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By Declan Varley, Galway Advertiser Claregalway Castle will host Ireland’s Specialist Nurseries (ISNA) and rare plant specialists at the Spring Garden and Food Fair on Sunday April 2 from 11am to 6pm. Get along and get all your gardening questions answered and enjoy coffee and cakes in the coffee shop.  This year – thanks to… Read more »

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Well done to Colaiste Bhaile Chlair Junior Ladies on their All-Ireland semi-final 6-15 to 3-4 win over St Flannans of Ennis in Gort GAA Grounds on Tuesday last. They will play St Columba’s, Glenties in the final on Friday week March 31st. Details will be on the Claregalway GAA Facebook page when they become available…. Read more »

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It seems appropriate to have a bit of a chat about potatoes what with it being St Patrick’s Day weekend and all.  Traditionally, Irish people put their spuds in the ground on or around St Patrick’s Day, believing it to be an auspicious day on which to do so.  We have somewhat of a pre-parade… Read more »

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by Mary O’Connor, Galway Advertiser Evan Hoban’s family liked Mr. John Russell from their first meeting.  The consultant paediatric ear, nose and throat surgeon at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Dublin was warm, kind, caring and great fun. And the family has reason to be grateful to him, he saved the life of their little… Read more »

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Locally grown marketing agency, IMS Marketing, is this month celebrating ten successful years in business. Set up in Spring 2007 by Claregalway native, Kevin Moran, the company has seen substantial growth since its inception, doubling its workforce to 12 in the past 18 months. When asked about the secret to the company’s success over the… Read more »

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Events have happened recently that give a person pause to wonder what life is really all about. The sadness and wickedness that has happened to 796 young babies and children in ‘The Home’ in Tuam, and probably thousands more in other so-called ‘Homes’ around Ireland are unbearable to think about, but we must think about… Read more »

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Challenge Yourself on the 9th of April for ACT Galway will once again be buzzing with Athletes from all over the country on Sunday 9th of April 2017 as ACT for Meningitis bring their exciting annual sporting event “Remembering Aoibhe Renville Challenge”, which includes a 5k fully time-chipped run/walk and an exciting 3k/16k/3k Duathlon, back to the picturesque… Read more »

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Death Notice CASEY, Most Rev. Eamonn The death has occurred of Most Rev. Eamonn CASEY Galway   Bishop Emeritus of Galway and Kilmacduagh. Sadly missed by his son Peter, his brother, Fr. Michael (Perth), sister, Ita (Furlong), sister’s in-law, nieces and nephews and their extended families, Most Rev. Martin Drennan, Bishop Emeritus of Galway and… Read more »

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Gerry Commins was living a normal life when on March 16, 2016 his whole world changed forever. On that evening he was involved in an accident, whilst working in a voluntary capacity for his local community in Bawnmore Claregalway. It resulted in Gerry sustaining a life changing injury and he is now confined to a… Read more »

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The Claregalway 5K Fun Run & Walk for 2017 will take place on Tuesday 4th April at 7pm.  Again, the race will be a fundraiser for the Claregalway & District Day Care Centre, and sponsorship cards can be obtained there, in the ‘Never Too Old’ Charity Shop in Claregalway village, and from other businesses in… Read more »

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The annual Claregalway Festival of Drama will commence on this Thursday night, March 16th and will continue for nine nights. Claregalway Community Centre is turned into a tiered theatre style hall for the duration of the activity and it has become one of the best run festivals in the country.  The festival club after the… Read more »

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