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Plans for unveiled this week for the creation of an ambitious new park and gardens on the outskirts of Headford, under a proposal being promoted by Headford Community Garden and Headford Men’s Shed.
Pádraig Pearse’s first visit to Connemara was in 1903, when he was 24 years of age. He was sent there by Conrad na Gaeilge, a nation-wide Irish language movement, then gaining momentum year after year, to examine a group of young teachers from the Ros Muc area, to see if they were fit to teach Irish. When this young romantic man, already with an image of an ‘Irish Ireland’ in his mind, stepped from the train at Maam Cross station, he had a life-changing realisation that this was ‘a little Gaelic kingdom of its own’.
“THE ROSSMEISTER General is coming to your gaff! And the lockdown isn’t going to stop me! That’s right, people! I’m taking my act from the stage into your bedroom! Or your living room! You could go totally mad and enjoy me in every single room in the house!”
SINÉAD HYNES is a closed book emotionally. She is not inclined to share what goes on inside her with her husband Alex, and only with difficulty with herself. For her, it is easier to lie in hospital, claiming she has respiratory illness, than to tell him the truth.
Fine Gael deputy, Alan Dillon, has called on the local authorities to bring forward beach lifeguarding on a full time basis for the month of June.
It must have been an extraordinary sight in the 1860s to see Kylemore castle rise from a bog in the heart of Connemara’s Twelve Pins, barely a decade following the devastation of the Great Famine. More than 100 men were employed, at a handsome wage of seven to 10 shillings a week, turning rough, soggy land, only good for shooting wild fowl and for fishing in its nearby lakes, into a magnificent building. Today it stands more like a palace than a castle, and is still a show-stopper on the Letterfrack road.
The quality of bathing water at 12 of 15 beaches in Mayo was found to be excellent, with a further three classified as having good quality water, according to the latest report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
An East Galway TD has welcomed confirmation from the Minister for Transport that he has received a copy of the Rail Review, an assessment of the business case for the proposed extension of the Western Rail Corridor.
Sinn Féin local election candidate, Natasha Warde, has said that the absence of a lift at Claremorris train station has left some passengers unable to disembark due to the overpass.
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Longford/Westmeath TD, Deputy Robert Troy, has called on Minister Ross to ensure that vital funding for transport infrastructure will not be cut as a result of the negligent overspend on the National Children’s Hospital.