Claregalway/Lackagh Community Games August 1997 Updates

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Track and Field On Sunday 20th July, the Sportsground in College Road welcomed back hundreds of successful young athletes for this year’s County Finals. The first round was held at the same venue on Sunday, 6th July, with heats and some semi-finals in the track events and finals in some field events. This year, 51… Read more »

Carnmore Hurling Club August 1997 Updates

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June was a relatively quiet month on the hurling field. The Senior team and the Junior A teams have both qualified for the County Championship quarter-finals. The Junior C team is also doing well with one win and one draw in their group championship games. The Senior team played their final group game against Killimordaly… Read more »

“Gaeltacht Experience”—Coláiste Chiaráin

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Thinking about the Gaeltacht, the things that came to mind were—very hard, boring classes, horrid food and very little of it, nice people but a rotten Bean an Tí! We were in for a surprise! The Bean an Tí was fabulous—always pleasant and chatty. We had lovely rooms which were spotlessly clean. We could watch… Read more »

Gardening with Bosco—August 1997

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The garden can be a very enjoyable place at this time of the year; sometimes rewarding, sometimes frustrating, but never dull. There is still lots to be done, so if you are planning on holidays – don’t forget your plants, indoors or outdoors. People go on holidays and get somebody to mind the house, feed… Read more »

SMA Family Day June 1997

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The SMA held their second Family Day on the 1st June. The weather was beautiful and it was a delight to see everyone having such a good time. The children had a great time—the animation on their faces said it all. It was superbly organised with a variety of stalls offering brillant bargains, wheel of… Read more »

Claregalway Scouts June 1997 Updates

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Croagh Patrick On the 11th May a large group of Claregalway Scouts assembled at Claregalway National School at 7am. We were all prepared for the bus journey to Croagh Patrick to complete a task which we had set ourselves over a year ago. As usual, everyone full of enthusiasm for the trial ahead! We arrived… Read more »

Clare River Harriers Road Race 1997

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On May 25th 1997 the 10th Annual Clare River Harriers road race took place.We would like to thank all the competitors who took part and would also like to thank our main Sponsor, Royal Rock Ltd. Constrtuction Company, Kilterrin Park Galway and all other sponsors and helpers. The results of the 10K Road race were… Read more »

Cathair Ghamhain or Summerfield or Cathair Ghabhainn?

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‘Carved or hewn in stone’—as were the Ten commandments—is an expression that has come to mean permanence or durability. The placing of name stones at the head of a village bohereen (bóithrin)—in ancient Ireland a bye-road or laneway wide enough to accommodate two cows (Bó) with their calves and yearlings—has given rise to some discussion… Read more »

Thank You from Claregalway Agricultural Show

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Claregalway Agricultural Show organisers wish to thank most sincerely all those who supported them by buying tickets and attending their 1997 Queen dance. The dance was held in Kynes Central Tavern, Loughgeorge on Saturday, 31st May. There was a large attendance at the dance and music was provided by Harvest Moon. Ms. Surney Dempsey, Cregboy,… Read more »

Official Opening of Western Ironcraft in Claregalway

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Minister for Arts Culture and the Gaeltacht, Michael D. Higgins officially opened the new showrooms of Western Ironcraft Ltd. Claregalway recently. The Company, established by Malachy Flaherty, manufactures a wide range of high quality hand-crafted products, including lamps, gates, railings, balconies, signs, chandeliers, beds and curtain poles. The Company is particularly renowned for its expertise… Read more »

Claregalway Badminton Club June 1997 Updates

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Junior Badminton Congratulations to our U15 team who were successful in the Community Games County Finals on Saturday, 31st May. They progress to the Connacht Finals on Saturday 26th July, which will be held in County Mayo this year. Rising Stars Tournament Congratulations and thank you to everyone who took part and is still taking… Read more »