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From TheJournal.ie 'A little unusual but nothing sinister': 40 foot sperm whale carcass washes ashore in Co Galway Mace Head

'A little unusual but nothing sinister': 40 foot sperm whale carcass washes ashore in Co Galway

Three sperm whales washed up this year, the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group said.

From The42 Juggling Gaelic football and rugby in the heart of the Connemara Gaeltacht in Galway School Sports Day

Juggling Gaelic football and rugby in the heart of the Connemara Gaeltacht in Galway

The An Cheathrú Rua school are in All-Ireland semi-final action this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Wildlife group's complaint over destruction of woodland 'disingenuous' claims Department Connemara

Wildlife group's complaint over destruction of woodland 'disingenuous' claims Department

The IWT says the public has been left with a smaller and biologically poorer National Park.

From The42 'He's got a bright future... He's from an area that's not known for its rugby' Gaeilgeoir

'He's got a bright future... He's from an area that's not known for its rugby'

Connemara man Colm de Buitléar was one of three players to make their Connacht debuts against Bordeaux.

From TheJournal.ie 'A beautiful son' - tributes paid to man and woman who lost their lives in separate accidents during Storm Ali Tributes

'A beautiful son' - tributes paid to man and woman who lost their lives in separate accidents during Storm Ali

Swiss tourist Elvira Ferraii and Northern Irish man Matt Campbell both lost their lives in tragic circumstances during the storm.

From TheJournal.ie Heroes of the first transatlantic flight Alcock and Brown to be celebrated at Clifden centenary Alcock And Brown 100

Heroes of the first transatlantic flight Alcock and Brown to be celebrated at Clifden centenary

In June 1919 John Alcock and Arthur Whitten-Brown made history being the first people to complete a non-stop transatlantic flight

From The42 Letter from Bordeaux: Munster fans out in force in French sunshine Red Army

Letter from Bordeaux: Munster fans out in force in French sunshine

The southern province will have the greater support for tomorrow’s semi-final against Racing 92.

From TheJournal.ie 'I couldn’t escape': Trad musician Noel Hill speaks of violent assault that changed his life Connemara

'I couldn’t escape': Trad musician Noel Hill speaks of violent assault that changed his life

Hill was attacked by a local builder in the toilets of a pub in 2008.

From TheJournal.ie 'People have trouble finding us': 4 Irish foodie destinations in distinctly unlikely places Off The Beaten Track

'People have trouble finding us': 4 Irish foodie destinations in distinctly unlikely places

From the food truck up the side of a fjord, to the kitchens of an old Georgian house.

From TheJournal.ie A bureaucratic mix-up is delaying much-needed repairs to a Connemara road Bóthar Doirefhearta

A bureaucratic mix-up is delaying much-needed repairs to a Connemara road

Flooding in the past week has made the road’s conditions significantly worse, and locals are calling for lights to be installed.

From TheJournal.ie Galway family left without regular water supply for more than five years Connemara

Galway family left without regular water supply for more than five years

Irish Water said local sources in the south Connemara area are not capable of supplying the volumes of water required.

From TheJournal.ie A fossilised starfish found in the Connemara mountains is an incredible 435 million years old Way Back West

A fossilised starfish found in the Connemara mountains is an incredible 435 million years old

It’s been named after the Irish geologist who found it.

From TheJournal.ie Choking toddler brought to Galway hospital by Garda car due to ambulance delay Carraroe

Choking toddler brought to Galway hospital by Garda car due to ambulance delay

The family have asked for an explanation for the delay, but say that ambulance delays are a common problem in the area.

From TheJournal.ie Pics: These stunning images capture the beauty of Connemara and the Aran Islands Walter Pfeiffer

Pics: These stunning images capture the beauty of Connemara and the Aran Islands

Walter Pfeiffer’s friend and publisher Vincent Murphy told us about the great photographer himself.

From TheJournal.ie Family of Galway mother-of-seven, missing for 32 years, make heartrending appeal to know what happened to her Barbara Walsh

Family of Galway mother-of-seven, missing for 32 years, make heartrending appeal to know what happened to her

Barbara disappeared from her Connemara home in June 1985.

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't know what to do': Clashes over Irish-English language split at Connemara crèche Irish/english

'I don't know what to do': Clashes over Irish-English language split at Connemara crèche

An Crann Taca has rejected accusations of discrimination after it announced it would divide naíonra classes according to Irish-language proficiency.

From TheJournal.ie New plan to stop extinction of corncrake in Ireland Indigenous Species

New plan to stop extinction of corncrake in Ireland

The bird used to be widespread in Ireland but is now only found along the north coast of Donegal and in the west of Mayo and Connemara.

