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Granuaile Revisited – Grace O’Malley Celebrations

Granuaile Ireland’s Pirate Queen in Ballyconneely Ballyconneely was the preserve of the ‘Ferocious’ O’Flahertys, whose castle at the mouth of the Brandy River at Bunowen, built in the early sixteenth century, was the seat of the western branch of this notorious family. Donall O’Flaherty or Donall A Choghaid as he was nicknamed, married the celebrated Grace O’Malley…

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Clifden Lifeboat Raft Race and Watersports Day

This weekend past the Connemara Smokehouse took part in the Clifden Lifeboat Raft Race and Watersports Day. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is a registered charity, its purpose very clear – to Save Lives at Sea. It provides the 24-hour on-call service to cover search and rescue requirements out to 100 nautical miles from…

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Irish interplay – Irische Wechselspiele

Neue Zürcher Zeitung – Andrea Kucera Swiss Journalist visits Connemara Smokehouse The counties of Galway and Mayo are in many respects a treasure trove. The region northwest of Galway on Ireland’s west coast is a paradise for nature lovers. Their summits are ideal for walking, its lakes for fishing and the coast with its beaches…

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Clifden Lifeboats Annual Raft Race & Watersports Day

Saturday · 13:00 – 19:30 Clifden Beach Connemara Smokehouse & Visitors Centre, Ireland A great cause happening this weekend Clifden Lifeboats Annual Raft Race & Watersports Day will take place on Saturday 31 July 2010 at Clifden Beach. The Connemara Smokehouse  have a team put together so will be taking part in the Raft Race.…

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Paradores of Spain – Open Evenings

Lorna Roberts, is the official Irish & UK representative for the Spanish Parador hotels. This is a group of 93 state owned hotels all over Spain, many of which are in historic buildings – castles, palaces, convents etc. Others are in nature reserves, Medieval villages and in idyllic coastal locations away from the resorts. Lorna…

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Ballyconneely 25th Pony Show

Held on the third Sunday in July, this is the 25th year of the Ballyconneely Pony Show. Held in Ballyconneely, Co Galway, a beautiful part of Connemara renowned for its breeding of the celebrated Connemara Pony, its many attractions make it a great day out for all the family. The event is one of the…