HOW I MET HENRY LUPTON – By Gavan Hennigan

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HOW I MET HENRY LUPTON May 6, 2018 This is a picture of Henry and me on a tea break in his house during one of the many days we spent working on my boat, ‘Doireann’. His walls are covered in pictures of sailing trips he took with his wife Marina. His basement is an… Read more »

Grow Your Own Vegetables with Klaus Laitenberger

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Dear Fellow Gardeners, The next step on our Global Agricultural Focus Tour was Canada – British Columbia. I was very impressed with agriculture in British Columbia. Unlike the rest of the country, it’s mainly small scale producers with lots of artisan producers of beer and wine. The area we stayed in is Kelowna (Okanagan valley)… Read more »

 Compántas Lir – All-Ireland review..

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Summary of Adjudicators Comments for ‘The Glass Menagerie’ by Tennessee Williams presented by Compántas Lir The adjudicator, Anna Walker ADA, said that she adjudicated at a confined All-Ireland, and saw an amazing version of the play Proof, which was presented by Compántas Lir, so she said it was lovely for her to begin her adjudication with… Read more »

Yoga Flow Teacher Grainne O’Malley

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Yoga Flow Teacher Grainne O’Malley Grainne O Malley is a very positive minded teacher with a very supportive and caring way about her. She has been practicing yoga for over 12 years and currently she teaches a number of different styles of yoga including Yoga Flow, Yin yoga, Restorative yoga, Hot yoga and also Hatha yoga…. Read more »

Gardening with Anne McKeon

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Gardening with Anne McKeon   I am quite sure that many of you have never gardened before and are coping at present with a new house, new garden project. Frightening I know but never fear, Anne is here! Seriously though, remember that gardening should be a hobby not a chore! On the other-hand many of… Read more »

Book About River Clare

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The book “By the Banks of the River Clare” by Michael J Hurley tells the story of the river which has played such an important part in the lives of the people of the area since earliest times.  This is the waterway that has flooded vast tracts of land and turlough in an unpredictable manner… Read more »


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The Annual SMA Family Open Day, which is now a permanent fixture on the calendar of Summer Events around Claregalway will this year take place on Sunday, June 3.  The SMA Family Day helps to put SMA House and its missionary activities on the map. Through a varied programme of activities inside the SMA House… Read more »

Claregalway GAA Club notes…

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Congrats to the U14 Girls who are Galway Feile Champions for 2018. The Girls played brilliant Football in Clonbern to win the Title. In their Group Games which were all keenly contested Claregalway first defeated Monivea Abbey 2-2 to 0-5 then drew with Caherlistrane 0-4 each and finally over came Naomh Mhuire 3-2 to 1-0… Read more »

Surgery, self care and festivals – by Mairead McWellness

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Surgery, self care and festivals! I’ve left it so long between blog posts that I don’t know where to start!! There has been a LOT going on. So you know I’ve started my business. If you don’t know this, WHERE have you been? I’ve been flooding my Facebook page with self-advertising so if you’ve missed it, here is my… Read more »