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Monday, June 10, 2019 Farewell to a West of Ireland dad Irish Current Affairs Blog of the Year 2018   If there is one thing my family learned over the past nine months or so, it’s the amazing public health system we have out in our communities here in Ireland. A team of nurses, carers,… Read more »

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Claregalway/Carnmore G.A.A. Weekly Lotto. Jackpot €8,300 Draw Results for 4th June. 1,6,16,28. No jackpot winner. No match three winners. Lucky Dips were Sheena Gill Westport, James Fahy, Ann Girvan Carnmore, Walter King Claregalway, Gerry Higgins Kiniska. Weekly Sellers Prize: Mark Collins. €2.00 per panel or 3 panels for €5.00 Win or share €200 for match… Read more »

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Dear Fellow Gardeners, I spent a wonderful day at Bloom yesterday – the morning at the Plant Clinic with the Irish Garden Magazine and then exploring and admiring the displays and gardens.  I was quite amazed and delighted how vegetables are being incorporated into so many display gardens.  One fascinating garden was the show garden… Read more »

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New post on thereluctantemigrant Stockholm in Qatar by thereluctantemigrant What some people seem to forget is that the blockade between us, Qatar and Saudi, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain, is still on. The blockade started on the 5th June 2017, Saudi accused Qatar of handing a hand in terrorism and with immediate effect, we were excommunicated. Air, sea… Read more »

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Lackagh Museum & Community Development Association are pleased to announce that ther latest publication ‘Carnoneen Chapel’ will be launched following 7.30pm Mass on this Saturday 1st June in Carnoneen Centre at Lackagh. The launch ceremony will be performed by former Parish Priest Fr. John D. Flannery. Carnoneen is the old name for what we know… Read more »

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Recycling is not just for kitchen waste, it is also something that can be implemented outdoors. Remember that one man’s waste is another man’s (or woman’s) treasure. The compost heap is an obvious method of recycling raw foods, hedge trimming etc. Avoid using cooked foods in your compost or you’ll end up encouraging four legged… Read more »

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The annual SMA Family Open Day which is now a permanent fixture on the calendar of Summer Events around Claregalway will this year take place on Sunday, June 2nd.  The SMA Family Day helps to put SMA House and its missionary activities on the map. Through a varied programme of activities inside the SMA House… Read more »

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Josette Farrell is a Claregalway resident who is genuinely passionate about improving local facilities and making life better for residents. She is a community facilitator and creator of Claregalway.info and The Hub—both invaluable resources for everyone in the locality and beyond. Since moving to Claregalway to raise her six children over thirty years ago, Josette… Read more »

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  What is Biogas? A Beginners Guide Biogas is a type of biofuel that is naturally produced from the decomposition of organic waste. When organic matter, such as food scraps and animal waste, break down in an anaerobic environment (an environment absent of oxygen) they release a blend of gases, primarily methane and carbon dioxide. … Read more »

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2019 The Journey May 14, 2019 This is dedicated to everyone I met along the way. In writing this article it is difficult to know where to start. Do I start towards the beginning of my journey in life? There are things from my early childhood I only discovered along the way. I could also… Read more »

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   Business Property & Mortgages Monday 6 May 2019 – John Cradden Don’t downsize your finances just to move to a smaller home ‘Right-sizing’ has its pros for some older homeowners but it can be a tricky move, writes John Cradden 1There’s certainly a lot of interest in downsizing among those, particularly within government circles, who… Read more »