A Nice Way to do Business

This came up in my Facebook feed. I thought it such a nice way for a new outfit to do business and am happy to share it here. The text read as follows:

“This year so far has been absolutely amazing for us, having started in April with nothing more than my laptop and kitchen table to having our busiest month helping 8 people find new homes in November, now with Danny on the team I can’t wait to see what 2022 has in store.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦We couldn’t achieve any of this without all the homeowners and families that have put their trust in us to help them and now we want to give back.

🏥 For every new listing we take on in December we will donate €250 from our fee to the Galway hospice in the name of the homeowner. The Galway Hospice has been close to both our hearts having helped family members through some of the toughest times and hopefully, we can help them out in our own small way this Christmas.

💸 We have set really big goals in how much we want to donate and would really appreciate it if you could share this as far and wide as you can.”

Of course you do not need to be selling a house to make a donation. You can donate directly to Galway Hospice via https://galwayhospice.ie/donate/

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New Series of Glór Tíre airing on TG4 in January

A new crop of talented musicians will take to the stage for the new series of Glór Tíre with the first shows airing on TG4 in January 2022. New contestants will be mentored this year by some of the top names in Country music.

Among them the talented Katelyn Molloy whose mentor for the program is Ciarán Rosney.

Following hot on the heels of her chart topping single “I’ll still love you all the same“, it looks like a busy time in store for Katelyn.

The competition has traditionally been hosted in The Quays in Galway, but the new series will be hosted in the Claregalway Hotel. One to look forward to.

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Last Posting Dates for Christmas 2021

The latest posting dates with An Post to ensure delivery before Christmas. 
Direct Mail
Publicity Post December 6
To have your Publicity Post mailing delivered the week commencing December 6 an application must reach the Direct Mail Team by Friday, November 19.

PostAim December 6
To have your PostAim mailing land before December 24, ensure your mailing is presented to the Mail Centre on December 6, before 12 noon.
To find out more about our direct mail media services email post.media@anpost.ie

International mail delivery times are estimates and subject to local postal operator delays. 

Customers should note that there will be no mail collection on December 24th. There will be no mail delivery or collection on December 28th.

International Courier Service is only available at selected Post Offices.+ Last Posting Dates may be subject to change due to Covid-19.
  We will keep you fully informed at anpost.com/Christmas.

Christmas Stamp Booklets

Get 20 x “N” stamps for €20. That is a saving of €2 on National Postage. If you have a lot of posting to do within Ireland make a small saving by buying these booklets. Every little bit helps.

For more see https://salthillservices.wordpress.com/cost-savings/ .

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House for Sale

House for sale.

Perfect in every detail.

What a bargain!

South facing garden,

Not overlooked.

Once you see it your hooked.

And did I mention,

Its got location, location, location.

Two minute walk to the beach.

Shops and schools within easy reach.

Four-bed Semi-detached.

Of quality that won’t be surpassed.

BER rating is an A.

With views of the Bay.

A haven of peace and serenity,

Yet, close to every amenity.

Plenty of parking available.

Area exclusive and highly desirable.

If this is the place you’d like to own,

Get the auctioneer on the phone.

Call Liam on mobile 087 643 55 32.

And arrange a time to go and view.

Don’t delay.

Make an offer today.

Deposit secures.

Shortly after it’s yours.

This simply screams this could be the house of your dreams.

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Autumn Shades

October coming to an end, November on the way.

Means longer night and shorter day.

Some leaves their colour simply fades,

While others blush with autumn shades.

A cooler wind blows them to ground,

And scatters them with rustling sound.

Morning or evening sun sometimes dazzling bright.

As if with winter’s approach, puts up a last ditch fight.

At evening time, if it is not too bad a day,

We get scarlet clouds beneath the grey.

The time of year has come to pass,

When no further need to cut the grass.

The clock will soon go one hour back.

So early rising won’t be so black.

Halfway between equinox and solstice,

Not always, but sometimes can be quite nice.

But autumn nights that bit colder,

Remind me that, (like the year,) I’m getting older.

Approaching the Autumn of my life,

I made it here with more joy than strife.

It has been filled with colours of many shades.

And hopefully more before it fades.



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Senior Football Finals in Pearse Stadium next Sunday

The two Claregalway Hotel Senior Football Championship Semi-Finals have been fixed for a double header in Pearse Stadium next Sunday (31st October).

Corofin and Killannin will begin proceedings when they take to the field at 12.30pm.

Then defending champions Maigh Cuilinn will meet Mountbellew/Moylough in the second game at 2.15pm.

