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The FREE local newsletter for Claregalway | August 2010 | Vol. 14 Iss. 10

Agricultural Show Celebrates 20 Years In 1991 a small, enthusiastic group of people got together, formed a committee and the first Claregalway Agricultural Show was launched. Twenty years later the committee is still small but equally enthusiastic and the show has blossomed from the small show it was then to the now very well known, and very well attended show. An enormous effort has been put in by the committee over the years to bring the show to the level it’s at today.

2010 Show Queen Emer McManus

Val Noone is the present Chairperson and he is ably assisted by Secretary Madge Fahy, Entries Secretary Bernie Noone, Treasurer Anne Nally and Vice Chairperson Tom McCann, all of whom do trojan work to keep the show on the road. There is a small committee who

organise the show and a huge number of people who turn up on the day to help out. Every bit of help received is gratefully accepted and appreciated and it is hoped all those very reliable, dependable people will turn up again this year.

This issue is sponsored by Claregalway Dental Surgery

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Inside This Month Chickenpox 8-9 Dental Care for Children 12-13 Toy Story 3 Review 6-7 Back to School Clothing & Footwear Allowance 28

Open Monday - Friday 9am-5pm 091 798 333

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To start the celebrations off this year the Annual Show Queen Dance was held in the Central Tavern on June 12th. Ms. Emer McManus, daughter of Philip & Geri McManus of Rockwood was crowned Show Queen 2010. She was presented with the Perpetual Trophy and a number of gifts from the show committee – all befitting a Queen. As it is the show’s 20th year in existence it was decided to invite all 20 Show Queens to the Show Queen Dance. Unfortunately all weren’t able to attend due to other commitments but those who did enjoyed the night and it brought back fond memories especially to those who were queens in the earlier years. All were presented with a gift from the show committee as a token of appreciation for all they had done to promote the show. Tom Dempsey Interiors sponsored the prizes for the Show Queen and also some terrific raffle prizes. Tom has sponsored this event every year and it is very much appreciated. The show will be held in Duffys Equestrian

Pictured above are Former Show Queens: Standing: L-R. Surney Dempsey, Michelle Quinn, Rose Noone, Claire Long, Samantha Murphy, Noreen O’Brien (1st Queen) and Caroline Fahy. Seated: L-R. Miriam Dunleavy, Emer McManus (2010 Queen) and Kate McCarthy. Centre in Rockwood, Claregalway on Sunday, August 22nd this year. This is an excellent facility to host the show and the committee is indebted to the Duffy family who, year in year out, allow it to use the indoor and outdoor arenas, adjoining fields and upstairs in the indoor arena where you can have a cuppa in comfort and some home-made goodies. This year’s show has almost 250 classes in the following categories: Horses, Ponies,

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Sheep, Cattle, a huge Dog Show, Fowl classes and a Pet Show. These classes all take place in the outdoor arenas. In the indoor arena there are classes for Crafts, Art, Photography, Home Baking, Jam, Eggs, Flowers, Farm Produce and a large Children’s section. During the day there will be lots of competitions taking place such as: Bonny Baby, Glamorous Granny, Best Dresses


Lady, Junior Miss, Junior Mister, and Twins. The show grounds will be a hive of activity with trade stands, side shows and entertainment for children. This year there will be a Bumper Lucky Dip this year with great prizes, such as – watches, clock radios, photo albums, jewellery, wine, cakes, scented candles, large & small cuddly toys and lots more. To keep it interesting and to attract new entrants, the show committee introduces something new to the show every year. This year it has added a Bay Mare Class in the Connemara Pony Classes and a Half Bred Mare Class in the Horse Section. It is anticipated that there will be great interest and competition in these classes. The Agility Class for dogs introduced to the Show several years ago continues to attract great interest from dog owners and spectators alike. It’s a great spectacle – watching dogs being put through their paces, over the jumps and

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Editor

Josette Farrell

We hope you like our new look smaller sized newsletter. We received favourable comments when we partially launched it last month, so we have decided to introduce it completely this month.

