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Gort Railway Station 150th Anniversary 15th of September 1869-2019

Hi all, Welcome to my blog! Today’s article is about the Gort Railway Station. The Railway Station was first opened in 1869, and as this year is 2019, it’s the 150th anniversary! I volunteer at the Kiltartan Gregory Museum, and to learn more about Lady Gregory, Yeats, and local history, I read a book written …

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Storm Desmond – Social Media videos Galway Area

Dear Reader, It’s been a busy time in Ireland storm wise, as we have had storm  Abigail, Barney, Clodagh and then the latest one just gone, storm Desmond! I never knew that the storms are named by the public. Check out this link to find out what other storm names are planned for the rest …

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Picnic at Kiltartan Gregory Museum followed by re-opening of Thoor Ballylee

Hi all, I admit, it’s been a while I dressed up, but I had great fun sourcing my Victorian clothes for the Picnic at The Kiltartan Gregory Museum in Co. Galway earlier today. As I mentioned in my previous post , I wanted to go to the Picnic at Kiltartan Gregory Museum, and as they wanted …

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Yeats ‘s activities around Galway this weekend

Hi all, This weekend there will be hive of activity around the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats.  I was at the park during the weekend, and sat on a bench, overlooking the scenery, it was absolutely beautiful! The below tree, better known as the autograph tree, is located in Coole Park, where …

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The Song of Wandering Aengus, read at O’Sullivan’s Hotel in Gort, Co. Galway

Hi all, When I was at the Auction at Yeat’s tower last sunday, I heard about the initiative from Yeats Galway 2015 to read a Yeat’s Poem a day at O’Sullivan’s hotel in Gort, Co. Galway during the month of June. Maybe instead of an apple a day keeps the doctor away, a poem a day keeps …

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Thoor Ballylee auction, Castle to be reopenend 13th of June 2015

Dear Readers, I am just back from a great event which was held at Thoor Ballylee, which is located (almost) around the corner from where I live.     The event was organized by the Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society and consisted of an auction that started at the rooftop of the castle, and continued inside. We were also …

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