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Dear Sir/Madam, I am writing to complain about the selective journalism that your newsletter’s staff appears to have adopted as policy. As a hardworking businessman in Claregalway trying to build up my business it is disgusting to see the intimidating behaviour that those of us who choose not to advertise in your magazine are subject… Read more »

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It is all systems go for Claregalway Drama Festival Committee as they get ready for the staging of the All-Ireland Confined Drama finals which will be staged in Claregalway Leisure Centre from Friday, April 21st to Saturday, April 29th. It is the first time in many years that Claregalway Drama Festival Committee have staged the… Read more »

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EMAIL Following on from last months piece on the internet I would now like to touch on another internet phenomena E-mail (or email or electronic mail). This idea is simply a letter in computer form. With email you can exchange messages all around the world quickly and economically. The email can also contain things other… Read more »

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David Moggan of David Moggan Property Consultants, Barnaderg, tuam has opened a second office at Chois Chlair in Claregalway recently. David Moggan, who is a member of the Irish Auctioneers and Valuers Institute (IAVI), graduated with a Diploma in Property Management (Auctioneering & Estate Agency) in 1998. Having gained over five years experience in all… Read more »

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Welcome baby Cliodhna Brid to Deirdre (Claregalway Pharmacy) and Brian Melia, born on the 20th January – a sister for Evan. Congratulations and best wishes to Eva Hughes (Hughes Supermarket) and Kevin Campion, Castlerea, Co.Roscommon who got engaged last month. Congratulations to Baby and Peter Feeney, Mullachuttra who celebrated their golden wedding anniversary recently. R.I.P…. Read more »

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Most people got married in June because they took their annual bath in May and still smelled all right by June. However, they were starting to smell, so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odour. Hence the custom today. Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man… Read more »

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Hi there, welcome again to the Nuacht Chlairs gardening section. This month is quite a busy one for the gardener, with many worthy tasks to be undertaken. However, don’t worry as the many and varied rain showers we receive will cause you to seek shelter and relax between tasks. During one of these breaks, I… Read more »

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Rose Kavanagh of Galway AD/HD spent two days in Brussels on behalf of “INCADDS” The Irish National Council of ADD Support Groups. Together with representatives from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, holland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain, Sweden and the UK. They formed AD/HD Europe and spent a hard-working week-end putting together their contribution on AD/HD to… Read more »

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Drug payments scheme: This scheme covers patients who are not covered by the medical card or long tem illness schemes. Individuals or families pay the pharmacist the first 85 euro per month of the cost of prescribed medicines and appliances. If the individual or family member has to obtain a prescription from a second pharmacy… Read more »

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The other night I had a dream, Where everyone were friends At a hooley given by God himself, To take his mind off sins The hooley was in heaven above The function room was large; There were two bouncers at the door, Who took the cover charge. The cover charge was each man’s soul, No… Read more »

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Hi there, welcome again to the Nuacht Chláirs gardening section. Spring has sprung at last, albeit with a hint of frost. Trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs, and other plants are starting to awaken. Let me now awaken your interest in this issues VIP (very important plant). Berberis darwinii Berberis darwinii is commonly known as ‘Darwin’s bearberry’,… Read more »

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Walking around Claregalway as is my main mode of transport, one cannot but be disheartened at the state of the village. It really is in a disgraceful state as you will read about on front page. How on earth have we come to this? Apathy has set in and nobody is doing anything about it…. Read more »

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