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Preparations are well under way for the forthcoming Claregalway Show. The Show Queen has already been selected and the title for 2002 goes to Sheena Tierney, Cregboy, Claregalway. Sheena was presented with a perpetual trophy, a crystal plaque at a function in Terry Brennan’s Central, Loughgeorge by Sponsor Tom Dempsey of Tom Dempsey Interiors, Oranmore…. Read more »

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Claregalway Amenity Group formed in December 1995 arising from local meetings which expressed concern over how Claregalway as an area was developing. Since that meeting, the following has been achieved: Provision of 30+ townland names in Claregalway and surrounding areas. Restoration of the three pumps in Claregalway, Montiagh and Cloon. Provision of bottle– banks in… Read more »

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The Committee of Claregalway Leisure Centre held their annual Craft Fair in the Centre on the 18th November. A very successful day was had. Crafts on display included pottery, jewellery, knitwear, decorations, stained glass, slate mirrors, and many Christmas items. There were also novelty draws such as guess the weight of the cake, and the… Read more »

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Compántas Lir hosted their twelfth annual supper theatre in Carnmore Community Centre on October 16th–18th. The productions were in keeping with the form of this dynamic and forward looking group, and are always much anticipated. They are a committed group of volunteers, whose creativity is matched only by their hard work. The Group seem thankfully… Read more »

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The Claregalway Leisure Centre are holding their annual Craft Fair in the Centre on Sunday 18th November next. The format is the same as last year. Tables are rented out to craftspeople which provides them with an opportunity to sell their goods. The Centre also run a cake sale and raffle at the fair. All… Read more »

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Claregalway’s renowned drama group Compántas Lir are this week preparing for a new season of drama which they hope will bring them back to the All-Ireland finals which they have graced on many an occasion over the past decade and a half. Since 1983, the group have been Galway’s standard bearers in amateur drama and… Read more »

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The 11th Annual Claregalway Agricultural Show took place in Duffy’s Claregalway Equestrian Centre on Sunday 19th August with the exception of Cattle, Sheep and Goat classes this year because of the Foot & Mouth Disease. The Show provided an outlet for everyone in the community to display high quality animals, farm produce, home-baking and arts… Read more »

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On the 11th of April 2001, a very successful meeting was held at the Carnmore Community Centre. The objective of the meeting was to notify the Claregalway Parish about the advertised Green Area Pilot Project. People from the two main areas, Claregalway and Carnmore, were invited. Rosaleen Fox chaired the meeting and Noel Grealish our… Read more »

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A Fashion Show was held in JPK’s Country Boutique recently. Two members of our editorial team attended on the night and were very impressed by many aspects of the event. Firstly and probably most importantly the clothes! There was a wonderful collection of Spring and Summer wear in warm, bright colours. Most of the style… Read more »

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Thank you from the Claregalway Show. “Empty, bare and desolate” were the words used to describe race courses around Ireland during the week but it wasn’t the case at the Summerfield race course on Saturday night, March 3rd. With mats in place, all our horses went to post. Just one noticeable difference, instead of the… Read more »