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Jonathan Margetts of  Thomas Dillon’s Gold Jewellery on Quay Street, Galway:  80 per cent of the summer sales have been lost due to the fall in US tourist numbers. Photograph: Amy Blaney

Jonathan Margetts, who owns Thomas Dillon’s Claddagh Gold Jewellers on Galway’s Quay Street, has sold Claddagh rings to generations of American touris(...)

Galway City Council decided to act after large crowds were observed congregating at the beaches in Salthill and around the Claddagh to celebrate the good weather and the end of the school year.

Galway City Council is closing many of its best known attractions because of fears over the breach of social distancing guidelines. Spanish Arch, th(...)

Members of An Spidal community cast of fire bearers getting ready for their fire lighting ceremony. Photograph: Andrew Downes, XPOSURE.

The opening ceremony of Galway 2020, which was due to take place on Saturday evening, has been cancelled due to bad weather. The organisers said on S(...)

Gusts of up to 110km/h are expected on Saturday and Sunday

Met Éireann has issued yellow wind and rain warnings for the whole country for election day. Voters going to the polls on Saturday are likely to have(...)

Galway Community Circus training in 2017 at the Claddagh Basin for Wires Crossed - A Balancing act for Europe, one of the key projects of Galway 2020.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

This summer 400 high-wire performers will cross the river Corrib in Galway in a 34-hour world record attempt aimed at reclaiming the watercourse from (...)

Claddagh rings from Garech Browne’s collection feature in the Sotheby’s Royal and Noble sale on January 21st in London.

Twenty-two Claddagh rings from the collection of patron of the arts, traditional Irish music and poetry enthusiast and all-round bon viveur Garech Bro(...)

  A dispute between some members of a family whose firm sells and makes jewellery, including the world-famous Claddagh rings has come before the(...)

Inside the Cow house in Portlaoise.

David Keane, proprietor of the Store Yard in Portlaoise, is a self-professed hoarder who turned a hobby into a profession. The former builder develope(...)

Dramatic changes over a short time frame can have profound effects on the psyche of a nation. Illustration: Sorcha O’Higgins

In a city defined by its Georgian architecture, Dublin’s most iconic landmark is an unlikely hero of aesthetics. Poised on a finger of land that enclo(...)

Head of a Boy: Lucian Freud’s portrait under the hammer at Sotheby’s. Photograph: Michael Bowles/Getty

A Lucian Freud portrait of the late Guinness heir Garech Browne as a boy has been sold in London for €6.7 million. Head of a Boy was painted in 1956, (...)

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