R.I.P. KYNE, Paddy, Kiltrogue, Claregalway

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The death has occurred of Paddy KYNE Kiltrogue, Claregalway, Galway Paddy Kyne, Kiltrogue, Claregalway, Co Galway. March 29th 2018. Sadly missed by his wife Johanna and family Angelina, Joanna, Della, Gerard and Eugene, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers Martin and Joe, sister Noranne, nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, relatives, neighbours and friends.   Rest in Peace   A… Read more »

Life on the Farm

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Follow Irish Seed Savers on Social Media Fruit DNA Identification Scheme 2018 Historically fruit identification has involved visually examing a fruit and trying to determine its identity from this. As there are 000’s of varieties this is an error prone process and is largely dependent on the level of expertise of the identifier. Advances with DNA… Read more »

Capital Grant Funding for Play and Recreation 2018 22nd March 2018

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PRESS RELEASE Capital Grant Funding for Play and Recreation 2018 22nd March 2018 The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr Katherine Zappone TD, today announced funding for children’s play and recreation facilities across Ireland. The purpose of the Scheme is to support new and existing play and recreation amenities for children and young people…. Read more »

R.I.P. Winifred (Winnie) HENEGHAN (née Feeney) Loughgeorge, Claregalway, Galway

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The death has occurred of Winifred (Winnie) HENEGHAN (née Feeney) Loughgeorge, Claregalway, Galway Wife of the late Padraic, in her 96th year, Peacefully at Mystical Rose Nursing Home, surrounded by her loving family. Sadly missed by her daughters Marian Hynes (Atherny) and Brega Kelly (Menlo), sons Sean (Boston), Joseph, Jimmy (Loughgeorge), Timmy (Boston), and Paraic… Read more »

Twinning for Claregalway.

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We are currently looking for a twinning with an Irish town in the Galway area. We are a small French town with a population of 2,500. More information is available on our website : http://www.saint-viaud.fr/ A twinning committee was created in February and chose Ireland as its destination. Here is a link to the committee’s facebook… Read more »

Claregalway Festival of Drama

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Claregalway Festival of Drama has once again proved to be a huge success as the curtain came down after nine wonderful nights of entertainment. It was a difficult task for adjudicator Irene O’Meara who gave a comprehensive adjudication to all the groups each night. Irene was no stranger to Claregalway Festival of Drama having graced… Read more »

Claregalway Handball Court Officially Opened

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Claregalway Handball Court Officially Opened Saturday last proved a historic day for Claregalway Handball Club with the official opening of their new 40×20 Handball Court by GAA Handball President Joe Masterson. In the earlier part of the twentieth century shortly after the foundation of the GAA Claregalway was one of many areas around the country… Read more »

Claregalway Football updates

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    Claregalway/Carnmore G.A.A. Weekly Lotto Jackpot is €2,650. Draw Results for 20th March were 20,22,31,32. Match Three Winners Teresa Healy Carnmore Weekly Sellers Prize: Shaun Killilea. €2.00 per panel or 3 panels for €5.00. Win or share €200 for match three. Last draw was in Summerfield Bar on Monday 26th March.   Well done… Read more »

Mná na hÉireann – by thereluctantemigrant Denise Hession

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  IRIRRespond to this post by replying above this line New post on thereluctantemigrant Mná na hÉireann by thereluctantemigrant Who would have Who would have thought that at the ripe old age of .. ahem, that it would be during March 2018 when a sudden identity crisis would emerge.  To be fair, it was prompted. Within a… Read more »

GIY Weekly Column March 17th 2018

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GIY Weekly Column March 17th 2018 St. Patrick’s Day is traditional spud planting day in Ireland. Get the family out, get digging and start planting those gold nuggets. One of my big food bugbears (at the moment) is why we seem to be so obsessed with sweet potatoes (always imported, usually from North America) when… Read more »