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Our organic journey in the West of Ireland began in 2004, when myself and my wife Jenny moved back to Ireland to take over my grandfather’s farm. The journey has been challenging, tearful at times, and exhilarating at others, a journey like we never imagined. In 2010 we thought we would not survive as the… Read more »

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The death has occurred of Peter FahyBallinacregg, Carnmore, Oranmore, Galway Beloved husband of Bridgie, will be sadly missed by his wife, sons Micheál, Liam and Gerard, daughters Siobhan and Maire, daughters-in-law Helen, Aisling and Roisín, sons-in-law Gerry and Domhnaill, grandchildren Hannah, Donal, Matthew, Cian, Laura Jane, Katie, Alison, Conor, Jeaic, Rachel, Emily and Sadie, brother… Read more »

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“Trades and Profession Week” launched by local primary school. Cregmore National School launched a new educational initiative earlier this week, titled Trades and Professions Week 2020. This initiative is the brainchild of school staff who recently agreed that children should become familiar with a variety of trades and professions at an early stage in life,… Read more »

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INDEPENDENT.IE  TravelIreland Saturday 1 February 2020 The Galway Bucket List: 30 best things to do in the city Our readers named Galway Ireland’s Favourite Home Holiday for 2020. Here’s your guide to the City of the Tribes… Pól Ó Conghaile, Nicola Brady, Aoife Carrigy February 1 2020 Galway is glowing. Here is “a city that’s alive”, as… Read more »

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A WINTER FRIEND This article is so befitting for all of us… take time to ponder… the last statement cannot be refuted:- I FIRST STARTED READING THIS EMAIL AND WAS READING FAST UNTIL I REACHED THE THIRD SENTENCE. I STOPPED THEN AND STARTED OVER, READING SLOWER, AND THINKING ABOUT EVERY WORD… IT MAKES YOU STOP… Read more »

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The death has occurred of Brian WaldronFriar’s Hill, Galway and Cregboy, Claregalway, Galway (Unexpectedly); much loved son of Walter and Margaret and brother of Paul, Lisa and David. Deeply mourned and sadly missed by his loving parents, brothers and sister and by their partners, his uncles and aunts, cousins, the extended Waldron and O’Byrne families… Read more »

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Claregalway Castle will host a special evening of song and recitation in memory of the well-loved and highly talented Percy French who died on 24th January 1920. The Percy French Commemoration concert which is being held in Claregalway Castle tomorrow (Friday) is sold out, and there will be NO tickets available on the door.The event… Read more »

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“Do It Now” in 2020……… “I shall pass through this world but once. Therefore any good that I can do, any kind act that I can perform for any fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not delay, or omit it, for I shall not pass this way again.” – These words written in… Read more »

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Women’s lib even sounds old fashioned now. Thankfully in Ireland liberation for women has happened and while there may be a few clear up items to be dealt with like equal pay etc., largely   women are well regarded as being, well, just as worthy as men. In some cases even worthier if you consider areas… Read more »

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The Little Thawby thereluctantemigrantDid you ever wish for something so hard that by the time it looked likely to come true, you weren’t so sure if you still wanted it or not?Two and half years ago when Saudi Arabia, my old home place, the UAE and Bahrain cut ties with Qatar, accusing us of funding terrorism,… Read more »

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Happy Ever After, Apartby thereluctantemigrantIf someone told you that one day you and your husband would come to the conclusion that to live in two different countries, neither of which to be your home country would in actual fact be the best solution for your family.Who in their right mind would leave England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales, and… Read more »