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Carnmore Ladies Club re-opens on Monday September 8th. New members are always welcome. Our Annual Outing was most enjoyable, taking in the scenery of County Clare. This year’s sponsored walk was in aid of Motor Neurons Association and the club were pleased at handing over £870 for this worthy cause. The support of those who… Read more »

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RE: Townland Names—Baile Chláir/Baile Cláir na Gaillimhe Claregalway Amenity Group received a letter from Galway County Council stating that Claregalway is described in Irish as Baile Chláir. It was then forwarded to the Ordnance Survey Office in Phoenix Park, Dublin 8 and the following is the reply we received: Tagraím do litir faoin Iogainm Baile… Read more »

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Work has commenced on installing the new floor in the Community Centre. This has resulted in its closure in recent weeks. It is expected that the centre will re-open at the end of September for all sports, recreational and meeting facilities. Bookings for the coming year are currently being taken—tel. 798371. Mary Reidy

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St. Joseph’s Young Priest Society A branch of St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society was inaugurated in Claregalway on the 21st May in the SMA house. It is one of several branches in the Galway Diocese. St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society is a society of lay people founded by Mrs. Olivia Taaffe in 1895. The Society… Read more »

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The Galway Branch of the Irish Society for Autism will have their official opening on Monday, the 15th September next. The service will be launched by Minister of State Mr. Bobby Molloy,TD, The Branch have purchased a farm at Gortcloonmore, Claregalway and have named it Cloonmore Farm. The idea originated from the Dunfirth Method—an organic… Read more »

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Birthday wishes to Michelle, Gerard and Darragh Kirrane of Cregboy who celebrate their birthdays in September. Best wishes to Emmet Cotter of Lakeview on his early retirement. May he pursue all the leisures he has put on hold! Congratulations to the following couples who were married during the month of August. Gretta Concannon, Montiagh and… Read more »

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Joe Cloherty, a native of Waterdale, Claregalway has a unique talent in stonework. He has always had an interest in stonework and was inspired a few years ago when he saw a cottage made of stone in an English magazine. He copied this example and has gone on to make this beautiful replica of the… Read more »

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During the month, the Centre conducted a Summer Camp for children in the area. The event was a terrific success in spite of the inclement weather that prevailed for the start of the week. The camp ran for a full week and included sports, arts, crafts, water activities and a mystery tour that included orienteering… Read more »

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Seán Brewster of Claregalway played a lead role in the latest Roger Corman film Payback which was filmed recently in and around Galway City. Seán has trained with the Galway Youth Theatre and acted with the Flying Pigs Theatre Company. Since signing up with Ann Maloney’s casting agency he has been an extra in many movies… Read more »

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Garda Ray Halpin, from Claregalway, recently rescued a woman from the River Corrib close to the Wolfe Tone Bridge. His heroic deed will be honoured with a Civic Reception by Galway Corporation. Garda Halpin, who is stationed in Salthill, is to receive a Bravery Award in recognition of his action. I am sure the entire… Read more »

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Croagh Patrick On the 11th May a large group of Claregalway Scouts assembled at Claregalway National School at 7am. We were all prepared for the bus journey to Croagh Patrick to complete a task which we had set ourselves over a year ago. As usual, everyone full of enthusiasm for the trial ahead! We arrived… Read more »

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Claregalway Agricultural Show organisers wish to thank most sincerely all those who supported them by buying tickets and attending their 1997 Queen dance. The dance was held in Kynes Central Tavern, Loughgeorge on Saturday, 31st May. There was a large attendance at the dance and music was provided by Harvest Moon. Ms. Surney Dempsey, Cregboy,… Read more »

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