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The garden can be a very enjoyable place at this time of the year; sometimes rewarding, sometimes frustrating, but never dull. There is still lots to be done, so if you are planning on holidays – don’t forget your plants, indoors or outdoors. People go on holidays and get somebody to mind the house, feed… Read more »

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‘Carved or hewn in stone’—as were the Ten commandments—is an expression that has come to mean permanence or durability. The placing of name stones at the head of a village bohereen (bóithrin)—in ancient Ireland a bye-road or laneway wide enough to accommodate two cows (Bó) with their calves and yearlings—has given rise to some discussion… Read more »

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As I write this issue, the weather has changed from being very dry and Mediterranean like, to windy and wet. We had such a good spell that some plants thrived and others did not fare so well. Many people will be delighted with the moisture as they had appplied lawn feed and weed mixtures on… Read more »

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A Prayer for Those Who Live Alone I live alone, dear Lord, Stay by my side. In all my daily needs, be Thou my guide. Grant me good health, For that indeed, I pray, To carry on my work from day to day. Keep pure my mind, my thoughts, my every deed, Let me be… Read more »

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April—long evenings and the weather changing from the grimness of winter to the throes of summer. If you are a gardener or a farmer you long for these days to arrive. Everything in the garden can be done now. In the vegetable garden you can sow seed potatoes, maincrop varieties from now such as Kerrs… Read more »

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Claregalway Skin Care & Aromatherapy Clinic, Kiniska, Claregalway Superfluous hair is very much a personal perception. What is normal to some women, others are frantically trying to rid themselves of. The longest lasting hair removal method is waxing which can be done with either hot wax or cold strips. For convenience, the strips are streets… Read more »

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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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