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Funding cuts hit spring music school

Government cuts almost forced the cancellation of one of South Galway’s premier music events, it was revealed this week.

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New space for Kinvara youths

Young people in South Galway and North Clare are set to have a new social outlet shortly, as it was announced this week that the old courthouse in Kinvara is to become home to the Kinvara Youth Project.

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Seamount College the answer to school places crisis?

A Kinvara school could be the answer to a shortage of second-level places across South Galway identified by the Commission on Schools Accommodation, according to a group of campaigners in the area.RESCUE, the umbrella group established to campaign for the retention of secondary education in Kinvara, believes that Seamount College is ideally positioned to offer a solution to South Galway’s secondary school accommodation shortage.

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North Clare excelling at adult education

Adult education is growing in popularity countywide and North Clare is no exception. Family-orientated courses, a marked increase in the number of male participants and a greater range of programmes are some of the changes that have taken place to the field in recent years.

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Kilfenora centre returns to traditional practices

THE three little pigs didn’t quite have it right, it should have been clay, straw, sand and water – mixed. Or at least that is the message from the Boghill Centre in Kilfenora, which is about to host a course on cob building.

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Scariff native made Nuncio to Madagascar

Pope Benedict XVI has recently appointed Scariff native, Monsignor Eugene Nugent, as Papal Nuncio to Madagascar and also Apostolic Delegate in La Réunion and the Comoros.

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Killanena-Flagmount finds silver screen immortality

In the parish of Killanena-Flagmount there was only one film to see this year and, despite all its Oscar nominations, it wasn’t Avatar.

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Landowners warned over hedge deadline

Landowners with road frontage in East Clare are being advised to consider carrying out hedge cutting works ahead of the restriction period for such works, which kicks off next month.

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