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I have just come in from a walk around the garden with himself. Lambs bleating and horses’ hooves thundering in the fields next to us. Bindweed, my nemesis, beckoning me to linger longer looting the weeds from their well rooted beds. Such is the typical evening of our Lockdown 2020 lifestyle here @ChezWise in Cloon… Read more »

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In March 2018, we said goodbye to plastic in our boxes for good – we were the first company to do that in Ireland. We sourced compostable plant based bags, we launched our ‘Plastic Free’ shopping aisle and we made a commitment to never include any plastic wrapped produce in any of our set boxes… Read more »

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  A Covid-19 Parting You deserved a whole lot better, when your time was up to goThe sadness that I went through, no one will ever knowThe person I looked up to, that was my soul mate and best friendHad no one there to hold their hand, when their life came to an endThe vision… Read more »

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In 2018 I was lucky enough to be invited to join a group of volunteers on a trip to Jinja in Southern Uganda.  The people of Uganda make it a very special place, radiating friendliness and warmth, so much so that I returned the following year with another group which included my husband. All the… Read more »

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I am and so many are deeply saddened to learn of the sudden peaceful death and very sad passing of one of Galway’s favourite sons, David Lohan of Lohan’s Pharmacy on Prospect Hill and one of my best friends and my family’s best friends in life. He is the absolute best of gentlemen ever, who… Read more »

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Doctor Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Head of the Health Protection Unit at the Department of Health, who has featured on the RTE News regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic. Ronan is son of Mary and George Glynn, Lydican, Oranmore. Below is a resume of Ronan todate: Ronan Glynn BSc, MBChB, fISQua, MRCS, MRCPI, MPH, PhD… Read more »

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Gardening during COVID-19 The Coronavirus Covid-19 crisis shouldn’t keep you away from your garden. Quite the opposite, a lockdown is a great opportunity to get back into your own garden. We recognise the importance of getting outside and gardening, it’s good for our overall well being and it’s something really nice to do when we… Read more »

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Ronan Scully 4 hrs ·  As we enter lockdown for another few weeks and as we journey towards Easter Sunday we know full well that the coronavirus outbreak has had a profound impact on our beautiful country and countries around the world—and increasingly, here now in our beautiful country of Ireland. Tough times presently and ahead… Read more »

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60 years ago today, 2 Duggan families left a little village in Claregalway, Co. Galway, Montiagh, on a land commission exchange, to live in Ballyfair, Curragh, Co. Kildare. On that day, 5 adults and 18 children travelled by bus to Ballyfair. We will celebrate this anniversary at some stage later in the year. The Duggan… Read more »

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Dear Fellow Gardeners, These are difficult times – more difficult than most of us have ever experienced, but often during and after these events it is time to re-evaluate our own lives and our lives as a human species.  Due to our disconnection with our natural world, we feel that we are given the right… Read more »

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March 2020 I apologise for being a little late with my update this month but I have been buried in a book (which will be published this September and is about all the wildlife here in this garden) and lost track of the days. What with some of the wettest weather I have known in… Read more »