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Tabletopping Compántas Lir, the Claregalway/Carnmore drama group head to the All-Ireland Drama Finals in Castleblayney later this month having amassed the most points among all the confined drama groups in Ireland for their production of the David Auburn play Proof. The multi-award-winning play directed by Dermot Hession, toured the country for the last two months,… Read more »

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Proclamation Ceremony at Carnmore CrossLocals pay tribute to their brave ancestors and the events of 1916 with a ceremony at Carnmore Cross Posted by Claregalway.info on Sunday, 27 March 2016 A large crowd assembled at Carnmore Cross on Easter Sunday morning, 27th March 2016 at 8am. The tricolour was raised by Ann Bannon, daughter of… Read more »

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A young Corofin photography enthusiast has won a regional prize in a national photo competition. Jonathan Connolly, a student at Archbishop McHale College in Tuam, is an avid photographer in his community and his hobby led him to him taking the Connacht Regional Award in the Home Instead Senior Care. Entrants were encouraged to capture an image… Read more »

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Galway Airport (Aerphort na Gaillimhe) is located at Carnmore 7.4km east of Galway City, and is managed by Corrib Airport Limited. It has not serviced any flights since 31st of October 2011, when Aer Arann ceased commercial operations at the airport. At 1289m (4230 ft), the runway is too short to handle most jet airliners and… Read more »

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The death has occurred of Peter Varden, Carnmore, Oranmore, Galway / Claregalway, Galway. Peter Varden, Carnmore, Oranmore, Co. Galway. (Peacefully). April 1st 2016. Brother of the late Pat and Mary Varden. Sadly missed by his loving wife Phil, daughters Edel, Patricia, Sinead, Sarah-Jane, son John, daughter-in law, sons-in-law, beloved grandchildren, brothers John and Tom, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces,… Read more »

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A Claregalway woman with a background in engineering walked away with a major millinery award in Derry recently. Majella Lennon Dalton from Monroe, Knockdoe, won the award for Best Up and Coming Milliner at the Hatwalk Awards recently which were hosted by Noel Cunningham, the TV3 showbiz star. The mother of three, who will feature… Read more »

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The Galway 1916 Exhibition runs in the Connacht Tribune Printworks from the 23rd of March to the 13th of April, and is part of Galway City Council’s Centenary Commemorations. This event features the work of over 30 artists from all over Ireland and abroad, gathered together to explore the people, events and legacy of the 1916 Rising. This… Read more »

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Claregalway Castle will host rare plant experts and specialist nursery operators at the Spring Garden Fair on Sunday April 3rd from 11am to 6pm. Talks and demonstrations on transforming your garden will be given by gold medal winning nurseries from both Bloom and the Hampton Court flower shows. Exhibitors include Leamore Nurseries with a range of… Read more »

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Galway business takes European honours for its visionary healthy meals It took chef Owen McArdle eighteen months to take apart a simple tomato sauce and build it together again to create a tasty alternative without sugar, salt and additives and packed full of fibre and protein. While FeedThePulse sauces have yet to hit the shelves—and the… Read more »

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Staff and children of Bawnmore National School, Claregalway, Co Galway held a Proclamation Day Commemoration Event today, March 15th 2016, in the school. It was with great pride that we welcomed our special guests Sargent John Ainsworth, Veteran Liam Ainsworth and Veteran Martin Fahy, Maura Flaherty, Peter Feeney, all with relations or ties to the… Read more »

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The 32nd Claregalway Festival of Drama commences on this Thursday night 10th March and will run for ten nights. Claregalway Leisure Centre is once again transformed into a theatre where adjudicator Mr Geoffrey O’Keefe will give a public critique of the plays each night before announcing the overall winners on closing night. The Claregalway Festival of… Read more »

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