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JJ Finn’s farm lies in a valley a few miles outside Gort, by the slopes of Derrybrien. For three generations, his family has farmed here. A century of agriculture, of caring for the land and the animals. In the heart of his 170 acres, the erratic Streamstown river runs down the valley, all the way to Thoor Ballylee, where once Yeats peered out at it.
Michael Moloney has been living and breathing Galway Racecourse for many years now. When he was knee high to a grasshopper, he used to cycle around the course, while his father John, looked after the running of the course. Now, so many years on, Michael still thinks of Ballybrit as a back garden rather than a workplace, such is his passion for that patch of ground that heaves mightily every year and reverberates the Galway economy.
Next week, an honour is being bestowed on Galway city — when the country’s top cardiologists will attend the opening of the Irish Cardiac Society’s 70th annual meeting. The event will mark 70 years of the society and its role in bringing together the best minds in the field of cardiac care.
Athlone native, Paula Gannon, had a Longines Irish Champions weekend to remember as she garnered the ‘Prize for Elegance’ accolade during the two day horse racing event which took place recently at both Leopardstown and The Curragh courses.
Property: Kilkenny West, Glasson, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, N37 KD52
John Quinn is offering an impressive five bedroom detached residence at Cornarone, Inverin. This property, which has just come on the market, is on a very fine site with lovely views of the bay and surrounding areas.
Whether you are looking for a hearty breakfast, carvery lunch, or an evening meal, The Prince of Wales caters for everyone’s tastes and needs at an affordable price.
Fianna Fail councillor Vinny McCormack has called on the Minister for Health Simon Harris to intervene and ensure that an improved GP service is put in place at Ballymore Health Centre as a matter of urgency. Cllr McCormack has made the call having received confirmation this week that the current GP operating joint clinics in Ballymore and Ballymahon has resigned from the service.
We know that horse races were organised in different parts of County Galway from the middle of the 18th century, in places like Kilconnell, Eyrecourt, Rahasane, Ballinasloe, Ballymoe, Carraroe, and Bermingham House near Tuam. They were known as ‘racing matches’. In 1764, there was a five day meeting held at Knockbarron near Loughrea, and between 1829 and 1857, 15 meetings were held in Kiltulla near Ballybrit. In 1867, a series of races was organised at Bushfield near Oranmore.
Cloch Scoilte is an exceptional four bedroom detached family home set on a c0.79 acre site close to the centre of Barna village. Built in 1995, this home is in excellent decorative order throughout.