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At the height of our artificially inflated economic boom, or Celtic Tiger, the owners of a prominent builders’ suppliers told a friend of mine that although the year was not yet over they were ‘amazed at the phenomenal amount of Jacuzzis’ they were selling.
The late Argentinian ambassador to Ireland, Laura Bernal, will be laid to rest in Foxford today.
Famously WB Yeats was giving a lecture in Aberdeen on Saturday evening January 26 1907, the opening night of the Playboy of the Western World at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Just before his lecture started he received a telegraph from Lady Gregory to say the first act was well received.
RIGHT NOW, we are having to sacrifice much - going out, meeting friends, witnessing live music - but it needs to be done to stop the spread of Covid-19.
‘Dearest beloved - It is such a beautiful morning that you ought to be here and we should be walking in the garden …and if we were, what more should we do where the bushes hid us?’ These intimate words were written by the British politician, later prime minister, Ramsey MacDonald, to Lady Margaret Sackville whose initials are on the famous autograph tree at Coole.
Gugai - Róisín Dubh music promoter and founder of Strange Brew Records, chooses Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco
The winners of the Galway People of the Year Awards organised in partnership with Galway Credit Unions were announced at a press reception in the Galway Bay Hotel at the weekend. The winners will be honoured at a Gala Banquet and Presentation to be held in the Galway Bay Hotel on Saturday March 21, compered by Ollie Turner and broadcast live on Galway Bay fm.
A remarkable snapshot of Straide community has been captured on a one-hour documentary film sponsored by the Straide Pride of Place Committee.
The officers of the Mayo GAA County Board and delegates from the clubs in the county will meet in private next Monday night to discuss the board's response to a series of letters from the Mayo International Supporters Foundation.
There is nothing like the image of a turf fire to carry you through the wilds of winter in search of solace. Driving through Connemara last Friday night, the twilight mountains turning to dark, the moon reflecting off the glasslike lakes painting the vistas between Recess and Clifden a wonderful mixture of blue and black, I longed to arrive at my destination and to feel the heat of orange flames on my face, to lay down my weary self, and to give myself over to hosts tasked with reenergising me with fine food, fine wines, and a hearty welcome.