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Claire Nolan (nee Hickey), Plassy, Cahernashilleeney, Claregalway, Co. Galway. Peacefully ,at her home, in the loving care of her daughters Rebecca, Gemma and Gillian. Predeceased by her husband Willie; Sadly missed by her loving daughters, son in law David Samuels, grandchildren Clara and Will, sisters Gemma and Patricia, brothers Donagh and Joe, sisters in law,… Read more »

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May Growers Calendar   Happy May GIYers, THOUGH MAY IS OFFICIALLY speaking late spring, May Day, which takes place on the first day of the month is traditionally a celebration of the beginning of summer. It has been celebrated as a time of growth, renewal and fertility across Europe since pre-Christian times and is one… Read more »

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Dear Fellow Gardeners, Finally there are days again that remind us of spring.  I think it’s so important for all of us to get this little lift – this little sign from nature that everything will be okay again – and maybe even better than before.  I can see more and more people realising that… Read more »

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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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“The Townlands of Lackagh Parish” is the self-explanatory title of a new book written by Michael J. Hurley and published by Lackagh Museum and Community Development Association. The book is Michael’s seventh dealing with aspects of Lackagh parish and twelve dealing with his native Baldoyle in Dublin. this book is his largest project to date…. 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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“I love spring. Lawn grass is growing, spring bulbs are flowering, growth buds are swelling and our native wild birds are busy building this year’s nurseries.” Paraic Ah spring, such an exciting time of year! Vibrant daffodils are dancing in the wind and lambs are frolicking in the fields. We are greeted with light in… 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 »