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Clifden District Hospital to be closed for next four days

Thu, Nov 24, 2022

Clifden District Hospital will be closed from today (Thursday) until Sunday in order to allow staff to take time owed and/or take annual leave, the HSE said last night.

The statement was issued as the HSE nurse staffing level at St. Anne’s Community Nursing Unit (CNU), Clifden continues to be inadequate.

HSE Community Healthcare West are seeking to redress this situation with nurses from Clifden District Hospital (DH) supporting St. Anne’s CNU along with some agency nurse support, the HSE told the Advertiser on Wednesday evening.


Údarás na Gaeltachta launches Christmas campaign

Ardiluan Hotel gardener John McCallion: Photo: Kelvin Gillmorr Photography.

Údarás na Gaeltachta has launched its Christmas campaign, highlighting the wonderful array of Gaeltacht-made products which would make ideal Christmas gifts. ...

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Haunting and Healing Sounds with Cinder Well

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The freezing winter conditions 1739/40 destroyed the crops to such an extent that famine conditions prevailed costing the lives of at least 200,000 in the West of Ireland.

Harsh winter weather leads to severe famine.
November 1739 was bitterly cold with constant northeast winds culminating in a prolonged period of intense frost which started from about the middle of December and continued for 8 to 9 weeks. The frost killed birds in large numbers. Even sheep died from the cold. Turnips were destroyed as well as trees and shrubs. Galway’s great historian James Hardiman records that ‘the river was frozen from the bridge to the mouth of Lough Corrib, and continual recreations were held on the ice from Woodquay to Newcastle and Terrilan. This memorable winter was followed by famine and pestilence in which multitudes of the poor perished’. ...


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Mary Nash, CEO Galway Hospice with her Volvo. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy

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