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I wish someone had told me ten years ago when we felt obliged to flee Ireland because of mutual economic ruin that ‘sponging’ would become a taboo topic and calling anyone, even spongers a sponger would be frowned upon and be the source of massive consternation among the snowflakes, the millennials and the do-gooders in… Read more »

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T Dear Fellow Gardeners, Usually November is my least favourite month of the year but leading up to it was really fabulous.  I was harvesting some of the Jerusalem artichokes  last week – and they were fabulous. I grow them at the community gardens in Bundoran, Co. Donegal as well as in Co. Cork.  They… Read more »

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It’s Time To Make A Change (Tip Below) Change That Up is a complimentary newsletter that specializes in helping people improve their overall health and lifestyle.   You are receiving this email because you have expressed an interest in quality health and lifestyle tips.  You can remove your email by clicking unsubscribe at any time, or simply reply back to… Read more »

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There was no winner of the Claregalway/Carnmore GAA lott jackpot of €9,800 in the draw held on Monday September 30. The numbers drawn were 7.10.12 and 22. The match 3 winners were Mickey Grealish, Carnmore, Michael Kirwan, Carnmore, Noel Fox, Lissarulla, John Kerrigan, Rock Road, Brian Connor, Kiniska, Diarmuid Brandon and Maureen Grealish, Carnmore. The… Read more »

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The death has occurred of Ina Reddington (née Walsh)Cregg, and formerly of Liscaninane, Claregalway, Galway (Suddenly) Wife of the late Martin and daughter of the late Myles and Mary Walsh. Deeply regretted by her heartbroken family, sisters Juliet Connelly (Abbeyknockmoy), and Maura Walsh (Liscaninane), brother Michael (Liscaninane), brother in law Mickie, sister in law Vera,… Read more »

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    It’s long been the case that qualified teachers all around Ireland are struggling to secure full-time, permanent employment in Ireland.   You try looking for a full-time job as a teacher in Donegal, Roscommon or Fermanagh where the local school might have a patronage of under one hundred children and the four teachers have been… Read more »

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Dear Fellow Gardeners, Time to prepare for winterPlease don’t listen to the old tale that you should dig over your garden, spread compost or manure and leave it rough over the winter.  Then the freezing and thawing will break the sods and you’ll have a lovely friable soil in spring.This actually works well in Germany and… Read more »

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One of the things I’ve realised from living in Qatar for nine and a half years is that things are never straightforward. I thought it was enough to apply for a job, get the job and start the job. I thought, all I had to do after than was provide my bank details and stock… Read more »

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Claregalway’s Junior Ladies are Galway Junior A Champions after they overcame a gallant Grainne Mhaols Team in the Final on a score-line of 6-12 to 2-7 on Saturday in Annaghdown. Hannah Coen accepted the Cup from County Chairperson Betty Heron and Allanah Griffin was awarded Player of the Match. Next Saturday the Juniors play St…. Read more »

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Already several tables are booked by former members of Lackagh Macra na Feirme as almost 500 people are expected to gather for the gala reunion in the Clayton Hotel on October 5th. One of the chief organisers is founding member of Lackagh Branch in 1972 Frank Kearney who has said the response to this event… Read more »

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The end of summer never came quicker, I spent the last week in Ireland wishing for one last glimpse of sunshine whilst in the paradoxical situation of being in total dread of the blinding sun that was sure to greet me when I arrived back in Doha.Thing was, I have arrived a point that comes… Read more »

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The death has occurred of Eamon GrealishCarnmore Cross, Oranmore, Galway (Peacefully) at Blake Manor nursing home; dearly beloved husband of the recently deceased Rena and loving father of Mary and Pat and the late Caroline and the late Eileen; doting grand-dad to Zoe, Hazel, Robyn, Callum, Jack and Kayla, Deeply regretted by his loving children,… Read more »