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The blessing of the news@nuachtchlair.com memorial stone for Fr. Noel Mullin was a very moving one performed by Fr. Ian O’Neill and Fr. Michael Mulkerrins on Sunday the 8th August in the church grounds. After mass celebrated by Fr. Ian and Fr. Noel’s lifelong friend Fr. Mulkerrins, a large gathering of family, friends and parishioners converged in the church grounds to pay tribute to the late Fr. Noel who had been with us for over 13 years. In that time, he made so many positive changes to the church and left many people with wonderful memories. Fr. Noel was responsible for the extension to the church car park and the building of the Claregalway Mortuary Chapel. He was appointed a Canon to the Diocesan Chapter in 1997 and was appointed Vicar Vorane for Galway Rural Deanery in 2008. Ar dheis De go raibh a hanam dilis`. Fr. Ian is now firmly established in our community and Fr. Noel is no doubt looking down on him. He has proven himself hugely popular amongst us all and we are so lucky and blessed to have him in our midst. The parish office is looking splendid due to changes Fr. Ian has made and a holy water font recovered from the old church has been placed outside the mortuary. As always, your comments and views are much appreciated and articles in Irish are most welcome. Until next time, Josette

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into the tunnels etc. The Donkey Derby is usually the grand finale of the day. It’s a real fun event and very enjoyable to watch. This year the prize money has been upped to €100 for the winner, and it is expected the competition will be steep. So get those donkeys in training! As with all voluntary run events, finance is always a major problem. It is no different for the Agricultural Show and every year we depend on our sponsors to finance the event. It would not be possible to run the show without the financial assistance we get from our sponsors. We ask you to please support our sponsors whenever you can and we take this opportunity to thank our sponsors for the support they give us. In the present economical climate it is difficult for businesses to keep afloat so any way you can support them will be appreciated. Sincere thanks again to all who give us financial support. Last year the weather was not in our favour but we are optimistic for this

year and hope to see large numbers from the parish attending the show. This can be your contribution to keeping the show alive and we feel sure you will enjoy the day. It’s a great family day out and lots for the children to do and see. All information about the various classes can be found in the Show Schedule. If you would like to enter in any class just telephone Bernie Noone, Entries Secretary, at 091 798 931 for a schedule. It’s as simple as that! For information on trade stands etc. contact Madge Fahy, Show Secretary, at 087 918 0723 The Claregalway Agricultural Show is affiliated to the Irish Shows Association and the Irish Pony Society.

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Clare River Flood Study Report Minister of State at the Department of Finance with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works, Dr. Martin Mansergh TD, announced today in Claregalway that he has provided funding for works to reduce flooding from the Clare River, Co. Galway, in accordance with the recommendations of the Clare River Flood Study. Minister Mansergh said:

'I am pleased to announce that, based on the recommendations endorsed by the Joint OPW / Galway County Council Working Group, an extensive scheme of mitigation measures costing in the region of €8m will be implemented', Dr Mansergh continued:

'The planning process for the scheme will begin immediately, with a view to commencing the substantive works in Summer 2011, subject to


However, it is proposed to undertake a number of interim measures in advance of the main scheme. These include: Construction of flood eye at Claregalway Bridge. Construction of flood eyes at Crusheen Bridge. Road raising and ancillary works at Miontach South and North. Channel maintenance and culvert upgrade at Kiniska. Fill gap in wall at An Mhainistir housing estate Provide local embankment at old Nine Arches bridge. The Minister added that: OPW intend to commence the advance works before the end of September 2010. 'There will be full consultation with property owners and other stakeholders in relation to the works',

For further information on the Clare River Flood Study Report contact: Neil Ryan, OPW Press Officer, (046) 942 6128 or (087) 947 5552 or visit www.opw.ie and search for ‘Clare River Study’.

satisfactory completion of the planning process'.

Wild Geese Edward Coppinger

Cold’s the wind of the frozen north Where the sun has slipped away, Time for geese to sally forth And seek the longer day. On following winds southward wing, It’s a race that must be run, Tunes of north on wings they sing, From lands that have no sun. Now far behind the Arctic lands, Through clouds that hide the sky, Obeying the ganders flight commands To the warmer south they fly. Above field and lake they navigate, Over mist and fogs snow white, By land and sea orientate – And by stars that shine at night. Countless miles of gruelling flight, Until their wearying trek is done, Seeking the place of more daylight From lands that have no sun.

