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Dear Fellow Gardeners,April is one of the busiest months in the vegetable garden.  There is little time left to reflect – only time for getting the garden ready for another fruitful year.There are quite a lot of vegetables that can be sown in April – both indoors in modular trays and outdoors – directly into… Read more »

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SYNOPSIS Act One Somewhere in the Midwest in the 1950s, Chad, a hip-swivelling, guitar-playing roustabout, is being released from prison (“Jailhouse Rock”). In a nearby dreary little town, Natalie, a young mechanic, is dreaming of love and adventure while she years for one true love to take her away, but she doesn’t realize that her… Read more »

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New road markings, malfunctioning traffic lights and the bus strike combined to create a ‘perfect storm’ on the roads this week – with what has been described as the worst traffic Galway has ever seen. Motorists spent up to two-and-a-half hours stuck in traffic on Monday morning on the approach from the M6 motorway to… Read more »

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THE Claregalway 5K Fun Run/Walk organized by Clare River Harriers takes place on Tuesday next April 4. It starts at 7pm and the entry fee is €10 with proceeds going towards the Claregalway & District Day Care Centre.  There is late registration on the evening of the run from 5.30 t 6.45 or you can… Read more »

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Weekly Column – April 1st 2017 Spring It On! Timing is always important in the veg patch, but with the growing of tomatoes it is even more so. Tomato seeds are sown in February and coaxed and nurtured along various phases of growth with a view to planting out in to a greenhouse or polytunnel… Read more »

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The death has occurred of Masie KEARNEY (née Hoare) Knockdoemore House, Claregalway, Galway Masie Kearney (nee Hoare), Knockdoemore House, Claregalway, Co. Galway; March 29th 2017; (Peacefully); Predeacesed by her husband Richard and her sons John Paul and Pat. Sadly missed by her loving daughters, Noreen (Griffiths), Liz (McGill), Monica (Hession) and Asumpta (Gallagher), sons Noel… Read more »

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Ronan Scully, Gorta Self Help Africa, and Cathy Connolly, Director, The Galway Rape Crisis Centre in training for Ronan’s walk across Ireland, which began on Monday. Ronan is returning from his 250km charity walk from Dublin to Galway on Saturday 1 April. I was out walking recently, getting ready for my Dublin to Galway 250km… Read more »

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By Rebecca Maher, Galway Independent A march to highlight the lack of services for children and adults with special needs will take place in Galway and across the country next week. The ‘Enough is Enough’ march will see people take to the streets in protest next Monday, 3 April at 10am, starting from Jurys Inn…. Read more »

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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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