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Remember nursing homes are ‘homes from home’, says patients’ rights’ advocate

A local advocate with the patient support group Patient Focus says it is important to remember that nursing homes are not institutions but “homes from homes” for people.

Golf fundraiser to aid Crumlin children’s hospital

The local organisers of an annual golf classic, which raises vital funds for Ireland’s largest paediatric hospital and takes place at Galway Golf Club on Friday May 2, are appealing to the public to sponsor events on the day.

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.

Nursing union calls for crisis summit on health

A leading local nursing union official is calling for a crisis summit on the health services to be convened immediately.

Hep C scare will rock public confidence in ‘shaky’ HSE service

A local patients’ advocate has warned that the hepatitis C scare - which has resulted in more than 450 former public hospital patients being offered screening after it emerged they may have been treated by a surgeon infected by the virus - may further rock public confidence in an “already shaky” HSE led health service.

Hairs and Races — new local-based radio drama to air on Galway Bay fm next week

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A new radio drama series set in a Galway hairdressing salon during Race Week will be broadcast on Galway Bay fm next week.

 

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