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Period residence on one acre on Taylor’s Hill

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Hidden behind its original stone walls standing on one acre is St Helen's, a charming period split level home of real distinction and character. St Helen's was built in the 1840s by the brother of Lady Gregory, who was part of the Persse family, owners of one of the first whiskey distilleries in Galway, which was situated in Nuns Island.

Free upcoming events at Coole

A number of free events will take place at Coole in the coming weeks.

An auction of rare books, literature, manuscripts and sporting collectibles

Fonsie Mealy auctioneers will conduct an auction comprising more than 800 lots on May 30 at the Tara Towers Hotel, Dublin 4.

A portrait of a lady

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Some months after Lady Christobel Ampthill’s spectacular accident (her horse who refused to jump a flooding stream, and she was thrown into the river, and nearly drowned), Michel Déon and his wife Chantal, came across her sitting in her car near Kinvara.* She clearly looked distressed. There was a rumour that she had not fully recovered from her accident. She was getting forgetful.

Irish classes for adults and children on Inis Meáin

Coláiste Gaeilge Inis Meáin is enrolling Irish language students, both children and adults, this summer.

Learn Irish in Inis Meáin this summer

Coláiste Gaeilge Inis Meáin is enrolling Irish language students, both children and adults, this summer.

TB epidemic - getting the message across

It is no coincidence that the Regional (now the University College) Hospital and Merlin Park opened almost simultaneously in the mid 1950s. The Old Central Hospital, which had opened in 1922, became unfit for purpose, mainly due to overcrowding, and the difficulty accommodating long stay tuberculosis patients. Tuberculosis, or TB, was, in the early decades of the 20th century, at epidemic proporations. The same year that the Central Hospital opened, the same year as the foundation of our State, there were 4,614 deaths from TB; 611 were children under 15 years.

Mayo fiddle player scoops top prize at Oireachtas Festival

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Éadaoin Ní Mhaiciín, from Claremorris, won the fiddle competition at the recent Oireachtas Festival in Kilarney. The annual Oireachtas Festival is a mecca for lovers and performers of the traditional arts, and this year’s competitions again received a huge number of entrants aged from six years to 68. The range of competitions included storytelling, sean-nós dancing and singing, and the famous lúibíní competition in which two people perform a rhyming story through song.

Autumn Gathering offers a chance to learn more of our literary heritage

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The Easter Rising of 1916 has been described as an act of theatre; it has been called, more romantically, a poets’ rebellion.

Volvo Cars, the Chinese-owned Swedish premium car maker, and Uber, the world’s leading ride-sharing company, are to join forces to develop next-generation autonomous driving cars. The two compan

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The historic walled garden of Coole Park, and Thoor Ballylee Tower will host the annual Lady Gregory-Yeats autumn gathering.

 

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