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Continuing the Connemara Pony family tradition

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Bartley O’Sullivan’s great granddaughter returns to the west for the famous Connemara Pony Breeders Show currently taking place in Clifden.

New book celebrates the history and genealogy of Partry

The village of Partry is the setting of a story which spawns a thousand tales of descendants and diaspora; each with his or her very own destiny, life path and family tree. This rich historical and genealogical study of more than 200 families is brought to life in more than 500 pages and 20 chapters by Peter Hennelly McLoughlin. The book, Partry People of Co Mayo Family Histories 1856 and Beyond is a comprehensive historical record of the people of Partry, Parish of Ballyovey, and will be officially launched in Partry on August 29.

Foxford postman to deliver to refugee camp

A postman based in Foxford whose normal run takes him to the villages of Newtown, Cloghans, and Knockmore will be undertaking a much longer delivery in the near future when he heads to Bulgaria in September this year to deliver aid to a Syrian children’s refugee camp. Brendan Medlar has volunteered to be a driver on the Communications Workers Union convoy to the camp, a 4,000 mile round trip. Mr Medlar who will be driving an An Post truck will meet with the projects partners from Eircom and will travel to the UK, where they will join a further 10 to 12 trucks for the trek across Europe to the camp.

Gardaí seek medical advice on dog shooter who wants his guns back

A man who shot his neighbour’s dog, yet didn’t kill it outright, has been ordered to get a psychiatric evaluation before a judge would consider returning his now confiscated weapons.

Man left sheep ‘tied-up, bleeding and malnourished’ at Bonniconlon farm

Judge Mary Devins has asked for a veterinary inspection at the Bonniconlon farm of a man who admitted animal cruelty in Ballina District Court on Tuesday.

A royal visitor in ‘Pollok’s Time’

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Earlier this year Galway Diary discussed the evictions implemented by Marcella Netterville and John Gerrard on their 7,000 acre estate at Ballinlass, near Mount Bellew Co Galway. In 1846 more that 400 families were heartlessly thrown out on the road, without any compensation. The land was being cleared to fatten cattle, which would have been far more profitable than tenants; many of whom, as the Great Famine tightened its terrible grip, were unable to pay their way. The Times of London famously commented that the Ballinlass evictions showed ‘the sublime indifference to social considerations of which no one but an Irish landowner is capable.’

‘Boil water notice’ still in place for south Ros’

A ‘boil water notice’ remains in place in south county Roscommon, a full week on from the announcement of an outbreak of cryptosporidiosis last Thursday.

The really ‘cultivated classes’ were the Irish themselves

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“ We are no petty people. We are of the great stocks of Europe. We are the people of Burke; we are the people of Swift, the people of Emmet, the people of Parnell. We have created most of the modern literature of this country. We have created the best of its political intelligence...." so spoke out WB Yeats proudly, during a passionate debate in the senate in June 1925.

Westport school board outraged at virtual exclusion from Government survey

The board of management of one primary school in Westport town has expressed its outrage at virtual exclusion from the current national survey of primary schools. Holy Trinity School is referred to by the unrecognisable title of “WESTPORT 2 NS, Newtown” causing confusion to parents completing the survey. Parents cannot even identify the school by “Newport Road” – instead of a road name, the address is given as “Newtown”.

New year, new you...The Zalon in Castlebar

If you are looking for a style that’s sure to turn heads, you can take advantage of the 30 years of expertise offered by Anne O’Loughlin Delaney, owner of The Zalon, Newtown, Castlebar.


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