Tomás Laighléis (1895 - 1984) was a traditional Irish Seanchai or storyteller.
A native of Menlo, County Galway, Laighléis was a seanchai of local history and of Fianna tales. A selection of his recorded tales, was published in 1977 but contains only a fraction of his output.
The Claddagh ring is a traditional Irish ring which represents love, loyalty, and friendship.
The Hon. Emily Lawless was an Irish novelist, historian, entomologist, gardener, and poet from County Kildare. Her innovative approach to narrative and the psychological richness of her fiction have been identified as examples of early modernism.
Connacht Irish is the dialect of the Irish language spoken in the province of Connacht. Gaeltacht regions in Connacht are found in Counties Mayo and Galway (notably in parts of Connemara and on the Aran Islands. The dialects of Irish in Connacht are extremely diverse, with the pronunciation, forms and lexicon being different even within each county. The irish of South Connemara is often considered the "standard" Connacht irish owing to the number of speakers however it is unique within Connacht and has a lot more idiomatic connection to extinct dialects in North Clare. Words such as "dubh" and snámh tend to be pronounced with a Munster accent in South Connemara whereas in Joyce Country, Galway City and Mayo they are pronounced with the Ulster pronunciation. In addition to this the standard in Connacht would be to pronounce the words "leo" and "dóibh" as "leofa" and "dófa" however in South Connemara and Aran they are pronounced "Leothab" and "dóib". Lexical and pronunciation differences exist within Mayo with Tourmakeady featuring an "í" sound in vowel endings much more commonly. In addition to this the lexicon of Dún Chaocháin to the east of Belmullet tends to be far more Ulster influenced than that of Eachléim and there is a huge Ulster influence on the dialect of North Mayo in general owing to historic migration. The Irish of Eachréidh na Gaillimhe and Dúiche Sheoigheach tend to share more phonetic commonalities with neighbouring Mayo than with South Connemara
A seanchaí is a traditional Gaelic storyteller/historian. In Scottish Gaelic the word is seanchaidh. The word is often anglicised as shanachie.
Gneeveguilla,, officially Gneevgullia, is a small village in the Sliabh Luachra region of East County Kerry, Ireland. It lies about 19 km (12 mi) east of Killarney, close to the County Kerry/County Cork border.
James Lally, Irish soldier and Jacobite, died 1691.
Menlough is a village in northeast County Galway in Ireland. Located 35 km from Galway, 27 km from Tuam, 30 km from Ballinasloe, and 20 km from Athenry, it forms part of the civil parish of Killascobe.
Edmund Lenihan, also known as Eddie Lenihan, is an Irish author, storyteller, lecturer and broadcaster. He is one of the few practising seanchaithe remaining in Ireland. He has been called "one of the greatest of Irish story-tellers" and "a national treasure".
Éamon a Búrc (1866–1942) was a tailor and Irish storyteller or seanchaí.
Castlegar is a village and Roman Catholic parish in County Galway, Ireland, located just outside the city of Galway. It extends from Lough Corrib across to Merlin Park by the old Galway-Dublin road. The annual Galway Races are held at Ballybrit Racecourse in Castlegar Parish.
Menlo is a village and townland in one of the Gaeltacht areas of County Galway, Ireland. Menlo currently falls within the boundaries of the city of Galway, though it is outside of the urbanized parts of the city and retains the feel of a small village.
Nollaig Ó Muraíle is an Irish scholar. He published an acclaimed edition of Dubhaltach Mac Fhirbhisigh's Leabhar na nGenealach in 2004. He was admitted to the Royal Irish Academy in 2009.
Aindrias Micheál Ó Caoimh was an Irish judge and barrister who served as a Judge of the European Court of Justice from 1975 to 1985, President of the High Court and a Judge of the High Court from 1966 to 1975 and Attorney General of Ireland from January 1950 to June 1950 and 1957 to 1965.
Seán Mór Ó Dubhagáin was an Irish Gaelic poet.
Ollie Kilkenny is a former Irish sportsperson. He played hurling with his local club Kiltormer and with the Galway senior inter-county team in the 1980s and 1990s. Kilkenny won back-to-back All-Ireland winners' medals with Galway in 1987 and 1988.
Saint Laisrén mac Nad Froích, or Laisrén of Devenish and Lasserian, also known by his petname Mo Laisse, was the patron saint of Devenish Island in Lough Erne, near Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, in the present diocese of Clogher. Laisrén is the subject of both a Latin and an Irish Life, which offer loose narratives in which a number of miscellaneous anecdotes and miracles have been grouped together.
Mac Con Iomaire, Gaelic-Irish surname
The 1983 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final, also known as the Game of Shame, was the 96th All-Ireland Final and the deciding match of the 1983 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, an inter-county Gaelic football tournament for the top teams in Ireland.
Billy Lawless is an Irish former Independent politician and businessman who served as a Senator from May 2016 to March 2020, after being nominated by the Taoiseach.
Menlo Castle also called Blake's Castle (1569–1910), is a 16th Century castle situated on the bank of the River Corrib in County Galway. It was built in 1569 and was home to the Blake family. The ruins still exist today close to the National University of Ireland (NUI) campus.