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Letter to Sylvia Plath from Ted Hughes (March 1956)

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Sylvia, That night was nothing but getting to know how smooth your body is. The memory of it goes through me like brandy. If you do not come to London to me, I shall come to Cambridge to you. I shall be in London, here, until the 14th. Enjoy Paris...Ted. And bring back brandy. Two bottles.

Galway tourism to benefit from Budget says Walsh

Close to 20 tourist destinations in County Galway have received a major boost from Budget 2014 with the Wild Atlantic Way tourism project set to benefit from the sale of the National Lottery licence.

Exhibition to open in Claddaghduff

CAROLINE CANNING and Cathal O’Malley will exhibit their new paintings as part of this year’s Festival of the Sea in Cleggan-Claddaghduff.

Oliver St John Gogarty Literary Festival

THE SECOND annual Oliver St John Gogarty Literary Festival will be held in Renvyle House - the former house of the writer - in Renvyle, Connemara, and will run from Thursday November 6 to Sunday 9.

The Oliver St John Gogarty Literary Festival

Poets, writers, discussions, music and workshops feature in the second Gogarty literary festival to be held in Renvyle House Hotel this weekend. Poets Michael O’Loughlin, Gerald Dawe, John O’Donnell and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill will give readings, Dr Nicola Gordon Bowe will give a talk on the famous stained glass artist Harry Clarke, there will be a guided tour to Tullycross church to see the Harry Clarke windows there; a talk by Jim Carney on Louis Mac Neice and Omey Island, and lots more.

An unseemly brawl over God and scripture

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In a week when The Irish Times reports an unseemly brawl between Armenian and Greek Orthodox monks who physically battled over turf and influence in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, revered as the site of Jesus’ crucifixion, I was reminded of the unfortunate battle for the souls of Catholics in the aftermath of the Great Famine. This episode in Connemara’s long history still engenders passionate feelings today. The expression ‘they took the soup’ is still very much alive. At the time the campaign for souls splintered communities, and divided families. In a new book Soupers and Jumpers* Miriam Moffitt reminds us that Catholics and Protestants were convinced that their religion - and only theirs - was the ‘one true faith,’ and that anyone who lived, or more importantly died, outside their particular belief system could not enter heaven. From the middle of the 19th century, the poor of Connemara and the Dublin slums were targeted by the well intentioned Anglican Irish Church Missions.

The sad leaving of Mary Mally (Malley?)

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The anger and violence that erupted against the Protestant Irish Church Missions and their schools and orphanages in western Connemara towards the end of the 19th century, makes for harrowing reading today.

A chat with Kevin Dunne, head chef at The White Gables restaurant, Moycullen

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This week is the first in a series of interviews with several head chefs of Galway’s restaurants. There are very few well known chefs in Ireland, but very often the person responsible for all the creativity in the kitchen is a behind the scenes person. So to find out a little more, Kevin and I chatted for a couple of hours over a coffee.

Investigation launched into Connemara double drowning

An investigation has been launched into the drowning of two fishermen off the north Connemara coast this week.

Ireland’s best kept secret now on DVD

It’s one of the west’s best kept secrets, but perhaps not for much longer.

 

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