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Award winning chef Stefan Matz launches new concept restaurant at Delphi Adventure Resort & Spa

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Delphi Adventure Resort & Spa is celebrating the launch of The Chef’s Table, a concept restaurant created by newly appointed and award winning executive head chef, Stefan Matz. 

Buckley top Mayo finisher in Roscommon

Donegal’s Donagh Kelly and Kevin Flanagan recorded a dramatic victory in the second round of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship as they brought their Ford Focus WRC home in first place in the Midland Motor Rally in Roscommon.

Ballroom of Romance director revisits Ballycroy

Film Mayo was delighted to have internationally renowned film director Pat O’Connor as its special guest for the launch of Film Mayo, which took place before Christmas. Pat has a very special relationship with Mayo since filming The Ballroom of Romance in Ballycroy in the early eighties. He has very fond memories of his time in Mayo, particularly the warmth of the people in Ballycroy. The reason that Pat agreed to be the special guest at the launch of Film Mayo was because of the affection he holds in his heart for Mayo. During his recent visit Pat talked of how shooting in Mayo was a very special time for him and one of the most fulfilling experiences that he has ever had film-making.

Persse’s Bonded Warehouse, Earl’s Island

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Two weeks ago in this column, we showed some photographs of the Jute Spinning factory in Earl’s Island, and what I thought were large stacks of turf beside the building. An eagle eyed reader has pointed out that these were not sods of turf, they were ‘jute butts’, stems of the jute plant from which the fibres were extracted. They were stacked out in the fresh air because they are easier to work when wet. The fibres that made up the rough jute products were extracted from the top half of the plant.

Mullingar to take on Spiderman and New York for new world record

Mullingar is to face one of the biggest challenges in its near millennium and a half of history in a fortnight’s time when it takes on the might of Spiderman and New York city in an attempt to break four world records in one day.

Drama until the death in both contests

I arrived early at GAA HQ last Sunday as I like to soak up the pre match atmosphere of All-Ireland final day. Normally there is a great buzz in and around Croke Park from about 10am and last Sunday was no different. I was privileged to have been asked to do co-commentary for the minor game and match analysis on the big one, so I had to be in the grounds by 12.45. As it happened, I also received an invitation from the GPA to attend a pre-match reception in Jurys Croke Park at 12 noon. It was a gig for former inter-county footballers and was an excellent idea as the opportunities to meet and chat with former players from other counties are few and far between. In fact during our playing years we would barely look at each other never mind hang about for a chat after matches. So unless you participate in some of the GAA golf classics, you rarely get a chance to say hello. And I don’t play golf! My friend Pat Holmes had arrived at the reception before I got there and, unfortunately for me, had devoured most of the sandwiches. Notwithstanding that minor complaint, the 30 minutes I spent at the pre match event was pleasant. I chatted with Greg Blaney, the former Down centre-forward, and John Lynch, corner back with Tyrone in the eighties. I asked both for their pre match predictions. Neither of them could see anything other than a Kerry victory. And that was the general consensus in and around Croke Park prior to the match, with the exception of the Dublin folk of course.

Planning approval granted for Oranmore train station

Planning permission has been granted by the Galway County Council for a train station in Oranmore, with a total of 10 conditions.

Greens give mixed welcome to new train timetable

The new morning bullet train service from Galway to Dublin is a major step towards people being able to travel from one city to the other in under two hours.

Oranmore station on track for next year

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The Minister of Transport Noel Dempsey has confirmed that Oranmore’s railway station could be up and running by next year, but the news was not so sweet for those councillors and other representatives who have been calling for such commitment for far too long.

American man found guilty of assaulting delivery driver

An American man who represented himself in court was found guilty of assault and threatening and abusive behaviour towards a delivery van driver at Claremorris District Court this week.

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