Weighty problem in schools

Childhood obesity is an epidemic in Galway’s classrooms, a Dáil committe has been told. Galway City primary school teacher Claire Heneghan, of Scoil Rois, Taylor’s Hill, revealed that larger uniform sizes are now the norm...
The major weather event of October, 2017, was on Monday the 16th, when ex-hurricane Ophelia hit our shores. JOE O'SHAUGHNESSY caught some of the action on the Prom, Salthill, that afternoon as these brave souls made a dash for it through the flooded street by the sea.

Learning to live with our October-coloured weather

Country Living with Francis Farragher In his poem Memory of My Father, Patrick Kavanagh refers to the term of ‘October coloured weather’ and this was certainly the impression that our tenth month of 2017 left...

Lally’s late point earns Gort men second chance

Gort 1-10 Craughwell 0-13 IT wasn’t pretty but both Gort and Craughwell will share the same sense of relief to be still in the championship after Sunday’s lack-lustre, error ridden county semi-final in Athenry. Neutrals would usually...

Covering up all those prized possessions we cherish most

A Different View with Dave O’Connell Back in the mists of time, even the most humble of houses had a good room where – outside of special occasions or a clerical visit – nobody ever...
Brendan Geraghty: Land saturated after five wet months in a row.

Land is soaked after wet Summer

IT may not turn out to be one our really wet years but the Summer and Autumn of 2017 could break some records for the consistency of its rainfall. A very dry first five months...

Corofin forced to dig deep in fending off St Brigid’s

Corofin    2-15 St Brigid's 1-14 (After extra-time) WHILE the drama and excitement of Sunday’s epic encounter between Corofin and St. Brigid’s made for enthralling viewing, it was very much a case of “job done move on”...


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