Energia Get Ireland Growing 

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January 2019. Energia Get Ireland Growing is back again and we want you to apply! We have grants of up to €5,000 for you to apply for. GIY and Energia have teamed up again to give another 86 Communities an important boost with a fund of €75,000! The fund will be split across three categories as you know; Sow… Read more »


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GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE, PERSONAL BESTS & CHAMPIONSHIP RECORDS WERE THE ORDER OF THE WEEKEND FOR CLARE RIVER HARRIER ATHLETES.   Gold, Silver, Bronze, Personal Bests and Championship Records were the order of the weekend for Athletes who competed in the County Indoor Championships which took place at the International Arena in Athlone. 51 Juvenile Athletes… Read more »

Sinful 2019 by thereluctantemigrant Denise Hession

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Sinful 2019 by thereluctantemigrant Every year brings change, some changes are barely noticeable, a sight shift of sands that only the very canny can detect, and some changes are Shut the Front Door. This week in Qatar, we got the Shut the Front Door kind. Alcohol prices have been increased by a shocking 100% on Tuesday…. Read more »

Grow Your Own Vegetables with Klaus Laitenberger

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Dear Fellow Gardeners, We would like to thank all our seed customers and newsletter readers for your support and wish you a wonderful and happy new year.  The year 2018 was challenging for many gardeners while others were quite lucky and had one of their best gardening years.   This is what makes gardening exciting –… Read more »

R.I.P. Willie O’Connell., Knockdoe, Claregalway.

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R.I.P. Willie O’Connell, Knockdoemore ,Claregalway. Sincere sympathy to Willie’s wife Kitty, sons James, Michael, Peter and William, daughters Anne and Catriona, daughters in laws Mary and Tricia, grandchildren, brother Eamon, sister Sarah (Ryan), brothers in law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. Reposing at Síoraíocht in the grounds of the Church of the Assumption and… Read more »

Honorary Doctorate for hurling legend

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The dedicated service that Phelim Murphy gave to Galway GAA was acknowledged when he was conferred with an Honorary Doctor of Law by NUIG at a special ceremony last week. Thankfully Phelim, who is now in advanced years and in poor health, was able to attend this special event and was joined by his family… Read more »

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 »