Liberated within limits by thereluctantemigrant

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Women’s lib even sounds old fashioned now. Thankfully in Ireland liberation for women has happened and while there may be a few clear up items to be dealt with like equal pay etc., largely   women are well regarded as being, well, just as worthy as men. In some cases even worthier if you consider areas… Read more »

The Little Thaw by thereluctantemigrant

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The Little Thawby thereluctantemigrantDid you ever wish for something so hard that by the time it looked likely to come true, you weren’t so sure if you still wanted it or not?Two and half years ago when Saudi Arabia, my old home place, the UAE and Bahrain cut ties with Qatar, accusing us of funding terrorism,… Read more »

Happy Ever After, Apart

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Happy Ever After, Apartby thereluctantemigrantIf someone told you that one day you and your husband would come to the conclusion that to live in two different countries, neither of which to be your home country would in actual fact be the best solution for your family.Who in their right mind would leave England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales, and… Read more »

December Gardening newsletter with Klaus.

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Gardening newsletter December with Klaus. .Dear Fellow Gardeners, I have finally finished my Nuffield report. It’s such a relief to have it all completed.  The title is “The potential of growing Yacon and other Lost Crops of the Incas and Jerusalem Artichoke as crops and functional foods in Ireland”.I really think there is potential to grow… Read more »

Ireland has the resources to develop regional prosperity – Ibec

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Ireland has the resources to develop regional prosperity – Ibec   Ireland has reached potentially the greatest moment in its economic history and has the resources at its disposal to develop greater regional prosperity, Ibec CEO Danny McCoy has told its members in a series of regional events across the country.   Ibec’s Regional Insights Series 2019… Read more »

First out – Last In – by the reluctantemigrant

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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 »

Gardening November newsletter with Klaus

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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 »

How to avoid the Flu

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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 »

Claregalway GAA

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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 »

R.I.P. REDDINGTON, INA, Cregg and Liscaninane, Claregalway.

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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 »

Irish Teachers In Qatar by thereluctantemigrant

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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 »

Time to prepare for Winter with Klaus Laitenberger

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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 »