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By Declan Varley of The Galway Advertiser For years, Galway’s best known a cappella singing group the Galway Baytones have been entertaining the city and county at a variety of events benefiting charities and worthy causes. They have brought the magic of music to unusual corners and their striking a cappella arrangements have made thousands… Read more »

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Archbishop Eamon Martin, Fr. Daniel Gallagher and Fr. Diarmuid Hogan at the blessing of the new bell in Oranmore. Cast in Poland and weighing more than 500kg, the bell has been at ground-l;evel for the past week where it has been rung by most of Oranmore’s 2,450 schoolchildren who will also choose a name for… Read more »

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The death has occurred of Seamus CONCANNON Summerfield/Mointiagh, Claregalway, Galway Peacefully at University College Hospital, Galway, cherished husband of Josephine and much loved father of Paul, James, Aidan and Elaine. Sadly missed by his loving grandchildren Eoghan, Rachel, Aoife, Riain, (predeceased beloved Emma), Conor, Laoise, Lauren, Mark, Harry, Bláithín and Patrick, daughters-in-law Breda, Dympna and… Read more »

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By the Connacht Tribune Claregalway and Milltown treatment plants open following 5.6 million investment TWO areas of the county will enjoy a significant improvement in the quality of their drinking water after an investment of €5.6 million was officially unveiled at the weekend. Minister of State for the OPW and Flood Relief Sean Canney did… Read more »

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Strictly Claregalway – Season 2. Now is your chance to follow in the footsteps of Season 1 dancers. Plans are being made for an event at the end of January. If you want to get involved, have a bit of fun and improve your dancing skills please text your name to 086 2566333. Places are… Read more »

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I swim in the sea three or four times a week, and having very few clothes on at 7.30am in the morning and getting into the sea you notice when the temperature changes, you notice alot! So the temperature change last week was dramatic, there was frost on the ground and the sea water was… Read more »

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The death has occurred of Martin (Harry) O’BRIEN Waterdale, Claregalway, Galway Peacefully at his home. Sadly missed by his family, brother Padraic (Waterdale, Claregalway), sisters Mary Francis (Ballybrit, Galway), Brid Tomphson (Knockdoe, Claregalway) and Ann Coen (Kilgill, Claregalway), sister-in-law Ann, brothers-in-law Jimmy and Michael, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.   Reposing at Sioraoíocht in… Read more »

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It’s official! After 12 and a half years the Abbey Restaurant will be upping sticks and heading just down the road to Lydon’s of Knockdoe, Claregalway. We will be closing for Christmas on the 18th December and will re-open the new look Abbey Restaurant in Lydon’s on Thursday the 26th January. Leona, Marty, Siobhan, Blaithin,… Read more »

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This Friday (tomorrow 9th December) afternoon Flynn’s of Lackagh will be hosting a Christmas dinner demo from start to finish.  They will be demonstrating numerous Christmas dishes from the traditional turkey and ham to their own homemade recipes from instore experts Susan and Declan and many more of the employees hidden talents. Testing available on… Read more »

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By Matt Cassidy, Galway Advertiser Community groups and members of the local community are disappointed with the Galway City Council’s decision to rezone meadows in Marlin Park. The vote on the material alterations in the Galway City Development Plan allows for rezoning for specific development of seven acres of public land at Merlin Park meadows… Read more »

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The death has occurred of Margaret HESSION (née Staunton) Gortadooey, Claregalway, Galway Margaret Hession (nee Staunton), Gortadooey, Claregalway, Co Galway. (Peacefully at Mystical Rose Nursing Home); Predeceased by her husband Patrick, baby son Patrick, son-in-law Martin; cherished mother of Paraic, Tom, Anthony, Marie (Creaven) and Anne (Fahy), Sadly missed by her family, sister Nellie (Mogan),… Read more »

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By Enda Cunningham, Connacht Tribune   PEOPLE living in private rented accommodation in County Galway are paying an average of more than €830 extra per year to their landlords compared to a year ago, according to new Government figures. And the latest statistics from the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) and Economic and Social Research Institute… Read more »