Co. Clare

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Local Delivery & Take Away in the #burrenlowlands

Hi all, We are now #day3 since the government announced school closures and we are all adjusting to a new reality of washing hands, elbow and foot shaking and social distancing and the odd winking:) You have probably done some shopping and are preparing to go shopping again soon (if you are lucky enough to …

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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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Flaggy Shore Co. Clare, Ireland

Walking the Flaggy Shore

Belated Happy New Year! If this is the first time you are visiting my blog, I have started to document cycles and walks in and around the Burren Lowlands. so far I have documented Gort’s mini Greenway, Gort’s Golden Mile, Mary’s walk in Peterswell. This time I headed out to nearby Co. Clare to walk …

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Homecoming Galway Seniors and the M17/M18 Cycle

Hi all, Well, well,  what I week, that’s all I can say! Unless you have been living under a rock( or maybe you live outside of Ireland and are not familiar with hurling), the all- Ireland Senior hurling championships took place last Sunday between Waterford and Galway and the Galway team won!!  It’s been 29 …

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Easter Break : Galwayfoodfestival, The Burren, The Galway Plaza

Hello all, We are coming to the end of a 2.5 weeks Easter break,  yes, the break was 2,5 weeks long! I had a few days off, and decided to visit the Galway Food Festival that took place from the 24th till the 28th of March. The weather was cold, wet and blustery, but I thought …

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#SmallBusinessinterview West of Ireland : www.Meetthewool.com

Hello all, On Sunday afternoon, once we’ve been to a football match and eaten our Sunday lunch ( and everybody else has comatosed on the sofa) I get out my laptop and start writing my new small business interview. If you are new to my blog, my name is Katleen, and I have been writing this …

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Scattery Island in West Clare – Monastic trail and much more

Hello all, The Summer holidays are going much faster than any other year, and it had been on my “to do” list to visit Scattery Island, which is located off the Clare Coast, just a few miles from Kilrush. Not exactly where I heard about this Island, I think it was an interview of some sorts, …

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A picnic bench with a view : Dromore Woods in Co. Clare

Dear Readers, Last weekend has been a very eventful weekend as it was the first holy Communion of our youngest son Alex. This  also meant we had a few extra people in the house, as both my parents and one of  my brothers came over from Belgium and David’s parents came over from Northern Ireland. …

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To Lahinch via the Rockshop in Co. Clare

Hi all, Irish weather ranks very high in daily conversation, especially if the weather turns particularly wet and nasty OR if the weather turns out unexpectedly sunny and warm! As it happens, the first part of the Easter Holiday was dreadful, with lot’s of rain and cold winds. It reminded me of autumn back in …

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