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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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Most people who want to lose weight think they have to avoid chocolate temptations but slimmers at the Claregalway and Renmore Slimming World group know there is no need to turn the Easter bunny away. In fact, Slimming World Consultant Mary Hughes, says members are encouraged to enjoy a little of what they fancy as… Read more »

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Jade stopped and through her tears she saw a wolf, majestic and regal looking. Jade thought that she ought to be scared but something about The Wolf made her feel safe. “Hello,” she breathed quietly, not wanting to scare The Wolf, as soon as the thought crossed her mind she thought how silly it was,… Read more »

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A few months ago, I was giving a talk about growing things (as you do) to a GIY group and was discussing the growing of spuds when a woman put up her hand to comment. She told us about a tradition in her family when the first new spuds of the season were being harvested…. Read more »

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Who is the man in the corn we’d ask, Why is he so forlorn sad and alone, Then granddad used to take us to task Saying, “because the seeds are all sown”. His task is to scare the crows away Who steal the newly sown seed, And works so hard all hours of the day… Read more »

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