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Galway’s Shane Lawless announced as finalist for 2018 Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards Shane Lawless from Claregalway, Galway has been recognised for the exemplary volunteer work carried out in his local community as Pramerica announced its 20 finalists for the 2018 Spirit of Community Awards, the only all-Ireland youth initiative of its kind. A fifth-year… Read more »

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Ibec press release For immediate release: Thursday 8 February 2018   Ibec urges Government to advance National Broadband Plan   Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today urged the Government to proceed with the procurement process for the National Broadband Plan (NBP) as soon as possible and to avoid further delay through a review…. Read more »

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Jam on Neither by thereluctantemigrant The internet is not a safe place for kids, as was made abundantly clear on the Late Late Show when a 13-year-old girl was approached for rude pictures by a presumed predator in under 9 minutes. The time was the alarming part, the intent, well that’s a sad fact of life… Read more »

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        Claregalway/Carnmore G.A.A. Weekly Lotto Jackpot is €4,450. Draw Results for 29th January were 3,4,16,31 Match Three Winners Ollie Hession Rock Road, Frank McHugh Lydican, Ruth Linnane Carnmore Weekly Sellers Prize: Summerfield Bar. €2.00 per panel or 3 panels for €5.00. Win or share €200 for match three. Last draw was in… Read more »

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By Michael Brennan, Sunday Business Post   Retired farmer has donated a development site for the building of a new daycare centre. Mattie Cormican (84) gave away two acres of land in the centre of Claregalway village in Galway in memory of his late wife, Bridie, who had suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease. He said his… Read more »

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  Claregalway Franciscan Friary Order: Franciscan (OFM; Ordo Fratrum Minorum) Founded c. 1250 Founded by John de Cogan (d. 1278) Also known as: Baile Chláir The Place Claregalway was one of the first Franciscan houses founded in Connacht. It was strategically located close to Claregalway castle and the banks of the river Clare, guarding a… Read more »

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Dear Fellow Gardeners, February is often the nicest month in Ireland.  We really notice the days are getting a bit longer and we’ll probably get as much sunshine in February as in July.  I really think we deserve some good weather soon. There is good news about the Weekend Gardening Course in Renvyle  – as the weekend… Read more »

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The CAO from Doha by thereluctantemigrant Back in my day, you could do it with the teacher, 10 minutes is all it took, bobs your uncle, fannys your aunt, all done. That’s right, back in 1993 there was no faffing around for months pondering your options on the CAO form, travel wasn’t an option, the tech… Read more »

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Everything you need to know about St. Brigid ahead of St. Brigid’s Day 2018 IrishCentral Staff @IrishCentral January 30, 2018 03:42 AM   St. Brigid’s Well in Cullion. Will you be making a St. Brigid’s Cross this February 1?LAINEYLEE/WIKICOMMONS Here’s to Saint Brigid, Ireland’s great female patron saint! We celebrate her feast day on February 1,… Read more »

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The Kings Head Pub, Galway, Formerly The Bank Castle, home to Galway merchant, Thomas Lynch, and after the Cromwellian wars, to Colonel Peter Stubbers and Richard Gunning. This poem was penned after the death of King Charles I who was beheaded outside Whitehall Palace in London on the afternoon of January 30th, 1649, exactly 368… Read more »

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        Claregalway/Carnmore G.A.A. Weekly Lotto Jackpot is €4,300. Draw Results for 22nd January were 11,16,19,30 Match Three Winners Paul Concannon Montaigh, Fiona Morley Carnmore, Maureen Walsh Caherlea Weekly Sellers Prize: Mark Collins. €2.00 per panel or 3 panels for €5.00. Win or share €200 for match three. Last draw was in Egan’s… Read more »

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