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Galway Hospice celebrated its 30th year in existence this year—and fittingly, its flagship annual fundraising event on Sunday, was its biggest year yet. More than 3,000 walkers took part in the eleventh annual Galway Hospice Memorial Walk of the Promenade in Salthill from Claddagh Hall to Blackrock and back last Sunday. The heavy rain that was… Read more »

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It really is hard to believe that it’s already October, and the year is winding down inexorably towards Halloween and that other mid-winter festival that will remain unmentioned. Thankfully there’s still some sowing activity to do this month that helps us to hang on to this year’s growing for a little longer. The way I… Read more »

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Rest in Peace Gerard Murphy, Cahernahoon, Cummer. Tuam, Co Galway and resident of the Pope John Paul Centre, Ballybane, Galway. Unexpectedly on September 13th 2016. Sadly missed by his loving parents Johnny and Maureen, brothers Francis, Owen, Michael, Noel and Thomas, sisters Mary and Bernie, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, uncles and aunts, nieces and nephew, relatives and… Read more »

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Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, met with TDs this week to discuss the impact of Brexit, key investment and planning priorities for the West and region along with measures needed in the budget to support business in the region. Ibec West Regional Director John Brennan said: “Meeting with TDs gives the business community… Read more »

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The Claregalway & District Day Care Centre is a place of socialisation for the elderly of the community, many of whom are isolated, living with dementia, stroke, Parkinson’s Disease or any other ailment that restricts their social interaction. It also provides day respite for carers of people in the above categories. During each day the service… Read more »

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Claregalway Castle will host its Autumn Garden Fair this Sunday, September 11th from 11am-6pm. This fair will feature some of Ireland’s best nurseries and rare plant specialists—most of whom are members of Irish Specialist Nursery Association (ISNA). Acclaimed Irish Times journalist, author and gardener, Fionnula Fallon will present the Autumn Guest Lecture The Education of a Gardener at 2pm…. Read more »

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Bridge is said to be the Rolls-Royce of card games, offering the suspense of poker and the excitement of athletic sports in a social setting. It is enjoyed by millions of people all over the world due to its unending variety. It is the most stimulating, most intriguing, most fascinating, and most challenging of all card… Read more »

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To stop future flooding across North Galway from Corofin to Headford, and beyond, requires opening all 16 sluice gates on the River Corrib in Galway City from September to March according to a number of local representatives. Co Councillors in the Oranmore/Athenry area are demanding that the office of Public Works (OPW) open the gates after… Read more »

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