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# Connemara
'I've never seen the likes of it before': Clifden counting the cost of 'incredible' deluge with more rain forecast
A Status Yellow rainfall warning is in place for all of Connacht as well as Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal.
# Grassroots
Gaeilgeor and Connemara man de Buitléar blazes a trail for An Ghaeltacht Rugbaí
The 22-year-old, who is in his third year with Connacht’s academy, features in a new TG4 documentary.
# Prime Numbers
How much did the State spend on an airport in Connemara? It's the week in numbers
Plus: The number of food businesses ordered to close last month.
# Aerfort Na Minna
The government has bought an airport in Connemara for €2.5 million
Aerfort Na Minna is 28 kilometres west of Galway City.
# Connemara
Man (70s) arrested as man (60s) dies following alleged assault at house in Co Galway
Investigating gardaí are following a definite line of enquiry.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# workplace death
Man in his 40s dies after being struck by machinery on barge in Galway
Gardaí and the HSA are investigating the incident.
# 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.”
# padraicins
This Connemara pub has the most beautiful views of Galway Bay
Pádracín’s, you ride.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# Notre Dame
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.
# viewing advised
5 properties to view this weekend... outside of Dublin
Here are the 5 best properties you can view outside of Dublin this weekend.
# heavy weather
Someone on the RTÉ weather was VERY excited to see Santa
We’re guessing.
# 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.
# king of his castle
Meet the Connemara man building a miniature village in his garden
Tom Wallace has built a mini castle, church and cottage.
# 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.
# give me love
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.
# 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.
# 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.
# gorgeous galway
This breathtaking aerial footage will make anyone from Galway homesick
*sigh*
# As Gaeilge
VIDEO: These American and Canadian people might have better Irish than you*
*Not all of you, obviously. Some of you are great.