Search Results for 'Mary Hanley'

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Ballylee - ‘To go elsewhere is to leave beauty behind’

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In 1960 Mary Hanley forced open the wedged shut door of the cottage at Thoor Ballylee. She walked into the large damp room. For 12 productive and happy summers, the cottage and its adjoining Norman tower had been the home of WB Yeats , his wife George Hyde Lees, and their two children Anne and Michael. Now, however, the floor was covered with manure. For years it had been used as a cow barn. Pulling aside stones that had blocked exits to keep the cattle enclosed, Mary walked into the dining room, with its magnificent enlarged window overlooking the Streamstown river as it races under the four-arched bridge.

Hartmann’s of Galway

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The first member of the Hartmann family to arrive in Galway was Alphons. His older brother Joseph was already established in business in Limerick. Joseph went back to Triburg in the Black Forest in Germany in 1895 to get married, and when he and his bride were about to return to Ireland, his father asked him if he would take Alphons with him.

Make every effort to open Thoor Ballylee for Yeats’ 150th anniversary

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The efforts by a group of local people to have the famous Yeats' Tower (Thoor Ballylee), near Gort, south Galway, reopened is to be welcomed and supported.

‘Oh Me Oh My You Make Me Sigh’...The Night Joe Dolan’s Car Broke Down

IMAGINE BEING stranded with the legendary Joe Dolan in a rural pub in Co Cavan on the night his car breaks down. That is the fantasy scenario imagined in Padraic McIntyre’s The Night Joe Dolan’s Car Broke Down.

 

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