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Permission has been granted for the construction of a new mixed-use development in Claregalway village. John Coyle of Cahergowan is leading the plan to build a mixed-use commercial complex at Summerfield, replacing the existing commercial buildings. The development would involve the construction of a new entrance from the N17, and the demolition of the existing… Read more »

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HERITAGE WEEK: Claregallway Museum, Rooaunmore – Open throughout Heritage Week from Saturday 20th to Sunday 28th August (10am to 4pm). Also a talk on Friday, 26th August at 8pm. Traditional Crafts (Blacksmithing, Carpentry), The History of Amateur Drama in Claregalway, Landlords of Claregalway. All are welcome. https://www.facebook.com/ClaregalwayHistoricalSociety/

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24 Bowling Green Galway   Dear Editor,   In most European Countries students can go into a stream of education for the trades at the age of 16. Why does our system of Education keep pushing everyone towards the Leaving Cert and towards a 3rd Level Degree for all? Is it because we don’t have… Read more »

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The death has occurred of Bro Michael BURKE O.S.F. Franciscan Brothers, Mountbellew, Galway / Corrandulla, Galway August 18th 2016 (following an accident). Predeceased by his father John, and brother Eddie, Deeply regretted by his mother Sarah, brothers Kieran, Christy, Paddy, Tommy and Johnny, sisters Mary, Nonie, Una and Sally, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, his Franciscan… Read more »

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Twenty five years ago a small number of committed enthusiastic people got together and the first ever Claregalway Agricultural Show was launched. The show was put together in a few weeks and since then it has grown into what it is today. The show has gone from strength to strength every year and although still… Read more »

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The death has occurred of Eddie HANLEY Oranmore, Galway Carnmore Stud; Peacefully. Beloved husband of Mary; will be sadly missed by his wife, daughters Helena and Cepta, sons Shane, Fergus and Iggy, sisters Mary and Nellie, brothers Tommy and Joe, daughter-in-law Yvonne, grandchildren Mia and Ethan, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.   Reposing at Síoraíocht,… Read more »

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GIY Monthly Column – September 2016 Successful food growing is as much about time spent in the kitchen as in the veg patch and at this time of the year that point is usually in sharp focus. The garden is at its most productive in September and you’re unlikely to be able to use all… Read more »

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The ‘Arch’ Sculpture sited at Claregalway as part of the East Galway Art Program, a work by Robert McColgan. The Story so far… Six projects were nominated for the East Galway Art Program. Site(s) visits in each area were organised for the artists by the County Galway Arts Office. Transport, food and compansionship were supported… Read more »

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Carnmore came Up big In Relegation Playoff Carnmore defeated Kiltormer in the Relegation Playoff in terrible weather conditions in Kenny Park on Friday July 15th on a score line of 3.09 to 0.12. In what many will consider the most important game of the Senior Championship the consequences of defeat were huge as both sides… Read more »

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  The death has occurred of Fiona GLYNN (née Mac Isaac) Bridge Court, Newline, Athenry, Galway / Claregalway, Galway (Formerly Lydican, Claregalway and Mac Isaac’s Shop, Bridge Street, Galway) , after a long illness bravely bourne, Fiona, beloved wife of Eamon and loving mother to Sabrina, Andrea and Laura. Sadly missed by her husband and… Read more »

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The death has occurred of Mary FLAHERTY (née Flaherty) Cahergowan, Claregalway, Galway Daughter of the late Tom and Nora. Peacefully at Galway Hospice, surrounded by her loving Family. Sadly missed by her husband Michael, Daughter Michelle, Sons John and Mark, Son-in-law John, Daughter-in-law Vicki, Sisters Marguerite, Norann and Delores, Cousin Marie, Brothers-in-law, Aunt, Uncle, nieces,… Read more »

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This is my three hundredth column for Corks Evening Echo, I have four children, five (10 really) kilos excess weight and I am nineteen years older than I’d like to be. Like everything else, I number my years in existence too, today I am 39 years old today, tomorrow I will be forty. I don’t… Read more »