Search Results for 'Menlo Castle'

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Galway awaits its fate in ‘a state of nervousness and excitement’

Following the victory of King William’s army at Aughrim July 12 1691, the people of Galway awaited their fate in fear and uncertainty. William’s Dutch general Godert de Ginkel, had moved from his headquarters at Athenry, and was now on his way to subdue the town. He had shown ruthless determination in his dealings with the Irish Jacobite army; the citizens must have expected nothing less.

The best of both worlds in Lakewood Park

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No 6 Lakewood Park is an excellent three bed detached home situated in the quiet cul-de-sac just off the Dyke Road in Galway city.

Motorway will turn our quiet cul-de-sac into downtown LA, says resident

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A quiet community in Dangan will be converted into downtown Los Angeles when a motorway flyover is constructed beside it, a spokesman for a residents association told the Galway City Ring Road Oral Hearing yesterday (Wednesday).

Celebrating Eilís Dillon

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Eilís Dillon was born on March 7, 1920, in Galway. Her parents were Professor Tom Dillon and Geraldine Plunkett, who was a sister of Joseph Mary Plunkett. They were very republican and were forced to move a number of times. They lived for a time in Daingean House and later in Barna for a few years. Eilís went to Barna National School where she became fluent at Irish, later to the Presentation, and later still to the Ursuline Convent in Sligo. She worked for a while in the hotel business.

The best of both worlds in Lakewood Park

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Being offered to the market by private treaty, No 6 Lakewood Park is an excellent three bed detached home situated in the quiet cul-de-sac just off the Dyke Road in Galway city.

Dyke Road home offers the best of both worlds

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Being offered to the market via private treaty, No 6 Lakewood Park is an excellent three bed detached home situated in the quiet cul-de-sac just off the Dyke Road in Galway city.

'Bats won’t fly into your hair'

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The Halloween weekend is sure to feature images of bats among its seasonal gallery of ghouls and spooks, yet the reality of these remarkable animals is greatly at odds with their depiction as sinister creatures of the night.

Final open viewings this weekend for DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard’s September auction

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Next Wednesday will see the auction team in DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard hold its September auction in the Galmont Hotel in Galway. At 3pm next Wednesday the auction team will bring a mix of properties to the auction floor with exceptional value across the board. This Saturday will see the last of the open viewings with a final chance for buyers to see each of the lots before they go under the hammer.

Great value on show at DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard auction open viewings

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With autumn now upon us, the auction team in DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard have just completed their first week of open viewings for their upcoming September 25 auction. It was a busy weekend with open houses on a mix of properties, with something to suit all types of buyers and having launched the auction last week, the city based agents are reporting a large number of potential buyers at all of the viewings.

Dear Mr Semple I am that girl……

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Anne Root (formerly Browne) was about 16 years-of-age when she went to work for the Blakes at Menlo Castle. She was employed as a housemaid, and joined two other house staff, a parlourmaid, and a cook Delia Earley, with whom she shared an attic room. She and Delia became warm friends, and shared a terrifying ordeal when they were trapped together on the roof of the castle as it burnt in a raging fire on July 26 1910.

 

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