R.I.P. Martin LOUGHNANE, Lackaghbeg, Turloughmore

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The death has occurred of Martin (Mattie) LOUGHNANE Lackaghbeg, Turloughmore, Galway. Martin (Mattie) Loughnane, Lackaghbeg, Turloughmore, Co Galway. January 2nd 2018; (Peacefully); Deeply regretted by his wife Margo, sons, John (Cork), Joe (Ashbourne) and Pat (Lackaghbeg), daughters Marian Madden (Roscam) and Kathleen Lynch (London), brother Tommy (Cahertubber), daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces,… Read more »

Gardening with Klaus Laitenberger – January 2018.

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Dear Fellow Gardeners, I wish all readers a wonderful and successful gardening year in 2018.  The last year was certainly quite a challenge with all the rain throughout the summer – especially here in the west. Let’s hope that we’ll finally get a great summer. I will have a busy spring – not busy with… Read more »

On Being Happy

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On Being Happy You can have flaws, be anxious, and ever angry, but do not forget that your life is the greatest enterprise in the world. Only you can stop it from going bust. Many appreciate you, admire you and love you. Remember that to be happy is not to have a sky without a… Read more »

R.I.P. Margaret MURPHY, Galway City.

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The death has occurred of Margaret MURPHY (née McDonagh) Bárr Aille Tuam road, Galway City, Galway / Lettermore, Galway Formerly of Doirín Darach, Lettermore, Co. Galway. Reposing at Lettermore Community Hall on Monday 1st January from 5 o’clock to 7 o’clock. Removal to Tiernee Church, for 12 o’clock Mass on Tuesday morning. Burial afterwards in… Read more »

Ireland’s Fittest Family winner is a hero at Claregalway School

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By Mark Walsh, Tuam Herald BAWNMORE National School teacher Jonathan Beirne is delighted that he and his family can now fully celebrate being crowned Ireland’s Fittest Family for 2017, because the Co Leitrim native had to keep their victory under wraps for four months, which proved the hardest part of the whole process. The final of… Read more »

New Saolta Board appointed.

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The Saolta Hospitals Group has appointed a new board after remaining without one for a full year. The new board consists of 12 members – five women and seven men. The hospitals’ group board is responsible for developing effective corporate and clinical governance structures along with quality and safety systems for patient care. It also… Read more »

Mummers the word

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By Declan Tierney, Connacht Tribune THE New Inn Mummers Festival which has fostered talent for mega shows such as Riverdance and Lord of the Dance in the past – plans to celebrate its 40th anniversary in style when it takes place early next month. The Festival will be held on Saturday, January 6, when groups… Read more »

‘We’d give it all for her to be healthy’

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By Declan Tierney, Connacht Tribune Roise Lavery. The heartbroken parents of a seven year old Galway girl with Cerebral Palsy – this week awarded a €2.5 million interim payment from the HSE – said that they would give every penny back if only their daughter could walk and talk. Roise Lavery suffers from epilepsy and… Read more »

Athletic Club AGM – Clare River Harriers

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At the recent Clare River Harriers Athletic Club the attendees were informed that during 2017 the club was possibly the fastest growing athletic club in the country with adult membership up from 44 to 68 and juvenile memvership up from 0 to 168. All members associated with the Juvenile section were thanked for their tremendous… Read more »