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Sunrise and sunset this time of year are pretty intense. The month of September saw that beautiful Indian summer stretch of weeks we all hoped and prayed for. The kids swam in the sea right up until last weekend and the water was still nice and warm. As much as I loved it, and long… Read more »

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The following essay was written by first year Coláiste Bhaile Chláir student Louise Mahoney The school community in Claregalway secondary school is very strong. With roughly 400 pupils in first and second year, there is a lot of sharing, communication and co-operation needed to keep the school running smoothly. Mr Mongey and all the staff have… Read more »

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This article was originally published in the Irish Dentistry Magazine in September. They spoke to Martin McCarthy about winning Best Patient Care and Practice of the Year (Connaught) at the 2014 Irish Dentistry Awards earlier this year. Why do you think your practice stood out from others in Connaught? I became aware of a great opportunity… Read more »

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Maths Week Ireland All students at Coláiste Bhaile Chláir are participating in Maths Week 2014 from 11–19th of October. Maths Week Ireland promotes, awareness, appreciation and understanding of maths through a huge variety of events and activities. All first year students are getting to visit NUIG to attend an Information Technology lecture and a maths… Read more »

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’t’wer on ’is Blackburn allotment while working with hoe an’t rake, came on a great big serpent that some folks now call a snake. He knew that something wasn’t reet amongst greens an’t curly kale, t’wer nearly all of seventeen feet from fangs to tip o’ ’is tail! He weren’t going to argue with Python,… Read more »

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There’s always a moment in every GIYer’s year when things pivot from a focus on the current year to preparing for the next. It always amazes me how suddenly it happens (and how early—I mean we’re still in peak produce mode from this year’s growing). I was clearing a bed the other day in which… Read more »

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This article appears courtesy of John Duffy MPSI of Claregalway Pharmacy. For more information, phone 091 799 754 or pop in and speak with any of the staff. Open Monday–Friday 9am–8pm and Saturday 9am–7pm. Coeliac Disease—gluten free diet Coeliac disease is a condition that causes inflammation in the lining of the small intestine (part of the… Read more »

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WB Yeats’ ancestral home, which has been closed to the public for five years after severe flood damage, could be open on time for the Nobel Laureate poet’s 150th birthday next June 2015, thanks to a campaign waged by a local South Galway community-based group, the Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society. Described by Seamus Heaney as “the… Read more »

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The village is looking resplendent thanks to all the hard work undertaken by the Claregalway Tidy Towns committee. This summer, more flowers were planted, landscaping was done and signs were erected. The following is a report from the official Tidy Towns adjudicators, who visited Claregalway in July and assessed the area on a number of criteria,… Read more »

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A Galway mother of two with a passion for art has taken the plunge after almost a decade of teaching, and opened her new studio in her native village. Aisling Kearney Burke has been working as an artist and art instructor with GRETB (formerly County Galway VEC) for the last eight years, while also holding down… Read more »

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