From TheJournal.ie Man in his 40s dies after being struck by machinery on barge in Galway Workplace Death

Man in his 40s dies after being struck by machinery on barge in Galway

Gardaí and the HSA are investigating the incident.

From TheJournal.ie 'It’s like being part of a football team': 10 months of Carraroe's first fire station An Cheathrú Rua

'It’s like being part of a football team': 10 months of Carraroe's first fire station

“Someone from the crew knew someone involved in nearly all of the incidents – that’s the toughest part of the job.”

This Connemara pub has the most beautiful views of Galway Bay

Pádracín’s, you ride.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí searching for woman missing since 1985 begin dig close to her home Barbara Walsh

Gardaí searching for woman missing since 1985 begin dig close to her home

Excavation equipment has been brought to land close to the home of Barbara Walsh, who went missing in June 1985.

From TheJournal.ie Inside the Irish restaurant in an old boat shed where places sell out in hours Way Out West

Inside the Irish restaurant in an old boat shed where places sell out in hours

We take a look at the one-of-a-kind Dillisk Project in Galway.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí find new leads in Galway woman's mysterious 1985 disappearance Barbara Walsh

Gardaí find new leads in Galway woman's mysterious 1985 disappearance

33-year-old Barbara Walsh was reported missing from her home in Carna in June 1985.

From TheJournal.ie Joyriders in Connemara are attacking cars and causing high speed chases Danger

Joyriders in Connemara are attacking cars and causing high speed chases

Gardaí say all incidents are being investigated and a number of people have been questioned.

From TheJournal.ie Kylemore Abbey is NOT for sale, but it's teaming up with a top US university Notre Dame This post contains images

Kylemore Abbey is NOT for sale, but it's teaming up with a top US university

A new spiritual centre will be housed at the iconic location.

From TheJournal.ie 5 properties to view this weekend... outside of Dublin Viewing Advised This post contains images

5 properties to view this weekend... outside of Dublin

Here are the 5 best properties you can view outside of Dublin this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie 'DNA is sexy' but dental records most useful for identifying bodies Forensics

'DNA is sexy' but dental records most useful for identifying bodies

Kerry forensic dentist Paul Keogh told us how his work can help gardaí identify victims and sometimes even the people responsible for crimes.

From TheJournal.ie Meet the Connemara man building a miniature village in his garden King Of His Castle This post contains images

Meet the Connemara man building a miniature village in his garden

Tom Wallace has built a mini castle, church and cottage.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí identify body of German man eight years after discovery in Galway woods Case Closed

Gardaí identify body of German man eight years after discovery in Galway woods

After a facial reconstruction image was released to the media in Germany, the man’s brother came forward and DNA profiles confirmed his identity this month.

Ed Sheeran popped over to his Irish cousin's wedding in Spiddal

Musician Laura Sheeran’s three-day ‘wedding festival’ took place over the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Two whistleblowers suspended over nursing home claims, Seanad told Galway

Two whistleblowers suspended over nursing home claims, Seanad told

A HIQA inspection carried out at the home in May of this year found the authority hadn’t been informed adequately of elder abuse allegations.

From TheJournal.ie Man still being questioned over disappearance of man found in quarry Adrian Folan

Man still being questioned over disappearance of man found in quarry

The quarry is located near the Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: These American and Canadian people might have better Irish than you* As Gaeilge

VIDEO: These American and Canadian people might have better Irish than you*

*Not all of you, obviously. Some of you are great.

From TheJournal.ie Photos: This retired movie stuntman and former pro-wrestler is the sole inhabitant of Omey Island, off Connemara Island Life

Photos: This retired movie stuntman and former pro-wrestler is the sole inhabitant of Omey Island, off Connemara

Pascal Whelan once doubled for Paul Hogan in Crocodile Dundee, and taught Peter O’Toole how to swordfight on the set of MacBeth…

From TheJournal.ie Government accused of moving to privatise seaweed cutting Connemara

Government accused of moving to privatise seaweed cutting

Sinn Féin TDs want to know the governments plans for the future of seaweed harvesting on the Western seaboard.

Galway native Niamh Ní Chuaig back from Barcelona to take on Connemara marathon record

The 30-year-old runner first started her athletics career with Galway City Harriers.

From TheJournal.ie Gorgeous video of a Connemara roadtrip by a young couple in love Beautiful Ireland

Gorgeous video of a Connemara roadtrip by a young couple in love

Are we getting soft or is this just lovely?

17 Irish independent bookshops you must visit before you die

These shops are just as special as the books they sell.

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