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Day 1 & 2 So it’s Day 2 and to be honest, I was just too traumatised to start my blog yesterday. Why? Well where the fuck do I begin! Ok… So I rushed home from work to kit myself out in lovely unflattering shiny lycra stuff and the first moments of shame came when i… Read more »

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10 Reasons To Grow For Wellbeing GIY’s first full time therapeutic horticulturalist, Caitriona Kelly, describes 10 ways that growing can help improve our mental health, as evidenced by research. Mental wellbeing ebbs and flows, and in the same way a person can experience a bout of physical ill-health, anyone can experience a bout of mental… Read more »

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OCTOBER 19, 2018MAIREADMCWELLNESS 52. Newly diagnosed? Here are my top 5 tips Living with cancer is like living with any other chronic disease. It needs to be managed. How do you do that? With great difficulty, time, research, trial and error, testing, monitoring, trying, failing, trying again… It takes over your life, it is now… Read more »

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Synopsis: How we define the human race creates the ceiling of our capabilities and possibilities and defines our future. Our archaic mindset governs the world we live in. We chip away, one idea at a time to create a better future, however with a mindset that dictates that a utopia is beyond the reach of… Read more »

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The Ultimate Japanese Knotweed Guide Japanese Knotweed is one of the toughest, most damaging and insidious plants in the world. There’s even an old wive’s tale about this weed growing so menacingly, that it can “creep over cat’s feet”. It’s also challenging to eradicate and can grow underground to a depth of three metres with… Read more »

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A delegation from Saint-Viaud in France came to meet with members of Galway Co Council and members of Claregalway Twinning Committee with a view to having a twinning arrangement between Saint-Viaud and Claregalway. The delegation from Saint-Viaud met with Cllr Frank Kearney, Chairman of Athenry-Oranmore Municipal District and Eimear Dolan, Senior Executive Officer (Acting Co… Read more »

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The French delegation met on September 28th with Cllr Frank Kearney and Eimear Dolan, Senior Executive Officer (Acting), at Galway County Council who encouraged the delegation in their endeavours by stating that the Co Council at renewal of his term of office in 2019 would take the competence of the validations of twinnings. Ms Catherine… Read more »

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  It’s a common condition among expats, we leave home, live in places like Qatar, Indonesia or Abu Dhabi and fell the fear every day that our kids lose their sense of belonging to their home country. Every day, in every day, you try to instil in them, where they’re from, what that means and… Read more »

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Dear Fellow Gardeners, There is a distinct autumn feel in the air with a refreshing chill in the morning and already some trees are changing colour.  Nature is starting to withdraw into itself.  However, there are some crops that seem to prefer this time of year and can still be sown or planted.  We now… Read more »

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There was deep sadness as the news spread of the untimely and unexpected passing of John Joe Kearney of Rooaunmore.  John Joe was well known and hugely popular with many and his unexpected passing came as a great shock to many. John Joe grew up in the nearby hinterland of Lackagh and after attending Lackagh… Read more »

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Gardening with Anne McKeon In feng shui terms every garden benefits by the presence of moving water. It represents a fresh approach and clear water inspires positive feelings.   A second essential element is rock. Rocks represent a state of permanence and stability and mimics mountains. It contrasts with the softness of plants, contributing to yin and yang and… Read more »

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