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Free Family Fun Day at Castlegar GAA Club this Saturday

Castlegar GAA Club is holding its annual Open Day, for the registration of new and existing members, this Saturday, March 5, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. A free fun-filled afternoon is planned at the clubhouse with face-painting, balloon artists and lots of games and activities for all your family to enjoy.

Casserly looking for top 20 finish

This weekend sees the opening cross country race of the season, the relaunched National Short Course Championships, which will feature several Galwegian athletes.

Country living close to Galway city centre

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Oliver Lynch is offering for sale a modern detached, three bedroom bungalow in the popular residential area of School Road, Castlegar.  

Thomas ‘Baby’ Duggan

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Thomas Duggan was popularly known as “Baby” because of the contrast to his considerable proportions. He was born in 1899. Although only a boy, he was one of the first to take up arms with Liam Mellows in the lead up to the Rising. When the Rising was quelled, he was arrested with many others and interned at Frongoch. He was kept there until Christmas, when he was released under a general amnesty.

A theatrical side to the St Patrick’s Day Parade

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THERE WILL be a strong theatrical feel to this year’s Galway City St Patrick’s Day Parade, with theatre performers, costumes designers, and community groups involved in the preparations.

Detached house in Castlegar to go under the hammer

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Hazelwood, Castlegar, is home to this deceptively large detached house circa 2,800sq ft, which is spread over two floors and will go to the auction floor in DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard’s upcoming auctions on July 24.

Stunning five bed home in Castlegar

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O’Donnellan and Joyce is offering for sale this stunning five bedroom detached property which is in excellent condition throughout. The property is a split level family home with a single storey view to the front and two storeys to the rear. The property is located 2.5km from Galway city on the School Road, Castlegar, Galway, and within walking distance of Castlegar National School, shops, and church. The property is situated on a mature landscaped 0.36 acre site with south facing gardens and stunning uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside.

Liam Mellows and Castlegar face formidable second-round opposition

Both Galway city club senior hurling sides are in second round championship action this Saturday in Kenny Park. And both clubs face formidable opposition in their effort to stay in the 2014 championship race.

Portumna lay down a marker for 2014 championship

A host of teams were hoping Portumna might be a little tired or a bit sated by their recent All-Ireland success and not too keen on the upcoming county championship. Perhaps, they would not be too pushed about retaining the Tom Callanan Cup for the coming year?

Calling Castlegar people

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A report from the Educational Commission in Ireland in 1826 lists two hedge schools in the parish of Castlegar. The first of these was at Merlin Park, built by the landlord Mr Blake. The 40 boys and 20 girls who attended got free tuition. The second school was at Ballygurrane, a few hundred yards north of where Scoil Colmcille Naofa stands today. It was a thatched house which doubled as a church on Sundays. Each pupil paid one shilling and eight pence per quarter. There were 30 boys and 15 girls on the rolls. The thatched house was accidentally burnt down in 1827, and the school transferred to a stable in the village of Castlegar. Here, without desks or books, the teacher named Duggan from Bohermore taught his pupils as they sat around on stones as seats. Each morning he rode out on his donkey from Bohermore. His salary depended on the few pence he got from his students. He taught the three Rs through the medium of English.


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