News from around the 32 Irish counties
Ambrose Congreve, CBE, owner of Mount Congreve estate in Kilmeaden, celebrated his 103rd birthday last Sunday. Ambrose is the last in a line of landed gentry that have been based in the city since the early 18th century. The renowned gardens of the estate are thought to be the largest private plant collection in the world. Ambrose began creating his magnificent labor of love at the age of 11 and the gardens are now home to the biggest collection of rhododendrons in Europe as well as countless other rare flower, shrub and tree species.
(Source: Waterford News & Star)
A doctors' group has claimed that a staffing crisis at Ballinasloe's Portiuncula Hospital may force its A&E Department to either close or limit its opening hours. The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine (IAEM) said last Tuesday that many emergency departments were facing extreme difficulties in recruiting non-consultant hospital doctors to staff them.
Portiuncula was included in its list of five A&E Departments where the problem was particularly severe.
(Source: The Westmeath Independent)
Families with residents at the doomed Carraig Túr nursing home have been paying tribute to the 50-plus staff members who worked there. Nurses, care assistants, cooks and domestics have all been made redundant by the collapse of the home on the Shannon Hill in Enniscorthy amid financial problems.
(Source: The Wexford People)
Opponents to Wicklow's head shop claim 'People Power' won the day after the premises closed its doors to business after nine months in the town. Last Thursday evening a sign was placed outside Head Candy's front window informing customers that the shop would be 'closed for the foreseeable future.'
(Source: The Wicklow People)
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A more apt comparison would be the Continental Army. An army dedicated to obtaining national independence.