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Irish historian Catherine Corless is set to receive an award for her work uncovering the Tuam Babies scandal in Ireland. (Picture: Laura Hutton/RollingNews.ie) IRISH historian Catherine Corless is to receive The Bar of Ireland Human Rights Award 2017 for her work on uncovering the Tuam Babies scandal.  In 2012 Tuam historian Catherine Corless was working… Read more »

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Lackagh Museum and Community Development Association will shortly be launching their Men’s Shed project.  The Association has recently erected and equipped a steel shed workshop adjacent to the New Parish Centre whilst other activities will take place in the Parish Centre, the It Room and the Knockdoe Room. Initial activities will include antique farm machinery… Read more »

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The death has occurred of Baby Emily LEONARD Knockdoe, Claregalway, Galway Predeceased by her sister Eva, daughter of Samantha Devaney and Michael Leonard. Sister to Chloe, Ryan and Kayla.   Mass of the Angels at 3pm in Our ladies Chapel adjacent to Lackagh Church this Thursday afternoon. Burial afterwards in Lackagh New Cemetery. House private… Read more »

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By Siobhán Holliman, Tuam Herald A GENEROUS customer has come to the rescue of a local organic farming business which had applications for loans turned down by banks. Without the money from the woman, who wants to remain anonymous, Green Earth Organics in Corrandulla would have had to halt its expansion plans. The farm needs… Read more »

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By Michael Kelly. LIKE most people, I spent Monday of last week hunkered down at home, waiting on the storm formerly known as Hurricane Ophelia to do its worst.  When you live in somewhat of a fixer-upper cottage as we do, you learn to approach storms with a mixture of trepidation and stoicism.  We we… Read more »

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Irish Independent 24 Oct 2017 James Gorry was paralysed after a fall on a building site in 2005. Now he dedicates his life to saving others   I lost the use of my legs in a workplace accident in 2005. Since then I’ve had to overcome plenty of obstacles on the road to recovery, not… Read more »

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Claregalway/Carnmore G.A.A. Weekly Lotto Jackpot is €18,800. Draw Results for 16th October were 1,17,19,29. Match 3hree inners Stasia Dever Ballyglunin, Noreen Costello Inverin, Paul Kavanagh Cashla, Tiernan Staed An Mhainister €2.00 per panel or 3 panels for €5.00. Win or share €200 for match three. Weekly Sellers Prize: M.J. Farragher Last draw was on Monday… Read more »

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Claregalway 3-13 Salthill/Knocknacarra 2-9 CLAREGALWAY footballers finally made the breakthrough at minor A level, triumphing over reigning champions Salthill/Knocknacarra in an entertaining county final at Tuam Stadium on Sunday. The margin of victory was seven points, and Claregalway were full value for it, as they dominated the second half despite Salthill’s resilience that produced consolation… Read more »

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GIY Weekly Column Fowl Weather Friend Growers and animal owners have a lot to contend with when Irish weather turns nasty… By Michael Kelly Like most people, I spent Monday hunkered down at home, waiting on ‘The Storm Formerly Known As Hurricane Ophelia’ to do its worst.  When you live in somewhat of a fixer-upper… Read more »

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It’s a common question from home, ‘are women allowed drive in Qatar’, ‘oh yes’ I always respond, ‘that’s Saudi you’re thinking of’. Well no longer, as of this week, women are officially allowed to drive in Saudi. However, before they let off the handbrake and slip it into first, the official nod isn’t taking effect… Read more »

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The death has occurred of Tom HENEHAN Highfield Park, Galway City, Galway Tom Henehan (Highfield Park, Galway) Formerly of Tralee – October 17th 2017, (Peacefully); Pre-deceased by his wife Bridie and daughter Amanda. Sadly missed by his family Gary, Deborah, Brian, Colin, Elaine, Jarlath, sons in law, daughters in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchild, brother Frank, sister Marie, in-laws,… Read more »

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