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Well done to first year students Dylan Whelan and Jennifer Hughes winners of the first year race. 36 boys from Coláiste Bhaile Chláir competed in the St Marys invitational cross country event held on Wednesday the 16th of December. Our minor boys came first in a very competitive race against students from ten different schools…. Read more »

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As the waters subsided in many areas, they were rising as the river rose substantially heading towards Claregalway.  The Lisheenavalla, Caherlea areas were once again in trouble with a number of houses threatened.  However, on the Tuesday morning of last week a call was made for sandbags in a bid to alleviate the situation. The… Read more »

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It is Eyre Square. The world’s favourite family board game brand has been celebrating its 80th anniversary this year and now the secrets of how to break the Monopoly bank are laid bare by the company that has produced the official Galway version of the board. A games brainbox has come up with the “perfect plan” of how to win at… Read more »

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Christmas celebrations in Claregalway this year will converge in the magical setting of the local castle, as preparations are under way to stage the second annual Christmas Fair. The scene of several successful community events during the year, the medieval grounds will be transformed into a Christmas wonderland, featuring a wide range of food and craft… Read more »

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Singer-songwriter Jamie Harrison is going back to school—to perform for students at his alma mater. The 24-year old musician, whose stock continues to rise, will return to Calasanctius College in Oranmore to perform concerts on Tuesday December 8th. Among the songs Harrison will perform is his debut single, If Only I Knew Your Name, which was… Read more »

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by Margaret Diskin, Claregalway During a recent visit to South East Asia, I gained a better understanding of the life of the disadvantaged in these countries. Familiar tourist trails in Cambodia/Vietnam give most travellers only the smallest glimpse of the poverty that exists behind the urban tourist facades, and in rural areas. Communities frequently live… Read more »

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Éacht déanta ag daltaí Coláiste Bhaile Chláir i gComórtas Beo ag Oireachtas na Gaeilge 2015 le Neasa Ní Chonghaile, Coláiste Bhaile Chláir Mar chuid d’Oireachtas na Gaeilge 2015, d’eagraigh Beo Ireland comórtas Amhráin Nuachumtha Ghaeilge do dhaoine óga arna eagrú ag Foras na Gaeilge. Comórtas amhráin nuachumtha do dhéagóirí idir 12–18. Chun páirt a ghlacadh,… Read more »

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Pictured are Shane Moylan, Cormac Evans, Gerry O Sullivan, Paul Concannon and Hector Ó hEochagáin with cheque for €2,829.90 from their recently held Quiz. It was a fabulous event and very well run, in the Claregalway Hotel aid of the Knockdoemore Park Development. The new pitch (no 3) has been seeded and the grass is… Read more »

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The death has occurred of Bernard Sweeney, Knockdoemore, Claregalway, Galway / Corrandulla, Galway Bernard Sweeney, Knockdoemore, Claregalway, Co Galway and formerly of Ballybeg, Corrandulla. Peacefully after a short illness. Pre-deceased by his wives Teresa (Hannon) and May (Caulfield-Slattery) and his brothers John and James, sadly missed by his sons, Jim, Frank and Joe, daughter Bernadette (Goodall), brothers… Read more »

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Sincere sympathy to John and Sharon Connell on the sad passing of Kathleen—beloved wife and Mother. The death has occurred of Kathleen Connell (née Rabbitte), Ardskeamore, Cummer, Tuam, Galway. Peacefully in the loving care of the Galway Hospice after a long illness. Predeceased by her mother Bridie and father Jack. Sadly missed by her loving husband John, daughter Sharon,… Read more »

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One of the biggest educational projects announced for Co Galway last week, the €2.75m new primary school in Lackagh, should be ready to go to tender “in a matter of weeks” according to principal Michael Lydon. “We got a letter on Monday asking us to get tenders in as soon as possible. While the tendering process… Read more »

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