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A seminar on the County Westmeath Heritage Plan 2010-2015 will take place in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel on Monday May 25, from 8-10pm.
The Conamara Environmental Education and Cultural Centre, based in Letterfrack in North West Conamara, is celebrating its 30th birthday as Ireland’s longest running environmental school.
Galway slave traders in the Caribbean and Viking life will be among the subjects explored in the Galway City Museum this year.
Seven outstanding individuals will be honoured with honorary fellowships at a special GMIT conferring ceremony later this month.
The Connemara Greenway Project has the potential to “emulate the success of the Great Western Greenway between Westport and Achill” and become a major tourist magnet for County Galway.
Six human skeletons have been discovered during an archaeological dig at a site near Terryland Castle. The variety of finds discovered has been called “very historic and important”.
With the impending dissolution of town councils coming up at the end of their current term in 2014, the members of Ballina Town Council are determined to forge ahead with conservation work on the Augustine Abbey in the town. The abbey which was built in 1423, is the birth place of the town as it is today and the members were give an update on the first phase of restoration works undertaken by the town council in recent weeks. Kevin Keegan, town architect for Ballina Town Council, told the November meeting of the council: “We’ve made some good progress, the ivy on it looked more like a forest than anything else. We were worried about the weight of the ivy which could become top heavy on the ruins.”
What started out two years ago, as in most people's eyes, a unique opportunity to see the wonderfully-restored Claregalway castle, has turned into one of the must-attend festivals in the west and also into one of the leading horticultultural events in the country. And in ten days, the Galway Garden Festival is back for round three, and this time it is to spawn a series of events that will see the lights on at the castle for months to come. Galway has many festivals, and indeed, many festivals in July, all honed over the years into something special. But none of these made the instant impact that the Galway Garden Festival did when it was inaugurated in 2010, over two days of differing climatic conditions at the beautifully-restored Claregalway Castle.
It was reading Owen Barfield’s History in English Words many years ago that first made me realise words are like the artefacts – the shards of shattered pottery, the unearthed house foundations, or the elaborate tombs filled with grave goods - the archaeologist uses to reconstruct the past. Or, as Barfield put it:
Westmeath County Council wishes to notify that an Archaeological Investigative Contract will commence from Tuesday March 20 until Friday May 11 during working hours from Monday to Saturday, pending archaeological findings.