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A fantasy of romantic days of yore

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It must have been an extraordinary sight in the 1860s to see Kylemore castle rise from a bog in the heart of Connemara’s Twelve Pins, barely a decade following the devastation of the Great Famine. More than 100 men were employed, at a handsome wage of seven to 10 shillings a week, turning rough, soggy land, only good for shooting wild fowl and for fishing in its nearby lakes, into a magnificent building. Today it stands more like a palace than a castle, and is still a show-stopper on the Letterfrack road.

Oughterard woman’s book a personal pilgrimage

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Memories of a blessed childhood in Connemara and a family steeped in west of Ireland prompted Amelia Joyce to publish her first book at the age of 80. A mix of guidebook and personal journey, at the heart of My Connemara Journeys is Amelia’s undying passion for Connemara.

Kai Restaurant cracks Bord Bia ‘Eggs for Anytime’ chef competition

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Kai Restaurant’s pork ramen with Bord Bia quality assured eggs has been announced as the winning dish in the ‘Eggs for Anytime’ chef competition. The competition, run by Bord Bia and the Irish Egg Association, invited chefs from around the country to embrace the culinary versatility of eggs and create an eggciting recipe with Bord Bia quality assured eggs that would feature on their restaurant menu, separate to breakfast and brunch.

Superb family home for sale in an excellent location

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The sale of Aillebrack in Menlo presents a rare opportunity to acquire a high calibre residence in a popular area benefiting from peaceful countryside serenity yet only minutes from Galway city centre. This Sean Dockery architecturally designed dwelling offers approximately 344sq m (c3,700sq ft) of living space on a circa 0.28ha (0.69 acre) landscaped site.

Superb family home for sale in an excellent location

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The sale of Aillebrack in Menlo presents a rare opportunity to acquire a high calibre residence in a popular area benefiting from peaceful countryside serenity yet only minutes from Galway city centre. This Sean Dockery architecturally designed dwelling offers approximately 344sq m (c3,700sq ft) of living space on a circa 0.28ha (0.69 acre) landscaped site.

Schindler's List screening to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

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HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL Day will be marked in Galway with a screening of Steven Spielberg's powerful 1993 film, Schindler's List, starring Liam Neeson as the German industrialist who saved the lives of 1,200 Jews during WWII.

A ‘cheerful, and amiable saint’.

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In the early years of the 16th century, Stephen Lynch fitz Dominick was returning from an extended trading voyage in Spain. He set out with a full cargo, probably of hides, wool, and fish, which he hoped to trade for wine and iron with Spanish merchants. As he approached Galway port he was surprised to see a church and buildings almost completed on Fort Hill (originally called St Augustine’s Hill), a prominent site visible from both the town and the sea. They were not there when he left.

Who is coming to the Róisín Dubh Comedy in 2019?

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IF COMEDY was a religion, Róisín Dubh would be Mecca, the Vatican, or Jerusalem. OK, maybe it is more like Knock, but one thing for sure, it is arguably the home of comedy in the west of Ireland.

World record breaker Soresh Joachim runs for peace on Athlone Greenway

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Suresh Joachim, a familiar member of the Guinness Book of World Records Hall of Fame, chose to sprint across Athlone’s Greenway last week as part of his 20th year of breaking world records celebration.

Wonders of the Wake to bring a treat to Achill

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Lovers of Irish music are in for a treat this coming May Bank Holiday Sunday, May 6, in Achill, with the world premiere of a new trad arts show Wonders of the Wake.

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