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A group of people from the Lackagh/Turloughmore area have over the past few months been putting together a celebration event commemorating the 1916 rising, to be held on Sunday. The five schools in the area—Lackagh, Coolarne, Cregmore, Bawnmore, and Annaghill—will all be involved in presenting the art they have completed over the past few months commemorating… Read more »

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There was tremendous jubilation as the news came through from Castleblayney that the Claregalway/Carnmore Drama Group Compántas Lir had won the All-Ireland Title in the All-Ireland Confined finals. For the past thirty-four years Compántas Lir have been been one of the top drama groups in the confined circuit and had reached the All-Ireland finals on numerous… Read more »

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A national conference with a global outlook honoured the efforts of three Galway schools to bring world issues to the classrooms, when more than 400 students and teachers from across the country convened at Limerick’s Thomond Park, last week. Students and teacher representatives from Presentation Secondary in Galway, Presentation College, Athenry and Coláiste Bhaile Chláir were… Read more »

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Galway’s wealthiest individuals are worth a staggering €2.8 billion, according to the Rich List for 2016. And the wealth amassed by Glenamaddy brothers Luke and Brian Comer alone stands at €962 million. The former plasterers turned property magnates stand in 14th place in the list published by the Sunday Times, while they also appear at No 150… Read more »

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He’s already the darling of the dance floor but now Galway’s singing star has hit new heights—with his new album shooting straight to the top of the Irish charts. It is a career high for Portumna singer Mike Denver who still lives in the South East Galway town—and this week he described it as “a… Read more »

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A Claregalway mother is to walk the 1,500km from Donegal to Galway along the Wild Atlantic Way during her four weeks of annual leave to raise money for a charity which provided vital care for her grand-nephew. Eileen Crowe Lynch plans to walk 50km a day over about eight hours during the challenge which starts on… Read more »

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Early this month I will be sowing my parsnips outside in the veg patch. Unlike carrots, they are relatively easy to grow (once you have persuaded them to germinate), and since they store well in the soil over the winter they are a valuable winter storage crop. I grow around 40 parsnips which is more… Read more »

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Parent advocate Judith Sibley, who lives in Claregalway, will speak about Navigating clinical trials as a parent of a child with a rare disease at next week’s conference which will focus on public and parent involvement (PPI) in research, at the Westwood Hotel on Wednesday from 10am to 3.45pm. She is the mother of Lily-Mae Morrison,… Read more »

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In the dying moments of extra time Athenry with the aid of strong breeze took the lead with a long range free which would secure them a third Féile title in as many years. Under the new structure of the Féile teams compete over the course of a weekend. Carnmore began their campaign at home… Read more »

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A group of safety savvy children from Cregmore have reached the final of the Road Safety Authority’s Hi-Glo Silver competition. Second class pupils at Scoil Pádraig Naofa beat off stiff competition from primary schools around the country, through an online vote, to be selected as one of five finalists with their entry Glow Before You Go…. Read more »

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The census is a fundamental part of our national heritage and collective knowledge, writes Deirdre Cullen, Senior Statistician, Central Statistics Office. On Sunday, 24 April, every person in County Galway will make their mark by competing, or being included on a census form. By participating in the census, we are helping to shape our understanding… Read more »

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