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Clifden gives a warm welcomes Kevin Vickers – Canadian Ambassador to Ireland pictured at the Clifden launch of ‘Alcock and Brown 100’ Festival which will celebrate the centenary of one of the greatest feats of early aviation - the first non-stop transatlantic flight in history, completed by John Alcock and Arthur Whitten-Brown which landed in Clifden, Co. Galway in 1919. For more information visit Photo by Aoife Herriott

Alcock & Brown centenary festival takes off early

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A re-enactment of Alcock and Brown’s famous transatlantic flight will be the highlight of next summer’s festival celebrating the centenary of this great first in aviation. The Canadian ambassador to Ireland was in Clifden for the local launch of the Alcock and Brown 100 Festival on Friday, June 15. Ambassador Kevin Vickers unveiled a full-size…

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Green Festival celebrates local food and ecology

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The second annual Connemara Green Festival takes place this weekend in Letterfrack. With this year’s theme of ‘ecology, food and landscape’, the festival aims to raise awareness of the unique ecology of Connemara, local artisan food and raise funds for biodiversity projects. Running from October 7-9, the weekend includes walks with local ecologists and historians,…

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Trad Fest is back!

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The 7th Annual Clifden Traditional Music Festival will take place from March 31 – April 3. The festival will begin on Thursday with two special events in the Alcock and Brown Hotel at 8pm. A new CD will be launched by Fasta, a trio featuring well known Fiachra O’Regan and Sophie Lavoie, who are coming…

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