Dessie O'Brien at the counter of his unique shop in Kilrickle. “I don’t see our customers as locals, they are friends,” he says. Photos: Hany Marzouk.

Step back in time

Lifestyle - Judy Murphy visits a shop/pub in Kilrickle which has barely changed in the past century and features a treasure trove of relics from a bygone age. When Dessie O’Brien stands outside his shop...

Galway stay on target for big under-age treble

Galway 3-14 Dublin 4-5 GALWAY minor ladies footballers qualified for the All-Ireland final against Cork on the August Bank Holiday Monday after a dominant second half last Saturday. Two Leanne Coen goals and an excellent Niamh Daly...

Galway minor hurlers braced for a ‘big kick’ from Clare

GALWAY minor hurlers will commence their championship campaign with an All-Ireland quarter-final against Clare at the revamped Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork on Saturday (1pm) with Tribes boss Jeffrey Lynskey expecting “a big kick”...
Tommy Cunningham from Mountbellew takes a well-earned break on Tuesday after finishing off the last of his tramp-cocks, making the most of our recent spell of good weather. PHOTO: HANY MARZOUK.

EU probe says feed is cause of BSE ‘odd case’

A VERY small number of classical BSE in cattle across the EU – the type that’s transmissible to humans – probably have been caused by contaminated feed to cattle, the European Food Safety Authority...

Pressure on Galway to stand up and be counted

A championship season for Galway footballers, that less than two weeks ago presented a decent measure of modest promise, now hangs by a thread as they shape up to a survival battle against Donegal...
Some things never change: weather conditions appear to have dampened the spirits at the Shanaglish sports in September 1967.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Decrease in serious crime Speaking from the official document furnished to him by those in command of the police, “who, of all others, have the best and most accurate means of knowledge”, Mr. Justice Kenny,...


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