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Cornish-French theatre company Footsbarn will perform two shows at the Clifden Arts Festival

Ten days in the life of a Connemara town months after the 1916 Rising will be marked during this year’s Clifden Arts Festival, when a collection of or(...)

People queueing at the Chipper van to buy fast food. File photograph: Facebook

The State’s highest planning body has sided with Galway County Council in a long-running dispute over a chipper van’s use of a Connemara business park(...)

Camilla Coyne and KnockFada Kimberley at the 93rd annual Connemara Pony show in Clifden Co. Galway. Photograph: Andrew Downes/XPOSURE

Bartley and Tomás Ó Máille have been to Connemara ponies what Versace has been to fashion, and no west of Ireland festival has been quite complete wit(...)

A campaign group in Connemara has initiated a petition to highlight the need to address what it describes as ‘one of the most dangerous roads’ in the State. File photograph: Getty Images/National Geographic

A campaign group in Connemara has initiated a petition to highlight the need to address what it describes as “one of the most dangerous roads” in the (...)

Sophie Richards from Gorey: ‘The Belgians and Dutch are ahead in breeding show-jumpers whereas with eventing, the Irish are top.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

They don’t wear spindle heels and fascinators and they don’t compete to win fashion prizes, but some of the stars that shine at the RDS Horse Show an(...)

Jeremy Corbyn: English man Pete Ball, a long-time Labour supporter who now lives in Connemara, says he is very disappointed by the British Labour Party leader. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

“I think this is now a divided, not United, Kingdom,” said Pete Ball (50) , an English man living in Connemara. Mr Ball, an English language tutor(...)

A mudslide of hundreds of tonnes of peat has closed the N59 Galway-Clifden road, some 8km  east of Clifden town in Connemara. Source: Google maps

A mudslide of hundreds of tonnes of peat has closed the N59 Galway-Clifden road, some 8km (five miles) east of Clifden town in Connemara. No one was (...)

The glistening quartzite peaks of the Twelve Bens of Connemara form a mountain landscape unique in Ireland and it is one that any serious walker will(...)

Humpback whale off Cork. Photograph: Pádraig Whooley/IWDG

There is a vast array of everyday wonders around this island’s 7,800km rim. With the help of a group of coastal cognoscenti, here are 55 alternatives(...)

 Tiernan O’Halloran original sporting goal was to play Gaelic football for Galway. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Amid Connacht’s band of brothers, homegrown heroes are essential and no one typifies their rise this season, nor their free brand of rugby, better tha(...)

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