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Director: Lee Unkrich Starring the Voices of: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack Rating: G Where to start? I was six years old when the original Toy Story was released, way back in 1995. Needless to say, I was absolutely captivated like most other people in the world, young and old alike. It was superbly animated, well-acted and revolutionary for the film industry in terms of what was possible to achieve on film. The concept of an entire CG film was

mind-blowing, but Toy Story had the characters, charm and humour to pull it off brilliantly. Now, in 2010, following an excellent 1999 sequel that successfully matched the first, everyone’s favourite toys are back for a sidesplitting yet contemplative adventure that is simply outstanding. Woody, Buzz and the gang are forced to face the harsh reality of their owner Andy growing up. He’s about to head off to college, and the toys face an unknown fate. Will they be thrown out because they are no longer needed, or will Andy realise how much

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these toys mean to him and keep them safe? It’s a noticeably darker story for the franchise but is all the better for it. It allows for some emotionally satisfying moments and genuinely great commentary on acceptance and letting go. The animation in Toy Story 3 is absolutely perfect. Shrek Forever After was also powered by brilliant animation, but Toy Story 3 really sets the bar. Every single minute detail is superbly realised. Everything looks as it should; fluff, rain, plastic. They’re all represented with eerie realism that completely draws you into the film. The characters themselves are utterly fantastic. Joining the remnants of the original toys is a multitude of


brilliant characters from the Sunnyside Day-care centre. Standouts include; Lotso, the de facto leader of the day-care toys, Ken, the famous male counterpart to Barbie, and Chuckles, a once happy clown now feeling seriously depressed. The voice acting is fantastic, with Hanks and Allen once again completely on form. Michael Keaton also turns in a great performance as Ken, providing some very funny scenes with Barbie. The old cast all return, with the exception of the late Jim Varney who voiced Slinky in the first two films. He is replaced by his close friend Blake Clark, who makes the change barely noticeable. The supporting Sunnyside characters and Bonnie’s toys are all performed very well, with actors such as Timothy Dalton and Bonnie Hunt portraying them. Classic characters like Rex, Hamm, Jessie and the Potato Heads are all as excellent as ever. Toy Story 3 is not only a perfect end to a perfect trilogy, it’s also one of the funniest comedies I’ve seen

in quite some time. The sentimental value of Toy Story hasn’t diminished one bit and it’s great to see such a satisfying second sequel. Having grown up with Toy Story, seeing this instalment at 21 years of age was a fulfilling experience, giving a great sense of completion to a beloved film series. Adults will adore it. Children will adore it. Everyone should adore it. And after all, it’s Toy Story! Did I even need to tell you how good it is?

Congratulations to Ms. Ralph (Claregalway N.S.) and her husband Micheál, on the birth of their beautiful daughter, Aoibhín Lily, on Wednesday August 4th, a little sister for 1 year old Michael.

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This review was written by local resident Christopher Carton, for the Nuacht Chláir. For more Movie & Game reviews by Christopher, check out our website: www.nuachtchlair.com See all the latest reviews in the category Movie & Game Reviews Latest reviews include: Predators Shrek Forever After MacGruber

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Chickenpox

Chickenpox mainly affects children; more than 90% of people have had it by the age of 15. Chickenpox is a very sore throat, backache and common illness that a generally feeling of being causes a rash and can unwell, this is normally the make you feel generally pre-rash phase, then small unwell. It is caused by itchy reddish spots form on the varicella-zoster virus, the skin surface, normally one of the herpes viruses. on the face “Varicella” refers to the a n d initial infection known as chickenpox and “zoster” refers to its reactivation in later life, presenting as shingles. Most children catch chickenpox in preschool or early school years, there are outbreaks most years especially in winter and early spring. Once the symptoms have cleared up, the virus remains in the body and is kept at bay by the immune system. At any time later in life the virus can be reactivated, causing shingles. You can’t get shingles from someone that has chickenpox. Symptoms of chickenpox can include headache, fever,

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scalp first and then spread to the chest, arms and legs. The time from catching the virus to the rash forming is known as the incubation period, it usually takes between 5 and 20 days. The spots go on to form raised papules and can develop into small blisters called vesicles. These then form into pustules which crust over and heal, usually taking a little over 2 weeks.


