St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society December 1997 News

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This is a society of lay people founded by Mrs.Taaffe in 1895. The Society fosters vocations to the priesthood and religious life by prayer and helps financially in the education of students for the priesthood. The Society works through branches. A group of people in a parish form a branch with the approval of the… Read more »

Claregalway Apostolic Society December 1997 Updates

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The Claregalway Branch of the Apostolic Society would like to thank everyone who supported them during the year, and to wish each and everyone a very happy and Holy Christmas and a New Year full of peace and blessings. This year we gave £1,142 to headquarters in Salthill. We gave 5 aran cardigans, 10 adult… Read more »

Carnmore Ladies Club December 1997 Updates

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Carnmore Ladies Club have had a busy season. While continuing with their Art and Craft classes at the Club on Monday nights, they took time out when fifteen of them had an enjoyable night out at a Show in the Town Hall Theatre. Following that, they were busy preparing for the Annual Santa Party and… Read more »

Clare River Harriers December 1997 Update

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Five members of the Clare River Harriers participated in the recent Dublin City Marathon. They were Padraic Forde, Paul Gibbons, Patrick Murphy, Brendan Gavin and Jimmy O’ Toole. It was an enjoyable day by all accounts and congratulations and well done to everyone involved. Congratulations and well done once again to Brendan Gavin who also… Read more »

U21s Capture West Board Championship Title

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Claregalway 3–9 Oughterard 1–9 Two well worked goals in the first half, 2–6 to 0–4 lead at the break and a commanding display in the last 10 minutes sent us on our way to win the West Board U21 B championship final against Oughterard by 3–9 to 1–9 at Moycullen on Sunday last. It was… Read more »

Carnmore Juvenile Hurling Club AGM

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The AGM of the Carnmore Juvenile Hurling Club was held on Wednesday the 3rd December in the Carnmore Community Centre. There was a very good attendance. The Secretary’s report from Declan O’Brien outlined the very active and successful year of 1997. No trophies were won by the under age teams but a big number of… Read more »

Seasons Greetings from the Philippines

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Christmas Greetings to everyone in the Parish! I hope that you are all keeping well and in great form. No doubt, you’re all looking forward to the holidays and for the opportunity to throw your feet up for a while. I am in shock myself at the moment though because I cannot believe that it… Read more »

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 »