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The recent highlight in Badminton Circles was the International Match between China and Ireland, which was held in Galway Lawn Tennis Club on Saturday 6th November. Hopefully everyone who went along to see these top world-class players enjoyed the experience. Seldom is an opportunity like this available locally. Junior Badminton continues every Tuesday 5.30–8.30pm. Coaching… Read more »

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It never ceases to amaze and humble me, the generosity of people, especially in our own parish. I have been leaving out the honey pots in the now familiar yellow boxes for the past three years to various stores throughout the parish. At £1 per pot, all 1 oz or 28g of it, you surely… Read more »

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During its period in office the Committee secured a grant from Social Welfare of £24,700. To date 90 Aid Alert Units have been bought, most are installed. The feedback to the Committee from recipients and their relatives has been very positive. The aid-alert units offers a greater security to the elderly, especially those whose who… Read more »

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Gardeners look at Autumn in the different ways, the lazier of us because garden maintenance is greatly reduced now that the grass has stopped growing and the weeds are no longer germinating in their hundreds. The rest of us see Autumn as a busy and rewarding time in the garden, as the leaves change to… Read more »

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The steering committee set up, at a public meeting held on 27th September last, to organise the setting up of a Community Council has concluded that the Council would comprise of people willing to allow their names to go forward for election at a public meeting. The objective is to create a council that best… Read more »

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Congratulations and best wishes to the new Naíonra which opened on the 6th September in Claregalway GAA Centre. The Naíonra is called Clúidín na mBabaí (Children’s Den or Haven), and will be run by Síle Conneely who is a fluent Irish speaker. The new Naíonra is in a central location adjacent to the Claregalway Leisure… Read more »

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All things considered, this summer hasn’t been a bad one weather-wise, and it was almost a foregone conclusion that Sunday August 22nd—the day of the ninth Annual Claregalway Agricultural Show would be fine. However, no matter how organised a show can be, the weather is always unpredictable until the day arrives. The morning wasn’t bad,… Read more »

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Congratulations to Brendan Noonan who won two gold medals at the recent European Open Stick Fighting championships that were held in NUI Galway last June. Brendan was the winner in the veterans’ heavyweight and super-heavyweight category. Competitive stick-fighting is the sport version of the ancient Philippine martial art of Escrima. Competitors wear helmets and body… Read more »

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Saturday the 28th of August was a special day for the Claregalway U15 badminton team, the beginning of a fantastic weekend in Mosney, Co. Meath for the Credit Union Community Games. We left Claregalway church on Saturday morning armed with plenty of luggage and supplies for the weekend ahead. We had only one thing on… Read more »

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This is our 2nd year Competing in County and City Camogie Competitions. We have teams at U10, U12 and U14 levels. Last year, it is fair to say we struggled in most competitions. This year, the girls are doing us proud with some stirring performances. So much so that all three teams qualified for the final… Read more »

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At long last, we have finally compiled a book on the parish history of Claregalway. It is a substantial book, which includes over 100 photographs. It covers about 750 years of history and culture, beginning around the year 1250 with the foundation of the Franciscan Friary. It has chapters on agriculture, the Clare River, the… Read more »

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