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Every Saturday morning for 36 years, Mary Corbett got in her car and for two hours, delivered Meals on Wheels Community Catering meals to the people of Galway. She delivered thousands of meals to hundreds of people over the years, made some great friends, and has some extraordinarily wonderful memories. Mary recently retired due to… Read more »

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Dear Fellow Gardeners, I’m always looking forward to October.  It’s usually quite a dry and beautiful month and the colours are amazing.  Unfortunately the beautiful autumn leaves don’t usually last long here in the west – a couple of seasonal gales and they are gone. At the recent Ploughing Championships we (Environmental Pillar) we launched… Read more »

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How Does High Vis Work? High-visibility clothing is clothing made of fluorescent material with added reflective tape or shapes. Now for the technical bit… The sun’s ultraviolet rays react with the fluorescent colours to make them appear to ‘glow’ increasing daytime visibility. The effect is stronger in poor light conditions such as in fog or… Read more »

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By Declan Tierney, Connacht Tribune THE traffic bottlenecks encountered by motorists coming in and out of Galway on a daily basis have proven to be a godsend for one business – which is now transporting thousands of additional passengers by bus. Passenger numbers travelling between Tuam and Galway cit on Burkes Buses have increased by… Read more »

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If you are looking for bespoke made-to-measure furniture, Conneely Custom Built Kitchens & Bedrooms is the place to visit. The showroom, located a short drive from Oranmore on the N18 Claregalway road, features a huge range of beautiful kitchen displays in solid timber, painted, and high gloss finishes.  There are also 11 bedroom displays on… Read more »

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Recently while going through my Nana Scully’s prayer book, I came across a few notes scribbled down on the back pages entitled ‘A Recipe For A Meaningful Life’ and it really got me thinking. We all know that our health is affected by the degree of happiness we feel in our lives. The happier we… Read more »

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The village is looking resplendent thanks to all the hard work undertaken by the Claregalway Tidy Towns committee. This summer, more flowers were planted, landscaping was done and signs were erected. The following is a report from the official Tidy Towns adjudicators, who visited Claregalway in July and assessed the area on a number of criteria,… Read more »

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Well done to our U14 Ladies Sevens panel and management who took part in the Kilmacud Crokes All-Ireland Sevens on Saturday. They came out of their group in the morning and won two knockout games to reach the cup semi-finals. Here they came up against the Dublin Féile Champions Lucan Sarsfields and were unlucky to… Read more »

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So I’m standing at the counter in the chemist, picking up a few bits and pieces, 600ml of Paediatric Nurofen (Orange Flavour), 800ml Calpol (Original, please), 24 sachets of Dioralyte, Paralink, 36 sachets of teething granules, 6+ Calpol Fastmelts, 24 Uniflu, anything for mosquitos on special offer, 48 pack of Nurofen Plus, 48 Soluble Solpadeine,… Read more »

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The Medieval Tournament is making an unique comeback in Ireland next week. The first full-contact medieval tournament in Ireland for over 400 years took place at Claregalway Castle last year. This year it returns with a bigger international flavour at weekend of the 1st–2nd of October 2016 fro 12 noon–6pm each day. Armoured knights from… Read more »