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Dear Editor, I am writing to you in response to a recent article regarding the appointment of consultants with a view to determining traffic calming measures for Claregalway village. It would appear from this article that any proposed traffic calming measures would meet with some resistance from local councillors and business interests. There is no… Read more »

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Aristotle once said, ‘In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge.’ Good friends enrich our lives in so many ways. Through a magical combination of similarities and differences, friends offer us the opportunity to know ourselves as we are and help us grow into who we want to be. Our… Read more »

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The last few weeks have been absolutely crazy around here. We had our eldest child’s confirmation, a nephew’s confirmation and now the next few weeks are jam packed with holy communion celebrations for friends and family. The nice thing about these events, aside from celebrating the special day for each child, is that it forces… Read more »

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Dark is the night and the moon asleep In an empty dock it’s a lonely beat, Eerily quiet the abandoned quay With an icy wind that has no lee. The cranes are silent all ships long gone, No one seeing passengers off or on, No more boat trains with passengers full, No famous liners with… Read more »

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I have come across many people who suffer from low self-esteem over the years. Low self esteem makes us disillusioned with ourselves, and, as a result, makes us withhold ourselves from other people and from activities we might enjoy. We compare ourselves unfavourably to others and envy them their good looks, jobs, personalities and friendships…. Read more »

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The excitement all started on Wednesday the 18th of March. We were all eager to meet our Spanish host brothers and sisters that we had been contacting since we found out about the exchange. We had laid out a table of snacks and drinks for the students, since we assumed they would be hungry after… Read more »

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The Parents Association of Coláiste Bhaile Chláir have organised A Night at the Dogs on Saturday May 9th in Galway Greyhound Stadium. It is hoped to raise funds for additional sporting facilities to accompany the new school building and for additional equipment to use as part of the schools STEM programme. Tickets are €10 per adult…. Read more »

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After years of ‘we should do something’; ‘Claregalway should have its own’; ‘it’d be only right to do it ourselves’—it was eventually done. A hard working and dedicated committee of Claregalwegians finally took the initiative and organised a festival to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in our village. Many challenges had to be overcome and obstacles… Read more »

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I pray daily that we may all live in peace together. We have seen what peace can do for people in Northern Ireland and in South Africa. Unfortunately, you only have to watch the news or read the papers to find conflict and suffering in every corner of the world. I would like to dedicate… Read more »

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Younger in springtime are you… the song goes and how true it is. Though the days have been by and large cold and wet, we have already had a sweet taste of the spring and it has given us a new spring in our step. It makes you feel younger and more alive! I love spring…. Read more »

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We received this information from a reader concerned with the amount of local residents using herbicides to eradicate dandelions. Now that spring has arrived, I would like to share some interesting information with our neighbours. I see a lot of people in the area trying to get rid of dandelions using herbicides. These herbicides can migrate… Read more »

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