Oughterard

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Direct-provision protest: silent demonstration walking from Oughterard to the former Connemara Gateway Hotel last Saturday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Recent years have seen objections to the opening of direct-provision centres in a number of Irish towns. We visit three of those towns: Roosky, in Co (...)

The Connemara Gateway Hotel in Oughterard, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The Department of Justice is in negotiations with the owners of a Connemara hotel to house “less than 250” refugee and asylum seekers there, The Irish(...)

Rory Clancy, owner of Powers Bar and Restaurant in Oughterard. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

It was business as usual for Oughterard the morning after nearly half the town’s population attended a highly charged meeting called about the State’s(...)

Winners of the 40th Lough Melvin Competition (from left), Stevie Ellis and Chris Callaghan with Gareth Foley of Foley Boats (standing) and club president Malcolm Finney.

The picturesque village of Garrison in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland came alive last weekend as hundreds of anglers from across Ireland and abroad gathe(...)

In attendance at Cast a Line for Autism competition, from left, organiser Dorrie Gibbons, winner Mark Dermott, Irish Guide Dogs chairman, Frank Downey and guide dog Gallagher.

“WE are very grateful to Dorrie Gibbons and the competition supporters for fundraising on behalf of the Irish Guide Dogs (IGD),” declared Galway branc(...)

Partners and sponsors at Portglenone on the Lower Bann, ahead of the European coarse fishing championships.

The National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland (Ncffi) is gearing up to host the 25th Fédéracion International de la Pêche Sportive European Champi(...)

Atlantic bluefin is the largest tuna; it can reach over 600kg and live for more than 30 years. Illustration: Michael Viney

Expressions of interest are invited for Tuna Chart, a pilot bluefin tuna data collection programme, which will allow 15 authorised angling vessels to (...)

High Island or Ardoilean lies off the west coast of Connemara, close to Claddaghduff and Inishbofin.

A deserted island off the west coast with a history of human settlement stretching back up to 3,000 years has gone on sale with an asking price of €1.(...)

Publican John Kenny was found dead in his bar in  Oughterard

A 24-year-old man was found guilty on Thursday of the manslaughter of an Oughterard publican seven years ago, following a three-week trial in Galway. (...)

Marian Lingurar jnr outside Galway Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Hany Marzouk

The daughter of a Galway publican and teacher who was found dead in his bar seven years ago has told a jury she believes a group of Romanian men kille(...)

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