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Carpets, floor, and wall coverings have a big impact on a room, but often people pick their carpet last. The walls are painted and the furniture bought before consideration is given to the carpet, which makes it more difficult to get it to match the rest of the room. You should consider every part of… Read more »

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Osteoporosis is a condition characterised by low bone mass, with a consequent increase in the bone fragility and therefore susceptibility to fracture. The condition has now become a well-recognised public health problem. With the population becoming older the problems associated with bone fracture in the elderly are set to rise. Bone Bone is a living… Read more »

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Recycling has taken off—it is going so well that Ryan Recycling now need two days for collection—so that means the Carnmore, Cregmore, and Lydican areas will be collected on the third Thursday of each month. That will be the 15th of November 2001, and the third Thursday of each month thereafter. Claregalway will be collected… Read more »

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The Work of an Electrician  Electricians are employed chiefly in the installation and maintenance of electrical apparatus and equipment. Electricians employed by the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) engage in electrical power supply. Electricians employed by electrical contractors are usually engaged in the installation of lighting, heating and power equipment and the repair of existing equipment… Read more »

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October, an Samhán,is the month when we start getting frosts and the days begin to shorten. With this comes the end of the growing season with plants going into dormancy. It is usually a good time to plant new material or for moving existing plants. Older gardeners will remember back 20 years ago or so… Read more »

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History What is Halloween? Is it demons stalking? Witches flying over the full moon on broomsticks and cackling? The word Halloween is from All Saints day, All Hallows Eve and Hallow Even. The Celebration of Halloween was originally the New Years Eve of the Celts, the eve of Samhain. It was believed that the Dead or… Read more »

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The priest at our church experienced some technical problems with the sound system one Sunday. Instead of beginning the service with “The Lord be with you,” as usual, he said: “There’s something wrong with the microphone.” Not hearing this, the congregation responded, “And also with you.” Why do married women find dieting more difficult than… Read more »

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The Work of a Chartered Accountant Accountants are trained to examine, interpret and plan all types of financial transactions. There are those who work in accountancy firms and deal with such matters as auditing, analysing, verifying and interpreting clients’ accounts, advising on taxation, management information systems and in financial planning and reporting. Others are employed… Read more »

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It’s great to see local talent doing so well on the music scene. Duckweed, a five piece rock band based in Galway, formed in 1998. Local talented Enda O’Flaherty from Cloon is the band’s bass player. The other members include Ciaran Davey, Kieran Cunnane, Chris Greene and Brian O’Sullivan. This November will see the release… Read more »

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September, and gardening fever has been overtaken by hurling and football fever! The only grass being talked about is that in Croke Park and the fantastic double is not the beautiful magnolias that flower now but that of the Sam Maguire and Liam McCarthy cups. So best wishes to the hurlers and footballers that, like… Read more »

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Give your soft furnishings that special look by adding fringing, braid, or piping. They can be used on curtains, cushions, tiebacks, blinds, lampshades and even tablecloths. Trimmings can create a tailored look that will give a special finish to any room. Outlining and defining soft furnishing is usually associated with traditional-style décor, but some brightly… Read more »