Paraic’s Tips For Your Garden in August

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August brings us the last month of summer, but it’s not the last month for colour. This month is an ideal time to plant for late summer and autumn colour in your garden. It’s also an ideal time to sow many plants including vegetables, salads and herbs for winter use. You can even think ahead… Read more »

Shock and sadness at deaths of neighbours

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There was deep shock and sadness in the Claregalway and Lackagh areas at the passing of two neighbours who lived just a short distance from each other. The passing of Bernie Hession after a short illness was greeted with deep sadness. Bernie was popular in the village of Gortadubha where her quiet unassuming personality was… Read more »

Enjoy life..

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Worth a read. 😊 🚩Between 55 and death. It’s time to use the money you saved up. Use it and enjoy it. Don’t just keep it for those who may have no notion of the sacrifices you made to get it. Remember there is nothing more dangerous than a son or daughter-in-law with big ideas for… Read more »

R.I.P. FLAHERTY,Enda, Mullacuttra, Claregalway

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The death has occurred of Enda FlahertyMullacuttra, Claregalway, Galway Suddenly. Deeply regretted by his heartbroken family, loving wife Sinead, daughter Megan, sons Conor, Ryan, Eanna, Ruairi, and Joey. Sadly missed by his parents Dennis and Esther, sisters Sandra and Marie, brothers Declan and Donnacha, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours, work colleagues at… Read more »

Liquid Butterscotch by Geraldine Monaghan

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~ Liquid Butterscotch ~ My uncle was getting married and my dad, his brother, and best man was at the height of his career. He was flat out running his garage in Shrule and my mother was forever on the road, collecting car parts and piloting tow cars. Everyone was really busy and there never… Read more »

R.I.P. HESSION, Bernie, Gortadubha, Claregalway

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The death has occurred of Bernie Hession (née O’Dea)Gortadubha, Claregalway, Galway Bernie Hession (nee O’Dea) Gortadubha, Claregalway, Co Galway. July 27th 2020. (Peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving family). Predeceased by her parents Michael and Josephine. Sadly missed by her husband Padraic, sons Tony and Richard and daughter Selina, daughter-in-law Mary and Richard and Selina’s… Read more »

Profile of local resident and community activist Philip J, Cribbin

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PROFILE:         Philip J. Cribbin Background Born in Longford 1945. Parents; Philip (postman) and Frances Primary School: St. Michael’s B.N.S. Longford Secondary: St. Mel’s College Longford University: U.C.G.: B.A., 1966; (Gaeilge, English, Sociology and Politics); H.Dip. in Ed., 1967; M.A. (Education),1971. Early influences: My parents were always supportive. Though neither of them went to secondary school,… Read more »

R.I.P. FENTON, Evelyn, Gortadooey, Claregalway

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The death has occurred of Evelyn Fenton (née Concannon)Gortadooey, Claregalway, Galway, H91 AX8F Peacefully at UHG surrounded by her loving family. Sadly missed by her loving husband Brendan, son Declan, daughters Edel, Brenda, Caroline and Rebecca, son-in-law Julian, her mother Josie (Abbert, Abbeyknockmoy). Brothers, Padraic, John, and Thomas, sisters, Mary, Julie, Kathleen and Veronica, neighbors and… Read more »

Dr. Ronan Glynn – new Acting Chief Medical Officer

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Dr. Ronan Glynn is the eldest child of George and Mary Glynn of Lydican, Oranmore, Co., Galway, the owners of the well known ‘Glynns Fruit & Veg’ business, servicing the west of Ireland and beyond, over the last 50 years plus. Dr. Glynn graduated in UCD in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy…. Read more »

Lockdown 2020 – By Móna Wise

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I have just come in from a walk around the garden with himself. Lambs bleating and horses’ hooves thundering in the fields next to us. Bindweed, my nemesis, beckoning me to linger longer looting the weeds from their well rooted beds. Such is the typical evening of our Lockdown 2020 lifestyle here @ChezWise in Cloon… Read more »

R.I.P. Higgins, Patrick,Carnmore Cross, Oranmore

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Print | Share The death has occurred of Patrick (Paukie) HigginsCarnmore Cross, Oranmore, Galway Peacefully at his daughter Donna’s home. Deeply mourned and sadly missed by his loving children Donna, Colin, Kyle and Barry and by their mother Sharon , his parents Martin and Mary, brother John, sisters Marion and Bridie, son-in-law Shane, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces,… Read more »