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There was much jubilitation at the weekend as Minister Heather Humphreys made a special visit to Knockdoemore Lackagh trail. the visit which was organised by Galway County Council gave an opportunity for the Local Authority to showcase some of their leading projects around the county. During her two day visit the Minister visited council projects… Read more »

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KNOCKDOEMORE – LACKAGH WALKWAY BackgroundIn 2014 Claregalway GAA Club developed a walkway around the perimeter of their playing pitches in Knockdoemore. Seeing, it’s initial success, Frank Kearney approached the Club and offered a row along the perimeter of his family farm in order to extend the walkway and link it to the main Claregalway Lackagh… Read more »

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An application for the first stage of the development planned for 7.2 acres of land at Droim na Gaoithe, close to Claregalway Corporate Park, has been approved by the Department of Housing. Galway County Council paid €3m for land for social housing in Claregalway and it is expected that development plans will go ahead next… Read more »

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In many areas the Olympics Games do not play a significant role in many people’s lives, but almost everybody has a passing interest. This community has been blessed in the recent past in the Special Olympics the area had competitors who not alone competed, but accomplished with distinction, most notably the late Rory Murphy who… Read more »

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From Department of Health  Published on 13 July 2021 Last updated on 12 July 2021 The Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler TD, and the Minister of State for Local Government and Planning, Peter Burke TD, have today launched a new programme which is aimed at supporting older adults to remain living in… Read more »

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 Dear Fellow Gardeners, Just in case we do get a dry summer you might have to water your plants outdoors.  If you water your plants, give them a thorough soaking.  Watering little and often is a disaster as it brings the plant roots up instead of encouraging them to go down. In all the years… Read more »

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 APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN! New Frontiers provides an optimised business start-up process to people with innovation for large markets. This program is free!!! If you have an innovative business idea with a plan to establish your own company, or you are already at an early stage of development, the New Frontiers Programme can provide you with funding, help and support to… Read more »

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May Growers Calendar   Happy May GIYers, THOUGH MAY IS OFFICIALLY speaking late spring, May Day, which takes place on the first day of the month is traditionally a celebration of the beginning of summer. It has been celebrated as a time of growth, renewal and fertility across Europe since pre-Christian times and is one… Read more »

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Dear Fellow Gardeners, Finally there are days again that remind us of spring.  I think it’s so important for all of us to get this little lift – this little sign from nature that everything will be okay again – and maybe even better than before.  I can see more and more people realising that… Read more »

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Happy Easter GIYers, For growers, April is the most wonderful time of the year. All of nature is in major growth mode – the most detested weed and the most beloved seedlings are growing almost in front of our eyes. Leaves are emerging on trees and flowers appearing in the garden practically overnight.  There is a lot to… Read more »

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“The Townlands of Lackagh Parish” is the self-explanatory title of a new book written by Michael J. Hurley and published by Lackagh Museum and Community Development Association. The book is Michael’s seventh dealing with aspects of Lackagh parish and twelve dealing with his native Baldoyle in Dublin. this book is his largest project to date…. Read more »

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MarchGrowers CalendarHappy Friday GIYers, March is officially the first month of spring. Hurrah! It is a key month in the food grower’s garden and the first of three exceptionally busy months for the GIYer. Here are all our top tips as to what to get up to in the garden this month;   Preparation Continue… Read more »