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Western Bushcraft Skills is a new outdoor activity provider set up by Steven Lenihan in June 2013 specialising in bushcraft and survival skills. The 12th Galway Claregalway Scouts spent a weekend at Halloween in Cregg Castle mastering the wilderness with Western Bushcraft Skills, and wrote these reports on their adventures. Halloween Camp at Cregg Castle by… Read more »

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Claregalway/Carnmore Community Text Alert is now up and running. Anyone who notices suspicious activity can ring Mill street Garda Station at 091 538000. Don’t forget to keep an eye on your elderly neighbours over the winter months. All senior citizens are encouraged to keep a Bottle in the Fridge. This is where a written list… Read more »

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“Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Not a quote from any of the world’s economist’s but from the gospel of 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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2013 has been a historic year for Claregalway Ladies GAA with the Adult Ladies gaining promotion to Senior ranks for the 2014 Season. In 2013 the Ladies got to 14 County Finals 3 Connaught Finals and the All-Ireland Intermediate Final. Representing Galway with great success in Connaught, Claregalway captured the Connaught Minor and Intermediate Championships… Read more »

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Last Monday the 15th of December, scouts from the Scout section contributed to the St Vincent de Paul Food Appeal. Following our scout ethos, to help other people, we collected non-perishable foods. Scouts are aware of the hardships that some families face during the Christmas period. We hope our contribution will lift the spirits of some families… Read more »

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by Ronan Scully I was out in a boat recently in what has now become one of my favourite places in Ethiopa, Lake Tana in the North. I was with three of my close friends, Paul, Ciara and Orla, and we stopped to view the lake stretching on forever beneath and in front of us…. Read more »

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As the ever expanding Lackagh National School prepare to host its concert The Night Before Christmas this Friday December 13th, the school is also basking in its success in seeing pupil enrolment having increased by 140% over the last ten years. The Department of Education has recognised the need for a new building and have… Read more »

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For the first time, the M17-M18 motorway between Tuam and Gort has appeared on a road atlas. The latest edition of the Collins Ireland Road Atlas shows the road as a route under construction. It was included in a “handy” version with last weekend’s Sunday Times. Contracts for the motorway are due to to be… Read more »

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PREDA is a children’s charity which works to free and rehabilitate child trapped in adult prisons and child prostitution in the Philippines. The recent typhoon has devastated thousands of families and with media focus switching elsewhere it is important not to forget that the relief effort must continue. PREDA founder and multiple Nobel Peace Prize… Read more »

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The death has occurred of Bruce Catchpole, Petersfield House, Carnmore, Oranmore, Galway. After a long illness bravely borne, Bruce surrounded by his loving family. Deeply regretted by his heartbroken wife Linda, son Sam, daughter Laura, sisters Janet, Anne and Sheila, mother-in-law Barbara Grealish, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, aunt, uncles, nieces, nephews, grandniece, grandnephew, extended family and a large… Read more »

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With only a few weeks left before Christmas, we are in full planning mode here on what to make—or bake—to share with our family and friends this year. Every year, we source and stash interesting glass jars and small tins that make handy gift packaging when the time comes. The cool thing about re-cycling (or… Read more »

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