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  The death has occurred of Paddy BURKE Caraune, Kiniska, Claregalway, Galway / Galway City, Galway   Paddy Burke, Caurane, Kiniska, Claregalway, Co Galway, Mystical Rose Nursing Home and Dominick Street, Galway. February 27th 2017.   Predeceased by his brother Martin and sisters Nora and Mary. Sadly missed by his brother Michael, nephews, nieces, sister-in-law,… Read more »

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The excellent production of Conor McPherson’s ‘The Birds’ by Compántas Lir  drama group has received the highest of praise following the presentation in An Taibhdhearc last week. Compántas Lir, who won the All Ireland confined section last year, has taken on the hugely challenging role of Conor McPherson’s ‘The Birds’, but with the talented cast… Read more »

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Claregalway Festival of Drama will be officially launched tomorrow night Thursday 2nd March in the Claregalway Hotel.  This year’s Festival of Drama will commence on Thursday, March 16th and will conclude on Friday 24th in Claregalway Community Centre.  The festival will commence on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day with DADS Dunmore and their production… Read more »

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By Declan Varley, Galway Advertiser It’s nice to be a table-topper. To be perched there among a group of your peers and looking down at al those ranked below you, committing the sin of pride.  Top of the table. Ahead of the rest. This week Galway sits at the top of a table – but… Read more »

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Two ‘Raise the Roof’ concerts by Lackagh Church Choir on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th March in Our Lady of Knock Church, Lackagh at 8pm. The concerts will feature performances of gospel, choral and pop classics from their upcoming CD, which will be launched in March. The church will be transformed into a theatre for… Read more »

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The ‘Never Too Old’ Charity Shop (providing funding for the Claregalway & District Day Care Centre) can avail of people on a Tús Community Work placement programme.  Currently persons who are unemployed for at least 12 months and in receipt of a jobseekers allowance payment, and would like to gain valuable work experience in retail,… Read more »

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St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday this year and the St. Patrick’s Day committee who have run the courtyard event for the past two years would like to open the event up to as many local clubs, societies, schools, groups and businesses as possible to help keep people local and in the community for… Read more »

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Coláiste Bhaile Chláir TY Community Service Week Written By: Órlaith Roe As part of Claregalway College’s TY curriculum, a week of community service took place during the week of February 6th-10th. This is a week where students can get involved in their local communities, giving back and helping local charities, businesses etc. These ranged from… Read more »

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Creativity and excitement has filled the Art room over the last few months as the 5th year CBC Art students develop new skills and techniques with local Ceramics artist Maeve Gallagher, through the Creative Engagement Programme. The students have been adventurous and determined to overcome the challenges they face developing throwing and turning skills on… Read more »

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Claregalway GAA Annual Club Night is on Saturday 25th February in the Claregalway Hotel at 8pm. There will be a 3 course meal with lots of entertainment. Ticket’s €25 each and are available through Club delegates. Please support. Clargalway Hotel is the main sponsor of this event. The Claregalway Adult Ladies will be presented with… Read more »

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February – Tips For Your Garden When does spring really begin? If you’re a meteorologist, spring begins on 1st March. If you’re an astronomer, it’s 1st February.Paraic Horkan Spring has certainly started earlier this year after possibly the mildest and driest autumn and winter on record. Many garden plants have kicked into growth three weeks earlier… Read more »

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1st Year Hurling: Our first year hurling panel attended their second blitz of the year in Ballinderreen GAA grounds last week and we were able to field two teams of 15. Both teams performed very well on the day. Our first competitive game was against St. Raphael’s of Loughrea on Wednesday last in Carnmore but… Read more »