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Céad Míle Fáilte We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new students and staff joining us this year at Coláiste Bhaile Chláir. Wishing you every success. Thank you to our third year Cairdeas leaders who returned to school early to welcome our new first years. Handball World Champion Congratulations once again to… Read more »

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What an emotional few days we had in the Scully household over the last week or so with our youngest daughter Sophie starting school as I am sure it was for many families the length and breadth of Ireland. It’s a huge occasion especially, I suppose, when it’s the last child in the family. It’s… Read more »

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With over 1000 parishes in Ireland the Catholic Church and other churches must do more. Independent Galway Senator Fidelma Healy Eames has called for the immediate recall of the Seanad next week to discuss the ongoing refugee crisis in the Mediterranean and Europe. The Galway Senator says that it is clear that Ireland must step… Read more »

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Karen (Broderick) Comer is Proprieter & Head Therapist at Beyond Beauty Claregalway. I qualified in Beauty Therapy in May 2000. I began working full time straight away but having grown up in business myself I knew it would not be too long before I ventured out on my own! I worked in a salon in Tuam… Read more »

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It’s official—Galway is the friendliest city on the planet! Even better, it’s joined by Dublin and Cork in the top four friendliest cities in the world, according to the annual reader survey of Travel+Leisure, a major US travel magazine based in New York. Every year, Travel+Leisure asks its readers to weight in on their favourite… Read more »

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I was walking the new unbelievably scenic Burren walk along the Cliffs of Moher from Doolin to Liscannór recently and my mind was filled with anguish after reading about the rise of homelessness in our so-called beautiful country and especially the rise in the amount of families and children that are now in need of… Read more »

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I have often been to Croke Park to watch the various Gaelic football and hurling matches and I hope to be going yet again to see the All-Ireland Hurling Final with my Dad to see the great Anthony Cunningham’s chargers from Galway there in all their glory. It’s been an integral part of our father-son… Read more »

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This week I spent some time at either end of the food growing cycle: at one end, up to my neck in compost, turning the heaps at the end of the garden; at the other, up to my neck in a mountain of pears in the kitchen, turning them in to a pickle for the… Read more »

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I spent last weekend watching, in awe and thanksgiving, Shane Lowry win the Bridgestone Golf tournament, and the celebrations that followed in the little town of Clara, where we are both from. Although my nerves were completely shattered and the candles I lit nearly burned the house down, it made me think about how we… Read more »

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Amy’s House is situated in the heart of Claregalway, conveniently located close to the national school. Open from 7.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday, Amy’s House caters for children between the ages of three months and 10 years. The creche provides a breakfast club from 7.30am to include the school run. The ECCE scheme is… Read more »

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God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to do the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. Acceptance is the key to the Serenity Prayer, commonly recited at Twelve Step addiction group meetings. If we can understand what this prayer means, then we can better understand what… Read more »

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In life it is faith that starts us off, but it is charity that keeps us going in any undertaking in life. Little acts of charity can awaken lifegiving confidence in yourself and in others. Charity can be enacted in many ways, such as giving food and clothes to the needy, cheerful care of the… Read more »