Sober Celebrations by thereluctantemigrant

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Here in Qatar we celebrated Qatar National Day on the 18th December. Businesses and schools closed in honour and there are events planned for a four-day period around the celebrations. Compounds, walled-in housing estates behind gates and a guard, are decorated by the property management companies. Qataris spray paint their cars in the maroon and white of… Read more »

O’DEA, Colga, Ardgaineen, Claregalway, Co. Galway

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The death has occurred of Colga O’DEA Ardgaineen, Claregalway, Galway Colga O’Dea, Ardgaineen, Claregalway, Co. Galway (formerly of The Weir, Clarinbridge), 18/12/2018, peacefully at UHG, surrounded by his loving family. Sadly missed by his loving wife Betty, his daughter Sarah and son Conor, son-in-law Kevin and grandchildren Aidan and Niamh, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and… Read more »

€71,000 allocated to support the development of the Claregalway and District Day Care Centre for Older People

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Seán Kyne TD Gaillimh, Dé Máirt, 18 Nollaig ’18 €71,000 allocated to support the development of the Claregalway and District Day Care Centre for Older People Seán Kyne, Government Chief Whip, Aire don Ghaeilge, don Ghaeltacht agus do na hOileáin and Fine Gael TD for Galway West and Mayo South has allocated €71,000 for the… Read more »

Annual Turloughmore Stephen’s Day Road Hurling Event

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Annual Turloughmore Stephen’s Day Road Hurling Event The Annual Turloughmore GAA Club Road Hurling Event will take place on St Stephen’s Morning starting at 10pm from Cregmore National School. Teams of three with entry €10 per adult and €5 per juvenile. This year, all proceeds will go towards the Journey with Jonah fund. Jonah Murphy… Read more »

Galway City Ring Road vital for region’s future – Ibec

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  Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has said that the N6 Galway City Ring Road is vital for the region’s future. Ibec West Regional President Maureen Walsh said: “Traffic congestion is a significant challenge in Galway and is proving a huge source of frustration. Inadequacies in road infrastructure have led to long commutes… Read more »

45 Things I Don’t Tell My Mom Enough

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THE MOB 45 Things I Don’t Tell My Mom Enough I don’t know about yours but my mom is pretty much one of the greatest human beings out there. I know as a daughter we’re supposed to say those things but it is so true. Life gets in the way sometimes though and there are… Read more »

R.I.P.Mary Theresa (Babby) GREALISH (née Corcoran), Lydican

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The death has occurred of Mary Theresa (Babby) GREALISH (née Corcoran) Eagle lodge, Lydican and formerly Oranbeg, Oranmore, Galway (Peacefully) at home in the loving care of her daughter, beloved wife of the late Christy and loving mother of Kay; deeply regretted by her daughter, sister Phil (U.K.), sister-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and… Read more »

€350k for Claregalway & District Day Care Centre!

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€350k for Claregalway & District Day Care Centre! THE planned expansion of the Claregalway and District Day Care Centre is to benefit from a capital allocation of €350,000 towards the cost of its new purpose-built day care facility and independent living units. Construction is currently underway on a site in the village, which was generously… Read more »

Sudden Death of Community Activist Agnes Lenihan

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There was stunned silence as news spread of the untimely and unexpected passing of Agnes Lenihan of Claregalway.  Just over twelve months ago the family and friends gathered to pay respects to her husband tom who lost a long battle with cancer, and the passing of Agnes came as a huge blow to the entire… Read more »

Claregalway GAA Club Notes – December 3rd 2018

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Claregalway/Carnmore G.A.A. Weekly Lotto. Jackpot €5,700 Draw Results for 26th Nov. 11,12,19,32. No jackpot winner. Match three winners Declan Madden Kiniska. Weekly Sellers Prize: Sebastian c/o The Arches. €2.00 per panel or 3 panels for €5.00 Win or share €200 for match three. Last draw was in the ClaregalwayHotel on December 3rd. Results of same… Read more »

Grow Your Own Vegetables with Klaus Laitenberger

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Dear Fellow Gardeners, The year 2018 has been a very busy and exciting year for me travelling and discovering new (or old) vegetable crops from the Andes and trialling them here. Apart from the Inca crops we also trialled a North American crop that has been grown in Europe since the 1700’s but has never… Read more »

R.I.P. LENIHAN, Agnes, Lakeview, Claregalway

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The death has occurred of Agnes LENIHAN (née Kelly) Lakeview, Claregalway, Galway Agnes Lenihan (nee Kelly) (Lakeview, Claregalway, Co. Galway); 25th November 2018; (Unexpectedly), Predeceased by her husband Tom. Lovingly regretted by her devoted family Michael and Maureen (Boston), Tom and Deirdre (Claregalway), son in law Brian (Gaughan), daughter in law Sheila Jordan – Lenihan,… Read more »