Stay at Home, Stay Alive

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The advantages of modern technology where family members can see and talk to each other through phones, have become a lifeline for many families as people are obeying the requests issued by the HSE to stay in in order to stay alive. While it is a difficult time for many families, most people are observing… Read more »

R.I.P. Francis Long, Kiltrogue

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There was widespread sadness at the news spread of the passing of Francis Long of Kiltrogue. Francis was the eldst of the Long family and he lived with his brother Mick and his wife Pat and their family at the family home. Francis was a gifted and talented person. He could turn his hand to… Read more »

Duggan Family – Claregalway

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60 years ago today, 2 Duggan families left a little village in Claregalway, Co. Galway, Montiagh, on a land commission exchange, to live in Ballyfair, Curragh, Co. Kildare. On that day, 5 adults and 18 children travelled by bus to Ballyfair. We will celebrate this anniversary at some stage later in the year. The Duggan… Read more »

Irish Rural Link

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Irish Rural Link Protocol for Community Groups and Volunteers in delivering services With the continued outbreak of the Covid 19 and cases expected to increase exponentially over the coming weeks and months, High Risk Groups – the elderly and those with an underlying health condition, are being advised to self-isolate and limit their contact with… Read more »

Galway County Council is co-ordinating local organisations to assist citizens during Covid-19

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Press Release March 30th 2020 Galway County Council is co-ordinating local organisations to assist citizens during Covid-19 Dedicated community support helpline available at 091-509390 9.00am-6.00pm 7 days Monday to Sunday Free phone Number is 1800 92 88 94 At The instigation of Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy a Covid-19 Community Response… Read more »

Live a Life of Meaning…..by Ronan Scully

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Live a Life of Meaning….. Life can be so unfair and heartbreaking at times. My work in parts of some of the poorest places in the world particularly in Africa with my work with Self Help Africa made me realise that and now recently the very traumatic sadness of my nieces Aoife tragic passing and… Read more »

R.I.P. DUGGAN, Willie

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The death has occurred of William (Willie) DugganKiniska, Claregalway, Galway Peacefully in the loving care of Flanery’s Nursing Home, Abbeyknockmoy. Predeceased by his sisters Annie Hynes and Bridget Bermingham. Deeply regretted by his loving family, wife Mary, daughters Mariea and Christina, sons Liam and Peter, son in law, daughter in law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers Patrick… Read more »

Gardening with Klaus

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Dear Fellow Gardeners, These are difficult times – more difficult than most of us have ever experienced, but often during and after these events it is time to re-evaluate our own lives and our lives as a human species.  Due to our disconnection with our natural world, we feel that we are given the right… Read more »

R.I.P. BRODERICK, Pat

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The death has occurred of Pat BroderickKeekill, Headford, Galway The death has occurred of Pat Broderick, Keekill, Headford, Co. Galway, suddenly and unexpectedly. Renowned musician and piper. Predeceased by his loving wife AnnMarie. Much loved and missed by his daughters Alexandra and Karen and grandchildren Ella, Jude, Dylan, Joel, Aoife and Líadan, his brothers and… Read more »

Gardening with Monty Don

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March 2020 I apologise for being a little late with my update this month but I have been buried in a book (which will be published this September and is about all the wildlife here in this garden) and lost track of the days. What with some of the wettest weather I have known in… Read more »

R.I.P. Qualter, Martin

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The death has occurred of Martin QualterTubber Road, Gort, Galway / Claregalway, Galway Tubber Rd, Gort and formerly of Baunmore, Claregalway. Peacefully, predeceased by his brothers James, Billy and P J, sisters Nonie, Mary and Winnie. Sadly missed by his sisters Julia and Kitty, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.May his gentle soul rest in… Read more »

R.I.P. BURKE, Tom, Lydican, Claregalway.

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R.I.P. BURKE, Tom, Lydican, Claregalway The death has occurred of Tom BurkeLydican, Claregalway, Galway / Athenry, Galway (formerly Tiaquinn, Athenry, Co. Galway)Dearly beloved husband and best friend of Kathleen. Sadly missed by his wife, brothers and sisters Maura, Michael, Paul, Liam, Bernie, P.J., Gerry, Carmel, Noel, Declan and Connie, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and their families, neighbours… Read more »