The spots are usually very itchy. Generally the illness is milder in children than adults. The virus is spread by direct contact with a person who has broken chickenpox blisters, indirect contact with clothes etc which are infected with fluid leaks from the vesicles, saliva or nasal discharge, and small airborne droplets of infected mucus or fluid. People incubating chickenpox are not infectious immediately and only become so from about 2 days before the rash appears until five days later. Treatments include eurax or calamine lotion or cream to relieve the itch, antihistamine tablets or liquid help to reduce the skin reaction caused by the virus, paracetamol for fever and headache and sometimes for at risk groups antiviral drugs like acyclovir are used. This article was written by John Duffy MPSI of Claregalway Pharmacy 091 799 754

Bus Timetable for Claregalway Monday to Friday Departing Claregalway

08:25

09:00

10:25

10:30

12:10

14:20

14:25

15:50

16:25

17:05

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12:25

Sunday Service

Departing Claregalway

10:25

10:30

14:25

16:05

16:25

18:25

19:00

20:25

22:10

23:30

17:05

Arrival in Galway approximately 20 minutes after departure

The bus stop in Claregalway is located at the Nine Arches, across from Cois Chláir Shopping Centre. Please note these times are approximate only. Nuacht Chláir will not be held responsible for any errors or omissions in this timetable. Fares to Galway City

Adult Fare €3.50 | Child (U16) Fare €1.80

The King & I Auditions in Claregalway The 9 Arch Claregalway Musical Society will hold auditions for their Autumn production The King & I by Rodgers & Hammerstein. Auditions: In the Claregalway Hotel on Saturday the 14th August and if you can’t come Sat we have additional auditions Sunday

9 ARCH Claregalway Musical Society

15th August. Juniors over the age of 10 from 2.30400pm and adult auditions 4.00-6.00pm. Contact Jill 086 617 8216 or Lorraine 087 752 1975 Anyone interested in helping backstage please come along also.

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Thank you from Claregalway Tidy Towns The Saturday night 31st July the last night of Galway race week - the marquee at the Arches bar in Claregalway was alive with community spirit banter and cheer as the Claregalway tidy towns fundraising BBQ was taking place, fabulous food was had by all served promptly by the chefs at the arches followed by a lively nights entertainment from local band Together Again. The Claregalway Tidy Towns Committee held their Fundraising BBQ to fund all the work that has been achieved in the village so far over the past year , and to raise funds for all the work that they are preparing to do in the future. The Tidy Towns committee have been extremely busy with weeding, litter control, briar removal, planting flowers and shrubs and generally cleaning up the village.

The BBQ was a huge success both financially but also socially as we made new links to volunteers and re-established links that have already been made during clean ups that have been held throughout the year.We aim this to be an annual event to look forward to on the committees calender. Tickets were sold locally by the committee members and at the door on the night. The committee would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who purchases the tickets, to the Arches Bar and Hotel Management and staff and to all who has helped so far including all local businesses and look forward to working with you all in the future. For photos from the Claregalway Tidy Towns Barbeque see pages 22-23 www.nuachtchlair.com

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Galway Gard Festival in Claregalway Castle Opening Times: Open with free access, July 28th - October 4th Daily 9:30am-1pm


den Castle

Over €20,000 was raised at Claregalway Castle Garden Festival from 10th-11th of July, towards a very worthy charity, Christian Blind Mission. This charity is very close to the heart of Dr. Eamon O’Donoghue who is the visionary behind the success of the Claregalway Castle. Dr.O’Donoghue is a well known eye surgeon in Galway and he has overseen and funded the restoration of the castle for the past decade. He overcame many obstacles through the years to ensure the castle was restored to its splendid origin. Dr. O’Donoghue was blown away by the community involvement and participation. Despite

