Knockma vista will be opened next year

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By David Burke, Tuam Herald THE panoramic view from the top of Knockma will be seen by walkers from early next year.  That’s the hope of local TD Seán Canney following the news that €80, 000 has been allocated to Galway County Council for work on extending the existing looped walk.  The trail on the… Read more »

Have your magical winter wedding at the Claregalway Hotel

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By Matt Cassidy, Galway Advertiser Getting married is one of the biggest days in a couple’s relationship.  The couple wants every small detail to be perfect including the location of the wedding function.  The Claregalway Hotel is a premier deluxe award-winning wedding venue in the west of Ireland and promises a wedding day to be… Read more »

Baile Chlair Ramblers 5th year anniversary in Claregalway.

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The Baile Chlair walking group formed as a result of a casual conversation between Josette Farrell and Anne Mullarkey Moran at Horkans garden centre. Anne, an avid walker enquired if there was a walking club in Claregalway and Josette said no and in her usual upbeat optimistic manner said “why don’t we set up one.”And… Read more »

Claregalway/Carnmore GAA updates..

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Claregalway/Carnmore G.A.A. Weekly Lotto Jackpot is €18,600. Draw Results for 2nd October were 8,18,24,30. Match Three Winners Padraig O’Brien Waterdale, Eugene Whelan Ballinvoher, Shane O’Connor Knockdoe, Joe Duggan Claregalway. €2.00 per panel or 3 panels for €5.00. Win or share €200 for match three. Last draw was on Monday 9th October in Egan’s Bar Claregalway… Read more »

R.I.P. LUIBHÉID, Colm, Montiagh, Claregalway, Co. Galway.

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The death has occurred of Colm LUIBHÉID Montiagh, Claregalway, Galway Luibhéid Colm, (Montiagh, Claregalway, Co. Galway). Emeritus Professor of Classics, NUI, Galway. (peacefully) in the gentle care of the palliative team at UCHG. Oct 9th 2017, after a long illness, bravely borne. Predeceased by his wife Patricia (Ladd). Profoundly loved and missed by his wife… Read more »

Counting the cost of vision

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Research finds Galway’s visually impaired at a financial disadvantage IT costs 18% more per week for people with sight loss to meet their minimum living requirements, according to new figures – a reality that directly impacts on the 2,623 people with visual impairments in Galway. The findings were published in a study jointly carried out… Read more »

Claregalway Tidy Towns 2017 Results

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Many thanks for your entry in this year’s Tidy Towns Competition. Thank you for participating In Ireland’s biggest community project. Well done on submitting a very neat and well thought-out entry. Thank you for the picture-book and for the summary of projects and plans. Your entry in this category shows us what you about as… Read more »

Gardening with Klaus Laitenberger

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Dear Fellow Gardeners,   We have just received our onion sets.  I’m delighted with the quality – they are all firm round bulbs and ideal for planting out now and until the end of October.  The variety is ‘Troy’ – an excellent variety that can be planted both in a polytunnel or outdoors.  The bulbs… Read more »

Force Majeure – by the reluctantemigrant Denise Hession

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A force majeure…. unforeseeable circumstances that prevent someone from fulfilling a contract; a greater force. It begs the question for the hundreds of building sites in Doha, does the Qatar Crisis constitute a ‘force majeure’ when looking at the reality of delivering on a contract when you’re land locked, air restricted and import reliant desert… Read more »

Winter knights are drawing in! Medieval jousters return to Claregalway Castle for another step back in time.

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AFTER the success of the first, full-contact, medieval tournament in Ireland for over 400 years in 2015, Claregalway Castle wil again play host to this historical spectacle this weekend. Armoured knights from across the globe will descent on the fantastically restored 15th century Towerhouse Castle for this very unusual, but very real, martial arts tournament,… Read more »