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Roadworks As Galway County Council get their roadworks programme for 2002 underway, Councillor Noel Grealish has welcomed the proposed early starts in the Parish which include surface restorations at Crusheeny towards Loughgeorge, Gortagooey / Cloonbiggin, and Waterview while road reconstruction works gets underway at Liscananann and the N84 Loughgeorge valued at over Euro 350,000, these works… Read more »

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Some young people know at an early stage what they would like to be—a teacher, an engineer, a salesperson, a bus-driver perhaps—but there are many who have no definite ideas about the kind of work they would like to do. One of the principal needs of young people in Choosing a Career is information on… Read more »

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The style you choose should be a combination of the style of the house and your taste rather than current fashions or the previous owner’s taste. It helps if you live in a house for awhile before deciding a style or making any major structural changes. This is not always possible. You can use just… Read more »

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Congratulations to the following couples to whom the stork delivered babies:  Noreen and Des Devaney, Lakeview—baby girl Rachel, born October 2001. Julie and Malachy Noone, Crusheen—baby boy Oisín, born November 2001. Carol and Kieran Duggan, Cregboy—baby boy in December 2001—a brother for Ross. Martina and Frank Staunton, Cahergowan—baby girl Niamh, born 17th December 2001. Mary… Read more »

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Welcome to a new year in the garden. Like everybody else I am looking forward to a new year and watching everything burst into life again. Gardening is a great activity to escape from the stresses of life and watch nature in its many forms—be that to see bulbs push their way through from bare… Read more »

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Public Lighting Using discretionary County Council monies allocated to him, Councillor Noel Grealish has secured an additional order for public lighting for the areas of Montiagh—formerly allocated 1 new light , it will have three (3)—while two (2) public lighting orders have also issued for the Lakeview Road. Welcoming the new orders and allocations, Cllr…. Read more »

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Purpose of tasting The purpose of tasting wine is to estimate its quality, to look at its general balance and condition, and to try to assess its maturity at the time of tasting, if possible, its future development. Notes It is most important to keep a permanent record of your tastings, and a loose leaf… Read more »

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January 15th 1910—Galway Observer The Concert was held at the Claregalway School on St. Stephen’s night. It was stated on the Bills the doors would open at 6.30pm, but long before that hour the yard was filled with people anxious to be admitted and as rain threatened the doors were thrown open at 6 o’clock… Read more »

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My first wish for this Christmas and New Year is that we won’t get the inclement weather of last year. We recorded a minus 12 frost last December and this combined with the large snow fall, killed a lot of plants outright in peoples gardens. Plants such as Olerias, Pittosporums, Ceanothus, Cordylines, Escallonia, Griselinia were… Read more »

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A Charity Halloween Party was held on Saturday the 27th of October, 2001—half the monies raised will be forwarded to the Salvation Army for the American Victims Families and half will be forwarded to Goal for the Afghan refugees. To date we have collected £1,700 and donations are still coming in. We had a very… Read more »

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Carpets, floor, and wall coverings have a big impact on a room, but often people pick their carpet last. The walls are painted and the furniture bought before consideration is given to the carpet, which makes it more difficult to get it to match the rest of the room. You should consider every part of… Read more »

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