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Halfway through our stay back home and the results of being around extended family are evident. The kids go to mass with Granny, tend the garden with Grandad, go with aunty Claire to the Pet Farm with Uncle Sean to the match and so on, over the course of the summer their circle triples in… Read more »

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GALWAY Parkinson’s Association stage their annual Walk the Prom in Salthill on Sunday, starting at the Aquarium at 1pm and finishing at Blackrock. The fundraising event promises to be a wonderful family day out and all of the members who attend the Association’s physiotherapy classes  will take part.  Participants will enjoy a cuppa and some… Read more »

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The death has occurred of Mary HESSION (née Rabbitt) Rathfee, Turloughmore, Galway Mary Hession (nee Rabbitt), Rathfee, Turloughmore, Co Galway. August 3rd 2018. Peacefully in the care of her loving family.   Predeceased by her husband Owen, son Patrick, sister Nonie and brother Tony. Much loved mother of Marie, Micheal, Breeda, Deirdre and Fiona. Deeply regretted… Read more »

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Next Monday will see a very special charity football match in Claregalway, staged in aid of the Bone Marrow for Leukaemia Trust, organised by local footballer Mark Walsh, who has recently benefited from its facilities.  https://www.facebook.com/bonemarrowtrust/ The game will take place next Monday at 2pm in Lakeview between Claregalway Junior A team and Claregalway Junior B… Read more »

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Dear Fellow Gardeners, I hope that everyone in Ireland has got sufficient rain by now.  We were much luckier up here in the North West.  We also had a long dry period and the grass and crops slowed down a bit but it was nothing compared to what I’ve seen throughout the country.  I’ve seen… Read more »

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The death has occurred of Olive FITZGERALD (née Quirke) ‘Sunbury’, Cregboy, Claregalway, Galway / Shannon, Clare / Thurles, Tipperary (formerly Shannon, Co. Clare and Thurles, Co. Tipperary) (peacefully) following a short illness in the loving care of her family; beloved wife of Allan Smith and the late Dick FitzGerald and much loved mother of Terri,… Read more »

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Work has recently been completed on phase 1 of the airports €15m facilities investment plan aimed at further improving the customer experience for passengers and transforming the airport over the next three years. Over €4.5m has been invested in the first phase of improvements, which have been underway for the past 18 months covering new… Read more »

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Irish presidential election 2018: Who is incumbent Michael D Higgins? Current president has served since 2011 and is preparing to face challengers this October The Independent Online Michael D Higgins has served as President of Ireland since 2011 ( EPA ) Michael D Higgins has served as the ninth president of Ireland since 2011, and confirmed in July… Read more »

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Irish Water to develop Drainage Area Plans in Galway Improving wastewater network performance, protecting waterways and planning for future population growth and economic development will help improve Galway water supply Irish Water is investing €2.3 million to develop Drainage Area Plans for Galway City including Barna and Oranmore which feed into the Galway City network,… Read more »

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Water Water Everywhere by thereluctantemigrant There’s certain comfort in always knowing that no matter what happens with the Irish weather it will a., not suit everyone but b., and rather amazingly, not suit anyone! For a country that has made talking about the weather an accepted topic for conversation nationwide, it is amazing that this glorious… Read more »