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Mayo getting international exposure for the Wild Atlantic Way

Tourism Ireland invited a group of top Swiss travel writers to explore Mayo and the Wild Atlantic Way this week. They were here to experience some of what Ireland has to offer, including our newest visitor experience, the Wild Atlantic Way – and to then inspire their readers to come and discover it for themselves.

A visit to Fluntern cemetery

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On a late afternoon last August, my friend John Hill drove me across the city of Zurich, climbing the suburban heights until we stopped at the gates of Fluntern Cemetery. We walked up the last incline to where, among the trees and billard-table lawns, we saw the Joyces’ grave. There was no mistaking it. Just above the grave is the Giacometti-like sculpture of the writer himself, the work of American artist Milton Hebald. There James Joyce sits, in characteristic pose, deep in conversation, head tilted, one leg resting on the other knee, cigarette poised, his slim cane delicately balanced. Someone once remarked that he held his cane like a musical instrument.

Some like it hot

If you are touring round the Spanish Arch, the sign will catch your eye. Lime green, gold with a graceful font announces the name of the restaurant, Thai Garden. As one of Galway's long-established restaurants, it is attractively located in a modern building overlooking the iconic scenery of the Claddagh. A smart, heated terrace at the rear is very appealing in the summer, and the spacious interior has an adjoining room ideal for private parties with pleasant views out over the fish market and the River Corrib. If you are looking for Thai cuisine in the heart of Galway then this is your go-to place.

International duty for locals

Castlebar Celtic pair Aileen Gilroy and Emma Hansberry are currently on international duty with Sue Ronan’s Ireland women’s squad in Cyprus. The pair are part of a 23 strong team for the tournament that saw them play Cyprus on Wednesday, before they take on South Korea today (Friday), and Switzerland on Monday, with a positional play-off taking place next Wednesday, March 12.

Barrio Populo to bring French flair to Monroe’s Live

BARRIO POPULO “sing of freedom, release the joy, build the revolt, cry and shout about love, keep our feet on the ground, and heads in the clouds”.

Carols by Candlelight in Crossmolina

Killocruan NS is hosting a Carols by Candlelight evening this Sunday December 22 in Crossmolina Church at 8pm as a fundraiser for Kilmurry Church. The concert will feature a past pupil of the school, Aaron Cawley, who is a well known professional tenor based in Europe.

Carols by Candlelight in Crossmolina

Killocruan NS is hosting a Carols by Candlelight evening this Sunday December 22 in Crossmolina Church at 8pm as a fundraiser for Kilmurry Church. The concert will feature a past pupil of the school, Aaron Cawley, who is a well known professional tenor based in Europe.

Gráinne Mhaol RC rows gently down the Seine

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NUIG’s alumni boat club, Gráinne Mhaol RC, undertook its first overseas trip recently, joining hundreds of boats in a 30km row of the River Seine in Paris.

Baile an Salsa @ Monroe’s Live

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Baile an Salsa was born when Uruguayan salsa singer and jet-setting vocal coach Andres Martorell was taking a much-needed breather from one of his packed-out salsa shows in a quiet trad pub next door.

Check your European Health Insurance Card

Sinn Féin councillor Thérèse Ruane is urging people to check their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) and make sure it is not out of date before they travel this summer.

 

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