Claregalway & Carnmore Community Alert Group November 1997 Updates

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Claregalway and Carnmore Community Alert Group are delighted to announce that the Department of Social, Family and Community Affairs have agreed to a grant of £24,700. After a major effort by the townland co-ordinators and the Community Alert Committee in conjunction with Garda Pat Heneghan, a grant was submitted in March this year. The funds… Read more »

Plot Recalls Great Famine

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A Commemoration Plot in memory of those who lost their lives in the tragic Famine of 1847 was officially opened by Senator Jarlath McDonagh on Sunday the 12th October last. The plot was put in place by Claregalway Amenity Group in conjunction with the FÁS scheme. Chairperson, Josette Farrell welcomed all to the gathering which,… Read more »

Claregalway Scouts November 1997 Updates

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Scouting in Claregalway started in May 1991 with 15 Beavers, 12 Cubs and 5 adults. Scouting is about developing young people to realise their full potential so that they become responsible, resourceful and enterprising members of their Community. The Scout Method is based on the: Use of the outdoors—young people are faced with real situations… Read more »

Gardening with Bosco—October 1997

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October is the month where we start getting frosts and the days begin to shorten; with this comes the end of the growing season, with plants going dormant, it is usually a good time to plant new material or for moving existing plants. There are a host of sweetly scented flowering shrubs that last from… Read more »

Claregalway Leisure Centre October 1997 Updates

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Over the Summer period considerable work has been carried out at the Leisure Centre to enhance the sporting facilities and we are now ready for the season. A new wooden sprung floor has just been finished which gives a whole new dimension to the Centre. The floor has been professionally lined for a number of… Read more »

Some History of Lydican

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Historical Sites Ringfort and Souterrain, unclassified earthwork site. Mansion and castle, enclosure and field system. Business: Byrne Concrete Dennelly Commercial Cahills (lorries, etc) Glynns Fruit & Veg. Centre Names of families who lived there in 1855: Collins, Dillon, Flesk, Flynn, Gardiner, Glynn, Kemple, Killilea, McDonald, Molony, O’Dea, Sheridan, Staunton, Walsh. Lydican Castle This site is situated in fairly low lying undulating countryside. It is just east of… Read more »

Carnmore Hurling Club October 1997 Updates

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September saw the end to our hurling season for 1997 Three teams competed in County Hurling Quarter-Finals, being defeated in all three. The U12 team were defeated by the narrowest of margins in their match against Adrahan. The scoreline was 3 goals and 1 point to Adrahan’s 3 goals and 2 points. The team played… Read more »

World Vision Ireland

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We all know that 50p doesn’t go very far in today’s world. However, it goes a very long way in the disadvantaged areas of the world. In 1995, having seen television advertisements for an organization named World Vision, I decided to write and find out more. It was amazing to discover how far a little… Read more »

October 1997 Special News

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Belated Happy Birthday to Thérèse Kitt, Kiniska. Happy Birthday to Niall Farrell, Cregboy and Cathal Crowe, Cregboy who share their 11th birthdays on October 10th. Congratulations to Fiona Walshe, Gortacleva and Malcolm Molloy, Mervue, who were married on 20th September. Congratulations to Donna Kitt, Kiniska, who was a prize winner in the National Championships in… Read more »

Claregalway Amenity Group October 1997 Updates

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The Group was formed in December 1995 and have been steadily working since then. The following is a report of achievements to date: The park near the Rockwood road has been maintained by Galway County Council following our representations. We have erected townland names on all of the Claregalway townlands. We have provided recycling banks… Read more »

An Gorta Mór sa Bhaile Chláir

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Very little is known about the Famine of 1847 apart from the mass emigration in the West of Ireland, Claregalway included. Many people went to America from Claregalway on ships. One such case for example was that of two brothers from Clogher. One died on the way and was thrown over-board. The other brother got… Read more »