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Hello November… Where has the year gone? In a few weeks I am graduating from college again and it just so happens to be falling on the American holiday of Thanksgiving, which is November 27th this year. We are all taking a day off and I’m even going to bring the kids to the ceremony… Read more »

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Science Week 2014 Coláiste Bhaile Chláir is running a number of science related activities this year again to mark Science Week 2014—the theme this year is The Power of Science. Science Club is up and running with students decorating the school in Wild Science Facts and getting stuck into some slimy experiments to show the… Read more »

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The local craft group The Crafty Broads have over the past year made a beautiful patchwork quilt which it is going to be raffled at the Leabharlann na gCairde Christmas Fair on Sunday 30th of November in Corrandulla Community Hall. Tickets are currently on sale and any queries call 085 135 2506. The quilt itself is… Read more »

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PACT®—First in Ireland and here in Galway! The revolutionary and effective way to treat nail fungal infections. Nail fungal therapy will never be the same as proven successful in Australia, Germany and the UK and now taking the world by storm. Now available in Galway. This new and revolutionary treatment is, Photodynamic Anti-Microbial Therapy (PACT). This… Read more »

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She was a bag lady lonely and sad Who wandered the roads of Galway, Wretched dishevelled and shabbily clad, Among boreens lanes and byways. Knowing the houses of welcome And ones that showed her the door, For all well knew she was irksome And yet part of our living folklore. My memory returns to childhood… Read more »

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I was at Mass one evening recently and, after it, I held on for Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and decided to look up a prayer on the Internet on my iPhone. I always enjoy the quietness of the Church during this time. After a short while looking for my favourite prayer on my iPhone,… Read more »

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Aa a nation, we are not very good at planning for the future and more specifically, for death. Most young people, perhaps understandably, avoid thinking about death at all. Those in middle age have a tendency to ignore it. One of the most telling signs of this is the incredibly low proportion of Irish people… Read more »

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With Halloween soon over, the countdown to Christmas is truly on, and as a result we have turkeys back in our garden again. Each year we rear about four turkeys, with one becoming the centrepiece of our Christmas Day celebrations, and the balance jointed and put in to the freezer. It’s an arrangement that has… Read more »

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Something on your Mind? Let’s Talk! There are times in our lives when we may encounter difficulties. We may feel stuck and unable to move forward. If you would like help I can support you in the process. State of Mind Psychotherapy offers a neutral, safe and non-judgemental space to work collaboratively on what you… Read more »

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The Minister for Finance Michael Noonan, and the Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform Brendan Howlin, have delivered Budget 2015. This Budget signifies a turning point in Ireland’s economic health and an end to the austerity Budgets of the past seven years. New measures which are primarily aimed at reducing the tax burden on low to… Read more »

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Well, thanks to the final decision of the Commission for Energy Regulation, we now know exactly what Irish Water will be charging us for water, at least from October 1 st 2014 to until nine months after our homes are metered. After this flat rate charging period is over, the size of your household bill will… Read more »

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I have noticed over my life, that to be a good person one does not need to depend on religion, status in life, job status, race, skin colour, what country they are from, political views or culture. It solely depends on how each of us treat others. I have also noticed that our ears are constantly… Read more »

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