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  Have your say on the regeneration of Nuns’ Island  Galway Advertiser, Thu, Feb 07, 2019   NUI Galway and Galway City Council have welcomed the commitment of the Government’s Urban Regeneration and Development Fund for the exciting regeneration of Nuns’ Island in the heart of Galway City. The commitment supports a major planning exercise,… Read more »

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Entrance test for a 3 Year old by thereluctantemigrant Nearly eight years ago when my blue-eyed boy was born, I was working in the office at the school enrolling children of the age of the 3 into their first year in formal school. Aghast at the sight of the dummy and blanky and nappy being swiped from… Read more »

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      Claregalway/Carnmore G.A.A. Weekly Lotto. Jackpot €6,500 Draw Results for 28th January. 3,9,29,32. No jackpot winner. No Match three winners. Lucky dips John Fahy Cloonbiggeen, Nora Kenny Clough Mhoil, Maureen Walsh Caherlea Gerry Flaherty Loughgeorge, Marian Morris Weekly Sellers Prize: jimmy Heneghan.  €2.00 per panel or 3 panels for €5.00 Win or share… Read more »

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Dear Fellow Gardeners, We might not feel that spring is just around the corner during this cold spell.  It’s great to see some snow though – everything looks so pure and clean.  I just hope that nature didn’t get fooled as there were quite number of buds (including pear trees) bursting during the very mild… Read more »

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Following the phenomenal success of its first Valentine’s Ball in 2018, the Claregalway & District Day Care Centre once again invites everyone to join in this very special annual celebration. Taking place in the Clayton Hotel Galway, the night’s entertainment will include a three course meal and a free raffle for some superb prizes.  This… Read more »

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The death has occurred of Paddy FINN Lisheenavalla, Claregalway, Galway / Turloughmore, Galway Paddy Finn, Lisheenavalla, Claregalway, Co Galway. January 27th 2019. Peacefully at home. Sadly missed by his devoted wife Sheila, sons John, Billy, Gerry and Martin, daughters in laws Margaret, Connie and Annette, grandchildren, sister Agnes (Giles), brother Martin, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours… Read more »

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The death has occurred of Annie HEALY (née Walsh) Liscaninane, Claregalway, Galway / Turloughmore, Galway Annie Healy (nee Walsh) Liscaninane, Claregalway, Co. Galway. Peacefully in her ninetieth year, surrounded by her family. Predeceased by her husband Pa. Sadly missed by her loving family daughters Bernie (Connolly), Ann (Cunningham), Carmel (Cullinane),  Rita (Creaven), Nonie (Naughton), sons… Read more »

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‘I walked away from a job in Italy due to the heat’ My Money 1Archaeologist Enda O’Flaherty Enda O’Flaherty has spent over 15 years working as an archaeologist in Ireland and abroad. He is from Galway originally and now lives in Cork. His new book, Deserted Schoolhouses of Ireland, has just been published by Collins… Read more »

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Máistir Gaoithe National School in Kerry, one of the schools featured in the book By Seán Mac an tSíthighIriseoir Fise In an effort to preserve a forgotten part of Irish life, a Co Galway photographer has been documenting Ireland’s abandoned schoolhouses.Enda O’Flaherty has spent the last five years visiting more than 240 old schoolhouses. Over the course… Read more »

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From the Garden: It’s time to reflect on all the food we are importing that could be grown here It’s no longer just about ‘exotic’ fruit and veg that are difficult to grow in Ireland, we are now importing lots of veg that grow perfectly well here, writes Michael Kelly. Michael KellyGrower AGRONOMIST  RICHARD HACKETT… Read more »

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  Support for Local Community Groups are as follows:   Galway Rural Development aims to support the development of new and existing local community groups through the following supports:   Grant aid is available to local community groups that are engaging with GRD Local Community Group (LCG) supports. A maximum grant of €1,500 at a… Read more »

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