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Describing his journey around Lough Corrib, Richard Hayward in his book The Corrib Country (Dundalgan Press, 1968, p.133) had this to say about Claregalway: We shall not long have regained and travelled along the road to Galway before we notice a complete change in the landscape, for the country now for miles around is a… Read more »

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Seán Brewster of Claregalway played a lead role in the latest Roger Corman film Payback which was filmed recently in and around Galway City. Seán has trained with the Galway Youth Theatre and acted with the Flying Pigs Theatre Company. Since signing up with Ann Maloney’s casting agency he has been an extra in many movies… Read more »

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Garda Ray Halpin, from Claregalway, recently rescued a woman from the River Corrib close to the Wolfe Tone Bridge. His heroic deed will be honoured with a Civic Reception by Galway Corporation. Garda Halpin, who is stationed in Salthill, is to receive a Bravery Award in recognition of his action. I am sure the entire… Read more »

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Track and Field On Sunday 20th July, the Sportsground in College Road welcomed back hundreds of successful young athletes for this year’s County Finals. The first round was held at the same venue on Sunday, 6th July, with heats and some semi-finals in the track events and finals in some field events. This year, 51… Read more »

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June was a relatively quiet month on the hurling field. The Senior team and the Junior A teams have both qualified for the County Championship quarter-finals. The Junior C team is also doing well with one win and one draw in their group championship games. The Senior team played their final group game against Killimordaly… Read more »

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Thinking about the Gaeltacht, the things that came to mind were—very hard, boring classes, horrid food and very little of it, nice people but a rotten Bean an Tí! We were in for a surprise! The Bean an Tí was fabulous—always pleasant and chatty. We had lovely rooms which were spotlessly clean. We could watch… Read more »

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The garden can be a very enjoyable place at this time of the year; sometimes rewarding, sometimes frustrating, but never dull. There is still lots to be done, so if you are planning on holidays – don’t forget your plants, indoors or outdoors. People go on holidays and get somebody to mind the house, feed… Read more »

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Croagh Patrick On the 11th May a large group of Claregalway Scouts assembled at Claregalway National School at 7am. We were all prepared for the bus journey to Croagh Patrick to complete a task which we had set ourselves over a year ago. As usual, everyone full of enthusiasm for the trial ahead! We arrived… Read more »

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On May 25th 1997 the 10th Annual Clare River Harriers road race took place.We would like to thank all the competitors who took part and would also like to thank our main Sponsor, Royal Rock Ltd. Constrtuction Company, Kilterrin Park Galway and all other sponsors and helpers. The results of the 10K Road race were… Read more »

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‘Carved or hewn in stone’—as were the Ten commandments—is an expression that has come to mean permanence or durability. The placing of name stones at the head of a village bohereen (bóithrin)—in ancient Ireland a bye-road or laneway wide enough to accommodate two cows (Bó) with their calves and yearlings—has given rise to some discussion… Read more »

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Minors Win League Final Claregalway 2–11 Ml.Breathnach 1–8 In an exciting final at Oughterard on Wednesday May 14 our minors beat Ml.Breathnach by 2–11 to 1–8. In doing so, we recorded our first success at this level since we won the ‘B’ league and championship double in 1991. The 6 point margin does not reflect… Read more »

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Claregalway Agricultural Show organisers wish to thank most sincerely all those who supported them by buying tickets and attending their 1997 Queen dance. The dance was held in Kynes Central Tavern, Loughgeorge on Saturday, 31st May. There was a large attendance at the dance and music was provided by Harvest Moon. Ms. Surney Dempsey, Cregboy,… Read more »

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