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The Queen of Lackaghbeg I took centre stage last Saturday, As the sun found its highest point in the sky, I bowed out beneath its spotlight, And I bid this life goodbye. My High Nellie was waiting for me, No modern gadgets to slow me down, No gears, No brakes, No helmet, For a Queen…… Read more »

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Paraic’s Tips For Your Garden In September September in the garden is a great time to pause and re-think and get busy. September is natures time for replanting, sowing, feeding – in preparation for Spring.  Many of our garden trees and flowers are producing seeds and berries to start a new generation of plants. It’s… Read more »

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Patrick (Pat) Walsh, Lydican Oranmore, Co, Galway on 29th August 2022 peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Assumpta (Cummins) and dear father of Kieran, Sinead, Fergal and Eimear. Sadly missed by his loving family, their spouses and partners, his cherished grandchildren Meabh, Sophia, Luke, Alexandra, Lily Mae, his brothers, sisters, extended… Read more »

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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 »