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What To Do In Your Garden In Hot Weather Summer sunshine and blue, cloudless skies make for perfect conditions for sitting out in our gardens. It is the ideal time to fire up the BBQ and dine al fresco. It is a time to enjoy our gardens and bask in their wonderful colours and smells. However, warm… Read more »

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The History of ‘APRONS’ I don’t think most kids today know what an apron is. The principle use of Mom’s or Grandma’s apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few. It was also because it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and aprons used less material. But along with… Read more »

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The death has occurred of Pauline Burke (née Hoare)Carraig Mor, Lackagh, Turloughmore, Galway, H65 TX96 / Lucan, Dublin Pauline Burke (nee Hoare) Carraig Mor, Lackagh, Turloughmore. Co Galway and formerly of Lucan, Co Dublin. May 13th 2020, (Peacefully). Predeceased by her husband Jarlath and son Brian, sadly missed by her son Colm, daughters Mary and Julie,… Read more »

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On Sunday, May 3rd, 2020, Norah Neenan, wife of the late Patrick Neenan, and mother of four children, passed away. The family was at the heart of everything for Norah. She made many sacrifices so her family could get a good education and start in life. She looked after her grandchildren in the same manner… Read more »

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The death has occurred of Thomas (Dodie) O’BrienBarnaboy, Turloughmore, Galway Thomas (Dodie) O’Brien, Barnaboy, Turloughmore, Athenry, Co. Galway (peacefully) in St. Anne’s Ward, U. H. G. on May 9th, 2020. Predeceased by his brothers, James, Michael, Mattie, Sean and sister, Mary. Adored by his wife, Teresa and family Kevin, John, Michael and Christine. Much missed… Read more »

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The death has occurred of John James (Jimmy) McGovernCarheenlea, Turloughmore, Galway / Bawnboy, Cavan Jimmy McGovern, Carheenlea, Turloughmore, Co Galway and formerly of Kildough, Bawnboy, Co Cavan and Surrey, England.May 9th 2020; (Peacefully), Predeceased by his brothers Aidan, Frank and sisters Maura and Philomena, Sadly missed by his loving wife Julia, beloved sons Michael, John,… Read more »

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Death, sex, superstition and fear: the hawthorn tree in Ireland Updated / Thursday, 7 May 2020 07:18 Opinion: why was the hawthorn tree regarded in Irish folklore and tradition as one to be avoided? By Marion McGarry, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology People enjoying the outdoors in many parts of Ireland at this time of the year will… Read more »

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Sue Redmond, BSc, Dip, MA, Dip, PhD.,  Education Consultant Vision – ‘a world where everyone can access their inner happiness, vitality and leadership to positively impact those around them’.  Mission – ‘to unwrap the brilliance of individuals and teams through a client-centred approach, so that they can live a healthier happier life connected to a powerful purpose’.   How: Bringing together cutting-edge thinking to enable leaders… Read more »

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In 2018 I was lucky enough to be invited to join a group of volunteers on a trip to Jinja in Southern Uganda.  The people of Uganda make it a very special place, radiating friendliness and warmth, so much so that I returned the following year with another group which included my husband. All the… Read more »

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The death has occurred of Hubert (Hugh) GlynnMain Street, Ballintogher, Sligo / Claregalway, Galway Suddenly, at his residence. Hugh, predeceased by his parents James and Bríd (Claregalway). Beloved husband of Patricia and loving father of James, Cameron, Graham, Erica and Hugh Jr. Sadly missed by his wife, sons and daughter and their mother Ann, dear… Read more »

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I am and so many are deeply saddened to learn of the sudden peaceful death and very sad passing of one of Galway’s favourite sons, David Lohan of Lohan’s Pharmacy on Prospect Hill and one of my best friends and my family’s best friends in life. He is the absolute best of gentlemen ever, who… Read more »

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Timing. It is all about timing. There has been an exceptional amount of progress on the farm in the last couple of weeks and it was topped off on Wed night by just the right amount of rainfall. It is, for a vegetable farmer one of the most satisfying feelings, and can be rare enough,… Read more »