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GIY International Get Involved Get Growing Michael Kelly weekly article GIY Weekly Column January 13th 2017 Slow At Work And Inner Critics If you’re still looking for a new year’s resolution (or you’ve already broken your last one), how about this: get to know your inner critic. Start listening out for it and watching its… Read more »

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With an exciting new nomination process and voting system in place this year. GAA Handball can now release the full list of nominations for the 2017 All-Stars, in association with O’Neills, with a total of 10 categories to be presented on the night of February 3rd at Croke Park. The list of Players Awards are broken… Read more »

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GIY Weekly Column January 6th 2018 Growing In January And February It may still be winter but now is the time to get started for year ahead. Don’t jump straight into seed sowing however, start with a little planning… Low heat levels are the main reason that we can’t generally sow seeds in January and… Read more »

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Claregalway Castle and Abbey in the 19th century in depictions of Ireland by William H. Bartlett (Click on photo to enlarge) http://irisharchaeology.ie/…/19th-century-depictions-of-ir…/ by Colm on May 12, 2014 in Archaeology blogs, Irish Archaeology Sites This blog post contains a selection of excellent 19th century illustrations of historic Irish sites. They were produced by William Henry… Read more »

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Working abroad for a few years,works well, as long as everything works well! You’ve all your degrees authenticated, your passport is in order, you have no past convictions, you’re parents are well and are enthusiastic about your leaving, your wife is only too happy to give up her marketing career to be a full-time mom… Read more »

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Claregalway – based JPK Fencing are finalists in this year’s SFA National Small Business Awards, the second time the company has made the final. The Galway company was among those who attended the recent SFA National Small Business Show-case event on Wednesday 1 February. JPK Fencing are the only Galway company among the five finalists… Read more »

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By The Tuam Herald – CORRANDULLA organic vegetable business Green Earth Organics is one of the winners in this year’s National Organic Awards. The company, headed-up by Kenneth Keavey, received the Direct Selling Award for its 100 per cent Irish Veg Box. The business sells online making it easy for shoppers to access locally-grown, organic produce…. Read more »

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  By Caroline Whelan, Galway Advertiser Upon driving up to the Claregalway Hotel, the personal touch of a family run establishment is immediately obvious.  There are beautiful displays of locally grown flowers to be seen everywhere. You enter the hotel and are struck by its modern yet classic feel.  It is quite special in his… Read more »

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If you walked into a grocery store today, you would have many options available to you in terms of purchasing a product. Organic or Inorganic? Free-Range or battery? Fairtrade or unfairly produced? Although you may not know it, these are all choices that you make when you buy food. The difficulty is in making the right choice…. 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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So I’m standing at the counter in the chemist, picking up a few bits and pieces, 600ml of Paediatric Nurofen (Orange Flavour), 800ml Calpol (Original, please), 24 sachets of Dioralyte, Paralink, 36 sachets of teething granules, 6+ Calpol Fastmelts, 24 Uniflu, anything for mosquitos on special offer, 48 pack of Nurofen Plus, 48 Soluble Solpadeine,… Read more »

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Quick to grow, healthy to eat, a versatile ingredient and not associated with unpleasant bodily functions, what’s not to love? Last week’s veg (Jerusalem artichokes) provoked much hilarity and farting jokes so we’re back on safer ground this week with lettuce. Beyond the bog-standard butterhead and iceberg, it’s difficult to find really great quality, fresh… Read more »

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