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An Athenry-based social enterprise led by a father-and-son team has been announced as a finalist in this year’s Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards. Amicitia is a health and social care company set up by Billy and Patrick Mulvihill, who are now in the running for €600.000 in funding along with 17 other enterprise projects from around Ireland…. Read more »

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Children in Claregalway, which has one of the fastest growing youth populations, are being discriminated by not having a public playground. So say members of the Oranmore-Athenry Municipal District (MDC). Cllr Jim Cuddy said the MDC was being treated as “the poor relation” when it comes to playgrounds, with Claregalway being one glaring example. He… Read more »

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The death has occurred of John (Junior) Abbott, Slí an Bhradáin, Claregalway, Galway. Suddenly at his residence, son of the late Kathleen. Deeply regretted by his heart broken family, wife Jaicanta (Nee Lynam) Rosenallis, Co. Laois, son Conor, daughters Shauna, Niamh, and Muireann, father John (Senior), brothers Brendan (Clareen, Birr), Kevin (Birr), Kieran (New York), sisters Liz (Longford),… Read more »

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The death has occurred of Michael Francis (Mick) McGrath, Carnmore Cross, Oranmore, Galway / Claregalway, Galway / Charlestown, Mayo (Peacefully, surrounded by his family); Sadly missed by his wife Gretta and family Michael, Seán, Jane and Cathy, son-in-law Francis, grandchildren Odhran, Aoibheann, Cathal, Nell, Leo and Max, brother Tom, sisters Catherine and Teresa, in-laws, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours… Read more »

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On Saturday, the sun blessed us for the unveiling of the new Yeats Exhibition in Thoor Ballylee, which will now be open to the public every day over the summer. The Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society was delighted to welcome Sabina Higgins who officially opened the Exhibition and shared her perspectives on the significance of love… Read more »

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To mark the celebration of 50 years of supporting families, Cuan Mhuire in Coolarne is holding a Public Open Week between Sunday July 17th and Thursday July 21st be held at its centre. The schedule of events will include an annual sports day, seminars and a fundraising concert; as well as an information or awareness… Read more »

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When you live abroad for a while, the newness wears off the new surroundings and regardless of how strange it seemed at first, it will feel familiar and ‘normal’ in time. When I first arrived in Qatar I was awed by just about everything, over time, the awe has waned and is replaced by acceptance…. Read more »

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Congratulations to our U12 boys team who were crowned City League Division 1 Champions last Friday evening after an enthralling encounter with St James in Westside. We trailed 2–1 to 0–6 at half time but a wonderful second half performance of grit and determination saw our captain (and birthday boy!!) Jake Buckley lift the cup. Scorers:… Read more »

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The death has occurred of Bernadette Holland (née Moylan), School Road, Oranmore, Galway / Claregalway, Galway (Peacefully in the loving care of the staff of Galway Hospice); Beloved wife of Brendan and cherished mother to Ruth, Jonathan and Jamie, Sadly missed by her family, sisters Carmel, Mary, Frances, Teresa, Annemarie and Fiona, mother in law Monica, in-laws, uncle,… Read more »

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I was so lucky and blessed to have a great weekend with my dad recently helping me in organising a charity climb of Croagh Patrick, then enjoying watching Connacth winning the rugby12 Pro afterwards on TV and then watching him enjoying the company of his grandchildren at my beautiful daughters 6th birthday celebrations. A great… Read more »

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Last year, I was here in Doha for the first few days of Ramadan, however I was lucky to be pregnant, thus exempt, from fasting. This year however, will be the real test, as Ramadan starts Sunday, it shifts forward 11 days earlier each year, to annoy non-Muslim expats! We all know, what Ramadan means… Read more »

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It’s exciting times for Claregalway’s Educate Together school which has increased in numbers from 29 when it opened in 2005 to over 150 now and with a waiting list for places. And there was egg-citement in the school last week as two chickens were hatched in an incubator in the senior infants and first class… Read more »

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