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The following is Declan Varley’s riveting account of his recent illness. So good to have you back again Declan and continued good health to you. No doubt you will have a best seller book out in the near future! Where have I been for the last four months? April 14th, my birthday. I’d had manflu… Read more »

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There was deep sadness in the entire community as the news spread of the untimely passing of PJ Donnellan of Cregmore. A native of Moylough, PJ had settled into the community in Cregmore and with his wife Madge they quickly embraced the area that was to become his home for the rest of his short… Read more »

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It’s hard to fathom, but it’s already August and the seed-sowing year is almost over—this month is the last opportunity to sow seeds and marks the end of seven months of fairly intense seed sowing activity that started way back in the dreary days of February. May and June were the busiest seed sowing months,… Read more »

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I left my family and friends in Claregalway in 2000 to pursue my life as an aid worker overseas, starting off in Kosovo with Concern Worldwide, this was in response to the conflict which broke out in 1999. Fourteen years on and I’m still working overseas having worked in Afghanistan after 9/11, Indonesia after the… Read more »

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It’s hard to be grateful when everything is going wrong in your world or in your life. Your child is sick, your car won’t start or there is no money in your bank account. What do you have to be grateful for? But, there are reasons to be grateful. Be grateful that your child is… Read more »

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Picnicking in Ireland might conjure up images of rain gear and over-crowded picnic shelters at your favourite public park, or sand in your sandwiches along the sea shore. We live and die for those rare summer days when the sun starts of searing high in the sky and if there is any chance of a… Read more »

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Free entertainment, lectures, competitions and more at Claregalway Castle. This year’s much-awaited Galway Garden Festival will take place on July 5th and 6th at Claregalway Castle. Now well established on the Galway summer calendar, this fifth annual event which runs from 11am to 6pm each day has it all—free guest lectures, family entertainment and music,… Read more »

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Last year, we won the Cumann na mBunscol A Final for football. We were re-entered this year. We started off with the mini sevens and we got to the final but lost by a point to Craughwell. Cumann na mBunscol was played at Claregalway centre. We were in Group A along with Cummer, Maree, Craughwell… Read more »

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During book week, the children of Claregalway NS has the opportunity to dress up as book characters which was great fun! The author Kate McMahon came to visit our school. It was a great honour to meet her as she has written many successful books, for example Timber Twig and A Horse of Another Colour. On the… Read more »

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Our Trip to War Horse In February, our teacher Ms McKiernan did a couple of weeks of Scriptwriting with our class. After a great deal of preparation, we were all asked to write a 500 word scene from a play or movie on the theme of friendship for a competition called the Bord Gáis Student… Read more »

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Coláiste Bhaile Chláir students crowned Young EdTech Innovators of the year Our young entrepreneurs spent a gruelling five weeks working on their technology solutions for teaching and learning problems. At the end of which one group went forward to represent the school to face the Dragons Den and compete in the Young EdTech Innovators of… Read more »

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