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The month of October saw the passing of a great hurling supporter, loyal follower of Carnmore Hurling Club and a good friend and neighbour. There are many people who knew Padraic all his life and knew him better than I. They would love to pay tribute to his life, to his kindness, to his sense… Read more »

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Claregalway and Carnmore Community Alert Group are delighted to announce that the Department of Social, Family and Community Affairs have agreed to a grant of £24,700. After a major effort by the townland co-ordinators and the Community Alert Committee in conjunction with Garda Pat Heneghan, a grant was submitted in March this year. The funds… Read more »

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A Commemoration Plot in memory of those who lost their lives in the tragic Famine of 1847 was officially opened by Senator Jarlath McDonagh on Sunday the 12th October last. The plot was put in place by Claregalway Amenity Group in conjunction with the FÁS scheme. Chairperson, Josette Farrell welcomed all to the gathering which,… Read more »

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Scouting in Claregalway started in May 1991 with 15 Beavers, 12 Cubs and 5 adults. Scouting is about developing young people to realise their full potential so that they become responsible, resourceful and enterprising members of their Community. The Scout Method is based on the: Use of the outdoors—young people are faced with real situations… Read more »

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October is the month where we start getting frosts and the days begin to shorten; with this comes the end of the growing season, with plants going dormant, it is usually a good time to plant new material or for moving existing plants. There are a host of sweetly scented flowering shrubs that last from… Read more »

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1997 Galway GAA Draw—£100,000 in Prizes The Co.Development draw offers very attractive prizes. After being postponed to allow more time for ticket sales, the first draw will be held on Friday October 31st next and once monthly thereafter for 6 months. Each month, first prize is a new car, second prize is £1,000 in cash… Read more »

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Historical Sites Ringfort and Souterrain, unclassified earthwork site. Mansion and castle, enclosure and field system. Business: Byrne Concrete Dennelly Commercial Cahills (lorries, etc) Glynns Fruit & Veg. Centre Names of families who lived there in 1855: Collins, Dillon, Flesk, Flynn, Gardiner, Glynn, Kemple, Killilea, McDonald, Molony, O’Dea, Sheridan, Staunton, Walsh. Lydican Castle This site is situated in fairly low lying undulating countryside. It is just east of… Read more »

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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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