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There was a time when travel was considered a pleasurable mission, a pastime, something to look forward to in the year. Despite where you were going the travel itself for many was as enjoyable. Before I emigrated, my travel was pretty much limited to two weeks with the kids in Spain during the summer and… Read more »

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The phrase Holy Week refers to the seven full days of reflection, meditation, confession, silence, contemplation, forgiveness, love and spiritual activities that capture the feelings of devotion and love for our Lord. Remembering these events strengthen our souls of which at times have become weakened by life’s trials and tribulations. This week, for those of… Read more »

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by Josephine (Higgins) Moran Cregboy, Claregalway Michael Higgins, Ballyheane, Castlebar, Co. Mayo married Kathleen Cruise, Ballyhaunis in 1947. The medal bearing the black and deep orange ribbon with an imprint of an armed soldier reads: Éire, Cogadh na Saoirse (Ireland, a fight for freedom). This was presented to my father for his part in the… Read more »

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When you have been growing your own food for a few years, it’s easy to forget what it felt like when you started out first. I am talking about that sweaty, daunted, vaguely frightened feeling—afraid to start, afraid to make a mistake, afraid to look foolish if it goes wrong. I am reminded of something… Read more »

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She’s the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street. She’s the smell of certain foods you remember, flowers you pick, the fragrance of life itself. She’s the cool hand on your brow when you’re not feeling well. She’s your breath in the air on a cold winter’s day. She’s the sound of… Read more »

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Formerly of Letterfrack GMIT, Paddy took up the position of Head of Centre at CCAM with ambitious plans to secure the future of the creative arts in the city and county. “I’m originally from Sligo, the parish of Tourlestrane. Both my parents were secondary school teachers. My mother was an art teacher—she also taught Technical… Read more »

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Of silver hair, and silver tongue that was the man we knew. And each one has their own story to remember him that’s true. Mine is of that trucker man who hailed from Castlegar. And being acquainted with him in Paddy Lydons Bar But your memories are your own ones, some will always come to… Read more »

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The Earn Our Vote alliance comprises of Active Retirement Ireland, Age Action, Age and Opportunity, ALONE, Irish Senior Citizens Parliament, Active Ageing Partnership and Third Age Ireland. These groups represent more than half a million people over the age of 65 in Ireland. In what is likely to be a very close election, where every vote… Read more »

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Well done to Gareth Callan and Colm Flynn who performed in Claregalway GAA Club’s Strictly Come Dancing on the 29th of January. We were delighted to have them representing Coláiste Bhaile Chláir. Coláiste Bhaile Chláir and the Beo Digital Schools’ Archive Project, NUIG Coláiste Bhaile Chláir are proud to announce their partnership with Beo Digital Schools’ Archive Project, NUI… Read more »

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Coláiste Bhaile Chláir throws out the textbooks to embrace whole new era Claregalway’s Corporate Park doesn’t look like the most obvious base for one of the country’s newest and most progressive secondary schools. A relic of the Celtic Tiger, you drive past the rows of large units, many of which are vacant—and at the rear of all… Read more »

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Just hours after a Knockdoe man was laid to rest, the near neighbourhood of Mullacuttra was rocked with the sudden passing of Jim Keane. Jim had attended the funeral of Michael Burke the previous day and within hours the entire area was shocked and saddened as news filtered through the night that Jim Keane had… Read more »

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Fine Gael TD for Galway West and Mayo South Seán Kyne has welcomed the allocation of €20.8 million for Galway’s Regional and Local Roads in 2016. The funding brings to €160 million the amount invested in Galway’s local and regional roads by the Fine Gael-led Government. Commented Deputy Kyne: “This further investment in Galway’s roads… Read more »

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