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Donegal has it all at The Abbey Hotel in the heart of town

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With the summer holidays well and truly over and autumn drawing in, now is the perfect time to slip away for that relaxing hotel break you have been promising yourself.

Mayo is written all over powerful new book by Marie Louise O'Donnell

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Mayo features prominently in a new book entitled Irish Working Lives by Senator Marie Louise O' Donnell. whose prose is accompanied by stunning images from award winning photographer, Eric Luke.

Daniel O’Donnell - Galway concert in 2017

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DANIEL O'DONNELL will tour Ireland for the first time in four years when he takes his Back Home Again tour on the road in August 2017, and Galway will be among the first ports of call to play a concert.

Niall Connolly returns to Róisín Dubh

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HE HAS been called "among the most vibrant, poignant, and authentic indie folk artists in New York City," by No Depression magazine, and "a witty storyteller and a not-to-be-missed songsmith", by the Chicago Tribune.

The last free Chieftains of Ireland

Some weeks ago I wrote that probably the greatest muster of the Irish Gaelic lords that ever gathered on a battlefield took their place on either side at Knockdoe, Co Galway, on August 19 1504. The O’Donnells and the O’Neills, from their great northern fiefdoms, fought for law and order on the side of the Earl of Kildare who successfully imposed the king’s rule on his rebellious and quarrelsome son-in-law the Earl of Clanricard, Ulick de Burgh (Burke) of Claregalway castle. Ulick’s marriage to Kildare’s daughter, and his disregard for her, gave the Earl a personal reason for the battle; but his allies were equally anxious to display their loyalty to King Henry VII, the undisputed king of England after the protracted and bloody Wars of the Roses.

 

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