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Galway has gained a junior ministry position under the leadership of Leo Varadkar, bringing the total in the area’s three constituencies to three in addition to one senior minister Previously between the three Galway constituencies there were two junior ministers – Galway West’s Sean Kyne and Galway East’s Sean Canney and one senior minister Galway-Roscommon’s… Read more »

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THE 8th ANNUAL GALWAY GARDEN FESTIVAL with, Music, Street Theatre, Food, Craft and a Medieval Tournament The 2017 Galway Garden Festival will take place on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July, at Claregalway Castle. This will be the 8th year of an unique and charming garden event  which has developed a national profile. It  will showcase… Read more »

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  expats going home If last week in Qatar was a week for stoic calm for expats, this week was a week of quiet planning. When Saudi Arabia together with the United Arab Emirates and few others decided to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, my current home, last week, the initial reaction among us expats… Read more »

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On behalf of the Burren Chernobyl Project, I wish to sincerely thank you for your generosity, kindness, help and time in organising donations for this project e.g. Financial donations, humanitarian aid e.g. Clothes, shoes, bed linen, nappies, toiletries, crutches, Zimmer frames walking sticks, toys, arts and crafts etc. Thanks to all individuals and thanks to… Read more »

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  The Summer Football camp is on Monday the 14th August to Friday the 18th August in Knockdoemore Park, for 5 days. For application forms these will be available in June: claregalwaygaabooking@gmail.com The Senior Ladies took on Annaghdown in Round 3 of the Division 1 league in Annaghdown on Sunday morning. Played in brilliant sunshine… Read more »

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A major initiative to provide independent living for the elderly in and around Claregalway has commenced with a planning application being lodged for the construction of 14 housing units in the village. It is part of a €2.5 million investment towards the care of the elderly in the area and it is hoped that construction… Read more »

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Qatar Gulf Crisis by thereluctantemigrant Stranded apart from the offer of the use airspace from Iran and Oman is not a situation I ever imagined for myself or my four children but stranded in a country that is being strongly accused of supporting terrorism in some manner or form, I certainly never imagined that.   Fours… Read more »

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  The death has occurred of Winnie GREANEY (née Qualter) Loughgeorge, Claregalway, Galway Winnie Greaney (nee Qualter), Loughgeorge, Claregalway, Co Galway). June 9th 2017; (Peacefully, in her 90th year at Mystical Rose Nursing Home), Predeceased by her husband Willie, daughter Mary (O’Connor), sisters Nonie (Higgins), Mary (Collins), brothers James and Billy Qualter, Sadly missed by… Read more »

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Weekly Column – June 10th 2017 Potatoes I can see the veg patch out the window as I write this, and I think it’s fair to say that there’s a real sense of abundant growth right now. May was incredibly dry which didn’t help the growth, so I guess the substantial rain over the last… Read more »

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CARNMORE NS displayed silky skills, grit and determination to win at the SPAR FAI Primary School 5s Programme National Finals last week. Carnmore claimed honours in the Girls ‘B’ School Cup after a tough campaign which began in March with county blitzes held nationwide.  They then progressed through regional and provincial finals to make it… Read more »

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by Francis Farragher, Connacht Tribune IT does only seem like yesterday when we were dusting ourselves down after the Christmas season and then preparing for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, but almost in a flash, we’re within a stone’s throw of Mid-Summer’s Day.  Now, the ‘Mayos’ are coming to town on Sunday with all their… Read more »

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