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Claregalway 2020 cross-culture Halloween event to be held this weekend

The innovative team behind Claregalway 2020 is hosting a novel event this weekend that looks at the legends of the season in the many cultures that now live in the city and county.

Tribute to Castledaly woman to raise funds for Bóthar

A County Galway widower is commemorating the passing of his late wife by organising a major fundraiser in her memory.

Claregalway 2020 to hold cross-culture Halloween event

The innovative team behind Claregalway 2020 is hosting an event at Halloween that looks at the legends of the season in the many cultures that now live in the city and county.

A journey that may as well be a million miles

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It takes two days to travel from my home in Galway to the rural poor families with whom Self Help Africa works with in Uganda. But in other respects it’s a journey that may as well be a million miles. After two days of travel, your eyes are heavy and your legs are stiff but your mind is racing. You cannot but question how come there are people living in such poverty. It is inevitable then that you ask ‘what can I do to help?’

More lessons learned…

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The Medical Missionaries of Mary were founded by a remarkable Irish woman Mother Mary Martin in 1937, dedicated to providing health care in underdeveloped regions of the world.* While working at ‘Mile 4’ hospital (St Patrick’s), near Abakaliki, eastern Nigeria, Dr Dom Colbert regularly visited the near-by leprosarium, which, despite the pitiful deformities, he describes as a ‘peaceful, tranquil place’. The lepers there were all long-term patients, ‘many had distorted faces, lacked ears or noses…deformities of the hands or feet with missing fingers or toes.’ Recurrent ulceration and infection of the skin required constant attention, dressing changes, and meticulous hygiene.

Advice for men: best avoid parasitic worms

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One disease that men should avoid at all costs is filariasis. It can cause serious scrotal swelling.

Advice for men: best avoid parasitic worms

One disease that men should avoid at all costs is filariasis. It can cause serious scrotal swelling.

Mountbellew bog comes to life with photo exhibition

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The secret life of Ireland's bogs will be revealed in a new exhibition in Mountbellew next month.

Walk the last bit with Ronan

Three worthy charities will benefit from the latest fundraining efforts of that human dynamo Ronan Scully — Ronan Scully is walking from Dingle to Galway at the moment and will see him arrive in Galway on Sunday next.

Boxty's; a little piece of food heaven in Galway city

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In an age where we do not have to leave the country to sample the food delights of Europe, Asia, America, and Africa, there is something that warms the heart and fills the stomach with happiness and comfort that only traditional Irish cuisine can offer. From the mighty breakfast bap to the humble potato pancake of boxty, it is impossible never to be left with anything but satisfaction with these homely delicacies

 

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