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Rumoured to be Ireland’s most photographed Castle, Dunguaire Castle, located just outside the picturesque fishing village of Kinvara, sits perched on the shores of Galway Bay.
This remarkable painting, by Irish artist Sir John Lavery, is actually a portrait of Roger Casement on the last day of his appeal against his conviction for high treason and sentence of death, in July 1916. But where is he?
Fine Gael Deputy Ciaran Cannon has welcomed a commitment by Failte Ireland and the National Parks and Wildlife Service to make a major investment in upgrading the Coole Park Visitor Centre.
‘The bus comes at last with a great blaze of headlights, and figures emerge from the darkness and climb aboard….’
Back in Connemara for Christmas, which she insisted on calling Christ Mass, Ethel Mannin opens the door of her little cottage, located between Roundstone and Clifden, close to Mannin Bay. She has been away for some time. She lights fires in all three rooms, to drive away the musty smell and damp, and soon she is comfortable sitting by the window looking out at the sea, the mountains beyond. She was back to stay until restlessness, or some political challenge, calls her away again.
HE WAS Ireland’s first literary celebrity; he moved in exciting political and artistic circles; he was a best selling writer; a political satirist; a biographer, and above all a celebrated lyricist, admired by Hector Berlioz.
IN HER day she was called “the greatest living Irishwoman” by no less than George Bernard Shaw, and six of the more than 40 plays written by that woman are to be performed by Druid Theatre Company throughout her native County Galway.
IT HAPPENED with Tom Murphy, it happened with JM Synge, it happened with Shakespeare. Now it is the turn of one of the major lights of the Irish Literary Revival - Lady Gregory - to get a Druid cycle.
Sligo Oyster Experience has launched the Sligo Oyster Farm Tour, an immersive guided tour and visit to the Coney Island working oyster farm on the shores of Sligo Bay, overlooked by the majestic Belbulben and Knocknarea.
KINVARA COURTHOUSE is re-opening and tomorrow, Friday July 10, marks the first visual arts exhibition there since lockdown - Moments of Glad Grace.