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The Traveller's Companion to the Wild Atlantic Way links to resources
Where is it

failteireland Wild Atlantic Way Maps and Routes  

WAW Aug 2020 (E00132877)

Useful sources - forum for questions run by the Irish Tourist Board single site developed by Failte Ireland

Immigrant workers in Ireland

 Central Statistics Office of Ireland

 Immigrants’ experience in Galway in 2012 by OWCGalway

 Galway Simon a homelessness charity monitors and supports the homeless


Grainne Mhaol, Queen of Pirates

f the story of Gráinne Mhaol, Queen Of Pirates by Miracle Of Sound

light-hearted discussion with history experts from the BBC podcast You’re Dead to Me : Grainne O Malley

Irish Post on Irelands Pirate Queen twelve fascinating facts

Grace O Malley Fact Fiction Legend from the Royal Maritime Museum at Greenwich, UK

Grace O Malley by Anne Chambers


Wild water swimming

Dr Michael Moseley BBC clip “Why cold water swimming and showers good for you”

But of course, it should only be undertaken after considering your own health, the site you’re bathing in

many make their own record on instagram @wildswimireland

Downpatrick and DunBriste

 Downpatrick Head with a very nervous flight through Pul Na Sean Tinne (hole of the old Fire).

 international cliff diving competition

Dunbriste web site is also informative.

Life in Medieval Ireland Witches, Spies and Stockholm Syndrome by Finbar Dwyer


Down’s Syndrome in Ireland   has a guide “…more than medical” to the realities of family life with a baby, child, or adult with Down syndrome.

Estimation of the number of people with Down syndrome in Europe

Neolithic Sites in Ireland – Ceilde Fields

 Ceide fields has its own website also see Heritage Ireland and Discovering Ireland

 informative interview with the archaeologist Greta Burns who manages the centre Marren's Magical Mayo - Ceide Fields & Downpatrick Head

an archaeologist blogger Céide Fields, Ireland ~ Huge Site Of 5-6,000 Year Old Ruins

Ceide Fields - The Wild Atlantic Way (music by Paul Neville)

The Changing Face of Neolithic and Bronze Age Ireland

The Donegal Building Disaster

 Irish Times It’s not who has mica it’s who doesn’t

 Donegal homeowners protest over defective building blocks | UTV | ITV News

The Mica Scandal of Donegal (Part 1)

The Crumbling Homes of Donegal by David Craig

The expert panel report on concrete blocks on the Irish Government website


Burning of Clifden

 Galway Beo Clifden Town Ablaze : the aftermath of Thomas Whelan’s execution by Kathleen Villiers-Tuthill based on the research she did for her book

 Beyond the Twelve Bens by Kathleen Villiers-Tuthill

Kathleen Villiers-Tuthill also offers local history walking tours on connemaragirlpublications

 Connemara – the history of Clifden

The Execution of Thomas Whelan and the Burning of Clifden by Grace Fields a school history project

The Galway Shawl was the song mentioned that Whelan sang to his mother as she visited him the night before he was executed

Rebellion” on Netflix dramatizes events of Easter Rising preceding the War of Independence

Busking at the Cliffs of Moher

 Busking at the Cliffs of Moher Heritage Week 2021

Cliffs of Moher opens up for one day licenses in the summer to allow local music students to perform

However It can be a challenging site due to the weather and exposure

And the Irish examiner reported there used to be a busker with a dog that attacked the tourists

Music at the Edge analyses tension between the freedom of the busker and commodification of the cliffs

Probably the most famous busker currently performs in the city

Allie Sherlock busking over 5 years 11-16

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