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Wedding congratulations to Geraldine Fahy, Lydican and Paul McHugh, Belclare, married on the 2nd September. Congratulations also to Martin Flaherty, Cahergowan who wed Breda Waldron, Corrib Park on the 2nd September. Congratulations to Orla Qualter, Knockdoe and Michael Corcoran, The Claddagh, who got married on the 23rd September. Best wishes also to Louise Higgins, Lydican… Read more »

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Characteristics of Dyslexia: History of delay in speaking or pronunciation difficulties Oral language errors (eg. spoonerisms, malapropisms) Difficulty learning and/or recalling letters and/or sounds Letter, number and/or whole-word reversals Difficulty learning or recalling words for reading and writing Transposing or omitting letters or syllables in reading and/or spelling Fine motor co-ordination problems (tying laces, gripping… Read more »

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Conneely Furniture Ltd. is located in Carnmore, on the main Monivea road. It was formed after two brothers—David and Sean Conneely—graduated from the prestigious Furniture College in Letterfrack, with National Certificates in Fine Furniture and Design. This background together with vast experience working both at home and abroad, provided the brothers with the necessary skills… Read more »

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“I wander’d lonely as a cloud, that floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, a host of golden daffodils”. If like Wordsworth you want to see daffodils this spring, don’t forget to plant them this Autumn! Now is the time for planting spring bulbs and there is… Read more »

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25th Anniversary of Claregalway Church Bishop Michael Browne opened and dedicated this church on 15th August, assisted by Canon Callanan P.P. It is octagonal in shape and was designed by Fred Browne of Robinson, Keefe & Devane, Dublin, and the builder was J.J. Rhatigan from Milltown. The total cost, including fees and furnishings, was £132,000…. Read more »

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Using stencilling as a decorating feature Stencilling like marbling and wood graining is a technique that dates from antiquity. There are examples of it on surfaces of domestic houses to painted tombs. Its popularity had waned in Europe until recent years, due to the use of wallpapers and also its overuse in the late Victorian… Read more »

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Local Badminton star, Christopher Keane kindly agreed (with just a little pressure) to write an account for the Nuacht Chláir about his recent trip to South Africa. This was certainly an experience and achievement, that must stand out as something extra special. Not many local youngsters would have had such an opportunity, which resulted from… Read more »

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The playing year is now in full swing with most of the County Competitions completed, and with the City Leagues kicking into action. So far we have had a very active year with U16s, U14s, U12s and U10s teams all involved in those county competitions. Our U16s were in a tough group, and failed to… Read more »

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Claregalway Skin Care and Aromatherapy Clinic, Kiniska, Claregalway Indian head massage is a safe, simple and highly beneficial therapy, which has been popular in India. It has been practised mainly by women for over a thousand years. They believed that massaging their heads with natural oils kept their hair healthy and delayed the stage of… Read more »

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Following An Bord Pleanála’s appproval for the above development, the elected committee, representative of every area of the parish, has met and recommended that fundraising for the project be immediately set in motion so that work can commence without further delay. The committee has recommended a minimum contribution of £10 per household per month, payable… Read more »

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Popular Tuam Band, The Saw Doctors, featuring Claregalway’s own Dave Carton, are currently fulfilling 15 concert engagements in the USA in August and early September Highlight of the tour will be their performance in a major Concert in Boston, at the Fleet Boston Pavilion, one of America’s most striking open-air amphitheatres. The programme will include… Read more »

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Philip Cribbin, from Cahergowan, Claregalway is the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer with Co. Galway Vocational Ed. Committee. He will take up the post in October after the present CEO Conor Morris retires. Philip is a native of Longford and he first came to Galway in the 1960s to work as a clerk with CIE,… Read more »

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