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Peacefully, at the Mystical Rose Nursing Home, Claregalway in his 99th year. Dearly beloved husband of Mary and much loved father of Mary (London), Sally, Nora, Patrick, Rita, John, Anne (London), Martin, Claire and Eilish. Pre-deceased by his brothers John and Martin and his sister Rita Walsh (Lydican). Sadly missed by his wife, children, sister… Read more »

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Happy Easter GIYers, For growers, April is the most wonderful time of the year. All of nature is in major growth mode – the most detested weed and the most beloved seedlings are growing almost in front of our eyes. Leaves are emerging on trees and flowers appearing in the garden practically overnight.  There is a lot to… Read more »

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The death occurred at the weekend of Johnny Walsh of Bawnmore. Johnny was a generous, quiet, reserved person whose life centred around his family. Johnny nad moved from the next village of Liscaninane to set up home in Bawnmore with his wife May and worked hard in providing for his family. He worked as a… Read more »

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MarchGrowers CalendarHappy Friday GIYers, March is officially the first month of spring. Hurrah! It is a key month in the food grower’s garden and the first of three exceptionally busy months for the GIYer. Here are all our top tips as to what to get up to in the garden this month;   Preparation Continue… Read more »

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The death has occurred of Bridget Smyth (née Glynn) Loughgeorge, Claregalway and formerly of Mervue. Peacefully, in her 98th year in the excellent care of the staff of Mystical Rose Nursing Home, Beloved wife of the late Michael Smyth, pre deceased by her adored grandson Donnchadh (Donny) Glynn her sister Sr Michael (R.J.M) and her… Read more »

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O’Donohoe (nee Griffith), Abbeyknockmoy, Tuam, Co. Galway, February 22nd 2021. (peacefully) in the wonderful care of the staff of the Corrib Ward in UHG Galway. Eithne, beloved wife of Sean, adored by her children Joyce (Minogue, Lucan), Karen (King), Patrick, Ruth (Bink) and James, their spouses Henry, Martin, Eimear, Stefan and Ciara. Much loved Granny… Read more »

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“The Townlands of Lackagh Parish” is the largest publication endeavour by Lackagh museum and Community Development Association since the publication of ‘In Their Own W ords’ twenty years ago. The book by Michael J.Hurley, which deals with the thirty-eight townlands that comprise the Civil Parish of Lackagh is due for publication in the next couple… Read more »

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The death has occurred of Karen Kenny (née Cullinane)Kiltrogue, Claregalway, Galway / Oranmore, Galway Karen passed away peacefully on Friday 12th February in her parent’s home surrounded by her loving family after a long illness, bravely borne. She is survived by her heartbroken husband William, her adored children Kian, Sean and Ava, her parents Don… Read more »

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Search Last 7 Days Death Notices Advanced Search The death has occurred of Angela Jane Duggan (née Ruane)“Hillcrest”, Maunsells Road, Taylors Hill, Galway City, Galway / Castlebar, Mayo (Formerly Breaffy, Castlebar, Co. Mayo). Angela passed away suddenly and peacefully at home with her husband John by her side. Angela is predeceased by her son John… Read more »

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The reality of Covid 19 was clearly demonstrated at the weekend with the passing of popular taxi driver john Murphy of Gortadooey, Claregalway. Word spread rapidly a few weeks ago that John had been brought to hospital after contacting Covid 19. However like several others from the area, little was thought of it as john… Read more »

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In the last week two two prominent longserving parish activists – hurling legend Phelim Murphy and the Queen of lackaghbeg Bridgie Coppinger – marked their ninetieth birthdays with quiet family celebrations. Bridgie Coppinger had given a lifetime of dedicated service to various organisations in the parish over a long number of years. Although a native… Read more »

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Suicide & Lipstick I had a discussion with my friend about mental health in these covid days and that sometimes things that help each of us or work for each of us are so diverse. The mainstream approach doesn’t work for everyone but it does work for many, so it’s definitely worth a go before… Read more »