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Daisy enjoying the view over Galway Bay toward the Clare coast.

Twelve Stars for Barna Staycation

What a great weekend. I knew something was up when I saw the case coming down from the attic. I haven’t seen that since before the lockdown. I hoped I was going to be included, even though I love going to my dog-minder and I was reassured when I saw my bag being packed too. I knew we were heading North and I suspected we were going to one of my favourite places, The Twelve Hotel in Barna and I was right. As soon as I came in the front door it was like I had never been away as I was greeted by name before going to the dog concierge area to get my picture taken. I never get tired of posing. We just had time to look over our lovely room and have a quick stroll before it was time to go down to the bar for dinner. The Twelve is one of those enlightened places where dogs …

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Warm welcome for Mayor of Boston

Ties between the West of Ireland and the Boston area deepened this Friday as the newly elected Mayor of the most Irish city in the US, Marty Walsh, began his Irish homecoming’ with a business breakfast at Shannon Airport. Hosted by the Shannon Group plc, the event was attended by over 125 people drawn from the business community, among them representatives of leading US multi-nationals with operations across the West and South of Ireland, cathaoirligh and mayors from several counties, as well as members of Mayor Walsh’s extended family, including his mother Mary, and friends from Connemara. Welcoming Mayor Walsh to Shannon Airport, Group Chairman Rose Hynes said that his visit – his first international trip since being sworn in last January – will only serve to strengthen links between the Boston/Massachusetts region and the West of Ireland . The importance of these links is signified by the presence in Shannon of the first citizens of so many counties and cities …

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