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For those of us making Resolutions take heed! It’s a new year it’s a new dawn etc, and we will all try to start off the year in a good way but will slowly or surely go back into the bad habits. The following is a list of life’s lesson written by Regina Brett, a… Read more »

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The man slowly looked up. This was a woman clearly very wealthy. ‘Leave me alone,’ he growled. The woman continued standing. ‘Are you hungry?’ she asked. ‘No,’ he answered sarcastically. ‘I’ve just come from dining with the President. Now go away.’ The woman smiled. Suddenly the man felt a hand under his arm. ‘What are… Read more »

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Martin Fox (Clochmaol, Carnmore West, Oranmore, Co. Galway), Dec. 20, 2011, sadly missed by his loving wife Evelyn and his adoring daughter Grace. Deeply regretted by his brother Michael and his sisters Mary and Anne, sister-in-law Margaret, brothers-in-law Sean and Pat, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends and his very close friend Walter. Rest in Peace… Read more »

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Did you know? Every 6.5 seconds someone in the world dies from tobacco use = 1.5 million people dying needlessly each year. Every cigarette a person smokes reduces his/her life by five and a half minutes. In Ireland, smoking is the leading cause of avoidable death. Nearly 7,000 people die each year from the effects… Read more »

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“Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Not a quote from RTE’s George Lee or the author David McWilliams but from Matthew 6.21. The gospel quote tells us that true wealth is not about material possessions, but about depth of relationships. Likewise, true progress is not just about economic growth, rather it… Read more »

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Lorraine O’Hanlon, Galway Independent Bookmakers Paddy Power could pay out over €7,000 to punters who have backed The Saw Doctors in their bid for the Christmas No.1, if the Tuam group make it to the top of the charts this Friday. According to Paddy Power, spokesperson Sharon McHugh. The Saw Doctors were once as low… Read more »

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We want to thank all our customers and Friends for visiting, shopping, participating in courses and training and generally supporting our work. We wish you a great growing season in 2012! Our theme for 2012 is Skills for Life and The Organic Centre team has come up with seven ideas for the new gardening year… Read more »

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The Saw Doctors this week launched their campaign for a Galway Christmas No.1 with their version of Petula Clark’s 1960s hit ‘Downtown”. The song, which has already proved a big hit online, features a cameo from 79 year old Clark in the pop video for the song, which was filmed by Eugene O’Connor on the… Read more »

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The AGM for Claregalway Ladies Club took place on Wednesday 7th December in the Clubhouse.  There was a great turnout for the meeting which had a very positive agenda including acknowledging the many fantastic achievements throughout 2011. 

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Dear Editor, Through your pages would you permit me to express my sincere thanks to all of the people of Galway and the west of Ireland who lent their support to the work of Self Help Africa, in the past year. We are well aware that many people have less money to spend, and less… Read more »

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Below is the interactive edition of the December 2011 Nuacht Chláir, the local newsletter for Claregalway and Carnmore. This edition features news and articles from the locality, including an update from local Councillor Jim Cuddy, stories from local blogger Móna Wise, and a Thought for the Month from from Ronan Scully.

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Thought for the week: I was at a meeting recently to help organise the 25th annual Maynooth to Galway charity cycle of which I was a founding member. Earlier this year it made close on €86,000 for Pieta house a fantastic charity supporting mental illness and suicide prevention. Next year is our 25th year of… Read more »

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