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Not a bit Christmassy by thereluctantemigrant If you think Christmas is a chore at home, try conjuring up a bit of Christmas atmosphere in Doha. Doesn’t help things that every time you ring home hear that adage, ‘it doesn’t feel a bit Christmassy this year’. And I’m thinking really? doesn’t feel a bit Christmassy? There was… Read more »

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No more N17 at Claregalway – it now known as the N83!! The N17 will always be associated with the Saw Doctors’ song ‘N17’ where stone walls and the grass is green have been replaced by a four-lane highway linking the Saw Doctors’ home town of Tuam with Gort and on to Shannon airport. Built… Read more »

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“Someone please help me”, those were the words that I screamed inside my head as I rolled on the floor of my rented box room in the city.  Even in my desperation and darkness I still could not call out for help.  I still hid my fear and shame from everyone around me.  Who would… Read more »

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Top Hat Stage School which is now in its 23rd year has launched their second CD in aid of Voices for Down Syndrome,Galway. All proceeds of the CD will go towards the Voices for Down Syndrome, which is the Galway Branch of Speech and Therapy Programme.  This programme is totally funded by voluntary contributions and… Read more »

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By Siobhán Holliman, Tuam Herald APPEALS have been lodged against Galway County Council ‘s decision to grant planning permission for two major education projects in Claregalway. The Department of Education has earmarked a new Educate Together national school and a substantial extension to Coláiste Bhaile Chláir secondary school for the same site. However, the plans… Read more »

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By Declan Varley, Galway Advertiser. The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has this morning appointed the Most Reverend Brendan Kelly, Bishop of Achonry, as the new Bishop of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora. It is planned that Bishop Brendan’s installation will take place in the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and Saint Nicholas on 11… Read more »

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The death has occurred of Sharon HESSION (née Delaney) Cregcarragh, Cregmore, Claregalway, Galway / Turloughmore, Galway Sharon Hession (nee Delaney), Cregcarragh, Cregmore, Claregalway, Co Galway. December 11th 2017, (Peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family); Predeceased by her father Michael Delaney,   Cherished wife of John and devoted mother to Chloe and Jack. Sadly… Read more »

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    Minister makes announcement on visit to Clare River enhancement projects at Grange Bridge Monday 11th December 2017: Sean Kyne TD, Minister with responsibility for the Inland Fisheries Sector, today announced that 18 angling development projects in the Galway region have been awarded funding of some €275,000 by Inland Fisheries Ireland to improve angling access in the… Read more »

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Minister for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development and Fine Gael TD for Galway West and Mayo South, Seán Kyne has welcomed the allocation of €21,800 to a range of Galway organisations under the ‘Go For Life Grant Scheme’. Operated by ‘Age and Opportunity’ in partnership with Sport Ireland, the ‘Go For Life Scheme’… Read more »

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The Baunmore Traffic Safety Group has been set up to highlight a serious accident black spot at Bawnmore crossroads in Claregalway. The Loughgeorge to Corrandulla road has seen an inordinate amount of traffic incidents take place as vehicles attempt to the take the bend at Bawnmore cross heading to Corrandulla. The problem is the camber of the… Read more »

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