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Paraic’s Plant Of The Month: April 2019 The April plant of the month is the perennial Sweet Pea and what a beauty it is! It brings me right back to spring time with my grandmother, Sarah. Sarah planted this lovely climbing plant in our garden in Mayo and it provided me with so much delight every… Read more »

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Finding Nemo in Doha by thereluctantemigrant I love animals as much as the next person, but when it comes to owning one, I have a strict criteria.   They must not require affection. They must not scurry. They must not require food, every day. I must be able to leave them for long periods of time without them… Read more »

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By Dr Lucia GannonApril 3, 2019 | 0  Share104 Tweet Share WhatsApp Email 104SHARES Dr Lucia Gannon gives an account of how writing a book has provided her with a valuable perspective on her life as a GP I held the manuscript in my hands one last time before inserting it into the big brown envelope. I was glad… Read more »

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By Joseph Francis Kelly   Striving to get the adequate mobility mix in Galway is not without challenges, as the overbearing pressure on Galway’s transport infrastructure is becoming increasingly evident every day. The plethora of solutions being put forward are, collectively, a positive step in the right direction, however, the argument has become polarised. This… Read more »

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Dear Fellow Gardeners, In case you haven’t seen it yet – we have a new website with a completely new design.  We hope you like it.  It was designed and created by Darragh Kerrigan Creative. www.greenvegetableseeds.comThere has been one issue that has occupied my mind for a long time and suddenly – just a couple… Read more »

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Mothers Day Gift Guide: Sunday March 31st Mothers Day is a day when we honour the mothers in our lives – our mothers, grandmothers and our godmothers. It is an opportunity for us to celebrate these incredible women and thank them for everything they do. It is a time to reminisce on special memories, share… Read more »

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Much prayers and blessings to everyone on this beautiful morning and new day especially to those who are in need of a prayer or a kindness or a support of some kind….. We are all in this life together. So I really pray this morning and today and I hope to put actions behind and… Read more »

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Identity Crisis by thereluctantemigrant Just when I thought it couldn’t get worse….. Last year, at this exact time of the year I muttered about having an identity crisis of sorts. It was heavily prompted by three days of celebrations, International Women’s Day, Mother’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day.   All these massively thought-provoking days ultimately leave me… Read more »

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Best Lighting:       Dalkey Players..”The Mill on the Floss” Best Setting:        Nenagh Players..”What Happened Bridgie Cleary” Best Sound:         Corofin Dramatic Society…”Life Sucks” Best Stage Crew: Holy Cross Best Supporting Actress (Confined) Anna Flaherty as Izzy in “Rabbit Hole”, Glenamaddy Players Best Supporting Actor (Confined) Patrick Coneran as Jason… Read more »

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 Galway Advertiser   Truly tasty and consistent: these are a few words that describe how Treat Cafe has operated in the Galway area for 12 years via its cafes and restaurants in Claregalway and Lackagh, its canteen restaurant called Stock at Athenry Mart, and its Healthy & Hearty catering outlets in a number of schools…. Read more »

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Passport Application by thereluctantemigrant Far from thinking I deserved special treatment just cos I’m Irish n’all, long before the time came that my 3-year-old daughters passport was due to expire, I applied for her new one because I knew that the passport office would likely to be flat our issuing passport to folks that fancied an… Read more »