Photo courtesy of Gerard Kirrane, Cregboy. For more photos from the weekend visit nuachtchlair.com/gallery

the dreadful deluge of rain on the first day, over 700 people showed up. On the second day approx. 4,000 people showed up and the weather was more favourable. A feast of music was held on that day and a superb range of food was supplied. Music history was made that day as it was the first time Martin O’Connor performed with his two daughters Ciara and Sinéad, accompanied on the bazooka by Gary O’Brion. Moya Brennan followed this and it was her first time also to play with her husband and manager Tim Jarvis and her daughter Aisling. The Baytones gave a brilliant performance as did the St. Patrick’s Brass Band. It was an endearing sight to see people, young and old, springing up to dance in the pelting rain. Plant and garden lovers from all over the west converged on the Castle to hear lectures from well known botanists and environmentalists including Tim Robinson, Professor David Jeffrey, Dr. Matthew Jebb, Gordon D’Arcy and Klaus Laitenberger. CBM were overwhelmed by the community spirit and they said that coming to Claregalway was like coming to Mardi gras! They are deeply grateful to the community for their support and help. The work Dr. Eamon O’Donoghue has done is to be commended over and over. People I have spoken to were so enthused by their visit to the two day festival that they hope it will be an annual event. Dr. O’Donoghue has assured that this will indeed be the case so make sure you keep July free!

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Prevention is Better than Cure Dental Care Tips for kids from Claregalway Dental Surgery, Summerfield. It is at an early stage of childhood that we should try to establish healthy habits to our children’s teeth. A quick pain free dental check-up, will get them used to the noises, smells, surroundings and will prepare them for future visits. The earlier the visit begins the more relaxed the child will be. Your child will remember playing with the “magic chair” and getting a sticker after the dentist counts their teeth.

This article is courtesy of Claregalway Dental Surgery, Summerfield, Claregalway. 091 798 333 Open Mon-Fri 091 738 140 9am-5pm joan@claregalwaydentalsurgery.ie

Important points to remember It is important to supervise your child’s brushing until they are at least ten years old Place a small amount of toothpaste on a soft toothbrush Brush in small circular movements and don’t forget to brush behind the teeth and onto the gums Encourage your child, as praise will often help achieve the right results Eliminate fizzy drinks and added sugars from the diet Reduce snacking – use wholemeal bread, crackers, breadsticks between meals Water and milk are the kindest to your teeth. Fruit juices should be kept to mealtimes By getting early check-ups it allows your dentist to spot small problems and easily seal them, preventing the need for fillings.

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Sealants are painless way your teeth A sealant is

a safe and of protecting from decay. a protective

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coating applied to the surface of the biting surfaces of the back teeth. The sealant forms a hard shield that keeps food and bacteria from getting into the tiny grooves in the teeth and causing decay. Tooth ache is upsetting especially in children and the main cause is tooth decay. This is due to too much sugar, too often in the diet and poor brushing, cleaning your child’s teeth should be part of their twice daily routine.

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Weddings

Birthdays

Baptisms

Eamonn O’ Connell, Cregboy (son of Kathleen & Padraic) & Síle O’ Halloran, Monaleen, Limerick. Friday 2nd July

Happy 21st Birthday to Rose Griffin, Cahergowan 5th August

Evan Morrison Parents: Leighton & Judith, The Friary

Happy 21st Birthday to Laura Mangan, Rockwood 8th August

Katelyn Hynes Parents: T.J. & Louise, Carnmore East

Eleanor Lardner, Lydican & Rory Carroll, Galway. Saturday, 17th July Edel Glynn, Kiniska & Jonathan Murphy, Gortadooey. Saturday, 24th July

Beau Greaney Parents: Alan & Caroline, Claregalway

Funerals Gordan Mill, Waterdale

Sadhbh O’Flynn Parents: Kevin & Ciara, Gortadubha

Ann Farrell, Rooaunmore Maureen Glynn, Mullacuttra Thomas Donohue, River Oaks

Jack Ryan Parents: Fergus & Karen, Slí an Bhradáin

Pictured are Philip Cribbin, (Chairperson PREDA Galway), Julia Puchovska, (PREDA), musicians Damien Dempsey & Sharon Shannon, James Moran, (Western Hotel) & Fergus Mc Ginn of Monroe's Tavern, at a recent fundraising event for PREDA.

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Janathan Cunningham, son of Anne & Martin, Kiniska, & Richard Millener, England, winners of the Fiesta Challenge Championship in the UK after finishing the Isle of Man Rally.

HB Ice Cream Fundraiser a success On Friday the 30th June 2010 we held an ice cream day in Claregalway NS.

