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TV3 Chef and Craft Butcher Ambassador by Meg Regan and Chloe Conway Second year Home Economics students at Coláiste Bhaile Chláir enjoyed a visit from celebrated chef and butcher Adrian Martin. Adrian is associated with Craft Butchers of Ireland so he was able to supplement their knowledge of meat by showing them a presentation on the different types and cuts of… Read more »

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Well, it is already December and only a few weeks to go before Christmas is on top of us. The last few months have literally flown right by me and I am just now coming up for air. I graduated last week, with first class honours, from the MA in Journalism at NUI Galway and… Read more »

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Here in Turloughmore Health Centre we provide a comprehensive Womens Health service, as do most General Practitioners. We look after the important areas of women’s health including: Cervical screening Breast check Sexual health Contraception and family planning Ante- & post-natal care Fertility issues Menopause Free Smear Testing Turloughmore Health Centre is registered with the National Cervical… Read more »

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Learning Chinese is child’s play at Bawnmore National School where every pupil from fourth class upwards is taught once a week phrases and names in that language by a teacher who is a native of China and takes fourth, fifth and sixth classes for separate 12-week classes. Meanwhile every child from first class upwards also… Read more »

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This appeared as a Letter to the Editor in the Irish Independent on Wednesday 3rd of December 2014 I seem to be living austerity eternally—before, during and after the Celtic Tiger years and all through the official austerity years—but that is not why I write. The €2.50 on my prescription shoved my medication of forty years onto my luxury… Read more »

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When I was first invited to contribute something to Nuacht Chláir, I must confess to being somewhat reluctant initially seeing that the paper has been so successful over the years. On re-consideration I thought I might try a Gaelic Corner or Cúinne Gaelach in view of the district’s illustrious past not least in the area… Read more »

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Happiness comes into our lives when we display love and care for other people. Showing love, lending a helping hand, and showing you care is one of God’s greatest gifts. If love lives within us, we can share it with our families, friends, and those who are total strangers to us. Love comes in many… Read more »

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This year I managed to fill three large hessian sacks with spuds for storage and we’ve been tucking in to them every other day as required. It’s very handy to have them there, waiting patiently in the garage for their moment of destiny in the kitchen. I have to admit however that we’ve lost more… Read more »

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Some second year students in Coláiste Bhaile Chláir are celebrating Christmas early. Over the past few weeks students have been making Christmas shoeboxes as part of the Team Hope’s project in which they deliver shoeboxes full of Christmas presents to disadvantaged children in Eastern Europe and Africa. Students in Coláiste Bhaile Chláir wanted to go… Read more »

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While we were blessed with mild weather earlier this year, the winter chill has now firmly set in! To keep your home warm and toasty, the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (www.seai.ie) offers some handy heating tips. Heaters When buying heaters, make sure that they are the right size for the rooms they are to… Read more »

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It is easy to stay hopeful when times are good, but how do you tap into that hopefulness when life doesn’t go as planned? Most people can endure short periods of frustration, especially when there is an end in sight; the toughest times are when we look ahead and feel that our situation is unending…. Read more »

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