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Autumn Gathering hears how ‘ghosts’ saved the marriage of Ireland’s famous poet

One of the most unusual strategies ever used by a young wife to keep a faltering marriage together was employed by Mrs W B Yeats on their honeymoon.

Lady Gregory’s ‘missing’ grandson

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Following the success of the publication Me and Nu - Childhood at Coole published in 1970,* it is sometimes forgotten that Lady Augusta Gregory had three grandchildren, and not two as is often assumed. Written by Lady Gregory’s granddaughter Anne, Me and Nu is a charming account of life at Coole, as the children watched with amusement (and disillusionment at their human foibles), many of the great figures of the Irish literary movement of the 20th century as they came and went.

The missing steering wheel and poems to grieve with

PATRICK MORAN grew up in Templetuohy, Co Tipperary, where he still lives. In poem after poem in his new collection Green (Salmon Poetry) he brings absolutely to life the vanished world of small town and rural Ireland.

O’ Hanrahan takes the plunge after years of footwork in the Thomastown Electoral Area

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Joey O’ Hanrahan has finally decided to follow his heart and put himself forward for election for Kilkenny County Council although he has a verbal pre-nup promising his wife that he would never do it!

Burren inspired exhibition in Kinvara

The Waters and the Wild, an exhibition of some 60 paintings and drawings inspired by the landscape of the Burren, is open to the public from August 22 to August 30 at The Mountscribe Gallery, near Kinvara, Co. Galway. The exhibition is the work of Helen Frayling, who has been painting and drawing in and around the Burren for 10 years and more.

No fairytale ending for Garrycastle or Tubberclair

It is better to have tried and failed than not to have tried at all. While the footballers of Garrycastle and Tubberclair will be disappointed this week to have fallen short at the final hurdle in Leinster, they can take solace in the fact that they did what very few club players ever get the chance to do - represent their club in a provincial final. In doing so they put Westmeath football back in the spotlight after an eminently forgettable year on the county scene.

 

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