Galway Advertiser 1994/1994_10_27/GA_27101994_E1_019.pdf
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diminish. When a young person talks about suicide, they must be taken serious ly," he added. The Video includes the portrayal of problems that young people may face. These include bullying, exams, self-image, unwant
ed pregnancy and abuse. Maam Cross Fair- The Galway Branch of the Samaritans will have their mobile unit at Maam Cross Fair on Tuesday November 1st. Anyone who needs befriending or simply is welcome to drop in.
W E A T H E R M A N FORECAST: Cloudy, wet weather will gradually push aside this cool spell. There could be south west gales in the late weekend. Oct 29th-Feast of St Colman-Colman of Kilmacduagh is still remem bered by the glorious ruins that remain of his monastery and churches at Kiltartan, near Gort. Colman is still a common boys name in East Galway. He was bom about 550 in Kiltartan and educated by the great Enda of Aran in possibly the most rigorous and contemplative monastic life style in Europe. Colman dedicated his life to prayer becoming "blessed lost to the world in the Burren, Co. Clare" One Easter Sunday he and a companion had fasted for forty days at a small cave at Eagles Rock when the plates of food on King Guaire's table were mysteriously whisked through the air to his hermitage. The King followed and found the Saint and gave him lands for his monastery. Its remains which stand today include an amusing stone relief of the Saint with sticking out ears. Also there is a magnificent round leaning tower of 112 feet, almost twice as old as the leaning tower of Pisa. NOV. lst-Samhain-whether the feast of St. Colman was adopted on Oct. 29th to deflect from Samhain it is difficult to say. But we are now enter ing a very black period in the old Celtic year. November 1st is the feast of Samhain, the first period of the pagan calendar, winter. The night' before is Halloween when fearsome spirits roamed the countryside and children were kept safely indoors occupied with games and compeitions In ancient times Samhain marked the end of the 'grazing season' when herds and flocks were brought together and only animals required for breeding were spared slaughter. There was also an association with renewal of the fruitfulness of the earth and its inhabitants. Magical forces issued from caves and mounds tempting men into their realms. The Christian church reacted vigorously by having two major feasts on Nov. 1st (Feast of all Saints) and Nov. 2nd (Feast of All Souls). Yet despite this, and probably the Feast of St. Coleman and Feast of All Irish Saints Nov. 6th thrown in for good measure, ghostly and scary costumes are still wom by children today, imitating the fears of our ancestors. Adults, how ever, reflect on their departed relatives and friends (All Souls Day, Nov. 2nd) and if they are wise avoid short cuts across beaches, fields, bogs or cliffs for fear the fairies would lead them astray.
I L K FTLOURKE LOCROIX OF SWITZERLAND
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