A Short History of Claregalway Friary

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Perhaps the most notable landmark in the parish of Claregalway lies just to the north of the river Clare and to the west of the Norman castle. This is the Franciscan Friary which has been in existence since the 13th Century. A certain amount of debate has been held regarding the actual year of construction… Read more »

December 1997 Special News

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Good luck and every success to Marian Connolly on the opening of her new restaurant Bruach na hAbhann, formerly The Abbey Restaurant, Claregalway. Looking forward to sampling the culinary delights of your renowned chef Owen McArdle! Birthday wishes to Brian Moran, Lakeview, who will be 8 on the 24th December. Birthday wishes also to Nicola… Read more »

Gardening with Bosco—November 1997

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Autumn is usually a beautiful month with lots of Autumn colours. Unfortunately, with the high winds and rain, nearly all plants lost their leaves early. It’s not all gloom and doom however as there are many berrying shrubs and trees around to add colour. The bright berrying plants can often add colour on a very… Read more »

Claregalway Badminton Club November 1997 Updates

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Junior Badminton September and October have been busy months on the Junior scene. Registration of Club, Players and Teams has taken place, and regular sessions are now in progress in the Leisure Centre on Tuesday evenings, Thursday afternoons and Saturday afternoons. Our Club is represented in the Junior leagues by four teams. We have entered… Read more »

Claregalway Leisure Centre November 1997 Updates

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The Claregalway Leisure Centre is now in full swing after the summer break. Recent hall improvements have received tremendous support from locals and visitors alike. Plans are in place to put the finishing touches to the developments. The Committee would like to thank the local GAA Club for their continued support. A special thanks to… Read more »

Western Alzheimers Foundation November 1997 Updates

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Galway 091-761024, Mayo 094-62480 Roscommon 0903-25078 Alzheimer’s Disease is a disease of the brain affecting the memory. Those who suffer from Alzheimer’s can be suffering for up to 20 years in an increasingly dependent state. There are an estimated 4,000 people over the age of 65 in the West, 1,500 of whom are in Galway… Read more »

November 1997 Special News

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Belated congratulations to Bríd and Niall Devitt on their Silver Wedding anniversary last month. Congratulations to Claire and Michael O’Dea, Lydican, on the birth of their young son on the 17th October—James Michael. Bon voyage to Julie and Tom McKenna, Proprietors of the Abbey/Summerfield Bar who are off on a well earned holiday this month…. Read more »

The Tithe Applotment Books 1824–1838

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The annual payment of a tithe or tenth of all farming produce, animals or income for the support of the clergy goes back a long way, to the last order “which Yahweh gave to Moses on Mount Sinai for the Israelites” according to the closing lines of the Book of Leviticus ch. 27:30–34. In Ireland… Read more »

The Apostolic Work Society November 1997 News

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The Claregalway branch of the Apostolic Society held their annual display of work and cake sale and raffle on Sunday 12th October. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all most sincerely for all your help. Thanks to all who donated cakes, bought raffle tickets and gave donations for the missions. A… Read more »

Claregalway Senior Citizens November 1997 Updates

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It’s that time of year again when preparations are well under way for our Annual Christmas party for the Claregalway Senior Citizens. It will take place in Kynes in Loughgeorge on December 14th, so get the dancing shoes ready. We had a wonderful day out in August of this year, which everyone really enjoyed and… Read more »

R.I.P. Padraic Hynes

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The month of October saw the passing of a great hurling supporter, loyal follower of Carnmore Hurling Club and a good friend and neighbour. There are many people who knew Padraic all his life and knew him better than I. They would love to pay tribute to his life, to his kindness, to his sense… Read more »