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Great Irish drives highlighted by Continental Tyres

A ‘Drives of Ireland’ survey of Irish drivers has shown that the Wicklow Mountains in Dublin/ Wicklow is the favourite drive in the country.

Great Irish drives highlighted by Continental Tyres

A ‘Drives of Ireland’ survey of Irish drivers has shown the Wicklow Mountains in Dublin/Wicklow is the favourite drive in the country.

Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering

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WRITERS FROM Galway, Dublin, Cork, and Belfast will read at The Over The Edge March Writers’ Gathering in the The Kitchen, Galway City Museum, Friday March 13 at 8pm.

Ireland’s leading protest poet discovers hope

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A WOMAN told me recently that if she hears one more bad poem about water charges, she may take the extreme retaliatory action of paying her water charges bill, in the unlikely event that it ever actually arrives.

Kilkenny troops prepare for Lebanon

Troops from Kilkenny’s James Stephens barracks were training hard in the Glen of Imaal this week, ahead of next month’s deployment to Lebanon.

The golf game that brought down a government

ON MONDAY July 28 2008 Sean Fitzpatrick played 18 holes of golf with Brian Cowen on Druid’s Heath at the foot of Wicklow mountains. Afterwards they had dinner at the resort’s hotel.

Don’t be panicked by Murphy release, Rape Crisis Centre advises women

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The Kilkenny Rape Crisis Centre has moved to allay the fears of parents of young girls, and young girls themselves, about the release from prison of convicted sex offender Larry Murphy yesterday.

The last free Chieftains of Ireland

Some weeks ago I wrote that probably the greatest muster of the Irish Gaelic lords that ever gathered on a battlefield took their place on either side at Knockdoe, Co Galway, on August 19 1504. The O’Donnells and the O’Neills, from their great northern fiefdoms, fought for law and order on the side of the Earl of Kildare who successfully imposed the king’s rule on his rebellious and quarrelsome son-in-law the Earl of Clanricard, Ulick de Burgh (Burke) of Claregalway castle. Ulick’s marriage to Kildare’s daughter, and his disregard for her, gave the Earl a personal reason for the battle; but his allies were equally anxious to display their loyalty to King Henry VII, the undisputed king of England after the protracted and bloody Wars of the Roses.

Shannon water extraction decision expected late 2009

Dublin City Council are not expected to make a final decision on proposals to extract water from the River Shannon until the latter part of 2009.

 

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