Learn to ride this Easter at Rockmount Riding Centre

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Rockmount Riding Centre is one of the oldest and largest riding centres in the West of Ireland.  Established in 1972 by John and Treasa Moore, it is now being run by their son David and his wife Verran. Located jut 6 km from Galway City Centre on the N17 close to Claregalway Village, Rockmount provides… Read more »

Claregalway GAA Football notes…

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      Claregalway/Carnmore G.A.A. Weekly Lotto Jackpot is €3,100. Draw Results for 5th January were 1,6,18,31. Match Three Winners Geraldine Fox Lissarulla, Tim Hynes Carnmore, Barry Caulfield Carnmore Weekly Sellers Prize: Daniel Fox. €2.00 per panel or 3 panels for €5.00. Win or share €200 for match three. Last draw was in Egan’s Bar… Read more »


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 Mar 09,2018 Head coach of NUIG Mystics, Mike Murray, has this week been appointed to the backroom team of Pete Strickland’s Ireland Senior men’s team. Murray has been appointed as team manager for the squad, who are currently preparing for the FIBA European Championship for Small Countries, which will take place in San Marino this… Read more »

Spring is here with Paraic Horkan.

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A Passion for Gardening and Gardens! Paraic’s Tips For Your Garden After Snow A breathtaking white winter wonderland descended upon Ireland last week…in the first week of March!! It brought a mixture of emotions across the country – joy at the fun to be had, fear of the icy roads and worry about the effect… Read more »

Plantathon in Knockdoemore Park…….

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The local clubs who use the 20 acre Knockdoemore Park are clubbing together in a bid to plant their boundaries and walkway areas in trees, hedging and shrubs before Mothers Day. Galway Based Medical Company, Boston Scientific are to be the main sponsor of the initiative.The organisers are seeking support too and in return for… Read more »

‘The best word ever’ – Lily-Mae Morrison, the “Tiny Dancer” from Ireland….

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‘The best word ever’ She’s a survivor: Lily-Mae Morrison, the “Tiny Dancer” from Ireland, completes a clinical trial. Previous Lily-Mae Morrison jumps for joy with her brother, Evan, outside of Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. The little girl from Ireland has been declared a five-year survivor of neuroblastoma. (Chris Clark | Spectrum Health Beat) Lily-Mae has… Read more »

Expat Bubble Burst by thereluctantemigrant Denise Hession

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Expat Bubble Burst by thereluctantemigrant It’s the phrase that’s bandied about, ‘the expat bubble’. It suggests the notion that us expats live in a bubble, somewhat removed from ‘real’ life. We tune in to the news from home and of course, we relate, but it’s not on our doorstep, we’re not looking at the fallout every… Read more »


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Shane Lawless, Valerie Coleman and Abbie Fox Carr are going to Gorodische Orphanage and Cherven Orphanage with the Burren Chernobyl Project to do voluntary work on the 3rd of June for two weeks. This year a group of 24 people of varying ages are going. Shane has been to Gorodische Orphanage last year and wishes… Read more »

Training days for  Ladies are in Knockdoemore Park as follows:

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Training days for  Ladies are in Knockdoemore Park as follows: Senior/Juniors returned on Monday’s and Fridays at 7.30. U16 returned on Mondays and Saturdays. U14 returned (Saturdays 4.30-5.30) and (Mondays 6.15-7.15). U12 return 10 March (Saturday 4-5pm). U10 return 7 April (Saturdays 4-5pm). U6/8 return 7 April (Saturdays 4-5pm). Good luck to all our players… Read more »