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September saw the end to our hurling season for 1997 Three teams competed in County Hurling Quarter-Finals, being defeated in all three. The U12 team were defeated by the narrowest of margins in their match against Adrahan. The scoreline was 3 goals and 1 point to Adrahan’s 3 goals and 2 points. The team played… Read more »

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We all know that 50p doesn’t go very far in today’s world. However, it goes a very long way in the disadvantaged areas of the world. In 1995, having seen television advertisements for an organization named World Vision, I decided to write and find out more. It was amazing to discover how far a little… Read more »

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Belated Happy Birthday to Thérèse Kitt, Kiniska. Happy Birthday to Niall Farrell, Cregboy and Cathal Crowe, Cregboy who share their 11th birthdays on October 10th. Congratulations to Fiona Walshe, Gortacleva and Malcolm Molloy, Mervue, who were married on 20th September. Congratulations to Donna Kitt, Kiniska, who was a prize winner in the National Championships in… Read more »

The Group was formed in December 1995 and have been steadily working since then. The following is a report of achievements to date: The park near the Rockwood road has been maintained by Galway County Council following our representations. We have erected townland names on all of the Claregalway townlands. We have provided recycling banks… Read more »

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Very little is known about the Famine of 1847 apart from the mass emigration in the West of Ireland, Claregalway included. Many people went to America from Claregalway on ships. One such case for example was that of two brothers from Clogher. One died on the way and was thrown over-board. The other brother got… Read more »

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Carnmore Ladies Club re-opens on Monday September 8th. New members are always welcome. Our Annual Outing was most enjoyable, taking in the scenery of County Clare. This year’s sponsored walk was in aid of Motor Neurons Association and the club were pleased at handing over £870 for this worthy cause. The support of those who… Read more »

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Track and Field—Mosney The National Finals were held in Mosney on the weekend of 29th August–1st September. Age groups from 7–17 assembled at Foster St. Bus Park on Friday morning in an air of great excitement. The majority of children traveled by bus and lodged in the Mosney complex while some of the younger children… Read more »

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Claregalway U15 team, having won through in Connacht, travelled to Mosney to compete in the National Finals of the Community Games on Saturday 23rd September. This was the first weekend of the Finals, which were run over two weekends. The Badminton was played on Monday, 25th, so the children enjoyed the delights and fun of… Read more »

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To have an address in Tón Rua or Tonroe may not seem so glamorous at first when “Red Bottom/Arse” could be a possible translation of this placename; some people may even prefer to opt for Lydican instead. But in fact the more accurate translation is not only much more earth friendly but it would seem… 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 14th 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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RE: Townland Names—Baile Chláir/Baile Cláir na Gaillimhe Claregalway Amenity Group received a letter from Galway County Council stating that Claregalway is described in Irish as Baile Chláir. It was then forwarded to the Ordnance Survey Office in Phoenix Park, Dublin 8 and the following is the reply we received: Tagraím do litir faoin Iogainm Baile… Read more »

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