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A committee has been formed to try to represent all the residents in the estate no matter if you are only temporary. Any issues or queries that you might have in relation to the estate or its maintenance can be raised at any of the monthly meetings or with any of the committee members. These… Read more »

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Junior Badminton The finals of the U11 doubles Club Championships held on Tuesday 16th April was a very successful occasion. This tournament was played on a round robin basis over 4 weeks. The results are as follows: Group I Girls Doubles Winners: Sinead Harte/Rachel Farrell Runners-up: Aisling Newell/Aine Brennan Winners: Hannah Loughnane/Ciara Newell Runners-up: Laura… Read more »

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U14 Quiz Resulting from the local Quiz Competition in March, the following six children represented the area at the County Final in Labane on 6th April: Kate Corrigan, Julianne Harrington, Orla Fahy, Colm Brennan, Paul Curley & Martin Fahy. This team finished in 6th place in the final despite the absence of two of its players… Read more »

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Best wishes to Julia Forde, Cahergowan, who celebrated “a very special birthday” on the 14th May last—hope you had a great day. Congrats to Breda and James Concannon, Summerfield on the birth of their baby daughter Rachel, born 11th of April, 2002. Hope you enjoy parenthood! Congratulations to the 59 children who were confirmed on… Read more »

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What do you see nurses, what do you see? Are you thinking when you’re looking at me A crabbity old woman, not very wise, uncertain of habit, with far-away eyes, Who dribbles her food and makes no reply When you say in a loud voice—“I do wish you’d try”, Who seems not to notice the… Read more »

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Summer has arrived and the cuckoo in a wood near my home heralds its arrival every morning with his call and so too in the garden centre, summer has arrived with people busy getting ready in the garden. A lady told me recently that the most satisfying thing she did in the garden last year… Read more »

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With the summer weather finally arriving and everyone spending more time outdoors this month I will discuss some common injuries. Insect stings & bites: Milder reactions resulting in itchy hives or rashes can be treated with antihistamines and/or hydrocortisone cream. If there are signs of anaphylactic shock ie. the face and neck start to swell, difficulty… Read more »

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They say that ‘a week really is a long time in politics’—little could I have realised that within a week of making my last news summary for Nuacht Chláir that events at a national level relating to Robert Molloy could have overtaken us on a local level and resulted in my being nominated to contest… Read more »

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Middle age is when your age starts showing around your middle. Middle age is when your wife tells you to pull in your stomach and you already have. Middle age is when you need to have a rest after tying your shoelaces. You know you’re middle-aged when the dog lets you get to the stick… Read more »

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As many as 12% of the population are believed to suffer from hay fever, and the incidence is thought to be increasing. Non-prescription treatments for hay fever are available in both oral and topical formulations. Antihistamines, decongestants and topical steroids are the main treatments used to combat the symptoms. Antihistamines: Antihistamines are generally effective in… Read more »

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The AGM of Claregalway Leisure was held in the Centre on March 5th at 9pm. The following committee was elected, and is comprised of representatives of the various groups using the hall on a regular basis, as well as ordinary members: Carol Steven (chairman), Tony Clarke (vice-chairman), Siobhán Lynskey (secretary), Gerry Mooney, Hugh Farrell, Mary Forde… Read more »

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Welcome to baby Emer Lenihan, Lakeview, daughter for Andrea and Tom and sister to Stephen and Ciara, born on the 2nd February 2002. Welcome also to baby Emma Jane, to Sinead and Michael John Murphy, Gortatcleva, a sister for Clodagh. Congratulations to Brendan Grealish, Carnmore, on receiving his pilot’s licence. Wishing you many years of… Read more »

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