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 Galway County Council is required by legislation to establish a new framework for public engagement and participation which is called the County Galway Public Participation Network (PPN).  The PPN will be the main link through which the local authority connects with communities and is the official platform for representation on policy making boards… Read more »

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On the Night Orient by thereluctantemigrant People generally have a hazy understanding of the availability of alcohol in Qatar.   For certain there is no availability of alcohol without a liquor licence. Even then it is only available in one windowless outlet in the whole of Qatar. Queue cans be long, prices can be double what they are… Read more »

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BY THE INSPIRING YOUR TEAM    The InspiringYouIRL group, from left: Orla Finnegan, Orla Fitzpatrick, Philip Cribbin, Anne Marie Doyle, and Kamil Krolak. InspiringYouIRL (IYIRL ) was created by a group of like minded friends who have backgrounds in teaching, film, media, charity projects, PR and parenting The team at IYIRL believe that social media… Read more »

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By Bernie Ní Fhlatharta, Connacht Tribune WHILE many look forward to retirement, not everyone adjusts to the slower pace of life – like Liam Madden, who got so bored with the lack of purpose that he has decided it just wasn’t for him. After forty years running the family business that started three generations ago… Read more »

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Irish historian Catherine Corless is set to receive an award for her work uncovering the Tuam Babies scandal in Ireland. (Picture: Laura Hutton/RollingNews.ie) IRISH historian Catherine Corless is to receive The Bar of Ireland Human Rights Award 2017 for her work on uncovering the Tuam Babies scandal.  In 2012 Tuam historian Catherine Corless was working… Read more »

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Lackagh Museum and Community Development Association will shortly be launching their Men’s Shed project.  The Association has recently erected and equipped a steel shed workshop adjacent to the New Parish Centre whilst other activities will take place in the Parish Centre, the It Room and the Knockdoe Room. Initial activities will include antique farm machinery… Read more »

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The death has occurred of Baby Emily LEONARD Knockdoe, Claregalway, Galway Predeceased by her sister Eva, daughter of Samantha Devaney and Michael Leonard. Sister to Chloe, Ryan and Kayla.   Mass of the Angels at 3pm in Our ladies Chapel adjacent to Lackagh Church this Thursday afternoon. Burial afterwards in Lackagh New Cemetery. House private… Read more »

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By Siobhán Holliman, Tuam Herald A GENEROUS customer has come to the rescue of a local organic farming business which had applications for loans turned down by banks. Without the money from the woman, who wants to remain anonymous, Green Earth Organics in Corrandulla would have had to halt its expansion plans. The farm needs… Read more »

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By Michael Kelly. LIKE most people, I spent Monday of last week hunkered down at home, waiting on the storm formerly known as Hurricane Ophelia to do its worst.  When you live in somewhat of a fixer-upper cottage as we do, you learn to approach storms with a mixture of trepidation and stoicism.  We we… Read more »

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Irish Independent 24 Oct 2017 James Gorry was paralysed after a fall on a building site in 2005. Now he dedicates his life to saving others   I lost the use of my legs in a workplace accident in 2005. Since then I’ve had to overcome plenty of obstacles on the road to recovery, not… Read more »

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Claregalway/Carnmore G.A.A. Weekly Lotto Jackpot is €18,800. Draw Results for 16th October were 1,17,19,29. Match 3hree inners Stasia Dever Ballyglunin, Noreen Costello Inverin, Paul Kavanagh Cashla, Tiernan Staed An Mhainister €2.00 per panel or 3 panels for €5.00. Win or share €200 for match three. Weekly Sellers Prize: M.J. Farragher Last draw was on Monday… Read more »

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