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Hay fever, known medically as Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis, involves an allergic reaction to pollen from trees, grass and flowers. Normally your immune system fights off only those things that threaten your health, such as cold viruses, but an allergic person’s immune system releases the chemical histamine to fend off the presumed offender. Unfortunately, the side effects of histamine are… Read more »

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Hearing, seeing, understanding and remembering are all skills that are necessary for learning language and most children develop speech and language without any difficulty. However despite having all these abilities some children don’t acquire speech and language normally. Problems in development can occur at any stage and in any aspect of speech and language development…. Read more »

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Saranne Flaherty rang the Claregalway Hotel on Monday of the Galway Races in July 2011 to tell her employers that she was sick and couldn’t come in. The 20 year old was worried that they’d be annoyed with her for calling in sick on their busiest day of the year. As it happened, that soon… Read more »

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I recently attended my mother-in-law’s funeral. I witnessed my wife’s great loss but also the great love she had for her beautiful mother. Kay wasn’t just my wife’s mother; she was her best friend. It made me realise the love I have for my own mother and the love my mother has for me. Mothers… Read more »

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The luck of the crop rotation draw and bad design in my veg patch means that particular veg families tend to have what might be described as off years depending on the area they are destined to spend their growing season in. There’s a particular part of my veg patch that is hampered by being simultaneously… Read more »

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Embrace that person inside you that has ideas and strengths like no one else. Be the person you know yourself to be. And above all, be true to yourself and put your heart in it. Don’t try to change the world but also don’t let the world change the person you want to be. Starting… Read more »

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Coláiste Bhaile Chláir is the February winner of the All-Ireland Secondary Schools Challenge Cup on mathletes.ie. MATHletes Challenge 2014 is a maths tournament for Ireland based on the Khan Academy approach to learning and teaching maths. Students compete online through the Khan Academy website. Students in the Schools Challenge can work on Khan Academy both… Read more »

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Horkan’s Irish Shamrock is from the true Irish shamrock species, Trifolium Dubium, and has been carefully grown here in the West of Ireland using our native shamrock seed to produce a quality Irish shamrock plant which can be worn proudly on St Patrick’s Day and planted in your garden to grow on for next year…. Read more »

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Galway based Green Earth Organics, the award winning provider of home deliveries of fresh organic fruit and vegetables has just expanded their offering to include nuts, seeds and many more certified organic products. Speaking about the launch of their expanded range of products, co-founder Kenneth Keavey said, “I love the idea of eating well, of… Read more »

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