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Mairead McWellness QTT PRACTITIONER . COACH . THERMOGRAPHER . BLOGGER . LIVING BEYOND STAGE IV CANCER ABOUT BLOG CONTACT EVENTS TESTIMONIALS WORK WITH ME A love letter of sorts… 1 HOUR AGO LEAVE A COMMENT As you may know, I’m in Istanbul. I got some news today. I wouldn’t even say its bad news, but most… Read more »

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Lackagh Museum & Community Development Association latest publication ‘Carnoneen Chapel’ which tells of six hundred years and the story is excellently told by local historian Michael J Hurley. Carnoneen is the old name for what we know today as Lackagh village and means ‘the cairn of the daisies’ and it was fitting that the history… Read more »

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Lackagh Museum is participating in a countrywide project by Dr. Hilary Bishop of Liverpool  John Moores University to look at the history and heritage of Mass paths in Ireland which will culminate in the publication of a book in 2020.  Dr. Bishop has already completed a similar project countrywide on mass rocks. Last week Lackagh… Read more »

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As a show organiser, when you look out towards the show grounds entrance on the morning of a show it makes the hair stand up on the back of your neck when the first horse box comes through the gate! a thought enters your mind and you whisper to yourself ‘fair play to them, they… Read more »

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Monday, June 10, 2019 Farewell to a West of Ireland dad Irish Current Affairs Blog of the Year 2018   If there is one thing my family learned over the past nine months or so, it’s the amazing public health system we have out in our communities here in Ireland. A team of nurses, carers,… Read more »

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The 10th annual Galway Garden Festival will be held in Claregalway Castle on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th of July 2019 from 11am – 6pm. With live music, children’s entertainment, artisan food and drink stalls, a specialist bookshop, botanical art exhibition and very special guests it promises to be a great weekend for all the… Read more »

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Claregalway/Carnmore G.A.A. Weekly Lotto. Jackpot €8,300 Draw Results for 4th June. 1,6,16,28. No jackpot winner. No match three winners. Lucky Dips were Sheena Gill Westport, James Fahy, Ann Girvan Carnmore, Walter King Claregalway, Gerry Higgins Kiniska. Weekly Sellers Prize: Mark Collins. €2.00 per panel or 3 panels for €5.00 Win or share €200 for match… Read more »

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Dear Fellow Gardeners, I spent a wonderful day at Bloom yesterday – the morning at the Plant Clinic with the Irish Garden Magazine and then exploring and admiring the displays and gardens.  I was quite amazed and delighted how vegetables are being incorporated into so many display gardens.  One fascinating garden was the show garden… Read more »

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New post on thereluctantemigrant Stockholm in Qatar by thereluctantemigrant What some people seem to forget is that the blockade between us, Qatar and Saudi, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain, is still on. The blockade started on the 5th June 2017, Saudi accused Qatar of handing a hand in terrorism and with immediate effect, we were excommunicated. Air, sea… Read more »

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The 2019 Claregalway Agricultural Show will be held on June 9th this year in Duffy’s Equestrian Centre. All 2019 Schedule, Entry and Trade Stand Forms are now available!   The change of date from August to June proved very successful last year and we are delighted that this year’s show will take place on Sunday… Read more »

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The annual Claregalway Cemetery Mass will take place on the evening of the June Bank Holiday (June 3rd) at 7.30pm. Persons are asked to come and clean and tidy their graves before the cemetery Mass and if they know of graves that have no one to care for them to also help in cleaning these… Read more »

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Lackagh Museum & Community Development Association are pleased to announce that ther latest publication ‘Carnoneen Chapel’ will be launched following 7.30pm Mass on this Saturday 1st June in Carnoneen Centre at Lackagh. The launch ceremony will be performed by former Parish Priest Fr. John D. Flannery. Carnoneen is the old name for what we know… Read more »