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 »

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 »