Thursday 7 September 2017


As the population plummets, residents of Loch Con Aortha, in Connemara, in Ireland, say that they have given up hope of being saved.

Connemara village writes its own positive obituary - Irish Times

The residents of the Connemara village believe that neither the Minister for Rural Development Michael Ring nor any of his colleagues have the will to save it, and it is time to record its obituary.

Loch Con Aortha is famed for making good poitín - a strong alcoholic drink.

An old ruin in Loch Con Aortha.

Too many people have emigrated from Loch Con Aortha.

The village's population is now just 50, and only 20 of these are under 65.

Land is worthless.

"EU habitat directives have made land virtually worthless, as it cannot be worked without specific permissions."

The primary school was closed in the 1970s.

The area also lacks essential services such as high-speed broadband.

Connemara – the school musical!

While power is concentrated in Dublin, and Brussels, areas like Connemara get neglected.

Connemara need to become an independent state.

Then it can lure in investment and top entrepreneurs.

Connemara (above) is safer than Texas or the Caribbean.

Above, we see Conemara's main town.

Connemara (above) is more beautiful than Monte Carlo.

Young boys outside a school in Connemara. Date: Circa 1892

Connemara has always been neglected, but it can become like a Swiss canton.



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At 7 September 2017 at 12:54 , Blogger RAYESTE said...

So sad to hear this about so beautiful Connemara...
Picturesque, right, and calm.

But pls do not compare to Monte Carlo :
uncomparable, two different worlds, in Monaco little rain, not like in wet and gloomy Ireland haha. ( Been in Monaco, Monte Carlo ).

Greetings from France ;-)

At 10 September 2017 at 21:47 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahh if I could move there from Seattle...& be able to scratch out a living, I would not hesitate.

At 20 September 2017 at 11:13 , Blogger Annski said...

Scratching out is what you'd be doing. Weather is abominable 10 months of the year and unemployment is high.


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