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It seems Connemara is just one big special area of conservation thanks to our Dublin-based masters. And sure isn’t it right there is concern for the bog cotton, the pearl mussels, the common lizard, the snails, and a host of other creepy crawlies?
With a four day holiday programme planned for the end of September, visitors this autumn can enjoy a weekend long family-friendly food festival in Ballina and North Mayo, showcasing the best of Mayo food and drink, to coincide with Failte Ireland's recently launched Taste the Island Experience, a celebration of Ireland’s food and drink culture.
AFTER A dreary, wet, and windy June, summer and sunshine finally combined to greet the programme launch of the 2019 Galway Film Fleadh on Tuesday evening at the Galmont Hotel.
Atlantic Notes is a show dedicated to music, song, story and dance along the Wild Atlantic Way. It will run for Tuesday nights in Westport Town Hall for the summer.
Memories of a blessed childhood in Connemara and a family steeped in west of Ireland prompted Amelia Joyce to publish her first book at the age of 80. A mix of guidebook and personal journey, at the heart of My Connemara Journeys is Amelia’s undying passion for Connemara.
The Connacht Property Auction is now just four weeks away. The auction will be held on July 4 in the Menlo Park Hotel, Galway. The auction will offer properties from across Connacht, and there is continued demand from buyers for family homes and investments in Leitrim.
Atlantic Notes is a show dedicated to music, song, story and dance along the Wild Atlantic Way. It will run for Tuesday nights at Westport Town Hall.
Mayo features prominently in a new book entitled Irish Working Lives by Senator Marie Louise O' Donnell. whose prose is accompanied by stunning images from award winning photographer, Eric Luke.
Living conditions were very bad in the Claddagh during the Great Famine. Most people there made their living from the sea but they refused to adapt to new and more effective fishing techniques which would have improved their catches, and so their income was affected and poverty ensued. Most of the fishermen there had put their nets in hock just to keep their families alive. Equally, Claddagh people were opposed to education, as their sons would grow up to be fishermen, they felt no need to send them to school. This form of opposition began to soften and eventually in 1827, a national school opened roughly where the statue of Fr Tom Burke is today. The quality of education there was not great so the Dominicans decided to take things into their own hands and build a school that would develop and improve the practical skills of seamanship and fishing for the boys to make them more self-sufficient. The girls would be taught fishery-related skills such as lace-making
The Ballyglass RNLI lifeboat responded to two back-to-back call-outs on Monday of this week, first to bring an injured fisherman to safety and then to assist a 10m fishing vessel that had broken down off the Mayo coast.