News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
(Source: The Fermanagh Herald)
A new book on the lakes of the country has documented the supernatural beasts that have been sighted in waters across Galway, and which are believed to still lurk in the murky depths. The book, entitled ‘Irish Lake Marvels – Mysteries, Legends and Lore’ by John Dunne, revives the stories that were probably well known by older generations of farmers and fishermen who had the living daylights scared out of them by a monster rearing its ugly head. The Connemara region features prominently in the book of lore, and the scariest beast of them all seems to be the monster-in-residence at Lough Auna, three kilometers south east of Clifden. A number of bog workers over the years have reported seeing a massive creature that has the head of a horse and the body of an eel slinking through the water.
(Source: Galway Independent)
Businesses in Tralee expect a bumper week with thousands of visitors expected to pack the town for the Rose of Tralee's historic fiftieth anniversary celebrations, which got underway last Friday. Tourism interests say they are expecting an increase of around 50 per cent on visitor numbers compared to last year's festival and the majority of Tralee's hotels are already entirely booked out. According to Holiday Tralee, the majority of hotel rooms in Tralee have already been snapped up, as have most short-term rental apartments.
(Source: The Kerryman)
An oak barrel, full of butter, estimated to be roughly 3,000 years old has been found in Gilltown bog, between Timahoe and Staplestown. The amazing discovery of the barrel, which is being described by archaeology experts in the National Museum as a "really fine example" was found by two Bord na Mona workers.
Source: The Kildare Nationalist)
Begging on Kilkenny streets has hit epic proportions in recent weeks, according to a local councilor who said beggars are taking advantage of tourists visiting the city during the summer. Kilkenny Borough councilor Martin Brett said there were now more beggars on the streets than ever, as the tourist season draws more people into town. “The number of people begging in the city is increasing in a serious way,” Clr Brett said.
(Source: The Kilkenny People)
The High Court has granted an order to close down a solicitor's practice in Co Laois. The Law Society sought the order against Eamon P Comiskey, of Ballycarnan, Portlaoise, accusing him of fraud and dishonest practices in connection with a number of property transactions. The court order requires him to suspend his practice, freezes his accounts and he has to hand over all his files to the Law Society.
(Source: The Irish Times)
Rents across the country have fallen by a further 5% in the past 3 months, according to the latest report published by the property website Daft.ie. Although the national average rent is down 17% over the past 12 months, rent in Leitrim has only fallen by 8.4% in the same time period. The average rent in Leitrim in the second quarter of the year was just over €485.
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