The Best of Both Worlds

For consumers, there is something comforting about global brands that guarantee us standardised products, wherever they are purchased around the world.

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Connemara Therapeutic Riding

In 2015 Connemara Therapeutic Riding (CTR) saw the realisation of a dream—the establishment of a permanent therapeutic riding service for Connemara. We have been working towards this for the past few years, and we are finally here! But the reality is way beyond our expectations.

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Galway 2020

In the second half of 2016, Galway City and County were named as Ireland’s Capital of Culture for the year 2020.

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GMIT Letterfrack Soars to New Heights in Morocco

Nestled in the heart of Connemara, adjacent to Connemara National Park, the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology’s campus in Letterfrack offers specialised degree courses in furniture design, wood technology, and teacher education.

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Bliss, Euphoria, Unbridled Joy!

The culmination of bar counter chat—developed through the various planning stages and finally reaching its glorious conclusion—a few days away golfing with the boys, deciding upon the West, encouraged in no little way by the great sound bites emanating from the positivity of the Wild Atlantic Way passage.

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Jemma Elias and Joe Conneely

Connemara is one of those magical places that once you’ve visited, you want to come back again and again.

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Roundstone

Lying on the western arm of the Bertraghboy Bay in Connemara, County Galway, the village of Roundstone is one of the most scenic in Ireland. Situated seventy-seven kilometres north-west of Galway City and around eighteen kilometres from Clifden, Roundstone is beautifully set on one of the most spectacular coastal drives overlooking the Atlantic and settled at the foot of Errisbeg Hill.

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Colour is the New Black

Sometimes destiny is written in the stars; at other times, it’s written in a name. That seems to be the case for Ireland’s latest luxury silk scarf designer from Galway, Ciara Silke, whose surname fittingly corresponds with the traditional fabric of the accessory. One look and feel of these gorgeous silk twill scarves and it’s clear that she’s mastered the art of luxury.

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An Enchantment

Classical music filters through the elegant dining room as hairstylist Louise Jordan adjusts the soft golden curls of model Clara McSweeney.

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Road Tripping the Wild Atlantic Way

Travelling is all about the journey. Sure, it’s nice to focus on one place for a good period of time, but you’re not exactly embarking on a great expedition when you’re camped out in the same spot.

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The Continuing Story of Kylemore Abbey

If mortar and bricks could talk, what stories would be told by the walls of Kylemore Abbey? For almost 150 years, its halls and stairways have witnessed the lives of many people, all united behind the granite facade to become part of one intriguing history...

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Clifden

In May 2012, Clifden marked the bicentenary of its founding with a week-long festival of talks, heritage walks, concerts, and street entertainment as well as a traditional boat regatta. The main focus of the celebrations was to honour the town’s founder, John D’Arcy...

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Breaking Eggs

I grew up at the foot of a mountain on the shores of the Atlantic in a place called Cashel in Connemara. Although I was born in Dingle in County Kerry, I am a Connemara girl through and through.

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The Mystic Isle

Inishbofin is an island that lies roughly eleven kilometres off the coast of north-west Connemara. A vibrant star in the galaxy of islands that guards Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, it is a place that has borne witness to a history as rich and interesting as anywhere else in the country.

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