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“The Townlands of Lackagh Parish” is the self-explanatory title of a new book written by Michael J. Hurley and published by Lackagh Museum and Community Development Association. The book is Michael’s seventh dealing with aspects of Lackagh parish and twelve dealing with his native Baldoyle in Dublin. this book is his largest project to date…. Read more »

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“I love spring. Lawn grass is growing, spring bulbs are flowering, growth buds are swelling and our native wild birds are busy building this year’s nurseries.” Paraic Ah spring, such an exciting time of year! Vibrant daffodils are dancing in the wind and lambs are frolicking in the fields. We are greeted with light in… Read more »

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February 2021 Growers Calendar Happy Friday GIYers, Though St. Brigid’S day (Feb 1st) is considered the start of spring in the Celtic Calendar, it’s really still wintering outside in the veggie patch. Come February 1st, we are always itching to get started with some seed sowing and of course you can get lots of vegetables… Read more »

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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 »