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 Galway Advertiser   Truly tasty and consistent: these are a few words that describe how Treat Cafe has operated in the Galway area for 12 years via its cafes and restaurants in Claregalway and Lackagh, its canteen restaurant called Stock at Athenry Mart, and its Healthy & Hearty catering outlets in a number of schools…. Read more »

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Passport Application by thereluctantemigrant Far from thinking I deserved special treatment just cos I’m Irish n’all, long before the time came that my 3-year-old daughters passport was due to expire, I applied for her new one because I knew that the passport office would likely to be flat our issuing passport to folks that fancied an… Read more »

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Onion Sets Dear Fellow Gardeners, Onion Sets  We would like to let you know that our onion sets have just arrived.  The variety is Forum – it’s a wonderful early maturing variety with round bulbs, great disease resistance and excellent flavour.  It is bolt resistant and one of the earliest types to mature. It’s often… Read more »

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Spring Gardening with Paraic With spring truly breaking over the last couple of weeks, and Saint Patricks day around the corner, now is a great time to assess your garden and get it prepared for the summer. The shamrock that we so proudly adorn at this time of year to represent our Irish heritage is… Read more »

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Emerging Adults by thereluctantemigrant Almost everyone that comes to Qatar has an end goal in mind. They say that they just want to try something different, they say the want to gain valuable diverse experience that will enhance their career, they say that they fancy life in the sun for a while, but the reality is,… Read more »

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“Tell me I’ll forget…Show me I’ll remember…include me and I’ll understand” It has felt like a dark and long January, but even now the days are lengthening. There are some strange things happening: daffodils are blooming, people are cutting grass, vegetables are growing, birds are singing, but in January this is a little disconcerting…. Nobody… Read more »

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The Wind; In primary (grade) school I learned this little poem about the four winds …in Irish, or ‘as gaeilge’ as we say here in Ireland. The Irish or Gaelic it is written in, is lovely, rich and rhyming, in a kind of way. There’s a wonderful cadence to it and a predictable pattern, akin… Read more »

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  Have your say on the regeneration of Nuns’ Island  Galway Advertiser, Thu, Feb 07, 2019   NUI Galway and Galway City Council have welcomed the commitment of the Government’s Urban Regeneration and Development Fund for the exciting regeneration of Nuns’ Island in the heart of Galway City. The commitment supports a major planning exercise,… Read more »

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Entrance test for a 3 Year old by thereluctantemigrant Nearly eight years ago when my blue-eyed boy was born, I was working in the office at the school enrolling children of the age of the 3 into their first year in formal school. Aghast at the sight of the dummy and blanky and nappy being swiped from… Read more »

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