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Try some complementary approaches to insomnia


Health Advice by Dr. Hussain Bhatti, Holistic Health and Stress Clinic

Most people at some stage have experienced disrupted sleep patterns due to either external factors or some kind of stress/upset, such as bereavement or financial strains. Insomnia, however, is ...

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Classy Clodagh as lovely as Lorraine!

Bradley Bytes a sort of political column with Dara Bradley 

Do any of you remember Lorraine Higgins, or Lovely Lorraine, as she was affectionately known?

She was the Athenry-based former Labour Party Senator, who made a bold bid for a Dáil seat for the party in Galway East in ...

yesterday 08:46 open_in_new
Alarm over killer bug in hospitals

WATER coolers are being gradually restored to service at Galway’s two hospitals after the bacteria that cause Legionnaires’ disease – a type of pneumonia that can prove fatal – were discovered on a number of them.

Last year the water dispensers in University Hospital Galway and ...

yesterday 07:43 open_in_new
Row over cause of carnage at estate

SCORCHED earth where piles of rubbish were burned. Heaps of debris, tyres, and dozens of white goods’ carcases, lay strewn on the pathway.

Homes ransacked of copper wiring and pipes, and kitchen ranges. Doors burned, windows smashed and roof slates missing.

It sounds like a scene ...

yesterday 07:43 open_in_new
Fifth-place finish for Titans in U-16 A club finals

Titan’s U-16 Girls finished fifth in the A section of the All-Ireland Club Championships in Gormanstown, Meath, last week.

Their first pool game was a 39-38 win over Waterford Wildcats, in a nail-biting finish. A quick turnaround left the team lacking their usual spark and they were ...

yesterday 07:43 open_in_new
Council must spread social housing to both sides of city

A €12 million social housing estate in Ballybane has split city councillors this week – with those on the east side threatening to vote it down unless it is reconstituted as more of a mixed development.

The 58 apartments, duplexes and houses earmarked for a Council-owned site off the ...

yesterday 07:43 open_in_new
Shopping centre café is just the cup of tea for planners

Claims were made that the provision of a new café at the Westside Shopping Centre would reduce parking and give rise to safety issues.

A decision by Galway City Council to grant planning permission for a free-standing café at the shopping centre last November became the subject of an ...

yesterday 07:43 open_in_new
Canadian folk trio De Temps Antan for Clifden show

French Canadian folk trio De Temps Antan, who have won fans across the globe with their interpretations of time-honoured melodies from Quebec, are performing at the Station House Theatre in Clifden, in conjunction with Clifden Arts Society on Friday, May 3.

Their Galway concert is part of ...

yesterday 06:40 open_in_new
Dance workshops aim to bring history to life

If you like dancing and want to try something completely different, Galway Early Music is offering four dance workshops designed for people who’d like to try historical dance.

These will begin on Sunday, April 28, and are in advance of the Galway Early Music Festival, which will run from ...

yesterday 06:40 open_in_new
There’s more to Conneely than meets the eye!

Double Vision with Charlie Adley

Although others doubtless felt relief at the news of Pádraig Conneely’s retirement from politics, Double Vision lost one of its favourite foils. Over the last two decades, Podge and I have enjoyed gently upsetting each other.

My first encounters ...

yesterday 06:40 open_in_new
Jenny Greene for DJ session at Fever Pitch

Electric disco queen Jenny Greene will return to Galway this June Bank holiday to play the Fever Pitch Music Festival, which is taking place at Galway Airport.

One of Ireland’s most successful DJs, Jenny Greene presented the biggest dance show on Irish radio every Saturday night on RTE ...

yesterday 06:40 open_in_new
Carty carves open Cardiff’s defence as Connacht qualify for European Champions Cup

CONNACHT have become the buzz team of West of Ireland sport again. They killed two birds with the one stone at a heaving Sportsground last Saturday to leave the team’s growing army of supporters breathless but proud. Connacht’s hard-earned PRO14 victory over Cardiff Blues not alone ...

yesterday 06:40 open_in_new
Maree complete the perfect campaign in champion style

Maree 73

Ulster Elks 65

MAREE Basketball Club’s senior women’s side made history on Sunday when they captured the League Cup title at the DCU Sports Complex in Dublin to complete the season unbeaten and claim a clean sweep of titles.

In doing so, they became the first ...

yesterday 06:40 open_in_new
Galway In Days Gone By


Five to a bed

It was reported from Corrandulla to Galway Guardians on Wednesday that Martin Lardner, his wife and five children were seriously ill from pneumonia. – Dr. Cusack, M.P., appeared before the board and said that he called at the house when he heard of the ...

2019-04-18 08:31 open_in_new
Substantial detached Gort property offers plenty of space – inside and out

Farrell Auctioneers are handling the sale of a substantial detached family residence in excellent condition sitting on a considerable site at Prospect, Gort.

It offers an excellent opportunity for a purchaser to acquire a magnificent home in an idyllic setting.

The property, which ...

2019-04-18 08:31 open_in_new
Home offers room to grow

This property at Newcastle, Athenry is a substantial four-bed detached residence on manicured gardens with tarmac drive and rear forecourt.

The house extends to 2,280 sq ft including a superb attic conversion. It has PVC double glazed windows, dual central heating via oil fired system and ...

2019-04-18 08:31 open_in_new
New home for Athenry’s Agri Show

OVER its 130 year history, Athenry Agricultural Show has seen a few different venues such as The Rampart, The Back Lawn and more recently the grounds of Athenry Mart . . . but this year it’s moving again.

The new venue is the Teagasc campus at what was previously known as Mellows ...

2019-04-18 08:31 open_in_new
Farmers’ face-off with Euro hopefuls

GALWAY farmers have been asked to turn out in force for a face-to-face meeting with European Election candidates in the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris on Wednesday night next, April 24 (8pm).

All 17 candidates for the sprawling Midlands-North-West constituency have been invited to ...

2019-04-18 08:31 open_in_new
Carty calls the shots as Connacht come up trumps in epic struggle

Inside Track with John McIntyre

IT’S the high stakes matches which define a team’s reputation; the ones which you can’t afford to lose. Resurgent Connacht faced that scenario at the Sportsground last Saturday and over 6,000 fans flocked to the College Road venue to see if Andy ...

2019-04-18 08:31 open_in_new
Westerners’ produce best performance of season in thrilling win

Connacht 29

Cardiff 22

THE final shrill of the referee’s whistle on Saturday was greeted by an outpouring of unconfined celebration, on and off the field, as Connacht celebrated Champions Cup qualification with the kind of gusto that is rightly reserved for such seldom pleasures. ...

2019-04-18 08:31 open_in_new
Cooke and Duggan added to the long casualty of Galway footballers

HAVING lightheartedly suggested to Kevin Walsh that he might be considering becoming a player-manager this summer due to the Galway football squad’s continuing injury crisis, he revealed that their casualty list had become even longer.

With team captain Damien Comer (ankle), Adrian ...

2019-04-18 08:31 open_in_new