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Tragedy at Menlo Castle

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Menlo oarsmen

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One of the great sporting achievements of the last century was the remarkable success of a group of Irish speaking farmers and local men from Menlo. During a very wet spring when they could do little work on their farms or on the bog, as they watched rowing crews going up and down the river, a group of them decided to form a rowing club. They asked to become members of Menlo Emmetts Hurling Club and adopted the name. Many of them would have spent a lot of time on the river, but that did not mean they knew how to handle a racing boat. When they took their clinker out for the first time, it took them a good while to steady the boat. A local man watching, described them as “The Wobblers” and this name stuck for a few years.

Two funerals at Menlo Castle cemetery

I have mentioned recently Sir William Wilde’s energetic guide to Lough Corrib - Its shores and Islands (published 1867), and his excitement as he and his family steamed across Ireland from Dublin, to begin their long summer holiday at their holiday home, Moytura Lodge, Cong, at the very north of the lake. From steam train to the Eglinton steamer, which left Galway every day to service the villages on the lakeshore, including Cong, the Wildes steamed passed the ancient home of the Blakes at Menlough (Menlo)* located just before the river enters the great lake.

Cubbard calls for bus services for Menlo and Circular Road

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Menlo and Circular Road must be included in the proposed revised bus routes, as part of the Bus Connects roll out for Galway city, according to Independent Galway City Central councillor, Mike Cubbard.

Walk in Menlo and raise funds for Ability West

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An annual fundraiser, which has raised almost €80,000 for a Galway organisation which provides services and supports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and autism, will take place next month in Menlo.

Beautiful Menlo property on the market

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John Quinn has received instructions to offer for sale a lovely three bedroom bungalow residence on a 0.9 acre site at Anglingham, Menlo. This property, which is new to the market, was built in the 1950s but has been refurbished.

Menlo property on the market

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John Quinn is offering for sale a three-bedroom bungalow residence on 0.9acre site at Anglingham, Menlo.

House burglaries in county

On Wednesday morning, September 27, a house in Derrylissane in Menlough was broken into.

Mannion clan to gather in Menlough next weekend

The fourth annual Gathering of the Mannion Clan will take place in the village of Menlough in East Galway next weekend Friday and Saturday August 18-19 as National Heritage Week 2017 gets under way. Heritage will undoubtedly form the central theme of this year’s Mannion Rally, which will see the unveiling of new welcome name-stones bearing the village’s full Irish-language name Mionlach Uí Mhainnín (the small lough of the Mannions) on all approach roads.

Lohan in drive to brings historic prints home to Galway

City councillor Mark Lohan is working with the City Heritage Officer and the National Museum of Ireland to bring 17 early 20th century prints of Menlo and Coolough villages back to Galway. The artworks are currently held in storage in the Museum of Country Life in Mayo and agreement is being made to commission copies and have the collection permanently displayed in Galway City.

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