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Perfect Your Patio Plants We all want some summer colour in our garden and patios this Summer. Something to brighten up the garden and make it more eye catching. Summer bedding plants are the perfect patio plants! They will add instant colour and can turn any dull patio into one that is popping with a… Read more »

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The death has occurred of Stephanie Leahy-Reddington (née Burke)Rooaunmore, Claregalway, Galway / Dunmore, Galway Formerly Dunmore, Co Galway. After a long illness, borne with dignity and courage, Pre-decreased by her husband Sylvester and her daughter Sandra; deeply regretted by her loving sons Stephen, Phillip, daughter Gillian, her devoted husband Larry, his sons Mark, David and… Read more »

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~ Delia Corbett’s Daffodils ~ My Granny Burke would never be described as a shrinking violet, she was a fire cracker stick of dynamite in a 4ft 11 slim frame. My mother would often laugh, and sometimes blush, at how unafraid her mother was to express herself. She was never unkind, but she didn’t mince… Read more »

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  A Covid-19 Parting You deserved a whole lot better, when your time was up to goThe sadness that I went through, no one will ever knowThe person I looked up to, that was my soul mate and best friendHad no one there to hold their hand, when their life came to an endThe vision… Read more »

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What To Do In Your Garden In Hot Weather Summer sunshine and blue, cloudless skies make for perfect conditions for sitting out in our gardens. It is the ideal time to fire up the BBQ and dine al fresco. It is a time to enjoy our gardens and bask in their wonderful colours and smells. However, warm… Read more »

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The History of ‘APRONS’ I don’t think most kids today know what an apron is. The principle use of Mom’s or Grandma’s apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few. It was also because it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and aprons used less material. But along with… Read more »

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The death has occurred of Pauline Burke (née Hoare)Carraig Mor, Lackagh, Turloughmore, Galway, H65 TX96 / Lucan, Dublin Pauline Burke (nee Hoare) Carraig Mor, Lackagh, Turloughmore. Co Galway and formerly of Lucan, Co Dublin. May 13th 2020, (Peacefully). Predeceased by her husband Jarlath and son Brian, sadly missed by her son Colm, daughters Mary and Julie,… Read more »

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On Sunday, May 3rd, 2020, Norah Neenan, wife of the late Patrick Neenan, and mother of four children, passed away. The family was at the heart of everything for Norah. She made many sacrifices so her family could get a good education and start in life. She looked after her grandchildren in the same manner… Read more »

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The death has occurred of Thomas (Dodie) O’BrienBarnaboy, Turloughmore, Galway Thomas (Dodie) O’Brien, Barnaboy, Turloughmore, Athenry, Co. Galway (peacefully) in St. Anne’s Ward, U. H. G. on May 9th, 2020. Predeceased by his brothers, James, Michael, Mattie, Sean and sister, Mary. Adored by his wife, Teresa and family Kevin, John, Michael and Christine. Much missed… Read more »

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The death has occurred of John James (Jimmy) McGovernCarheenlea, Turloughmore, Galway / Bawnboy, Cavan Jimmy McGovern, Carheenlea, Turloughmore, Co Galway and formerly of Kildough, Bawnboy, Co Cavan and Surrey, England.May 9th 2020; (Peacefully), Predeceased by his brothers Aidan, Frank and sisters Maura and Philomena, Sadly missed by his loving wife Julia, beloved sons Michael, John,… Read more »

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Death, sex, superstition and fear: the hawthorn tree in Ireland Updated / Thursday, 7 May 2020 07:18 Opinion: why was the hawthorn tree regarded in Irish folklore and tradition as one to be avoided? By Marion McGarry, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology People enjoying the outdoors in many parts of Ireland at this time of the year will… Read more »

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Sue Redmond, BSc, Dip, MA, Dip, PhD.,  Education Consultant Vision – ‘a world where everyone can access their inner happiness, vitality and leadership to positively impact those around them’.  Mission – ‘to unwrap the brilliance of individuals and teams through a client-centred approach, so that they can live a healthier happier life connected to a powerful purpose’.   How: Bringing together cutting-edge thinking to enable leaders… Read more »