GET2LS welcome Department decision to award second-level patronage to Educate Togethe

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The local group of parents that has been campaigning for a second-level Educate Together school for the past six years, GET2LS, has welcomed the announcement by the Department of Education and Skills that patronage of Galway’s new second-level school, due to open in 2019, has been awarded to Educate Together. “Today’s announcement represents the culmination… Read more »

The Claregalway Friary

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Posted by: Liam in Beautiful Irish Photos, Castle & Monuments, Galway, I spent a few days in Galway a couple of years ago, and while there I stayed in the Claregalway hotel around 7 or 8 miles from Galway city center. Just a short distance from the hotel was the Claregalway Friary, a medieval Franciscan abbey. There’s not a whole… Read more »

The Franciscans and Claregalway

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1250: A Franciscan Friary was founded in Claregalway by John de Cogan!, an Anglo-Norman adventurer.  He had been granted Claregalway as reward for his involvement in the conquest of Connacht c 1235. Eugene O’Heyne, a local noble, provided the friary with a dormitory, having provided the same for the Dominicans of Athenry in 1241. 1252: De… Read more »

  Effective All-Natural Tips for Arthritis – by Yvonne Duffy O’Shaughnessy

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Effective All-Natural Tips for Arthritis 1. Reach and Maintain a Healthy Weight Additional body fat strains joints, but accumulated fat itself can also cause problems to joints that are already sensitive and partially damaged. Fat does more than just sit on your body — it’s also an active tissue that creates and releases hormones and… Read more »

Halloween event to be held this weekend

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    Claregalway 2020 cross-culture Halloween event to be held this weekend BY DECLAN VARLEY Galway Advertiser, Thu, Oct 25, 2018   The innovative team behind Claregalway 2020 is hosting a novel event this weekend that looks at the legends of the season in the many cultures that now live in the city and county. Organisers… Read more »

Talk on Claregalway Friary

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The Claregalway Historical and Cultural Society are hosting a talk in conjunction with Claregalway Castle on the Franciscans and Claregalway Friary which will be given by distinguished historian Colmán O Clabaigh OSB.  The talk will take place in Claregalway Castle on Tuesday  next, 30th October commencing at 8pm. Since the 13th century, the Franciscan friary… Read more »

Ireland’s Fittest Family

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Over the many years people have watched in awe at families that have taken on the challenge as Ireland’s fittest family. The contestants are faced with tremendous obstacles in the challenges and this weekend the local Flynn family in Lackagh take on the challenge. It is hard to imagine that Julien and his wife Emma… Read more »

10 Reasons To Grow For Wellbeing- by Michael Kelly

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10 Reasons To Grow For Wellbeing GIY’s first full time therapeutic horticulturalist, Caitriona Kelly, describes 10 ways that growing can help improve our mental health, as evidenced by research. Mental wellbeing ebbs and flows, and in the same way a person can experience a bout of physical ill-health, anyone can experience a bout of mental… Read more »

Interview with Kathleen Dunleavy by Brona Gallagher

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Name: Kathleen Dunleavy From: Cahergowan, Claregalway Age: 55 Interviewers: Brona Gallagher Date: 20 June 1991   Brona           Is Irish still as strong in the area as it was? Kathleen       I was born in Dublin, and my mother died in 1947 and we came to live in Claregalway and my sister went to a… Read more »

Mairead McWellness Healing from Stage 4 Cance

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OCTOBER 19, 2018MAIREADMCWELLNESS 52. Newly diagnosed? Here are my top 5 tips Living with cancer is like living with any other chronic disease. It needs to be managed. How do you do that? With great difficulty, time, research, trial and error, testing, monitoring, trying, failing, trying again… It takes over your life, it is now… Read more »