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In many areas the Olympics Games do not play a significant role in many people’s lives, but almost everybody has a passing interest. This community has been blessed in the recent past in the Special Olympics the area had competitors who not alone competed, but accomplished with distinction, most notably the late Rory Murphy who… Read more »

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From Department of Health  Published on 13 July 2021 Last updated on 12 July 2021 The Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler TD, and the Minister of State for Local Government and Planning, Peter Burke TD, have today launched a new programme which is aimed at supporting older adults to remain living in… Read more »

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 Dear Fellow Gardeners, Just in case we do get a dry summer you might have to water your plants outdoors.  If you water your plants, give them a thorough soaking.  Watering little and often is a disaster as it brings the plant roots up instead of encouraging them to go down. In all the years… Read more »

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May Growers Calendar   Happy May GIYers, THOUGH MAY IS OFFICIALLY speaking late spring, May Day, which takes place on the first day of the month is traditionally a celebration of the beginning of summer. It has been celebrated as a time of growth, renewal and fertility across Europe since pre-Christian times and is one… Read more »

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Dear Fellow Gardeners, Finally there are days again that remind us of spring.  I think it’s so important for all of us to get this little lift – this little sign from nature that everything will be okay again – and maybe even better than before.  I can see more and more people realising that… Read more »

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Happy Easter GIYers, For growers, April is the most wonderful time of the year. All of nature is in major growth mode – the most detested weed and the most beloved seedlings are growing almost in front of our eyes. Leaves are emerging on trees and flowers appearing in the garden practically overnight.  There is a lot to… Read more »

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“The Townlands of Lackagh Parish” is the self-explanatory title of a new book written by Michael J. Hurley and published by Lackagh Museum and Community Development Association. The book is Michael’s seventh dealing with aspects of Lackagh parish and twelve dealing with his native Baldoyle in Dublin. this book is his largest project to date…. Read more »

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MarchGrowers CalendarHappy Friday GIYers, March is officially the first month of spring. Hurrah! It is a key month in the food grower’s garden and the first of three exceptionally busy months for the GIYer. Here are all our top tips as to what to get up to in the garden this month;   Preparation Continue… Read more »

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“I love spring. Lawn grass is growing, spring bulbs are flowering, growth buds are swelling and our native wild birds are busy building this year’s nurseries.” Paraic Ah spring, such an exciting time of year! Vibrant daffodils are dancing in the wind and lambs are frolicking in the fields. We are greeted with light in… Read more »

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“The Townlands of Lackagh Parish” is the largest publication endeavour by Lackagh museum and Community Development Association since the publication of ‘In Their Own W ords’ twenty years ago. The book by Michael J.Hurley, which deals with the thirty-eight townlands that comprise the Civil Parish of Lackagh is due for publication in the next couple… Read more »