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The death has occurred of Padraic O’CONNELL Cloonbiggen, Claregalway, Galway Padraic O’Connell, Cloonbiggen, Claregalway, Co. Galway. (Peacefully); Sadly missed by his wife Tess, daughter Norah Ann and Ann Marie, sons Danny, Francis, Paddy, Martin, Eamonn and John Paul, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, brothers Johnny and Martin, sisters Bridie and Mary, brothers-in-law, sister in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives,… Read more »

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Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland Congratulations to all students and staff who raised €4520 by taking part in a 24 hour fast. A cheque was presented to YSPI on Monday 19th December. The fast was organised by 5th year student Niamh McCullagh. Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland works exclusively with young people ages 12 -22 to raise… Read more »

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    Don’t go nuts by thereluctantemigrant It looks great on paper, ‘Doha, Qatar, attractive salary, a free flight a year home, contribution to education costs, housing allowance included’. To young couples starting off, or middle aged couple needing to bridge a gap, it reads as a no-brainer. Move to Qatar for a couple of… Read more »

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Well done to Pat Coen and his team who organised the Ladies Breakfast at the Claregalaway Hotel, which was also sponsored by the Hotel. Many thanks to Nora and Paul, we owe a great debt of gratitude to you for all the sponsorship throughout the year. Just today you presented the U8 with Jerseys and… Read more »

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The death has occurred of Sr. Mary CAULFIELD Presentation Convent, Athenry, Galway / Oranmore, Galway / Mountmellick, Laois The death has occurred of Sr. Mary Caulfield, Presentation Convent Athenry, and Oranmore,Co Galway, Zambia and Mountmellick and formerly of Kiltrogue, Claregalway, Co Galway. Predeceased by her parents Thomas and Margaret, her brothers Fr John and Eamonn,… Read more »

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By Jacqueline Hogge, Tuam Herald – http://www.tuamherald.ie/news/roundup/articles/2016/12/14/4131768-lackagh-celebrates-start-of-new-school/ EXCITED  schoolchildren looked on as machinery swung into action at Lackagh National School this week, where the construction of a new school building has begun. The 2.5m project will deliver a new eight classroom school, with multi-purpose gym, library and ancillary rooms, which is expected to be completed within… Read more »

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The Never Too Old Charity Shop, based in Cois Chláir, Claregalway (behind the Arches Hotel) was established in 2012 and is run 100 per cent by volunteers from the community and surrounding areas. It is the main source of funding for the Claregalway & District Day Care Centre, a centre that provides a place of… Read more »

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Hundreds of people turned out at Turloughmore Social Centre on Friday for the launch of a new book entitled Lackagh National School 1886-2016 Times Past and Present  on Friday night. School principal, Michael Lydon, said that the idea of a book came as a new chapter is about to emerge n education in Lackagh as a new… Read more »

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By Enda Cunningham, Connacht Tribune APPROACHES have been made to Galway City and County Councils to purchase the 1115-acre Galway Airport site for “well in excess” of its €1.1 million purchase price. Consultants charged with preparing a feasibility study on the future of the site are set to meet with the City Council Chief Executive… Read more »

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Abbey Restaurant under New Management Best of luck to Leona, Marty and team who have served Claregalway and surrounding areas with their fabulous food for over 12 and a half years. Looking forward to checking you out further down the road in the near future. The Abbey Restaurant in Claregalway will be relocating to Lydon’s… Read more »

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By Declan Varley of The Galway Advertiser For years, Galway’s best known a cappella singing group the Galway Baytones have been entertaining the city and county at a variety of events benefiting charities and worthy causes. They have brought the magic of music to unusual corners and their striking a cappella arrangements have made thousands… Read more »

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Archbishop Eamon Martin, Fr. Daniel Gallagher and Fr. Diarmuid Hogan at the blessing of the new bell in Oranmore. Cast in Poland and weighing more than 500kg, the bell has been at ground-l;evel for the past week where it has been rung by most of Oranmore’s 2,450 schoolchildren who will also choose a name for… Read more »

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