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Growing Potatoes
First Early: 
Plant in tunnel in late January/February and harvest in late May/June
Plant outdoors in mid March and harvest July/August
Spacing: 25cm in drill (drills widely spaced so you can earth up)
Second Early:
Plant outdoors from mid March to mid April and harvest late August to October.  These will also store for a couple of months
Spacing: 30cm in drill (drills widely spaced so you can earth up)
Plant outdoors in mid April and harvest late September to October.  These will store until March/April the following year
Spacing: 30cm in drill (drills widely spaced so you can earth up)
What do reader’s think about this proposed development to be located at the back of River Oaks Housing Estate?
So grateful to the hard working crew helping to keep Claregalway clean and proud.
As we enter the New Year we are reminded of new beginnings and opportunities. Nowhere is this more relevant than in the garden in January. January is a time of preparation and planning for the year ahead. It is the perfect time to add a splash of colour to your garden and patio. Paraic recommends getting a head start on spring and tackling some key gardening projects in your garden in January.
Dear Fellow Gardeners,
January is often a cold and miserable month in Ireland and it’s far too early to get out into the garden.  I do, however, love the cold frosty and clear mornings following a freezing night.  There are just a few jobs that can be done now but overall – it’s time to relax and reflect.
# She was only going for a Run #
The nation has been shocked and saddened at the death horrific death of Aisling Murphy in Tullamore. Since our family made available the site for the Knockdoemore – Lackagh Trail hundreds of women young and old have walked or ran the Knockdoemore – Lackagh Trail many times and thankfully safely. The death of Aisling Murphy shocks everyone and to express our solidarity and support to the Murphy family and to the thousands of people women and men that walk and run alone, members of our family and hosting a minutes silence at the Shelter at 4.00 p.m. on this Saturday, January 15th 2022. 
We invite all who use the Knockdoemore – Lackagh Trail and anyone else who wishes to come to join us in support. Thank You. 
Frank Kearney and family.
Best of luck and congratulations to past students of Colaiste Bhaile Chláir Jason, Kenny and Cathal and bandmate Conor with the launch of their debut single #pastpupils #bród
By Wendy Hayes

I am actually so glad I was born in 'my time'  - a time when neighbour knew neighbour-looked out for each other-shared what we could-protected young-infirm and old! Had respect for all and time for a friendly chat-kept our animals with us throughout our lives. Could walk in safety!  Could always find an ever open door and a friendly welcome. I played in compete safety - sometimes all day in the woods and fields with my treasure (imagination) and my washed out vinegar bottle with a mixture of water and sugar if I got thirsty!   We would shout and wave to the noisy steam engines and the driver would always blow a whistle. Our clothes would catch on the Springtime flowering gorse and our faces, feet and hands muddy as we jumped in trickle streams or swung high on the huge rope creeper vines that hung from the branches.  Health and Safety never came into it and we were strong-happy and self sufficient.  We could dig potatoes clean the carrots and onions and put a light to the fire or under the potatoes on the stove for dinner without 'someone screaming' - don't touch!  We made our beds - lost electricity many times walked to school in hard frost and snow with icicles hanging and curled up asleep in our beds of freezing nights (no central heating) with our hot water bottles tucked into an old jumper so we would not burn.  Oh!  Brother!  How times have changed!  Especially for the ones that say they have no time - they are -'So Busy'!!!  Funny how they have 'exactly' the same 24 hours we did!
An oasis in Claregalway - aptly described by a fellow walker. Can anyone guess where this is?
Claregalway Market is now closed.
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