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Don’t Quit When things go wrong, as they sometimes will When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill When the funds are low and the debts are high And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit— rest if you must, but don’t you quit. Life… Read more »

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March is upon us and garden fever is just about to begin. March is the month where temperatures rise, plants begin to bud, the long evenings are arriving and our general enthusiasm to get out and about increases. The end of March is a time for bare root planting of trees and shrubs to come to… Read more »

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Claregalway Skin Care & Aromatherapy Clinic, Kiniska, Claregalway Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) is the strongest natural antiseptic known to man. This natural antiseptic can be used on a daily basis. Tea Tree Oil is for external use only, although it can be used in the mouth for mouth ulcers, etc. as long as it… Read more »

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Homemade Mincemeat (makes 2.5 lbs) Ingredients 4oz Apple (coarsely grated) 8oz Currants 4oz each of Raisins, Sultanas and Mixed Peel 2oz Cherries 1 Large Lemon 4oz each of Brown Sugar and Suet or Butter 1 teaspoon Mixed Spice & Grated Nutmeg 4 tbsp of Brandy, Whiskey or Sherry 4ozs chopped almonds. (Use Juice and grated… Read more »

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What do you do if a Kerryman throws a pin at you? Run like mad; he’s probably got a grenade between his teeth. Why was the Kerryman confused? He couldn’t understand how he had only three brothers while his sister had four. What is the greatest achievement of the Kerry electronics industry? They made the… Read more »

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There was a mission in Claregalway Parish in 1942. It started on the 14th June and finished on the 28th June. There were two Jesuit Priests, Fr Paul O’Flanagan and Fr Michael Mallin. Fr Mallin was a son of Michael Mallin the 1916 leader who was executed after the Easter Rising. The first Mass each… Read more »

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Claregalway Skin Care & Aromatherapy Clinic, Kiniska, Claregalway  Make make-up work for you. Don’t make up on the move—try a simple home routine and face the world in style. Although a full make-up routine should take about 15–20 minutes to complete, there are occasions when that’s not possible. At such times, it is possible to… Read more »

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This is the time of year when our thoughts turn to the oncoming festivities; Santa Claus, friends and family coming home and getting the house ready for Christmas. We tend to forget about the garden, but yet it can still contribute in a large way. The vegetable garden can contribute to your Christmas dinner, harvesting… Read more »

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Autumn is usually a beautiful month with lots of Autumn colours. Unfortunately, with the high winds and rain, nearly all plants lost their leaves early. It’s not all gloom and doom however as there are many berrying shrubs and trees around to add colour. The bright berrying plants can often add colour on a very… Read more »

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Claregalway Skin Care & Aromatherapy Clinic, Kiniska, Claregalway Aloe Vera is an extract from a desert plant of the same name. Its use has a very long history dating back some 3,500 years for both beauty and medicinal purposes. Aloe Vera is a very pure, safe and versatile plant extract. As you may be aware… Read more »

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October, our first frost and our trees begin to change into the most beautiful autumn colours. Already, Ash trees, Horse Chestnut, Limes, Maples are all changing to gold, yellow and red tints. Plants with good autumn colour include: virginia creepers, vines, rhus sumach (the Stag’s Horn), Liquisambar, Enkianthus, Cornus Species etc. In the vegetable garden,… Read more »

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Claregalway Skin Care & Aromatherapy Clinic, Kiniska, Claregalway. Reflexlogy is a method for activating the healing powers of the body. It is both old and new. From ancient texts, we know that the early Chinese, Japanese, Indians, Russians, and Egyptians worked on the feet to promote good health. Today many of these same techniques have… Read more »

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