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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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Minister for Arts Culture and the Gaeltacht, Michael D. Higgins officially opened the new showrooms of Western Ironcraft Ltd. Claregalway recently. The Company, established by Malachy Flaherty, manufactures a wide range of high quality hand-crafted products, including lamps, gates, railings, balconies, signs, chandeliers, beds and curtain poles. The Company is particularly renowned for its expertise… Read more »

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Congratulations to Theresa Fox and Seamus Cummins on the occasion of their marriage, which took place on Friday 6th June. Very best wishes to Margaret and Joe Murphy and their family, Cahergowan, who are leaving the Parish shortly and moving into Galway City. Welcome home to Cliona Hartigan, Lakeview, who has just returned from Strasbourg,… Read more »

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School Hurling League Claregalway 1–7 Kilglass 3–4 Claregalway missed a lot of chances in the first league game of the season. Our best players were Gerard Moran (goalkeeper), Eoin Glynn, Rory Dillom, Joseph Garrett, Trevor Casserly and Con Butler. Team: Gerard Moran, Tomas Noone, Rory Dillon, Eoin Glynn, Paul Loughlin, Sean Foy, Joseph Garrett (0–4), Trevor… Read more »

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Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Adam Keane of Gortatleva. Belated birthday wishes to Mrs.Margaret O’Connell of Cloonbigeen who celebrated her 90th birthday recently. Happy 75th birthday to Julie Forde, Cahergowan. Hope you have a lovely day Julie. Birthday greetings to Sinéad Kirrane, Cregboy, on the 26th May. Belated birthday greetings to Thomas McAndrew,… Read more »

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade (17th March 1997) Well, as every year, the Scout troop once again participated in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This year it was a touch different. We met at the Fire Station at 11 o’ clock and organised ourselves. We were led by our younger Beavers who were followed by Cubs… Read more »

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A delegation from the Community Action Group attended an Area Meeting of the County Council recently. This Area Meeting was attended by the six local Representatives, Council Engineers and Officials. The delegation made a presentation to the area meeting regarding the unfinished state of Claregalway Village. They stated that despite numerous promises and undertakings the… Read more »

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