We raised €436 for Downs Syndrome Ireland. The amount includes donations from the pupils and teachers plus some private donations which I want to sincerely thank. I would like to take this opportunity to offer sincere thank you to all of the parents, children and teachers who contributed on the day. I would like to thank all the pupils of the school for participating in this fun event;

I hope you all enjoyed the ice-cream! Thank you to Mr. Pat Coen for giving us the use of the hall at such short notice. There were also my wonderful volunteers who gave up their morning to help make this a success, Eilish Dolan, Carole Heery, Mags Jordan, Maire Codyre, my son Darragh and my niece Clodagh Murphy who brought along her friends to help out. A sincere thank you to Hughes Supervalu for sponsoring the wavers and supplying the ice-cream on behalf of HB. Thank you very much to the teachers who co-ordinated their classes and insured the event went off smoothly.

Many thanks again, I really enjoyed the day, see you all next year. Eilis Codyre (O’Connell), Organiser.

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celebrating 75 years serving Claregalway Glynns Fruit and Vegetables has been at the forefront of the fruit and vegetable industry in the West of Ireland for 75 years. Glynns strives relentlessly to provide the highest quality products to customers at competitive prices. Over the course of 75 years, Glynns has proven that this family business is able to continually adapt in an ever changing and competitive marketplace. To celebrate the occasion, An Taoiseach Brian Cowan visited Glynns on the 21st of July, where he was greeted by the Glynn Family and friends. Glynn’s Fruit & Veg., Lydican, Oranmore, Co. Galway. www.glynnsfruitandveg.ie sales@glynnsfruitandveg.ie 091 798 102

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Above are Conor, Aodáin, Ronán & Darragh Glynn. Below is An Taoiseach Brian Cowan with Padraic Horkan and Josette Farrell of www.gardencentre.ie


Clockwise from top: George & Mary Glynn, Owners of Glynn’s Fruit & Veg.; Fr. Ian O’ Neill with Carmel and Jackie Kenny, Owners of J&C Kenny Spirit Distribution; Jackie Joyce with Breda Francis; and Jimmy Hughes of Hughes Supermarket with Jackie Lally.

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Nuacht Chláir Local issues of the Online Survey about Recession most concern During July, Nuacht Chláir conducted an online survey on www.nuachtchlair.com regarding the Recession and how it was affecting residents of Claregalway. We’d like to thank the 48 participants who answered the questions seen opposite, and left very appreciated comments and suggestions. Please note this survey should not be seen as fact, it is based on a small group of local residents, ranging in age and income level.

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Top: The blessing of Canon Noel Mullin’s memorial stone on Sunday 8th of August. Fr. Ian was joined by Fr. Michael Mulkerrins, lifelong friend of Noel. Also in the picture are two of the Altar Servers on the day Róisin Egan & Ciara Bradley. Above left: The Holy Water Font which was moved during construction of the Church in 1975 was restored last week to the Mortuary Chapel. Above Right: Canon Noel’s Memorial.

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Julie & Tom McKenna at the Tidy Towns BBQ in the Arches Hotel

Mick & Mary Flaherty Michael, Hannah & Mary Newell

Brian, Eamon & Charlie Loughlin

Tommy Duggan, Bridie Canavan & Noel Moran

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Helen McArdle with daughters Amy & Leeanne


Frances Duggan & Cathy Flaherty

Padraig & Josephine Noone

Olivia Garrett & Pat Griffith

Lisa Hanley & Avril Qualter

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Claregalway GAA Update Club News: A General meeting of the Club took place on Thursday 22nd July in the Claregalway Hotel.   The meeting was very informative with each section giving a comprehensive report on Club activities.   A full report will be circulated to all members. Congratulations to our 4 Club ladies who were part of the Galway All Ireland Final winning team on Saturday in Ballinamore.   They are Charlotte Cooney, Amy Rohan, Tara Hession and Deirdre Brennan.   Club Gear: Club Shorts, Socks, Jerseys, Polo Shirts, Hoodies and new Club Jackets are available now at Hughes Supervalu Claregalway. For all the latest Club news checkout the Clubs website www. claregalwaygaa.net Seniors:  After holding a slender lead of 5 points to 4 over Milltown at halftime, Claregalway could add only 2 points to their tally in the second half and

