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Cardiff will test Connacht’s mental resolve

Connacht need to change a poor record over Cardiff when they head to the Welsh capital for tomorrow evening’s Guinness Pro 12 fixture.

New Marie Jones comedy at the Linenhall

Marie Jones’ sparkling new comedy Fly Me to the Moon comes to the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Tuesday October 8 at 8pm.

Flying to the moon with Marie Jones

By Charlie McBride

Clifden’s Parisian boulevards

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The man who opened Connemara to the traveller, and built an infrastructure to encourage trade and commerce in what was a wilderness of bog, mountain, and a rocky sea coast, was the Scottish engineer Alexander Nimmo. He was originally commissioned to investigate the possibility of draining the bogs, and replace them with a landscape of arable land suitable for farming. But Nimmo was the original man who thought outside the box. In his report of 1812 he outlined the total neglect of the region which had about 30,000 inhabitants, mostly living along her coast, eking out a bare subsistence livelihood. But he saw huge potential in the natural wealth of Connemara for tourism, and limited industry. He reported that there were large quantities of fish in its lakes and sea, and abundant seaweed for manure and for the manufacture of kelp. Its agriculture was undeveloped, its bogs badly harvested. All this neglect could be remedied

The French connection: A queen’s portrait

Patrick French of Drumharsna Castle, near the village of Kiltartan, died in 1748. His widow, Catherine, was still living in 1768, and was named by her son Henry, who died unmarried, as one of his executors. In his will, dated January 24, 1767, Henry French of Drumharsna left

Athletics

Sean Kelly (RIP)

‘When the saints go marching in’.....

It is a fact that when few people had a job in Galway the late Christopher (Christy) Dooley of Renmore Park, had many. They were all of an amazing variety. One of them was a factory on the Mervue Industrial estate where he made parts for German railway engines. He had a specialised scrap business in Munster Avenue, the site of the old family forge, where he recycled aeroplane parts and exported them to Spain.

Lisa Hannigan - the sea, sewing, and Freddie Mercury

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FRIENDSHIPS AND the sea dominate the songs of Lisa Hannigan. Her musical ambitions were brought to life by her mother, Freddie Mercury, and Maria Callas. She has emerged from the Damien Rice era strong and excited by the future. She could also prove a heroine to those who cherish the physical album.

Lovely Lisa to seduce Kytelers' audience

Music fans of all ilks will be pleased to hear that Lisa Hannigan is in Kilkenny and ready to rock Kytelers - well lull Kytelers - with her unusually soft and haunting voice on Wenesday July 8.

Teenage traffic collision victim laid to rest

The funeral has taken place of 15-year-old Niall Keenan, who tragically lost his life at the weekend following a road traffic collision in the Killucan area.

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