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Head Lice: Infestation with head lice is common and affects schoolchildren usually at ages 5 to 11 years. Girls are more likely to be affected than boys. Transmission is by head to head contact, as the lice cannot fly or jump but can crawl quickly. Sharing of personal items such as brushes, combs or hats… Read more »

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Update: Mummers Festival cancelled until further notice. The annual Mummers Festival will take place in the New Inn Leisure Centre this Saturday and Sunday, 2nd and 3rd of January 2010. This will be the 32nd annual staging of the unique festival of traditional music, song, dance, and storytelling, bringing patrons and participants from all over the country to… Read more »

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by Rebecca Glavin In September 2009 I packed my bags and jetted off to sunny Malta. As a third year Irish and New Media student in the University of Limerick I was required to spend one semester on an Erasmus programme in a European University. Whilst one should ideally choose their place of study based… Read more »

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Claregalway Church, located on the N17-N18 junction in the village, is the main Catholic Church for the Claregalway and Carnmore areas. The details listed below are courtesy of Teresa Payne in the Parish Office, located beside the Church. If you are looking for contact details for Support Groups, you can check in our Local Directory.

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President Mary McAleese visited Claregalway village this morning to meet victims of the recent floods. The President started a two day tour yesterday in Cork to visit flood disaster zones all over Ireland. Mary McAleese spoke at Claregalway Community Centre earlier today. Parts of her speech are below. Later today she will speak in Gort,… Read more »

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Galway City Karate Club Instructor Sensei Greg Cotter hosted  Christmas competition for its senior members on December 17th and invited some members of Claregalway and Turloughmore Karate clubs to attend. Claregalway was represented by Dave Giles while Turloughmore was represented by Anthony Lawless and Evan Flaherty, while Sensei Pat Kelly (Claregalway) was invited to referee… Read more »

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The Club Executive committee held its AGM in the Claregalway Hotel on Monday 14th December 2009 with a large number of Club Officers and Members present. To begin the meeting, Joe O Connell, outgoing Club Secretary gave a comprehensive report of Club activities for 2009 and acknowledgement was made to the many great achievements by the various… Read more »

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Mighty the force of that lashing sea, The rigging trembled and moaned, In mountainous waves as none did see, On an ocean that boiled and foamed. That hurricane’s blast shook the mast, The decks were out of bounds, And men thought of sins long past— In the ‘eye’ of the storms sound. We pitched, rolled… Read more »

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Claregalway residents travelling to Dublin will now be able to make the journey in about two hours. Minister for Transport, Noel Dempsey TD and Chairman of the National Roads Authority, Peter Malone, officially opened the highly anticipated M6 today. The €210 million, 56km stretch of Motorway from Galway to Ballinasloe East opened six months ahead of… Read more »

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Dressed for dinner The Christmas dinner will feel even more special, when the dining table is dressed for the occasion, so bring out the crystal, polish the silver and set the scene for a great feast with family and friends. It is the perfect time to go to town with festive centrepieces and decorations. You… Read more »

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A group of businesses in the Claregalway area have joined forces for a few reasons, but most important of these is to highlight the level of services that are available to future wedding couples here in the village of Claregalway, a village that has grown in familiarity as the place to organise and celebrate that… Read more »

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A very positive meeting was held last week between An Taoiseach, Brian Cowen and Deputy Noel Grealish regarding the recent flooding in the locality, at which a commitment of funding was secured to address the problem as a matter of priority. This meeting was also attended by local Cllr. Jim Cuddy. ‘At our meeting I… Read more »

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