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The death has occurred of Peter Varden, Carnmore, Oranmore, Galway / Claregalway, Galway. Peter Varden, Carnmore, Oranmore, Co. Galway. (Peacefully). April 1st 2016. Brother of the late Pat and Mary Varden. Sadly missed by his loving wife Phil, daughters Edel, Patricia, Sinead, Sarah-Jane, son John, daughter-in law, sons-in-law, beloved grandchildren, brothers John and Tom, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces,… Read more »

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A Claregalway woman with a background in engineering walked away with a major millinery award in Derry recently. Majella Lennon Dalton from Monroe, Knockdoe, won the award for Best Up and Coming Milliner at the Hatwalk Awards recently which were hosted by Noel Cunningham, the TV3 showbiz star. The mother of three, who will feature… Read more »

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The Galway 1916 Exhibition runs in the Connacht Tribune Printworks from the 23rd of March to the 13th of April, and is part of Galway City Council’s Centenary Commemorations. This event features the work of over 30 artists from all over Ireland and abroad, gathered together to explore the people, events and legacy of the 1916 Rising. This… Read more »

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There was a time when travel was considered a pleasurable mission, a pastime, something to look forward to in the year. Despite where you were going the travel itself for many was as enjoyable. Before I emigrated, my travel was pretty much limited to two weeks with the kids in Spain during the summer and… Read more »

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Claregalway Castle will host rare plant experts and specialist nursery operators at the Spring Garden Fair on Sunday April 3rd from 11am to 6pm. Talks and demonstrations on transforming your garden will be given by gold medal winning nurseries from both Bloom and the Hampton Court flower shows. Exhibitors include Leamore Nurseries with a range of… Read more »

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Jersey Sponsorship Draw Carnmore Hurling Club held their annual Jersey Sponsorship draw in the Arches Bar on Easter Sunday. With excess of 160 entries this was our biggest draw to date. Declan Langan Painting was the name drawn from the drum to be the sponsor on the Carnmore Senior Jersey for the 2016 season. Patrick Killilea,… Read more »

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Coláiste Bhaile Chláir student Sinéad Donovan is living her dream—recently being capped at Republic of Ireland International soccer playing two International friendlies for the Republic of Ireland FAI Schools U15 Girls Soccer Team. Sinéad is part of local club Cregmore Claregalway FC and is the first girl at both Coláiste Bhaile Chláir and the club… Read more »

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The phrase Holy Week refers to the seven full days of reflection, meditation, confession, silence, contemplation, forgiveness, love and spiritual activities that capture the feelings of devotion and love for our Lord. Remembering these events strengthen our souls of which at times have become weakened by life’s trials and tribulations. This week, for those of… Read more »

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Galway business takes European honours for its visionary healthy meals It took chef Owen McArdle eighteen months to take apart a simple tomato sauce and build it together again to create a tasty alternative without sugar, salt and additives and packed full of fibre and protein. While FeedThePulse sauces have yet to hit the shelves—and the… Read more »

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by Josephine (Higgins) Moran Cregboy, Claregalway Michael Higgins, Ballyheane, Castlebar, Co. Mayo married Kathleen Cruise, Ballyhaunis in 1947. The medal bearing the black and deep orange ribbon with an imprint of an armed soldier reads: Éire, Cogadh na Saoirse (Ireland, a fight for freedom). This was presented to my father for his part in the… Read more »

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When you have been growing your own food for a few years, it’s easy to forget what it felt like when you started out first. I am talking about that sweaty, daunted, vaguely frightened feeling—afraid to start, afraid to make a mistake, afraid to look foolish if it goes wrong. I am reminded of something… Read more »

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