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I had the pleasure of talking to a delightful lady recently who nostalgically talked about Christmas when she was a child. “Things were so different then,” she said. “We did not have what the children of today have. We worked hard when we were young. Memories of my Mother baking are still fresh in my… Read more »

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At long last, we have finally compiled a book on the parish history of Claregalway. It is a substantial book, which includes over 100 photographs. It covers about 750 years of history and culture, beginning around the year 1250 with the foundation of the Franciscan Friary. It has chapters on agriculture, the Clare River, the… Read more »

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The above meeting was held in Claregalway Leisure Centre on Tuesday, 29th June 1999, attended by Mr. Eddie Power, Mr. Gus McCarthy and Mr. Enda Howley all representing the Planning Department of Galway County Council. Mr. Hugh Brady and Ms. Helena Gavin represented Brady, Shipman and Martin Planning Consultants employed by Galway County Council to… Read more »

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Junior ‘A’ League Claregalway 2–11 Oranmore/Maree 1–11 at Oranmore To come: Good Friday At Home to Carna/Cashel, Easter Sunday At Home to Na Piarsaigh Minor ‘A’ League Claregalway 2–12 Salthill 3–7 at Claregalway Barna 0–12 Claregalway 0–9 at Barna As spirited a display in the second half as seen for many a day after being 8… Read more »

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Perhaps the most notable landmark in the parish of Claregalway lies just to the north of the river Clare and to the west of the Norman castle. This is the Franciscan Friary which has been in existence since the 13th Century. A certain amount of debate has been held regarding the actual year of construction… Read more »

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The annual payment of a tithe or tenth of all farming produce, animals or income for the support of the clergy goes back a long way, to the last order “which Yahweh gave to Moses on Mount Sinai for the Israelites” according to the closing lines of the Book of Leviticus ch. 27:30–34. In Ireland… Read more »

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A Commemoration Plot in memory of those who lost their lives in the tragic Famine of 1847 was officially opened by Senator Jarlath McDonagh on Sunday the 12th October last. The plot was put in place by Claregalway Amenity Group in conjunction with the FÁS scheme. Chairperson, Josette Farrell welcomed all to the gathering which,… Read more »

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Historical Sites Ringfort and Souterrain, unclassified earthwork site. Mansion and castle, enclosure and field system. Business: Byrne Concrete Dennelly Commercial Cahills (lorries, etc) Glynns Fruit & Veg. Centre Names of families who lived there in 1855: Collins, Dillon, Flesk, Flynn, Gardiner, Glynn, Kemple, Killilea, McDonald, Molony, O’Dea, Sheridan, Staunton, Walsh. Lydican Castle This site is situated in fairly low lying undulating countryside. It is just east of… Read more »

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The Group was formed in December 1995 and have been steadily working since then. The following is a report of achievements to date: The park near the Rockwood road has been maintained by Galway County Council following our representations. We have erected townland names on all of the Claregalway townlands. We have provided recycling banks… Read more »