as a consequence lost the County Championship match played at Tuam Stadium on Sunday last. The score was 0-11 to 0-7. Claregalway got on top at mid-field early on and with a good supply of the ball, points by Martin Kelly (free) and Ronan Flynn gave them a lead of 2 points to no score on 10 minutes. It should have been more because several scoring chances were created. Joe Kearney sent over an excellent point from 40 yards but Milltown responded with 3 points to tie the scores after 25 minutes. Paul McGuinness and Martin Kelly added a point each and just before the break Danny Cummins' shot hit the upright and drifted wide. Soon after the resumption James Nallen moved to centre half after David Heaney retired injured and Milltown then gradually took control around centre field. But when Adrian Faherty pointed a 40 yard free and Martin Kelly

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added a well taken point when he collected a cross field ball from Adrian to again tie the scores, 7 points each, 15 minutes into the half, it looked as if the trend of play had turned in Claregalway's favour. But from thereon it was Milltown who got the scores, a pointed free and 3 points from play. Standing in for the injured Anthony Watson, Stephen Cunniffe at full back did well and Joe Kearney's display at wing back stood out. Team: Brian O'Donoghue, Brian Loughlin, Stephen Cunniffe(capt.), Joe Garrett, Joe Kearney, David Heaney, John Paul O'Connell, James Nallen, Barry Cullinane, Ronan O'Flynn , Paul McGuinness, Adrian Faherty, Enda O'Connell, Martin Kelly, Danny Cummins. Subs. Conor Glynn for D. Heaney, Fergal McEvoy for E.


Across: U14 Boys County Champions Below: U14 Girls Féile Dhoire Champions with coaches & Supporters

O'Connell, Brian Day for M. Kelly.   Claregalway U14A Boys defeated Corofin in the U14A championship final played in Tuam Stadium on Friday last 23rd of July. Claregalway began well with wind advantage and with Chris Carroll putting over our first point, this was followed

by Richard Doyle, Ryan Manning, Mark Rohan, Andrew Connolly and Sean Linnane adding great points to put Claregalway ahead at half time by 0-10 to 0-1 Corofin began the second half well getting good scores but goals by Andrew Connolly and Richard Doyle put Claregalway

well ahead and finished strongly with points from Andrew Connolly, Conor Shaughnessy, Richard Doyle, Sean Linnane, Mark Rohan and Ryan Manning who received man of the match. . Liam Egan did very well in goal and got great support from our backs of Kevin

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All-Ireland F é i l e . Suppor ters welcome to come on the Bus just text your name to Joan Gavin on 086 8959708 U12 Ladies n e x t training on Monday 1 6 t h August. Training is in Knock doemore at 6.30pm.

Essential Contacts Claregalway Garda Station 091 798 122 086 857 80 32 Galway Garda Station 091 563 161 Galway Fire Station 091 565 555 Turloughmore Medical Centre 091 797 187 / 797 106 Parish Office 091 798 741 claregalwayparish@eircom.net University College Hospital 091 524 222 Merlin Park Hospital

For up to date Club News visit: www.claregalwaygaa.net

Ruane, Keith Herwood, Paraic Kearney, Paddy Griffin, Jamie Holland and Sean Loftus. This was another fine team performance Final score Claregalway 2-16 Corofin 2-4. After the match PJ Rabbitte Coiste Peil Na nÓg presented the cup to the Claregalway captain Conor Shaughnessy. This team have now won all three titles this year for the second year running County Féile Champions, County League and County Championship well done to all the lads and management team of Phelim Manning, Matthew Kearney, Mike Coyle, Gerry Brennan and Margaret Kearney. U-14 Ladies training on Saturday evening at 5:30. The Club will have a bus going to the Connaught Senior Ladies Final on Sunday next in Tubbercurry. Bus will depart the Clubhouse at 10am. The U-14 Team play Moydavits  en route at 12 and then go on to be Guests at the Connaught Final in recognition of winning the

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New training opportunities available New opportunities are now available for jobseekers wishing to learn new skills. County Galway VEC wishes to provide people with training in any one of the following areas –

Aquaculture,Energy, Media or Tourism. The courses will be held three days a week over a period of 10 weeks and will commence in September 2010. If you are currently unemployed, you will keep your social welfare payment in full while attending the course. You may also qualify for an additional training allowance based on full attendance.

