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As the sunny summer weather has arrived, so has a greater threat to people, especially children, of being bitten by ticks and contracting Lyme Disease. According to a recent survey by the Department of Neurology, University Hospital, Galway, Galway has one of the highest rates of Lyme Disease in Europe. “Lyme Disease is a bacterial… Read more »

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I find our God in helping others. One such occasion was a cold morning when I worked with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity on the streets of Calcutta or Kolkata as it is known now. I went to Sealdah Railway Station to reserve my ticket for a short holiday in Darjeeling, to trace the journey… Read more »

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Is fearr an tsláinte ná na táinte Health is better than wealth Filleann an feall ar an bhfeallaire The wrong doing returns to/on the perpetrator An té atá thuas óltar deoch air The successful person is toasted An té atá thíos buailtear cos air The person who is down is pushed down further Is furasta… Read more »

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Having spent the last five years straight at university, I can’t tell you the number of times I sat in the cafeteria at NUI Galway watching (much younger) students load their plates with chips and sausages on a daily basis with never a green leaf or tomato in sight. I asked the question daily, why… Read more »

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Coláiste Bhaile Chláir was recently awarded The Amber Flag, an initiative which aims to encourage Schools, Colleges, Clubs, Societies and Organisations to promote and actively bring about a culture change in the promotion of positive mental health within the educational system. What the Amber Flag will do is acknowledge these efforts and unite all community groups in the… Read more »

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Patrick, Liam, Daniel and James are the most popular male baby names chosen in Galway City in 2014, according to the latest figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSA). James was also at the top spot in 2013 and similar results were seen in 2012 when Jack and James were the most popular names…. Read more »

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When was the last time you felt let down by someone? Did you feel like taking revenge on that person? You are a true saint if you haven’t at some time thought about responding angrily to someone that has harmed you in some way or said something about your way of living or way of life…. Read more »

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Smiley is the nickname I often call my wife, who is my best friend. Every time I meet her, before ever a word is spoken, I know she is glad to see me and that she cares about me. Why? Because of the beautiful radiance of her smile! For me, one of the ways I sense… Read more »

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It is hard to accept the death of a loved one, especially when you didn’t have the chance to say goodbye and it seems like an irreplaceable part of your world is gone. Sometimes you never truly understand grief until it hits you hard in the face. The grief and the pain can be unbearable…. Read more »

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Save the date! The Coláiste Bhaile Chláir school choir will be performing at the Youth Mass at Claregalway church on Saturday 23rd May 2015. #1 in Connacht #2 in Ireland MATHletes Ireland—12,639 competitors, 700 Provincial finalists, 160 All-Ireland finalists. All students competed from Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, producing 27 Provincial finalists, 4 All-Ireland finalists, and Avril King… Read more »

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Is binn béal ina thost* Silence is golden! Ní théann cuileog i mbéal dúnta* A closed mouth catches no flies *emphasise the importance of being discreet An té a thugann in am, tugann sé faoi dhó The person who pays (gives) promptly, pays (gives) twice Ní cuimhnítear ar an arán a itear Eaten bread is… Read more »

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The most cutting edge school in the county is among the first in the country to embrace the latest technological developments designed to revolutionise learning in the classroom. Coláiste Bhaile Chláir in Claregalway last week received Microsoft’s new Surface 3 devices, having already seen its success on a pilot basis where it achieved exciting results. “Our… Read more »

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