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More than 50 hardy souls gathered in Donaghpatrick graveyard in Caherlistrane last week (April 17) to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Achill’s Eva O’Flaherty, born just across the fields from her final resting place in Lisdonagh House in 1874.
The horse is chomping at the bit, the jockey’s jodhpurs have been ironed, and the lucky charms are packed, yes, excitement is really brewing up now as a Galway syndicate and their horse, Go Native, make final preparations for next week’s Cheltenhem Festival where they could be in with a chance to win a £1 million bonus.
In 1968 MGM came to Galway to make a ‘swords and sandals’ epic film called Alfred the Great. A lot of preparatory work had gone into selecting three main locations in Kilchreest, Ross Lake, and Knockma, each of which encompassed 90 acres. A vast amount of money was spent on the exact replication of every aspect of the ninth century it depicted, turning some corners of County Galway into Wessex, including etching a 200-feet long white horse into the hill at Knockma.