R.I.P. Sally MCDONAGH (née Walsh) Gortatleava, Claregalway, Galway

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The death has occurred of Sally MCDONAGH (née Walsh) Gortatleava, Claregalway, Galway Sally Mc Donagh (nee Walsh). Gortatleava Claregalway Co. Galway. June 7th 2018, Peacefully at her Daughters residence. Deeply regretted by her loving Family, Son,Tom, Daughters Mary, Catherine, Nelly, Noreen and Sister Nora Murphy. Grand Children, Great Grand Children, Nephews, Nieces, Relatives and friends… Read more »

Is there nothing sacred? by thereluctantemigrant Denise Hession

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Is there nothing sacred? by thereluctantemigrant Well, there you have it, we have it all now. We’ve got divorce, we’ve got equality between heterosexual and homosexual marriage, we’ve got the Health Service Executive providing gender changes and now we have abortion. Ireland is truly a liberal country. We now have national approval and the supporting… Read more »

Gardening with Anne McKeon.

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Gardening with Anne McKeon. The garden has come on in leaps and bounds after what was along winter and I have been busy photographing progress. I’m particularly happy with my water lilies (purchased some years ago in Carlow) and my peony roses. They are flourishing this yearand about to flower. I must make a note… Read more »

The Hawthorn. Sceach Gheal.

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The Hawthorn. Sceach Gheal. Classified in early Irish law as an Aithig fedo or Commoner of the Wood. The Hawthorn is known by a variety of different names, The May Tree, The Beltaine Tree, The May Blossom, The Whitethorn, The Quick etc. In Irish it is Sceach Gael but we also know it as the… Read more »

Lackagh Parish newsletter May 2018

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Next Friday is the First Friday of the month and Fr. John will visit the sick and housebound at the usual times. If you would like him to call to someone please let him know. Tridium of Masses: Thank you – to all who were part of our Tridium of Mass and 24 hour Adoration…. Read more »

Cregmore School news

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Cregmore Primary School Basketball Blitz On Tuesday, 15th May, the Cregmore Primary School Girls’ Basketball Blitz took place in Cregmore National School. The tournament is in its 10th year and has gone from strength to strength since it was first established in 2008.This is the only competitive blitz of its kind in the area and it… Read more »

Exciting Book Launch of It’s Our Cookbook 2018- Recipes from Cregmore National School.

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Exciting Book Launch of It’s Our Cookbook 2018- Recipes from Cregmore National School. On Thursday the 17th of May, the school community of Scoil Pádraig Naofa welcomed Fr Des Walsh to launch their impressive school cookbook. Creating this cookbook provided these pupils with the exciting opportunity to collaborate with one another and to design a… Read more »

Claregalway Football notes…

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          Claregalway/Carnmore G.A.A. Weekly Lotto Jackpot €3,000. Draw Results for 14th May. No jackpot winner. Match three winners were Kate Hynes Carnmore, Paul Lonergan Waterdale Richard Donovan Lydicanwood, Padraic Forde Lackagh, Joe Duggan Claregalway Draw numbers were 8   9   13   20. Weekly Sellers Prize: James Heneghan €2.00 per panel or 3… Read more »

New Date for Claregalway Agricultural Show

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Throwing caution to the wind, Claregalway Agricultural Show committee have abandoned their traditional August date for a brand new show day, Sunday 10th June.  It will take place in Duffy’s Equestrian Centre, Rockwood, Claregalway. The launch of the 28th Show schedule took place in the Arches Hotel, Claregalway on Sunday May 6th. The Show Committee… Read more »

The Beirne’s – Ireland’s Fittest Family – help launch IKA’s Run for a Life

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The Beirne’s – Ireland’s Fittest Family – help launch IKA’s Run for a Life News Reporter 2 May 2018 Pictured from left: Ireland’s Fittest Family, Keith, Jonathan and Dearbháile Beirne and their father Michael with Tara Madigan, age 11, a liver transplant recipient from Castleconnell, Co Limerick and Darragh O’Haire, age 9, a kidney transplant… Read more »