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What do pop superstar Beyoncé and the annual Galway Cathedral novena have in common? A suggestive press release would suggest a lot, so The Irish Catholic went to investigate. In May 2003, Beyoncé released Crazy in Love which went straight to the top of the charts and has subsequently become one of the most performed songs of the… Read more »

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Fairy tales, myths and childhood imagination have inspired Catching Dreams, a new exhibition by Kathy Ross, which will open next Tuesday February 10th in Áras na Mac Léinn at NUIG. The show is part of this year’s Múscailt Arts Festival, hosted by the University, which will run until March. “Catching Dreams seeks to explore those heroes and… Read more »

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by Fiona Place for the Irish Times Black leather suites, American fridges Black and white wedding photo Wooden floors, all bedrooms ensuite Barbecue and trampoline in the garden Patio decking, drinks on the veranda 2 single beds from the social 1 small fridge, 1 oven no wooden floors, no patio a garden with a wire… Read more »

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2015 is the UN FAO’s Year of Soil. The year-long project aims to raise awareness in society about the ‘profound importance’ of soil for human life and promote the sustainable management of soil. FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said that we are not paying enough attention to soil, our silent ally, which I reckon… Read more »

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For one of the county’s youngest secondary schools, being the new kid on the block certainly isn’t holding the students and staff of Coláiste Bhaile Chláir back from fulfilling their potential. Despite there only being first and second years in the school, all 388 students are immersed in a variety of academic and extra-curricular pursuits,… Read more »

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One thing I have learned from being a parent is that children don’t value what we do for a living; they value what we do to learn their love and, in particular, our time. As usual a short story might help. How much do you earn? “Daddy, how much do you make an hour?” asked… Read more »

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One minute we were in the throes of Christmas festivities and New Year fun and then WHAM! February 1st stole in right under our noses and with it brought the first glimpse of Spring. This past weekend, while turbulent weather rolled around the country, Galway caught a break and had a few days of sharp bright… Read more »

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Congratulations to Emer Lenihan, first year in Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, who was selected by the online Engineers and Moderators as Winner from I’m an Engineer Get Me Out of Here! “We asked the engineers and moderators, which student had done the best in each zone, and Emer Lenihan was nominated as student winner for their zone. She will receive a certificate and… Read more »

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In its traditional form, yoga is a philosophy of all-round personal development—a gentle way to health and well-being. It’s been in existence for thousands of years, encompassing mind, body, spirit, diet, your attitude to yourself and others, as well as the environment. But in the West, it usually means Hatha yoga, which focuses on the… Read more »

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The Gardaí are advising that business premises should be secured with alarms and where possible with CCTV. Holiday homes are also vulnerable. A number of holiday homes in the Headford area have been targeted by thieves knowing that there was nobody on the premises at the time. This is where CCTV or alarms or having… Read more »

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