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The parents of the late Declan Donohue Junior who lost his life at four years of age following a farming accident in Belmullet while visiting relatives, are honoring his memory and raising funds for the Embrace Farm charity which has helped to them enormously over the past three years.
With the summer progressing swiftly, many families will strike out for day trips with the kids, some may venture even further afield. But let’s face it car journeys with the kids can be a bit of an endurance test. From the ‘are we nearly there yet?’, to the multiple toilet breaks and requests for food, you can be left feeling overwhelmed.
Most of us need more blue in our gardens. This mayseem an odd thing to say but I suspect if you bear this in mind the next time you’re surveying your own garden or indeed someone else's, you might be inclined to agree with me. Pinks and reds, yellows and oranges are inclined to dominate for much of the year and including enough blue to keep a good visual balance can be a challenge. There was a fashion a few years ago for painting anything that didn’t grow in the garden blue, from fences to sheds to benches, and in fact I took it up enthusiastically myself. It can get a little jarring in winter though, so you’re probably better off to stick to subtle greens and neutrals for the furniture and fencing and let the plants add the colour.
As of our most recent City Council Housing Report there are 210 persons in emergency accommodation in the city. This number includes 41 families and 152 children. This number increases from year to year and the City Housing Department, in reply to my question about the projected cost of next years homeless budget, have confirmed they are seeking more funding due to increasing numbers presenting as homeless. The crisis in Housing is getting worse not better and it is a failure of government to put the resources in place and a failure of our local authority to fully implement plans.
Sherry FitzGerald welcomes to the market Thalassa, a substantial property overlooking Salthill Promenade which is being offered for sale by private treaty.
THE WESTSIDE Arts Festival and Over The Edge literary events will host what is probably Galway’s biggest literary open mic of the year in the Westside Library, Seamus Quirke Road.
Long after your wedding, the treasured memories of your special day will remain.
Well, Ireland won last Saturday in Melbourne so it’s full steam ahead for Sydney next week, now it really is a competition. Australia won one match and Ireland won another match and now, next Saturday, will be the decider.
The itinerary Fly To Rovaniemi The magic begins as soon as visitors touch down where they will be greeted by Santa’s elves and whisked off to Rovaniemi’s Santa Park, where they will be g
Fashion is all about making big, bold style choices. That can mean mixing prints, loading up on accessories, or going all out with bright colors. However, the most fashionable look of all is owning your style and feeling comfortable in your own skin. Proprietor of Lanidor Ladies Fashion Ireland, Caroline McCarthy, wholeheartedly agrees with this sentiment as she sat down with the Galway Advertiser to chat about how she got involved with Portugal’s largest brand of women’s clothes, following her dream, and the future plans she has for Lanidor in Ireland.
THE STINGING Fly magazine was born in 1998 with the specific aim in mind of providing a platform in Ireland for new short stories, some of which are nowe collected in Stinging Fly Stories, edited by Sarah Gilmartin and Declan Meade, and published by Stinging Fly Press.