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 Galway Advertiser   Truly tasty and consistent: these are a few words that describe how Treat Cafe has operated in the Galway area for 12 years via its cafes and restaurants in Claregalway and Lackagh, its canteen restaurant called Stock at Athenry Mart, and its Healthy & Hearty catering outlets in a number of schools…. Read more »

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A Passion for Gardening and Gardens! Mother’s Day Mothers Day is a day when we honour the mothers in our lives – our mothers, grandmothers and our godmothers. It is a day of celebration, love and thanksgiving for these wonderful women. At Horkans, we really understand how important a mother is and how important it… Read more »

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Passport Application by thereluctantemigrant Far from thinking I deserved special treatment just cos I’m Irish n’all, long before the time came that my 3-year-old daughters passport was due to expire, I applied for her new one because I knew that the passport office would likely to be flat our issuing passport to folks that fancied an… Read more »

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Onion Sets Dear Fellow Gardeners, Onion Sets  We would like to let you know that our onion sets have just arrived.  The variety is Forum – it’s a wonderful early maturing variety with round bulbs, great disease resistance and excellent flavour.  It is bolt resistant and one of the earliest types to mature. It’s often… Read more »

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Spring Gardening with Paraic With spring truly breaking over the last couple of weeks, and Saint Patricks day around the corner, now is a great time to assess your garden and get it prepared for the summer. The shamrock that we so proudly adorn at this time of year to represent our Irish heritage is… Read more »

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The Battle of Knockdoe Knockdoe Hill, site of the battle in 1504 The Battle of Knockdoe as painted by John Dalton THE BATTLE OF KNOCKDOE On the 19th August, 1504, a little known battle took place on the low hill of Knockdoe, eight miles north-east of Galway City. Knockdoe or cnoc-tuath  “hill of the axes”  stands at… Read more »

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Emerging Adults by thereluctantemigrant Almost everyone that comes to Qatar has an end goal in mind. They say that they just want to try something different, they say the want to gain valuable diverse experience that will enhance their career, they say that they fancy life in the sun for a while, but the reality is,… Read more »

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“Tell me I’ll forget…Show me I’ll remember…include me and I’ll understand” It has felt like a dark and long January, but even now the days are lengthening. There are some strange things happening: daffodils are blooming, people are cutting grass, vegetables are growing, birds are singing, but in January this is a little disconcerting…. Nobody… Read more »

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The 10 year challenge posts so far this year triggered me to reflect on how dramatically my life has changed in the past ten years. This date specifically – 10th of February 2009 – everything changed for me. The two years prior were traumatic for a lot of reasons, and I was struggling to find… Read more »

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The people of the parish of Lackagh and beyond were saddened to learn of the death of Mrs. Eileen O’Shea last week.  Eileen was the wife of former Turloughmore dispensary doctor Tom O’Shea. Eileen (nee Hughes) was a native of Hollymount, Co. Mayo, and on completion of secondary education went to train as a nurse… Read more »

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