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OPW to host 6th Annual Honey Show this weekend

The 6th Annual Office of Public Works (OPW) Biodiversity Festival & Honey Show will take place in Phoenix Park from tomorrow Friday 9 until Sunday 11 September 2022. Tours, lectures, and family activities will take place throughout the weekend. All events are free; however, booking is required for some as places are limited.

Appointment of contractors for Westport Flood Relief Scheme

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Mayo County Council has appointed Cunningham Civil and Marine Ltd. to construct the Westport Flood Relief Scheme. Delivered in partnership with the OPW, the Westport Flood Relief Scheme has a budget of €1.181m.

State-of-the-art Athlone Garda Station formally opened by Minister for Justice

RONAN FAGAN

Significant archaeological find at The Strand during flood alleviation works

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An archaeological find alluding to the possible remains of the town’s 17th century defence walls has been unearthed as Westmeath County Council and the Office of Public Works progress the Athlone Flood Alleviation Scheme on The Strand at the River Shannon.

Failte Ireland respond to Councillor Keena call by announcing 10-year-plan for Hidden Heartlands

Fáilte Ireland have responded to a recent call for them to outline their future plans for the Hidden Heartlands brand by underlining their commitment to developing the region’s tourism push over the next decade.

Under Darkening Skies launched in Ballycroy

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The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage recently launched ‘Under Darkening Skies’ a public art commission by the visual artist Susan Mannion at the Ballycroy Visitor Centre at Wild Nephin National Park.

Céide Fields visitor centre reopens

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One of Mayo's most popular tourist destinations, the Céide Fields visitor centre, has reopened - a move that has been welcomed by local TDs.

O’Brien’s Bridge

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The Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland was published in 1845 and stated that, “The old, or west bridge, over the main current of the Galway River, was built in 1342; and till the erection of the new bridge [the Salmon Weir Bridge, built 1819] was the only passage from the eastern districts of the county to the great peninsulated district of Iar-Connaught. In 1558, a gate and tower were erected at its west end; and afterwards, another gate and tower were erected in its centre; but these were long ago entirely demolished. About 42 years ago, the bridge was thoroughly repaired on its north side, and was pronounced by architects to be strong; but it soon experienced the effects of the neglect which are so generally apparent in the town; and in consequence of dilapidated parapets, narrow carriage-way and the utter want of side-pavements and of lights, it was, a few years ago, a rather hazardous means of crossing a deep and impetuous river on a dark night.”

Historic year for O’Donnellan and Joyce auction department

The year 2021 started with offices closed and Ireland in lockdown. O’Donnellan & Joyce continued to stream its auctions live online by David Brandt Studios and used video tours of all its auction properties which enabled people to purchase homes without physically viewing them. Despite bidders not being able to attend auctions in person, this did not dampen their enthusiasm to buy and they continued to bid online and by phone to secure the property of their dreams.

 

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