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A motion proposing a memorial arch, first put forward in the 1930s and supported by Hollywood stars like John Wayne in the 1950s, commemorating the men and women who took part in the struggle for Irish independence between 1916 and 1923, has once again come before the Galway City Council.
Huge levels of interest for DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard’s July auctions following first weekend of open viewings
DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard is already reporting high levels of interest in its July auctions following the first weekend of open viewings. The various properties scattered throughout the city and county kept the auction team busy with potential buyers eager for a first glimpse of the properties, which will be auctioned on Friday July 24 in the Radisson Blu Hotel just before the city launches into Race Week.
Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh and RTÉ presenter Ryan Tubridy are to be immortalized in Cong. Or their hands are at any rate.
The village of Cong in County Mayo is famous as the location where much of The Quiet Man was filmed. Although you can retrace the steps of the actors throughout the town, Cong is so much more than just a movie set for tourists. The village is small and intimate with friendly pubs. There are the ruins of the old abbey right in the town to explore, and a path along the river where you can stroll through one of the loveliest woods. Adjacent to the village stands the dramatic and magnificent Ashford Castle. Dating from the 12th century, you are able to stroll around the grounds and get a feeling of what Ireland was like hundreds of years ago. For all the elegance and splendour of the castle, you should consider looking further afield for lunch. Sure, it has speciality teas, champagne, and finger sandwiches, and there may be talk of tasty pastries and cupcakes, but after many decades in the shadows of the grandeur of Ashford Castle, Cong is at last is defining itself and carving out an identity of its own.
A series of events is taking place in Mayo throughout May to celebrate creativity and ageing for Bealtaine 2015.
A new drive to develop Mayo as a serious player in the film and television industry is being launched on Monday.
This committee, also known as Coiste Cuimhneacháin Óglach Condae na Gaillimhe, was set up in the late 1940s, and represented all shades of political opinion. Its objective was to erect a memorial gateway to the memory of all the men and women of Galway city and county who suffered for freedom during the years 1916 to 1923. The chairman of the committee was Louis O’Dea and the joint honorary secretaries were Mrs T Dillon and Mr John Hosty.
Tom Grealy, the well known Galway accountant and music aficionado, remembers as a schoolboy the day John Wayne rode into the town. In 1951 Wayne, probably the best known cowboy actor of his day, was in Cong filming The Quiet Man. The film, somewhat surprisingly, remains a world -wide favourite. More than half a century later, it is still regarded by many film makers as the ‘perfect told story’. The involvement of local people among its star studded cast, which included Maureen O’Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Victor McLaglen, and Arthur Shields, all at the peak of their careers at the time, won their lasting affection. The occasion is still celebrated in Cong today.
“WHEN I wrote The Colleen Bawn, I invented the Irish drama. It was original in form, in material, in treatment, and in dialogue.” So declared Dion Boucicault of the play which has delighted audiences for more than 150 years and is about to get a new production from Druid.
The Gathering Ireland has announced the details of hundreds of special festivals and events that will take place over the final quarter of the year. The events, spanning sports, music, theatre, business and community are expected to welcome thousands of additional overseas visitors to Ireland in the next three months.