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Back to School Clothing & Footwear Allowance The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance (BTSCFA) is to help you meet the cost of uniforms and footwear for children attending school. The scheme operates from 1 June to 30 September each year. The Allowance is provided by the Health Service Executive as part of the Supplementary Welfare Scheme. To get the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance, you (the parent or guardian) must meet a number of conditions: You must be getting certain social welfare payments or payments for training, employment schemes or adult education Your total household income must be below a certain amount The child/student must be between 2 and 22 years before 1 October of the year you apply and must be in full-time education

at a recognised school or college.

Rules You may qualify for the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance if you are in one of these groups: You are getting a social welfare payment (including Family Income Supplement) or a Health Service Executive payment. You are taking part in an approved employment scheme. You are taking part in a recognised education or training course You are involved in an Area Partnership Scheme, You are attending a FĂ S, FĂĄilte Ireland or LES training scheme

income of any dependent children on Youthreach and any other income you may have including wages (before tax, but excluding PRSI and reasonable travelling expenses). Savings and investments (including property, but not your home) are assessed as shown on the tables opposite.

People on Back to Education Allowance or VTOS If you are on a Back to Education Allowance or VTOS, you can apply for the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance. You will be assessed using the standard rules and your total household income must be below the income shown opposite.

People on certain back to work To qualify for the Back schemes Income limits

to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance, your total household income

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There are some special conditions for people who are on Back to Work


Capital

Weekly means assessed

First €5,000

not taken into account

Next €10,000 Next €25,000

€1 per €1,000 €2 per €1,000

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€4 per €1,000

Any income you get from Rent Supplement or Mortgage Interest Supplement, Family Income Supplement, Blind Welfare Allowance, Rehabilitative Training Allowance, rehabilitative employment (up to €120 per week), Home Help, Domiciliary Care Allowance, Mobility Allowance and Higher Education Grants Scheme is not counted.

Couples 2010 Income limits for a couple

Couple with

Income limit in 2010

1 child

€563.00

2 children

€593.40

3 children

€623.20

4 children

€653.00*

*The income limit is increased by €29.80 for each additional child.

Lone Parent 2010 Income limits for a lone parent

Lone parent with

Income limit in 2010

1 child

€410.00

2 children

€439.90

3 children

€469.70

4 children

€499.50*

*The income limit is increased by €29.80 for each additional child. must be below the amounts set out in the table above. Your total household

income is your main social welfare or Health Service Executive payment, the

Allowance (Employees), Back to Work Enterprise Allowance, Community Employment, Job Initiative, Revenue Job Assist, Rural Social Scheme and the Community Services Programme/Social Economy Programme (Grant Aided Employees). If you were on a social welfare or Health Service Executive payment before going onto one of these schemes, you will first be assessed using the standard means test for the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance. If you fail to qualify using the standard means test, you will be re-assessed to find out if you can retain the Allowance as a secondary benefit under the different back to work schemes. In the reassessment you can keep your entitlement to the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance or apply for it if you did not have an eligible child before now, as long as your gross household income is less than €317.43. In the re-assessment of means, the value of the

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Back to Work Allowance, Back to Enterprise Allowance and Family Income Supplement is not taken into account in the calculation of your gross household income. The people most likely to qualify using the secondary benefit (€317.43) assessment are people getting Back to Work Allowance or Back to Work Enterprise Allowance.

Rates The rate of the allowance paid for each eligible child aged 2-11 before 1st October 2010 is €200. The rate of the allowance paid for each eligible child aged 12-17 before 1st October 2010 is €305. The allowance is also paid, at the higher rate, for each child aged 18-22, if you are getting an increase your social welfare payment for that child and he/she is in full-time education. An additional €215 is paid for children aged 18, if you are getting at least one of the following: An increase in your social welfare payment for that child

A Family Income Supplement payment which includes that child This means, a child aged 18 will get a Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance of €520.

How to apply The scheme is open from 1 June to 30 September. To apply, fill in an application form for the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance. You can also get a form at your local Health Center.

Appeals If you are unhappy with the decision on your application, you should write to the Appeals Officer at your Health Service Executive Area, setting out the reason why you are not happy with the decision.

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