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To raise funds for Mortuary Chapel/Meeting Room/Additional Car Parking Contributions totalling £18,628 have been received towards the above to date. This total includes the first monthly envelope contributions, a sizeable number of bi-annual and annual contributions and also a number of other donations from organisations and individuals from the parish and some from outside the… Read more »

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We have moved to Video Paradiso, Riveroaks Shopping Centre. We would like to thank all our customers for their patience and understanding while we were making the move. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our members for their continued support over the past twelve years. Thank you for all the good… Read more »

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Junior Badminton Our Annual tournament with the Artane Beaumont Club took place on November 4th & 5th. As usual, the U13 and U15 Teams and their coaches arrived by train and arrived in the Hall at 3:30pm to play the Singles Tournament which was very well contested by both clubs. In the U13 boys event… Read more »

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According to Finnish folklore, Father Christmas dispenses with a sleigh and hitches a lift on the back of a straw goat named Ukko. Santa Claus was inspired by Saint Nichoas, a rich man who helped out a poor family by dropping sacks of gold down their chimney. Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of Russia,… Read more »

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I had the pleasure of talking to a delightful lady recently who nostalgically talked about Christmas when she was a child. “Things were so different then,” she said. “We did not have what the children of today have. We worked hard when we were young. Memories of my Mother baking are still fresh in my… Read more »

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Claregalway Skin Care and Aromatherapy Clinic, Kiniska, Claregalway This Christmas if you want to look good for those Christmas parties, and no time to use the ‘sunbed’, why not cheat and use a self tanner? How to apply: Exfoliate first to remove dry dead cells on skin, that could cause patchy results, use a body… Read more »

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Congratulations to Evelyn and Kevin McStay, Cahergowan on the birth of their baby son Thomas born in November. Sincere sympathy to Evelyn on the sudden death of her father Thomas recently. Congratulations to Paul Concannon, Summerfield, Claregalway, who got engaged to Dympna Ryan of Killoscully, Newport, Co. Tipperary. Welcome back to Padraig Burke, our Butcher… Read more »

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Work on the bridge has been proceeding steadily all year. The facing of the two wings on either side of the arches and end piers were completed by the stone mason, Paddy Quinn, with FÁS workers assisting. This was done using cut stonework in keeping with the east face of the bridge and pure lime/sand… Read more »

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The Clareglaway Branch I.F.A. held their AGM recently in the Claregalway leisure centre, Mr Larry Mockler County Secretary was guest speaker. The meeting was chaired by Ollie O’Connell and he welcomed all to the meeting, Larry Mockler outlined all the recent changes in R.E.P.S., farm retirement scheme, extensification etc.. The recent drop in cattle prices… Read more »

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This is the time of year when our thoughts turn to the oncoming festivities, Santa Claus, friends and family coming home and getting the house ready for Christmas. We tend to forget about the garden but yet it can still contribute in a large way. You can look back on the year and the enjoyment… Read more »

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From earliest times, a lot of energy has gone into finding cheap ways of providing light and in decorating the light source. But it is only in the last 50 years or so, that light has become an integral part of interior design. The first artificial light was firelight, ie. pieces of burning wood from… Read more »

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After Christmas and New Year’s festivities, most of us make resolutions in good faith of improving our health, fitness and nutrition. If you have decided to adopt a more healthy lifestyle in the new year, concentrate on sticking with it. You know maintaining good health requires a balanced diet with regular physical activity, month after… Read more »

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