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The Annual General Meeting of the Claregalway Leisure Centre will be held in the Centre on Tuesday 6th March at 9pm. Please mark this very important date in your diary. The Leisure Centre is managed by a committee who voluntarily give of their time to co-ordinate the many and various acitivities that take place, maintain… Read more »

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Saint Brigid is remembered for her generous nature and her kindness. Her special day is 1st February, the first day of spring. There is a lovely cross called St.Brigid’s cross and it is special because it is said to protect your home from evil. Long ago people always put a St.Brigid’s cross over the door… Read more »

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The Work of a Butcher The work of a Butcher can be divided into two main areas—retail and wholesale. The Retail Butcher cuts up and prepares animal carcasses for retail sales. The range of duties includes preparing cuts of meat to order, handling cash and serving at the counter. The Retail Butcher may also make… Read more »

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Congratulations to Flor Leen (N.T. in Claregalway School) and his wife Marie on the birth of their baby girl Roísín, born on the 5th December. Congratulations also to Enda Flaherty (N.T. in Claregalway School) and his wife Sineád on the birth of their baby Conor, born on the 11th January. Welcome to the parenting world!… Read more »

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Note: These companies collect recyclables and then deliver them to recycling factories which costs them money, which they need to recover by charging householders. Hence the recyclables must be in their plastic bags, which you must buy. Dumping recyclables outside their premises is not on, they use CCTV to monitor their premises, and it’s a… Read more »

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Asthma is a condition where the airways narrow thus causing difficulty in getting air in and out of the lungs. The airways narrow in three ways. Tightening or spasm of the outer walls of the airways, the inner lining becomes red and swollen, excessive mucus or phlegm blocks the airways. This inflammatory process produces symptoms… Read more »

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Anois teacht an earraigh, beidh an lá dul chun síneadh, ‘s tar eis na Féile Bhríde, ardeoidh me mo sheoil. This saying is very apt for this month, the coming of Spring, the lengthening of days after St. Brigids day, we will sing aloud. So it is with us in the garden, so get those… Read more »

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To raise funds for Mortuary Chapel/Meeting Room/Additional Car Parking Contributions totalling £18,628 have been received towards the above to date. This total includes the first monthly envelope contributions, a sizeable number of bi-annual and annual contributions and also a number of other donations from organisations and individuals from the parish and some from outside the… Read more »

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We have moved to Video Paradiso, Riveroaks Shopping Centre. We would like to thank all our customers for their patience and understanding while we were making the move. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our members for their continued support over the past twelve years. Thank you for all the good… Read more »

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Junior Badminton Our Annual tournament with the Artane Beaumont Club took place on November 4th & 5th. As usual, the U13 and U15 Teams and their coaches arrived by train and arrived in the Hall at 3:30pm to play the Singles Tournament which was very well contested by both clubs. In the U13 boys event… Read more »

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According to Finnish folklore, Father Christmas dispenses with a sleigh and hitches a lift on the back of a straw goat named Ukko. Santa Claus was inspired by Saint Nichoas, a rich man who helped out a poor family by dropping sacks of gold down their chimney. Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of Russia,… Read more »

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I had the pleasure of talking to a delightful lady recently who nostalgically talked about Christmas when she was a child. “Things were so different then,” she said. “We did not have what the children of today have. We worked hard when we were young. Memories of my Mother baking are still fresh in my… Read more »

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