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Council must save Henry Street thatched cottage say residents

The thatched cottage at No 9 Henry Street is falling into ruin and local residents are demanding that the Galway City Council take action to preserve it.

Coole launches 2009 winter programme

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The Coole Park biannual series of cultural events continues this winter with a feast of culture for the upcoming Winter Arts and Heritage Programme 2009. The programme aims to integrate arts, culture, and education with a series of events for adults, young people, and families. Environment and heritage lectures, children’s drama and Lady Gregory plays, traditional Irish, Mexican, and classical music, creative writing, children’s outreach workshops, and an art exhibition by The Orchard Gort, all feature in the exciting programme of events taking place between now and December.

Free winter events at Coole Park

The Coole Park winter programme of events kicks off with an arts event this evening from 8pm to 9pm.

Family fun day at Coole

On Thursday November 5 the Arts Series continues at Coole with renowned musician and singer/song writer John Faulkner. Faulkner who is currently musician in residence with Galway County and Galway City councils presents Farewell to Eirinn, a varied selection of songs that refer to emigration. On Sunday November 8 from 2pm to 4pm Coole Park will host Coole Trees in Winter, a family fun day event. Visitors will explore Coole in early winter with staff, learn about native and non-native trees and how to identify them, even when the leaves are gone. Activities for families include outdoor walks, scavenger hunts, indoor fun, and art and craft work. On Monday November 9 from 8pm to 9pm the second of the heritage lectures entitled Being Environmentally Friendly takes place.

Department delaying Ballinrobe cemetery works, not heritage office

The members of the Claremorris electoral area committee were told that it was the Department of the Environment which was holding up improvement works on the cemetery in Ballinrobe, rather than the council’s heritage officer. Seamus Granhan, director of services for Mayo County Council, was responding to a notice of motion put forward by Fianna Fáil Councillor Damien Ryan which asked the county manager “to intervene in relation to the ongoing hold up in the Ballinrobe cemetery and improvement works which are currently at a standstill due an intervention by the heritage officer”.

Jobs boost as Blarney, Meadows & Byrne and Lir team up in landmark Merchants Road building

The Old McDonagh’s Building on Merchants Road will have new life breathed into it from today when Blarney Woollen Mills team up with Meadows & Byrne and the Lir Chocolate Café to open in the landmark premises.

Music, heritage, and drama at Coole

There will be an international flavour to the music series at Coole Park over the next few days as part of the Coole Park Winter Programme. Tonight (Thursday) Coole will host a concert of Mexican music by The Gringo Stars from 8pm to 9pm.

St Mary’s Church to be sold to the council

St Mary’s Church and graveyard are to be bought by the local authorities in Kilkenny from the Church of Ireland in what is seen to be an important move for the conservation of heritage in the Marble City.

Mayo placenames feature on national website

Visitors to can now listen to sound files that have been added to 713 placenames in Mayo. Sound files in Irish and English have been added to the names of the baronies, civil parishes, and electoral districts as well as the names of some physical features.

Westmeath students invited to design poster for National Heritage Week

Fourth, fifth, and sixth year students from Westmeath are being invited to design a poster for National Heritage Week. The winning poster will be developed by a professional design agency and feature in a national advertising campaign to include TV, print and online.


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