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In 1937 the Department of Folklore – in conjunction with the Department of Education and the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation – initiated a programme to preserve the folklore, tales, superstitions, and customs of the 26 counties. Each Principal teacher of the country’s 5,000 schools was requested to ask his sixth and seventh class pupils to… Read more »

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Paraic’s Tips For Your Garden In August August brings us the last month of summer, but it’s not the last month for colour. This month is an ideal time to plant for late summer and autumn colour in your garden. It’s also an ideal time to sow many plants including vegetables, salads and herbs for… Read more »

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Micheál Moran, Peake, Claregalway, Co Galway, July 30th 2022,(Peacefully) predeceased by wife Maudie. Sadly missed by his special niece in law Mary Prendergast, brothers, nieces, nephews, in laws, relatives, neighbours and friends. Rest in Peace Reposing at Síoraíocht in the grounds of the Church of the Assumption and St James, Claregalway on this Monday evening… Read more »

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Suddenly, at her home. Pre-deceased by her parents James and Margaret, brother Michael and her nephew Séamus. Deeply regretted by her heartbroken family sister Nora Hanley (Feeragh, Belclare), brother-in-law John, sister-in-law Teresa, nieces, nephews, grandniece, grandnephew, relatives, neighbours and friends. May her gentle soul rest in peace Reposing at Sioraoíocht, in the grounds of The… Read more »

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Formerly of Tonery’s Bar, Bohermore. Suddenly at his home. Beloved husband of Lillian. Will be sadly missed by his wife, his heartbroken children Peadar, James, Claire and Emmajane, sisters Breda and Ann, brothers PJ, Tom and Terrance, daughters-in-law Joleene and Aisling, son-in-law William, grandchildren Tommy, Peter, Eddie, Bruce and Harvey, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives,… Read more »

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Varley back with cracking new novel  Galway Advertiser, Thu, Jul 07, 2022 When Eilis Hanrahan, a bank clerk in the Midlands discovers that her husband is to be jailed for a serious sexual assault, leaving herself and their two children to fend for themselves, her world seems on the verge of collapse. Friends, neighbours, and… Read more »

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Fixtures and results:Our seniors picked up the 3 Dental Division 2 league title last Friday evening in Kenny Park, beatingBearna on a score line of 2:09 to 0:12. The match was played in ideal conditions with great displaysfrom both sides. We came under most pressure for a spell in the second half down to 14… Read more »

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Fixtures and results: Our Seniors have made it to the Division 2 league final. Match is against Bearna this coming Friday (1st of July) at 19:45. Venue is TBC at time of writing. We’ve had a great league campaign and it would be great to see as many Balchies as possible out to support the… Read more »

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The passing of Tony egan of Kiltrogue last week left a community deeply saddened but filled with fond memories. Tony was a man who was well known and liked, a man who grew up in difficult circumstances and went on to become a hugely acknowledged and accomplished tradesman long before there were qualifications for any… Read more »

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Tony Egan, Kiltrogue, Claregalway, Co. Galway, June 20th 2022, Peacefully in UCHG after a short illness; Predeceased by his parents John and Ellen and brother Patrick. Sadly missed by his sisters Mary and Eileen, brothers in law nieces, nephews and his many friends and neighbours. Rest in Peace Reposing at Our Lady’s Chapel on Friday evening (June 24th)… Read more »

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Fixtures and results:Our Senior men beat Moycullen last Friday in the Division 2 Semi Final on a scoreline of 2-12 to 3- A great league campaign from the lads. A league final awaits – fixture TBCWe’ve been drawn in Group 3 of the Senior Championship alongside: Killannin, Milltown, St.Michaels, Caherlistrane and Monivea-Abbey.Provisional fixtures are below…. Read more »

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It was with great sadness that Turloughmore Hurling club learned of the passing of Phelim Murphy. He was simply a Turloughmore and a Galway hurling legend. If you judge a man by what he leaves after him, then his legacy will pass the test of time. When someone is known by their first name, as… Read more »