Director: Neil Blomkamp Starring: Sharlto Copely, Jason Cope Rating: 15 When District 9 was released in cinemas last year, it was a very pleasant surprise. The film managed to draw me in right from the get go, and its original premise works just as well on DVD.
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Developer: Valve Publisher: Valve Rating: 18 Valve’s blood-soaked follow-up to last year’s ‘Left 4 Dead’ should satisfy any fan of the original. Taking the apocalypse to the southern states of the U.S. provides an interesting scenery change for the series. There are four new characters for players
Developer: Nintendo Publisher: Nintendo Rating: 3+ New Super Mario Bros. Wii is Nintendo’s first side-scrolling Mario game for a home console since the Super Nintendo days. Players who indulged in the addictive New Super Mario Bros. for the DS a few years back will know what to expect
Developer: Naughty Dog Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Rating: 16 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is the sequel to 2007’s fantastic ‘Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune’. Naughty Dog are veterans in the videogame industry, having previously started such lucrative franchises as ‘Crash Bandicoot’ and ‘Jak & Daxter’.
Growing your very own potatoes is both simple and very rewarding; Potatoes come in a wide choice of varieties and flavours with something to suit all tastes. Horkans range of Seed potatoes has been carefully selected to suit the growing conditions in the west of Ireland and to ensure the best varieties for flavour and… Read more »
What are leg cramps? Leg cramps are common. The cause is not known in most cases. However, some drugs and diseases sometimes cause leg cramps. Regular calf stretching exercises may prevent leg cramps. Quinine tablets may be advised as a last resort if you have cramps regularly. A leg cramp is a pain that comes… Read more »
The following poem was written by local resident Maura Kavanagh, following the death of Claregalway’s Parish Priest, Father Noel Mullin. No Noel This Christmas We survived without you Oh God how we missed you this Christmas gone; Like a ship on a starless night you sailed beyond the horizon Silently, no ripples, no limelight No gong… Read more »
Head Lice: Infestation with head lice is common and affects schoolchildren usually at ages 5 to 11 years. Girls are more likely to be affected than boys. Transmission is by head to head contact, as the lice cannot fly or jump but can crawl quickly. Sharing of personal items such as brushes, combs or hats… Read more »
Mighty the force of that lashing sea, The rigging trembled and moaned, In mountainous waves as none did see, On an ocean that boiled and foamed. That hurricane’s blast shook the mast, The decks were out of bounds, And men thought of sins long past— In the ‘eye’ of the storms sound. We pitched, rolled… Read more »
There was deep and profound sadness in the Claregalway area as the news spread on Friday morning of the untimely passing of Claregalway Parish Priest, Very Reverend Noel Canon Mullin. A simple man he was Fr Noel to everyone. Having replaced the long serving parish priest the late Canon Gerard Callanan, there was much apprehension… Read more »
As I watched the turnout of people that landed up to the sand pile at Claregalway church, I had to stop several times in amazement at the type of people who were turning up to do their bit to help those who were in serious flood trouble. The local farming community were there in big numbers… Read more »
Eating healthily helps to prevent diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, certain gut disorders, and certain cancers. This article gives a brief summary on healthy eating. For more information on healthy eating, visit Claregalway Pharmacy in Hughes Shopping Centre. Eat plenty of starchy foods (complex carbohydrates) The main part of most meals should… Read more »