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Coffee morning in Brasserie on the Corner for Jigsaw

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Brasserie on the Corner, Eglinton Steet will be holding a fundraising coffee morning in aid of Jigsaw Galway tomorrow Friday,July 3 from 10am - 12 noon. All are welcome so mark your diary.

A must for lunch in Cong

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The village of Cong in County Mayo is famous as the location where much of The Quiet Man was filmed. Although you can retrace the steps of the actors throughout the town, Cong is so much more than just a movie set for tourists. The village is small and intimate with friendly pubs. There are the ruins of the old abbey right in the town to explore, and a path along the river where you can stroll through one of the loveliest woods. Adjacent to the village stands the dramatic and magnificent Ashford Castle. Dating from the 12th century, you are able to stroll around the grounds and get a feeling of what Ireland was like hundreds of years ago. For all the elegance and splendour of the castle, you should consider looking further afield for lunch. Sure, it has speciality teas, champagne, and finger sandwiches, and there may be talk of tasty pastries and cupcakes, but after many decades in the shadows of the grandeur of Ashford Castle, Cong is at last is defining itself and carving out an identity of its own.

Last call for adventurers to see the sunrise over Mayo

The booking deadline for Mayo’s Sunrise Summit Challenge is fast approaching. All individuals, families and teams looking to join the annual Irish Red Cross charity event are asked to sign up by Tuesday, March 31.

Trek Mayo’s highest peak at night for charity

Witness the sunrise from Mayo’s highest peaks by trekking Mayo’s Mweelrea on behalf of the Irish Red Cross. The annual Irish Red Cross Sunrise Summit Challenge takes place on Sunday April 12, raising funds on behalf of vulnerable communities in Ireland and overseas.

Was James Hack Tuke the Oskar Shindler of his day?

A surprising rescuer of the Tuke assisted emigration scheme from the west of Ireland came from the London government. After the first group of 1,315 people had sailed from Galway for America on April 28 1882, the Tukes’ emigration fund was practically exhausted. Yet the demand for places grew each day. Now more than 6,000 applications, mainly from the Clifden area, but also from Belmullet, Newport and Oughterard, poured into the Clifden union where James Hack Tuke had his office. While poverty and famine remained endemic in the west of Ireland, people with spirit must have felt that the day-to-day grind was never ending. The threat of another Great Famine was very real. They wanted a new life.

Cancer charity to hold women’s adventure race

The child-cancer charity Barretstown is encouraging women to take part in the Women’s Adventure Race in Leenane, Co Galway, on July 26 2014.

Connemara Adventure challenge for Croi

Some 500 competitors are expected to take part in the Connemara Adventure Challenge at Killary Harbour, Leenane, on Saturday.

The Connemara Mussel Festival - celebrating people, food and culture

The ninth Connemara Mussel Festival will take place this May Bank Holiday weekend (May 2-4) in Tullycross,Renvyle.

Gaelforce set for August with new town centre finish

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The 2014 date for Gaelforce West, one of the most gruelling adventure races in Ireland, has been announced for August 16.

Galway tourism to benefit from Budget says Walsh

Close to 20 tourist destinations in County Galway have received a major boost from Budget 2014 with the Wild Atlantic Way tourism project set to benefit from the sale of the National Lottery licence.

 

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