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60 years ago today, 2 Duggan families left a little village in Claregalway, Co. Galway, Montiagh, on a land commission exchange, to live in Ballyfair, Curragh, Co. Kildare. On that day, 5 adults and 18 children travelled by bus to Ballyfair. We will celebrate this anniversary at some stage later in the year. The Duggan… Read more »

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Irish Rural Link Protocol for Community Groups and Volunteers in delivering services With the continued outbreak of the Covid 19 and cases expected to increase exponentially over the coming weeks and months, High Risk Groups – the elderly and those with an underlying health condition, are being advised to self-isolate and limit their contact with… Read more »

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Press Release March 30th 2020 Galway County Council is co-ordinating local organisations to assist citizens during Covid-19 Dedicated community support helpline available at 091-509390 9.00am-6.00pm 7 days Monday to Sunday Free phone Number is 1800 92 88 94 At The instigation of Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy a Covid-19 Community Response… Read more »

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Live a Life of Meaning….. Life can be so unfair and heartbreaking at times. My work in parts of some of the poorest places in the world particularly in Africa with my work with Self Help Africa made me realise that and now recently the very traumatic sadness of my nieces Aoife tragic passing and… Read more »

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The death has occurred of William (Willie) DugganKiniska, Claregalway, Galway Peacefully in the loving care of Flanery’s Nursing Home, Abbeyknockmoy. Predeceased by his sisters Annie Hynes and Bridget Bermingham. Deeply regretted by his loving family, wife Mary, daughters Mariea and Christina, sons Liam and Peter, son in law, daughter in law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers Patrick… Read more »

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Dear Fellow Gardeners, These are difficult times – more difficult than most of us have ever experienced, but often during and after these events it is time to re-evaluate our own lives and our lives as a human species.  Due to our disconnection with our natural world, we feel that we are given the right… Read more »

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The death has occurred of Pat BroderickKeekill, Headford, Galway The death has occurred of Pat Broderick, Keekill, Headford, Co. Galway, suddenly and unexpectedly. Renowned musician and piper. Predeceased by his loving wife AnnMarie. Much loved and missed by his daughters Alexandra and Karen and grandchildren Ella, Jude, Dylan, Joel, Aoife and Líadan, his brothers and… Read more »

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March 2020 I apologise for being a little late with my update this month but I have been buried in a book (which will be published this September and is about all the wildlife here in this garden) and lost track of the days. What with some of the wettest weather I have known in… Read more »

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The death has occurred of Martin QualterTubber Road, Gort, Galway / Claregalway, Galway Tubber Rd, Gort and formerly of Baunmore, Claregalway. Peacefully, predeceased by his brothers James, Billy and P J, sisters Nonie, Mary and Winnie. Sadly missed by his sisters Julia and Kitty, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.May his gentle soul rest in… Read more »

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R.I.P. BURKE, Tom, Lydican, Claregalway The death has occurred of Tom BurkeLydican, Claregalway, Galway / Athenry, Galway (formerly Tiaquinn, Athenry, Co. Galway)Dearly beloved husband and best friend of Kathleen. Sadly missed by his wife, brothers and sisters Maura, Michael, Paul, Liam, Bernie, P.J., Gerry, Carmel, Noel, Declan and Connie, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and their families, neighbours… Read more »

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     It is such a shame that we don’t grow more fruits and vegetables in our gardens. If the idea of digging ridges of potatoes and so on does not appeal to you at least seriously consider planting some fruits. They are not as labour intensive and will give a good and healthy return…. Read more »

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An Taoiseach’s address: Lá Fhéile Pádraig shona daoibh!This is a Saint Patrick’s Day like no other. A day that none of us will ever forget.Today’s children will tell their own children and grandchildren about the national holiday in 2020 that had no parades or parties… but instead saw everyone staying at home to protect each… Read more »