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Marty – Connemara Man in Boston

 Posted On  April 3, 2018 |  by admin

 Marty is typical of so many Irish people whose ancestors left Ireland for a better life in America, His father John, one of 14 children left Carna, Connemara for London in 1949 and arrived in Boston in 1956. Seven of his siblings also emigrated to Boston. Marty’s mother Mary O Malley, from a family of […]

From Canada to Clifden – A race against time

 Posted On  March 16, 2018 |  by admin

The Daily Telegraph had offered £10,000 as a prize for the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic “in less then 72 consecutive hours”. A number of people had tried and failed. Big money was being spent by companies to take on the challenge when John Alcock and Arthur Brown made their attempt in June 1919. […]

The Burren

 Posted On  March 16, 2018 |  by admin

The Burren takes its name from the Irish word ‘bhoireann’ meaning, ‘a stony place’ or ‘a rocky place’, which is a good description for this 350 sq kilometres limestone plateau in North Clare. The rough, intriguing and attractive landscape was formed 320 million years ago under a tropical sea. Later it was shaped by ice […]

Inisheer (Inis Oírr) – A Step Back in History

 Posted On  March 5, 2018 |  by admin

Why Ireland, Why Galway from BOS on Vimeo. Your tour will take you by boat to Inisheer (Inis Oírr) – the smallest of the three Aran Islands. It is such an enchanting mythical Island, steeped in traditional culture and in the warmth of its islanders. Islanders who are respectful of nature as they survive on […]