The Claregalway Hotel Intermediate Football Semi-Finals will take place on Saturday.

Oileain Arann are down to face Naomh Anna Leitir Moir at 2pm in Pearse Stadium.

And at 3pm in Tuam Stadium, it’s Dunmore MacHales up against St. Brendan’s.

We would ask supporters to be considerate of local residents when parking. Please do not block gateways or footpaths.

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Streets of Galway 8k Race next Sunday Morning

Galway City Harriers will once again host the famous Streets of Galway race in the City of The Tribes,  and like everything there are some changes !

The 35th edition of the Streets of Galway 8k road race will take place on October Bank Holiday weekend, next Sunday 24th, at 10.30 am.

For 2021 only, we move to a new date ,following recent guidance  that now enables us to hold this great event. We also have a new faster route!

Since its inception in 1986 the event has grown into one of the most prestigious road races in the country, yet remains true to its original motto of Sport for All, as many locals and visitors take on the event year in year out. The event will bring thousands of participants onto the streets of our city and suburbs into what is a fantastic event for the city.

This event is the jewel in the crown of road races in the West and tours through the famous City of the Tribes. The race route starts at Grattan Road beside South Park in the city and takes in many of the sights of Galway city. including the Spanish Arch, Eyre Square, the landmark Galway Cathedral and NUI Galway, and routes out towards Salthill, past Pearse Stadium and then back in the ‘Prom’ along Galway Bay for a fast section into the finish at the historic Claddagh.

Event details and schedule

The 2021 Galway Clinic Streets of Galway 8km , organised by local club Galway City Harriers, which takes place this year on Sunday 24th October at 10.30am.

A standard entry-fee of €25 will apply plus processing fee and includes a superb race tee shirt, number and chip timing and an opportunity to race the Streets of Irelands friendliest city.

This year we are once again delighted to have the Galway Clinic as the Streets of Galway 8k race sponsor.  The Galway Clinic, is a Galway institution and is a major health provider and employer for the city and county, The Clinic aims to improve the health and quality of life of the individuals and communities its serves, and to promote health and wellbeing across society.

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Katelyn Molloy’s New Single Released Today

Galway singing sensation Katelyn Molloy has an exciting new original release. This self penned track called “ I’ll still love you all the same “ by the Galway beauty is sure to tug on the heart strings. Originally written for her sister’s wedding back in 2017 she held onto the song to release it at the perfect time. While the song is written as a love song it can be interpreted to love in any form for any special person. Katelyn has previously released other singles including her no.1 self penned debut single “The Nerney Beat “ and no doubt this one will follow suit to grab the no.1 spot on the charts ! Having recently lost a very special person in her life, her grandad Sean Keogh to covid back in February 2021 , a man who always encouraged and supported her in her music and all walks of life she dedicates this release to his memory.
For further information /Enquiries / Interviews please contact info@katelynmolloy.com

The new single can be downloaded from:

Apple Music or Spotify


Straight in at no.1, and not in bad company either.

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What is a Rainbow?

Did you ever want to know,

what exactly is a rainbow?

What is it that produces this amazing sight?

– Just dispersion of the light.

How does it happen, what causes it to be?

What is the origin of what we call in Irish bogha báistí?

Sunlight enters raindrops,

gets refracted and internally reflected.

Refraction causes different wavelengths to be dispersed at different angles.

Hence the different colours of light it untangles.

Red is refracted least.

Violet is refracted most.

In between you get orange, yellow, green, blue, and indigo.

Resulting in the seven colours of the rainbow.

But if you are to see it,

Three conditions must be met.

First, it must be raining.

Second, the sun must be shining.

And you must be between the sun and the rain.

Otherwise your rainbow search will be in vain.

At rainbow’s end there is no gold.

Unless you count the beauty you behold.

And really you should comprehend,

A rainbow forms a circle, so rainbows never end.

Noel’s Poetry

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Application for Housing Development at Rockbarton Court / Rockbarton Park

Updates: 3/9/21 Application deemed invalid by City Planning Office.

14/9/21 New site notice erected. Same as previous except for new date.

20/9/21 New Application validated. Submissions to file 21307 to be made before 24/10/21 with a decision due by 14/11/21. As of 28/9/21 no files scanned to planning database viewable by public.

29/9/21 Files now scanned to public database at 21307.


A site notice has been erected at the piece of ground between the apartments at Rockbarton Court, The Prairie and the houses at Rockbarton Park. It proposes having 6 blocks of terraced housing encompassing 24 housing units; and 1 detached housing unit. Car parking and ancillary site works for same.

The area marked in red below is a rough outline of the site.

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