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chaaaarrrrrd… All around us nature is in the process of a remarkable transition from brown to green.  The potting shed is resplendent with emerging green seedlings; green leaves have emerged on the trees in our garden; brown soil is bringing forth rapidly growing green weeds.  The decay and stasis of winter have been replaced by… Read more »

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by Sandra Coffey, Galway Independent Galway businessman Jim Burke began in the transport business in the 1970s and, even after 30 years, he is still very much hands-on with GoBus.ie, who recently celebrated eight years in business. He puts the success down to two things – meeting the needs of customers and still enjoying the… Read more »

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  The death has occurred of Margaret HESSION (née Flaherty) Cahernashilleny, Claregalway, Galway / Aran Islands, Galway Formerly of Inis Óir, Aran Islands. Peacefully at Mystical Rose Nursing Home, Claregalway. Surrounded by her loving family in her 97th year. Wife of the late Martin. Deeply regretted by her loving family, daughters Mary Jordan (Riverside) and… Read more »

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Place names in the civil parish of Claregalway Place What is it Description Cahergowan or Summerfield townland Townland, it is the property of Lord Clanmorris, and [Unable to read.] under tillage with the exception of some portions of rocky pasture. It is bounded on the East by the road from Galway to Tuam and it… Read more »

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MCGRATH, Margaret (Gretta) The death has occurred of Margaret (Gretta) MCGRATH (née Concannon) Claddagh, Galway City, Galway / Milltown, Galway (Formerly Carnmore Cross and Milltown), (peacefully) at St. Mary’s Residential Care Centre. Wife of the late Mick McGrath and much loved mother of Michael, Seán, Jane and Cathy. Sadly missed by her children, brothers Padraig… Read more »

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  The death has occurred of Evelyn (Ena) CARR Carnmore Road, Oranmore, Galway / Claregalway, Galway Evelyn (Ena) Carr, Carnmore Road, Oranmore, Co Galway. Peacefully at her residence on May 17th 2017. Sadly missed by her sister Margaret Burke, Renville, Oranmore, nephews, nieces, adored grandnephews and grandnieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.   Rest in Peace… Read more »

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Kilskeagh Hill, Athenry, Galway Sadly missed by his wife Catherine, daughters Fiona and Nessa, son Seamus, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, sisters, brother, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. Reposing at Lackagh Mortuary Chapel on Friday evening from 5 o’clock, removal at 7 o’clock to the adjoining church, Our Lady Of Knock, Lackagh. Funeral Mass… Read more »

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Paraic’s Tips For Your Garden in Early May Whether you believe that May is a spring or summer month, we are sure you will all agree that it is a wonderful month in the garden.  The bare winter and early spring patches are filling in with fresh growth as the perennials make their appearance and… Read more »

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Connacht Tribune THE 2017 Galway Rose is a 23 year old nurse from Castlegar, Niamh Elwood, who works in the Acute Medical Unit at UHG and plays with Liam Mellows GAA club, saw off competition from 29 other finalists, to represent the county at this year’s Rose of Tralee Festival. Niamh, who was sponsored by… Read more »

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By Declan Tierney, Connacht Tribune SECOND level students attending a County Galway school are left devastated when thousands of euros they collected for a trip was stolen by heartless thieves during a break-in last week. First and second year students of Coláiste Baile Chláir in Claregalway had cobbled together funds for their school trips which… Read more »

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AMY’S House Creche is a purpose built childcare facility, providing a safe welcoming environment for young babies, wobblers, toddlers, Montessori and after school children. Since its foundation Amy’s House has grown and is now providing extra services including a dedicated after school service called Amy’s Den and a new innovative social club, Amy’s Bump Club… Read more »