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Looking after the Little Ones

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There must be few things as rewarding as looking after the birds in your garden. This garden has lots to attract them, and as I write a glossy blackbird is lunching on the bright red pyracantha berries outside the kitchen window. Goldfinches, blue tits and sparrows are jostling for space at the bird feeder, occasionally swooping down to the water bowl. The wise little robin – my absolute favourite – who doesn’t love the robin? – has just landed on the edge of the raised bed, where the snowdrops will be showing in a few week’s time, and eyed me through the window, as though to say, “I know you’re talking about me”.

Forty families a minute make the call

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Poverty cannot be appreciated until you have lived it. Until you have walked the streets wanting, but not looking like you are wanting. Until you have trundled through the colourful Christmastime vista with an ache in your heart knowing that you cannot have what others have. But it is not envy. It is the feeling of being unnoticed, unwanted, that is the most hurtful and debilitating.

Indian cultural and sports community (ICSC) Galway's Diwali celebrations

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Indian cultural and sports community (ICSC) Galway organised a great Diwali celebration in Leisureland salthill Galway on Saturday 10th Nov.

Forty families a minute make the call

Poverty cannot be appreciated until you have lived it. Until you have walked the streets wanting, but not looking like you are wanting. Until you have trundled through Shop Street at Christmastime with an ache in your heart knowing that you cannot have what others have. But it is not envy. It is the feeling of being unnoticed, unwanted, that is the most hurtful and debilitating.

Calls to SVP show no sign of decreasing despite signs of economic recovery

The reliance of thousands of Irish families on the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) has remained consistently high over the past five years, and the numbers show no sign of decreasing in any significant way, said SVP Galway as it launched its annual appeal this week.

Bloating — what causes it and how natural therapies can help

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Bloating is when your tummy is puffy, feels stretched and uncomfortable due to temporary abdominal distension. Common causes are overeating, eating too fast, swallowing food too quickly, talking while eating and swallowing air, certain foods which can cause gas such as beans, lentils, cabbage, cauliflower, and drinking too many fizzy drinks.

Sinn Féin to choose candidates for 2019 local elections this weekend

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Galway West Sinn Féin will hold a number of candidate selection conventions in Peacocke's Hotel, Maam Cross, Connemara, this weekend as the party steps up its preparations for the 2019 Local Election which take place in May.

Local authority promotes brown bin usage with competition

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Together with Cllr John Dolan, Cathaoirleach, Westmeath County Council, 'Benny' the Brown Bin launched the local authority's competition to win the cost of a household’s waste collection for a year.

Lapland — magical moments that last a lifetime

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A fairytale world of snow covered forests and the opportunity to meet Santa himself is what makes a holiday to Lapland the perfect choice. Lapland has the last remaining expanse of wilderness in Northern Europe, including the coastline, forests, mountains, and unspoilt rivers, and in winter this becomes a wonderland of snow where you can experience the fun of snowmobiling, toboggans, and sleigh rides. From the moment you arrive in the snow clad magical world of Lapland your time is filled with things that dreams are made of.

Remembering Elizabeth Ellam

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My great grandmother, Elizabeth Ellam, was killed on the RMS Leinster when on October 10 1918, exploded and sank following a ruthless German submarine attack shortly after the ship had departed Dun Laoghaire, on her way to Holyhead in Wales. It was practically one month to the day before World War I was declared officially over.

 

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