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A Commemoration Plot in memory of those who lost their lives in the tragic Famine of 1847 was officially opened by Senator Jarlath McDonagh on Sunday the 12th October last. The plot was put in place by Claregalway Amenity Group in conjunction with the FÁS scheme. Chairperson, Josette Farrell welcomed all to the gathering which,… Read more »

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Scouting in Claregalway started in May 1991 with 15 Beavers, 12 Cubs and 5 adults. Scouting is about developing young people to realise their full potential so that they become responsible, resourceful and enterprising members of their Community. The Scout Method is based on the: Use of the outdoors—young people are faced with real situations… Read more »

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We all know that 50p doesn’t go very far in today’s world. However, it goes a very long way in the disadvantaged areas of the world. In 1995, having seen television advertisements for an organization named World Vision, I decided to write and find out more. It was amazing to discover how far a little… Read more »

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Belated Happy Birthday to Thérèse Kitt, Kiniska. Happy Birthday to Niall Farrell, Cregboy and Cathal Crowe, Cregboy who share their 11th birthdays on October 10th. Congratulations to Fiona Walshe, Gortacleva and Malcolm Molloy, Mervue, who were married on 20th September. Congratulations to Donna Kitt, Kiniska, who was a prize winner in the National Championships in… Read more »

The Group was formed in December 1995 and have been steadily working since then. The following is a report of achievements to date: The park near the Rockwood road has been maintained by Galway County Council following our representations. We have erected townland names on all of the Claregalway townlands. We have provided recycling banks… Read more »

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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 »