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Galway Bay Swim renamed in memory of Frances Thornton

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The Galway Bay Swim in aid of Cancer Care West has been renamed the Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim 2008 and takes place on Saturday August 9.

Support the Frances Thornton Swimmers this weekend

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The Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim in aid of Cancer Care West takes place this Saturday August 9. Andrew Flanagan, Ronan Collins, Kevin Thornton, Michael Heffernan, Simon Flatley and Colin Duffy, seen here presenting the proceeds of last year’s swim to David O'Donnell from Cancer Care West, along with twelve others will set out from Augnish, Co Clare, at 11am.

The many talents of Michael O’Meara from Oscar’s Bistro

The launch of a great new recipe book, The Galway Ingredient, prompted me to arrange a date for a chat with Michael O’Meara of Oscar’s Bistro. The Galway Ingredient is a superb book of recipes from the Euro-toques chefs of Galway, and was launched recently to coincide with the Volvo Ocean Race visit to Galway. It costs €5 and is available in Eason’s, Dubray’s, and most local book shops. For his part O’Meara is both a contributor of recipes and the photographer of every picture in the book.

The not- so- humble spud

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My neighbour offered me some of his new potatoes last week, and as there was a distinct lack of tasty goodies in the Shaw household for dinner that day I picked up the garden fork and filled a pot with freshly dug spuds. I was not sure of the varieties but after 15 minutes steaming I saw that they were all beautiful floury types, with their jackets bursting open.

 

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