from across Kilkenny and the southeast region.

Half a million sought for Athlone lakesides

Almost €0.5 million is being sought by Westmeath County Council to improve lakeside amenities in the Athlone area.

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