Percy French event in Claregalway Castle

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Claregalway Castle will host a special evening of song and recitation in memory of the well-loved and highly talented Percy French who died on 24th January 1920. The Percy French Commemoration concert which is being held in Claregalway Castle tomorrow (Friday) is sold out, and there will be NO tickets available on the door.The event… Read more »

“Do It Now” in 2020……… by Ronan Scully

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“Do It Now” in 2020……… “I shall pass through this world but once. Therefore any good that I can do, any kind act that I can perform for any fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not delay, or omit it, for I shall not pass this way again.” – These words written in… Read more »

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 »