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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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Disinfectant on tap Winter vomit warnings on walls Ebola advice everywhere One hour in A&E Red stained bleeding boy Still wants to play Parents just want a hug Two hours in A&E Australian sopas and US trash TV Supermac’s scent in the air Extended families taking up space Three hours in A&E Elbow at awkward… Read more »

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Long time readers of this column know how loath I am to mention Christmas before December, but a survey produced by Aviva Home Insurance has raised an important issue—not just the huge cost of Christmas for the average Irish household this year, €1,463—but the real and increased risk of beak-ins and robberies during the Christmas… Read more »

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As the start of the winter season, November has always had a special significance. We remember those we once knew, who are now dead, and we ask God to show mercy on them. We also pray to them to help us to live out our lives as lovingly as some of them did. These faithful… Read more »

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We are never too young—or old—to learn; just ask Bridget Kearney. After forty years of running her own successful garden centre in Claregalway, she decided to turn her hand to the family fencing business. She had leased out the garden centre, with plans to enjoy early retirement and a spot of golf. Her husband, John Paul… Read more »

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Hello November… Where has the year gone? In a few weeks I am graduating from college again and it just so happens to be falling on the American holiday of Thanksgiving, which is November 27th this year. We are all taking a day off and I’m even going to bring the kids to the ceremony… Read more »

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Science Week 2014 Coláiste Bhaile Chláir is running a number of science related activities this year again to mark Science Week 2014—the theme this year is The Power of Science. Science Club is up and running with students decorating the school in Wild Science Facts and getting stuck into some slimy experiments to show the… Read more »

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The local craft group The Crafty Broads have over the past year made a beautiful patchwork quilt which it is going to be raffled at the Leabharlann na gCairde Christmas Fair on Sunday 30th of November in Corrandulla Community Hall. Tickets are currently on sale and any queries call 085 135 2506. The quilt itself is… Read more »

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PACT®—First in Ireland and here in Galway! The revolutionary and effective way to treat nail fungal infections. Nail fungal therapy will never be the same as proven successful in Australia, Germany and the UK and now taking the world by storm. Now available in Galway. This new and revolutionary treatment is, Photodynamic Anti-Microbial Therapy (PACT). This… Read more »