Centuries of fine hospitality continue at the impressive Cloonacauneen Castle

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By Galway Advertiser   Fine food and good wines have been served for well over four hundred years at Cloonacauneen Castle and this tradition still continues in the tower house that rises majestically over the landscape around it on the Tuam Road. Cloonacauneen Castle is one of Galway’s best known Tower Houses rising up to over fifty feet in… Read more »

McNelis welcomes decision to open second-level Educate Together in Galway

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[DRAFT: Not for release – 29 October 2018] Labour Councillor and Mayor, Níall McNelis, has welcomed the decision by the Department of Education and Skills to award patronage of Galway’s new second-level school to Educate Together. “I was happy to come together with colleagues from across the political spectrum to advocate support for Educate Together,… Read more »

Lion afraid of the mouse by thereluctantemigrant

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Lion afraid of the mouse by thereluctantemigrant Much as I hate mention of Christmas outside of December, preparations do have to start a little early when your live in a Muslim country literally devoid of the little touches that make Christmas special. Sure, Carrefour carry a few decorations, and there are toy shops in every mall, but… Read more »

GET2LS welcome Department decision to award second-level patronage to Educate Togethe

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The local group of parents that has been campaigning for a second-level Educate Together school for the past six years, GET2LS, has welcomed the announcement by the Department of Education and Skills that patronage of Galway’s new second-level school, due to open in 2019, has been awarded to Educate Together. “Today’s announcement represents the culmination… Read more »

The Claregalway Friary

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Posted by: Liam in Beautiful Irish Photos, Castle & Monuments, Galway, I spent a few days in Galway a couple of years ago, and while there I stayed in the Claregalway hotel around 7 or 8 miles from Galway city center. Just a short distance from the hotel was the Claregalway Friary, a medieval Franciscan abbey. There’s not a whole… Read more »

The Franciscans and Claregalway

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1250: A Franciscan Friary was founded in Claregalway by John de Cogan!, an Anglo-Norman adventurer.  He had been granted Claregalway as reward for his involvement in the conquest of Connacht c 1235. Eugene O’Heyne, a local noble, provided the friary with a dormitory, having provided the same for the Dominicans of Athenry in 1241. 1252: De… Read more »

  Effective All-Natural Tips for Arthritis – by Yvonne Duffy O’Shaughnessy

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Effective All-Natural Tips for Arthritis 1. Reach and Maintain a Healthy Weight Additional body fat strains joints, but accumulated fat itself can also cause problems to joints that are already sensitive and partially damaged. Fat does more than just sit on your body — it’s also an active tissue that creates and releases hormones and… Read more »

Halloween event to be held this weekend

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    Claregalway 2020 cross-culture Halloween event to be held this weekend BY DECLAN VARLEY Galway Advertiser, Thu, Oct 25, 2018   The innovative team behind Claregalway 2020 is hosting a novel event this weekend that looks at the legends of the season in the many cultures that now live in the city and county. Organisers… Read more »

Talk on Claregalway Friary

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The Claregalway Historical and Cultural Society are hosting a talk in conjunction with Claregalway Castle on the Franciscans and Claregalway Friary which will be given by distinguished historian Colmán O Clabaigh OSB.  The talk will take place in Claregalway Castle on Tuesday  next, 30th October commencing at 8pm. Since the 13th century, the Franciscan friary… Read more »

Ireland’s Fittest Family

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Over the many years people have watched in awe at families that have taken on the challenge as Ireland’s fittest family. The contestants are faced with tremendous obstacles in the challenges and this weekend the local Flynn family in Lackagh take on the challenge. It is hard to imagine that Julien and his wife Emma… Read more »