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Richard’s Ramblings (Or His Garden Diary For March 31st) I seem to have gone up in the world in the last few weeks because I now have my own little patch of Mediterranean garden, not some second home on a Spanish hillside but a new glasshouse in our GROW HQ veg patch. I always reckon… Read more »

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Follow Irish Seed Savers on Social Media Fruit DNA Identification Scheme 2018 Historically fruit identification has involved visually examing a fruit and trying to determine its identity from this. As there are 000’s of varieties this is an error prone process and is largely dependent on the level of expertise of the identifier. Advances with DNA… Read more »

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PRESS RELEASE Capital Grant Funding for Play and Recreation 2018 22nd March 2018 The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr Katherine Zappone TD, today announced funding for children’s play and recreation facilities across Ireland. The purpose of the Scheme is to support new and existing play and recreation amenities for children and young people…. Read more »

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The death has occurred of Winifred (Winnie) HENEGHAN (née Feeney) Loughgeorge, Claregalway, Galway Wife of the late Padraic, in her 96th year, Peacefully at Mystical Rose Nursing Home, surrounded by her loving family. Sadly missed by her daughters Marian Hynes (Atherny) and Brega Kelly (Menlo), sons Sean (Boston), Joseph, Jimmy (Loughgeorge), Timmy (Boston), and Paraic… Read more »

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We are currently looking for a twinning with an Irish town in the Galway area. We are a small French town with a population of 2,500. More information is available on our website : http://www.saint-viaud.fr/ A twinning committee was created in February and chose Ireland as its destination. Here is a link to the committee’s facebook… Read more »

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Claregalway Festival of Drama has once again proved to be a huge success as the curtain came down after nine wonderful nights of entertainment. It was a difficult task for adjudicator Irene O’Meara who gave a comprehensive adjudication to all the groups each night. Irene was no stranger to Claregalway Festival of Drama having graced… Read more »

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Claregalway Handball Court Officially Opened Saturday last proved a historic day for Claregalway Handball Club with the official opening of their new 40×20 Handball Court by GAA Handball President Joe Masterson. In the earlier part of the twentieth century shortly after the foundation of the GAA Claregalway was one of many areas around the country… Read more »

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    Claregalway/Carnmore G.A.A. Weekly Lotto Jackpot is €2,650. Draw Results for 20th March were 20,22,31,32. Match Three Winners Teresa Healy Carnmore Weekly Sellers Prize: Shaun Killilea. €2.00 per panel or 3 panels for €5.00. Win or share €200 for match three. Last draw was in Summerfield Bar on Monday 26th March.   Well done… Read more »

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  IRIRRespond to this post by replying above this line New post on thereluctantemigrant Mná na hÉireann by thereluctantemigrant Who would have Who would have thought that at the ripe old age of .. ahem, that it would be during March 2018 when a sudden identity crisis would emerge.  To be fair, it was prompted. Within a… Read more »

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GIY Weekly Column March 17th 2018 St. Patrick’s Day is traditional spud planting day in Ireland. Get the family out, get digging and start planting those gold nuggets. One of my big food bugbears (at the moment) is why we seem to be so obsessed with sweet potatoes (always imported, usually from North America) when… Read more »

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Rockmount Riding Centre is one of the oldest and largest riding centres in the West of Ireland.  Established in 1972 by John and Treasa Moore, it is now being run by their son David and his wife Verran. Located jut 6 km from Galway City Centre on the N17 close to Claregalway Village, Rockmount provides… Read more »

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