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Doctor Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Head of the Health Protection Unit at the Department of Health, who has featured on the RTE News regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic. Ronan is son of Mary and George Glynn, Lydican, Oranmore. Below is a resume of Ronan todate: Ronan Glynn BSc, MBChB, fISQua, MRCS, MRCPI, MPH, PhD… Read more »

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Gardening during COVID-19 The Coronavirus Covid-19 crisis shouldn’t keep you away from your garden. Quite the opposite, a lockdown is a great opportunity to get back into your own garden. We recognise the importance of getting outside and gardening, it’s good for our overall well being and it’s something really nice to do when we… Read more »

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Ronan Scully 4 hrs ·  As we enter lockdown for another few weeks and as we journey towards Easter Sunday we know full well that the coronavirus outbreak has had a profound impact on our beautiful country and countries around the world—and increasingly, here now in our beautiful country of Ireland. Tough times presently and ahead… Read more »

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60 years ago today, 2 Duggan families left a little village in Claregalway, Co. Galway, Montiagh, on a land commission exchange, to live in Ballyfair, Curragh, Co. Kildare. On that day, 5 adults and 18 children travelled by bus to Ballyfair. We will celebrate this anniversary at some stage later in the year. The Duggan… Read more »

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Dear Fellow Gardeners, These are difficult times – more difficult than most of us have ever experienced, but often during and after these events it is time to re-evaluate our own lives and our lives as a human species.  Due to our disconnection with our natural world, we feel that we are given the right… Read more »

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March 2020 I apologise for being a little late with my update this month but I have been buried in a book (which will be published this September and is about all the wildlife here in this garden) and lost track of the days. What with some of the wettest weather I have known in… Read more »

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     It is such a shame that we don’t grow more fruits and vegetables in our gardens. If the idea of digging ridges of potatoes and so on does not appeal to you at least seriously consider planting some fruits. They are not as labour intensive and will give a good and healthy return…. Read more »

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South Galway Floods The goal of this page is to increase awareness of the flooding crisis in South Galway and become a forum for communications relating to the flooding. Is South Galway really worth saving? The waters are still rising in South Galway as many communities once again are experiencing the threat of flooding.  Images of… Read more »

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“Trades and Profession Week” launched by local primary school. Cregmore National School launched a new educational initiative earlier this week, titled Trades and Professions Week 2020. This initiative is the brainchild of school staff who recently agreed that children should become familiar with a variety of trades and professions at an early stage in life,… Read more »

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A WINTER FRIEND This article is so befitting for all of us… take time to ponder… the last statement cannot be refuted:- I FIRST STARTED READING THIS EMAIL AND WAS READING FAST UNTIL I REACHED THE THIRD SENTENCE. I STOPPED THEN AND STARTED OVER, READING SLOWER, AND THINKING ABOUT EVERY WORD… IT MAKES YOU STOP… Read more »

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“Do It Now” in 2020……… “I shall pass through this world but once. Therefore any good that I can do, any kind act that I can perform for any fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not delay, or omit it, for I shall not pass this way again.” – These words written in… Read more »

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The Little Thawby thereluctantemigrantDid you ever wish for something so hard that by the time it looked likely to come true, you weren’t so sure if you still wanted it or not?Two and half years ago when Saudi Arabia, my old home place, the UAE and Bahrain cut ties with Qatar, accusing us of funding terrorism,… Read more »