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A Corrundulla man will attempt to swim the length of Killary Fjord in Connemara to raise much needed funds for his nephew who was born with the rare chromosomal condition Mosaic Trisomy 9.
Connemara has always attracted visitors from across the world. Its landscape alone provides breathtaking inspiration to painters, poets, photographers, and writers. Beginners and professional artists alike love to capture the unique light and shade of the landscape, including the magnificent Twelve Bens, as well as the awe-inspiring coastline around Killary Harbour and Clifden. Adventure-seekers travel west each year to hike or climb through the picturesque, yet challenging, landscape, run the quiet, never-ending roads, venture into the sea to surf or dive, relax on the placid lakes and spend the day fishing, and everything in between.
I was interested in the following letter from Leonard McDonnell, about his father and grandfather. His grandfather, Petie Joe McDonnell, born in Leenane, worked as a coach builder with Kilroys of Newport, before joining the Irish Volunteers in 1914. He had good military instincts, and was well regarded by the Dublin IRA. In March 1921 he was appointed OC Western Connemara Brigade. Pádraic Ó Máille served under him. While on the run he married Matilda (Tilly) Kilroy. They had eight children. He took the anti Treaty side during the Civil War. During World War II he served as a captain in the Irish Army. Afterwards he worked in the insurance business in Galway, and died in the city in 1967.
KILLARY FJORD in Connemara will be the location for Mary Coughlan’s ‘Blues Cruise’ concert this Saturday.
The Galway Walking Club will hold its 12th annual marathon on the Western Way in Connemara on Saturday August 9. Registration will take place from 7am on the day at the Community Centre, Maum Bridge, Connemara before walkers are transported by bus departing at 8am sharp to the starting point approximately six miles west of Leenane at Our Lady of the Wayside Church.
Described as a play that is deeply moving, combining comedy, tragedy and horror, The Beauty Queen Of Leenane will leave such a deep impression, that audiences will be left contemplating the plot for days after the event.