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The ‘Carraroe Colorfuls’, from left: Deirdre Folan, Karen Ridge, Dympna Heanue, Angie Williams, Catherine Mulholland, Lisa Mulholland, Helen Diskin and Cáit Goaley (front)

80s night marks Peacockes’ reopening

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It was a case of reeling back the years in Peacockes Hotel, Maam Cross on February 12 as a venue that was once a centrepiece of Connemara nightlife opened its doors once again. Revellers came from as far as Ballinrobe, Westport, Cong, Tourmakeady, Clifden, Galway and Carraroe, with some former residents of the area making the…

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‘From the graves of patriot men and women spring live nations’

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Pictured: A re-enactment of Padraig Pearse (played by Eoin Ó Dubhghaill) practising his O’Donovan Rossa graveside oration at his cottage in Ros Muc one hundred years ago. The event, which took place on July 31, was part of the inaugural Scoil Samhraidh an Phiarsaigh organised by Galway County Council at Scoil Bhriocáin and Pearse’s cottage.…

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