Rural Galway backdrop inspires new art exhibition

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By Siobhán Holliman, Tuam Herald AGRICULTURAL buildings and the communities around North Galway have provided the inspiration for works included in a new art exhibition being launched in Tuam this week. Artist Kathy Ross relocated to Togher, Tuam last year where she has established an art studio and has been working with nearby national schools… Read more »

Carver Coaching by Paul Kilgannon

Posted by & filed under News. I have just returned from the GAIN Coaching Conference in Rice University, Houston, Texas. GAIN (Gambetta Athletic Improvement Network) is the brain child of Vern Gambetta who is considered to be the Founding Father of Functional Sports Training and a world leader in the area of Athletic Development. The GAIN Conference has just celebrated… Read more »

Claregalway Castle and Abbey

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Claregalway Castle and Abbey in the 19th century in depictions of Ireland by William H. Bartlett (Click on photo to enlarge)…/19th-century-depictions-of-ir…/ by Colm on May 12, 2014 in Archaeology blogs, Irish Archaeology Sites This blog post contains a selection of excellent 19th century illustrations of historic Irish sites. They were produced by William Henry… Read more »

Claregalway GAA Club Notes

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  The Summer Football camp is on Monday the 14th August to Friday the 18th August in Knockdoemore Park, for 5 days. For application forms these will be available in June: The Senior Ladies took on Annaghdown in Round 3 of the Division 1 league in Annaghdown on Sunday morning. Played in brilliant sunshine… Read more »

Where it all began – the local newsletter for Claregalway.

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Nuacht Chláir Archives The first edition of the Nuacht Chláir was published in January 1990, and was just a single A4 sheet delivered door to door. However, the editorial committee disbanded soon thereafter and for several years there was no community newsletter. That was until August 1996, when current Editor, Josette Farrell, formed a small… Read more »

Weekly Column – June 17th 2017 To-ma-toes

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Weekly Column – June 17th 2017 To-ma-toes To-ma-toes Megrim is one of the most frequently caught fish species by the Irish fishing fleet but is almost unknown on dinner tables here.  Almost 100% of our megrim stock is exported, usually to Spain and France, where it is much valued.  It’s a mystery as to why… Read more »

Rockmount Riding Centre in Claregalway ready for summer

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Rockmount Riding Centre, one of the oldest and largest riding centres in the west of Ireland, was established in 1972 by John and Treasa Moore. Now run by their son David and his wife Verran, it is located six kilometres from Galway city centre on the N17, close to Claregalway village. Rockmount provides for all… Read more »

New Ministerial posts in Galway.

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Galway has gained a junior ministry position under the leadership of Leo Varadkar, bringing the total in the area’s three constituencies to three in addition to one senior minister Previously between the three Galway constituencies there were two junior ministers – Galway West’s Sean Kyne and Galway East’s Sean Canney and one senior minister Galway-Roscommon’s… Read more »

New Ministerial Appointment – Sean Kyne.

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THE 8th ANNUAL GALWAY GARDEN FESTIVAL with, Music, Street Theatre, Food, Craft and a Medieval Tournament The 2017 Galway Garden Festival will take place on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July, at Claregalway Castle. This will be the 8th year of an unique and charming garden event  which has developed a national profile. It  will showcase… Read more »