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Amy’s House is situated in the heart of Claregalway, conveniently located close to the national school. Open from 7.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday, Amy’s House caters for children between the ages of three months and 10 years. The creche provides a breakfast club from 7.30am to include the school run. The ECCE scheme is… Read more »

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God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to do the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. Acceptance is the key to the Serenity Prayer, commonly recited at Twelve Step addiction group meetings. If we can understand what this prayer means, then we can better understand what… Read more »

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In life it is faith that starts us off, but it is charity that keeps us going in any undertaking in life. Little acts of charity can awaken lifegiving confidence in yourself and in others. Charity can be enacted in many ways, such as giving food and clothes to the needy, cheerful care of the… Read more »

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It is an achievement for a business to stay hot after four decades of dealing in cold, but that is exactly what Whiriskey Refrigeration has managed to achieve. Forty years after Clement and Maura Whiriskey first opened their doors, the company is barely recognisable from its modest beginnings. Since the move to Cregboy in Claregalway… Read more »

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Playwright W. Somerset Maugham once wrote,”It is a funny thing, life. If you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.” It is very apt in today’s world also. Often we do not care about ourselves and do not live each moment to the best of our abilities. We settle for… Read more »

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After a couple of quiet weeks it’s time to get busy in the veg patch again, this time with harvesting. Our onions are ready to pick so it’s a job for a quiet Saturday, if the weather plays ball. Gathering onions and getting them ready for winter storage is one of the bigger harvesting jobs… Read more »

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At times I often find myself singing, or trying to sing the TR Dallas song Oh Lord it’s so hard to be humble when you’re perfect in every way… Unfortunately in modern times we’ve developed some false connotations for the word humility, such as blind obedience, shyness, not standing up for ourselves or taking credit… Read more »

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Gout is a type of arthritis, typically caused by a build-up of uric acid in the blood. When levels of uric acid build up, it can cause crystals of uric acid to be formed, which deposit in joints and cause irritation, inflammation and swelling. This is known as a gout attack, which can be very painful. There are… Read more »

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Claregalway Hotel recently announced its line-up of music and competitions for the Galway Races, Monday July 27th–Sunday August 2nd. This 7 day calendar of events is the biggest line-up of live music and country dancing with three great nights from top country entertainers. Galway Plate Wednesday with John Mc Nicholl, Ladies Day with Robert Mizzell… Read more »

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My daughter Mia recently told my wife and I that she really loves us because ‘when you love someone for real it means your heart loves their heart and that her heart really loves our hearts’. Very profound words from a 7 year old? Her words made me think (after I cried my eyes out),… Read more »

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The following is a story about a tidal wave of love and hope which I heard recently from a close friend. It’s about a young child’s love of ice cream. Praying for ice cream A man was having lunch with his children in a restaurant when his young son turned to him and asked if he coud… Read more »

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