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MARCH 27, 2017 BY HARRY How to deal with SimSimi? On Friday afternoon I became fully aware the most talked about app over the last few days, ‘Simsimi’, a chatbot app some people are describing as a ‘Social Experiment’ but that I consider to be the home of cyberbullying at the moment. Simsimi may be… Read more »

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Paraic’s Tips: Your Garden in March Spring Marches forward this month, with longer days and warmer temperatures to encourage many spring flowering shrubs and trees to come into flower and add colour and interest after such a long winter.Paraic Horkan Campanula Porto also known as the blue bell flower is one such plant. This low… Read more »

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Please support Ronan’s walk across Ireland for Charity as he sets out this Monday coming from Dublin to Galway……… https://www.altruism.ie/fundraising_page/ronan-scully-fundraising-page-for-gorta-self-help-africa …. https://selfhelpafrica.org/ie/baytobay/ One of Ireland’s best-known charity fundraisers Ronan Scully will put his best foot forward along with family friends and colleagues as he celebrates his landmark half-century and when he sets about walking across Ireland for… Read more »

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Students ‘All Shook Up’ in Coláiste Bhaile Chláir It’s almost ShowTime! After months of rehearsals, Transition Year students from Coláiste Bhaile Chláir will proudly present the musical ‘ALL SHOOK UP!’ The show promises to be a smash hit and the students are ready and waiting to showcase their theatrical talents. This impressive production is a… Read more »

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By Declan Varley, Galway Advertiser This time last year, life for a Claregalway man changed forever. Gerry Commins was undertaking some voluntary work for the benefit of his community when he suffered an accident that has seen him confined to a wheelchair. Every community has people like Gerry, people without whom things wouldn’t get done…. Read more »

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By Declan Varley, Galway Advertiser Claregalway Castle will host Ireland’s Specialist Nurseries (ISNA) and rare plant specialists at the Spring Garden and Food Fair on Sunday April 2 from 11am to 6pm. Get along and get all your gardening questions answered and enjoy coffee and cakes in the coffee shop.  This year – thanks to… Read more »

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Well done to Colaiste Bhaile Chlair Junior Ladies on their All-Ireland semi-final 6-15 to 3-4 win over St Flannans of Ennis in Gort GAA Grounds on Tuesday last. They will play St Columba’s, Glenties in the final on Friday week March 31st. Details will be on the Claregalway GAA Facebook page when they become available…. Read more »

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It seems appropriate to have a bit of a chat about potatoes what with it being St Patrick’s Day weekend and all.  Traditionally, Irish people put their spuds in the ground on or around St Patrick’s Day, believing it to be an auspicious day on which to do so.  We have somewhat of a pre-parade… Read more »

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by Mary O’Connor, Galway Advertiser Evan Hoban’s family liked Mr. John Russell from their first meeting.  The consultant paediatric ear, nose and throat surgeon at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Dublin was warm, kind, caring and great fun. And the family has reason to be grateful to him, he saved the life of their little… Read more »