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Bankruptcy and scandal plagued the brilliant Wilde family

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‘Westward Ho! Let us rise with the sun, and be off to the land of the west - to the lakes and streams - the grassy glens and fern-clad gorges - the bluff hills and rugged mountains - now cloud-capped, then revealed in azure, or bronzed by evening’s tints, as the light of day sinks into the bold swell of the Atlantic….’

Belcarra: A seventeenth-century assizes town

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Belcarra was bathed in the sunshine last Friday. The air conditioning in the car was insufficient to combat the record-breaking temperatures, so a stop off at Cunningham’s Costcutter for a cold drink on the way to the historic Ballinafad House was required. The beauty and tranquillity of this carefully manicured, quiet, rural hamlet belie the fact that Belcarra was at the centre of the justice system in the county for a brief time in the seventeenth century.

Tobar Éanna, St Enda’s Well, Barna Woods

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In many cases, ancient folklore linked holy wells with a god, a goddess, a mythical creature, or a serpent; they were places of pagan worship which were at odds with Christianity. Ever since medieval times, efforts have been made to stop well-worshipping and to Christianise them. Many townlands have a water source that has been marked out for special devotion, most of them being allied to a particular saint. These are usually sanctuaries within the landscape, threshold sites that enable us to step back from the hullabaloo of daily existence and allow us to access something grander and otherworldly, something infinite and unknown.

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann to live stream senior ceili bands national competition

A number of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann competitions will be streamed live during the course of 'The Homecoming' event in Mullingar this week, the highlight being the broadcast of the senior céilí bands competition on Sunday, August 7, from 6.15pm.

Wonderful Little Mermaid shows resilience of our musical entrepreneurs

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Lockdown brought all sorts of mayhem to the entertainment industry. It robbed artists of a livelihood; it stole the opportunity of witnessing the magic from the audiences; and it put a pall of darkness over theatres for the best part of two years.

The priest who stole Cong’s famous cross

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The Cross of Cong, one of Ireland’s great ecclesiastical treasures, was reputedly made at Cloncraff monastary, Co Roscommon. Its unsurpassed craftsmanship was inspired by its relic, a splinter of the wood of the cross on which Christ was crucified.

Significant archaeological find at The Strand during flood alleviation works

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An archaeological find alluding to the possible remains of the town’s 17th century defence walls has been unearthed as Westmeath County Council and the Office of Public Works progress the Athlone Flood Alleviation Scheme on The Strand at the River Shannon.

Galway power to All Ireland intermediate camogie final with strong finish

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Galway camogie are through to the final of Glen Dimplex All Ireland Intermediate Championship and will now face Derry in Croke Park on August 7.

New Thermo King centre has capacity for up to 70 engineers

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Thermo King’s new research and development (R&D) centre located adjacent to its sustainable manufacturing operations in Galway has capacity for up to 70 engineers.

Britain washed its hands of the Irish landlord class

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After World War I the remnants of the Anglo Irish landlord class, found themselves marooned in a new, more democratic social world which some of them resented as plutocratic and vulgar.


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