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New balms for younger looking hands

They say you can tell a woman’s age by looking at her hands. Hands are exposed to daily environmental aggressors and fluctuations in temperature which affect the barrier function of the skin, causing premature ageing.

Hotelier family fight back to relaunch Ballina business

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A Ballina couple, whose family business was almost lost entirely in the recession, have weathered the tough economic times to reopen an institution in the locality - the Downhill House Hotel - under a new name as the Twin Trees Hotel.

High Court injunction sought to stop water extraction in Connemara

A High Court injunction is being sought by Friends of the Irish Environment to force the cessation of water extraction from a lough in Connemara.

Grouse numbers out of the red on protected Mayo bogland

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The population of a protected bird that likes to hide in heather on a Mayo bogland has doubled.

A waffley good time in Liosbaun

Mr Waffle has been popular from day one. Located on a very busy intersection, the flagship shop on Newcastle Road is convenient for both the university and the hospital. Both fine institutions, it's fair to say, but somewhat notorious for the poor quality food available to workers, students, and inmates. However, Mr Waffle's wide selection of crepes, sandwiches, quesadillas, and salads has saved many of them from a joyless lunch break.

Ruane urges people to support struggling families this Christmas 

Sinn Féin Councillor Thérèse Ruane is calling for people to remember those families who are facing a bleak festive season this Christmas. She is urging people to support St Vincent de Paul appeals this Christmas by donating money, food, toys, or fuel to assist families most in need.

Junior Galway Film Fleadh starts next week

THE 18TH Junior Galway Film Fleadh returns next week with a host of exciting workshops for children and teens in Stop Motion, Special FX, and Pixilation, as well as a screening of the French film Le Gamin Au Vélo.

Battle of the chefs on November 16

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This is an event which promises to be great fun and a great culinary experience while helping four worthy charities. The charities to benefit are Console, Down Syndrome Ireland, Cancer Care West and The Galway Lions Club. The event will take place in The Salthill Hotel on Wednesday November 16. Tickets cost €50 and are available from The Salthill Hotel on 091 548808, and also from the designated charities above.

Mauritian Creole Restaurant, Forster Street

I had passed the sign for this restaurant a couple of times and wondered what exactly is a Mauritian Creole restaurant and also wondered about the significance of the bird on the signage that looked a bit like a fat turkey. First of all the Mauritian part of the title indicates that the owners and chef are from Mauritius and the Creole part of the name comes from the fact that the French created a huge plantation business in Mauritius during the 1700s and the language that developed among the slaves was a version of the French that was called creole. The slaves were from Africa, Madagascar and India, so as you can imagine the food has many influences. Finally the picture of the fat bird is a dodo, which became extinct in Mauritius around the end of the 1600s.

TG4 ‘Dying Out’ series to highlight threat to Ireland’s wildlife

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A new six-part nature series, to be broadcast on TG4 from next week, will chart species of Irish wildlife under threat in Galway and in other areas of the country, wildlife which is in danger of joining those animals which have fallen into extinction.

 

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