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A landscape treasure on our doorstep

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On several occasions I have purposely let myself get lost along the narrow roads of the Sliabh Aughty (Echtge*) uplands which extend over some 250 square miles over the southeast Galway and west Clare borders. It’s a territory way off the tourist trail. On either side of the road hedgerows are positive gardens of wild flowers in June. In August they collapse drunkenly along its edge.

Maamtrasna - beginning the search for truth

Week III

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.

President McAleese to get Freedom of Kilkenny

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The President of Ireland, Mary McAleese has accepted an invitation to be conferred with the title ‘Freeman of Kilkenny City.

Hurling heroes to be honoured by President at Arás ceremony tonight

The Kilkenny senior hurling team is to be celebrated later tonight (Friday) at a special reception hosted by the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese.

Galway Gaol, April 1958

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This photograph of the gaol was taken from the Salmon Weir Bridge in April 1958. It looks very bare with no traffic, and that high wall looks very imposing. The road sign we see was pointing to Clifden. The registration number on the Volkswagen car is ZM 3204. Note the bicycles parked at the entrance. The corporation worker with the barrow is ‘Janie’ Carr. As you can see from the crane and the pile of rubble inside the wall, the construction company Sisks had just begun to clear out the space for the building of the cathedral, which of course is on this site today.

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