Reverend Peadar Moran, Monivea, with members of his family after his ordination at St Patrick’s College, Carlow, on Saturday, June 12, 1965. Fr Moran, the youngest of 14 children, was educated at St Joseph’s College, Galway, before going to Carlow. Front row, from left: Michael, Sister Gaudentia, Mr Moran, Rev Peadar Moran, Mrs Moran, Sister Maurice. Second row, from left: Fr Michael (Los Angeles), George, Deirdre, Joseph and Fr Frank (Los Angeles). Back row, from left: William, Eileen, May and Patrick.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Drowned in quarry The body of Thomas Feene, a farmer, aged 28, residing in Shantalla, was found drowned in a quarry hole a quarter-of-a-mile from his residence, at 10 o’clock on Friday night. The circumstances under...

Tourism in the west on crest of wave

More accommodation providers across the county should get on board the tourist trail as Fáilte Ireland are predicting yet another bumper tourist season for Galway. That’s the advice from the state body, which is forecasting...

Becoming Christine – adopted Galwegian tells story of transition

Christine Beynon has been hiding most of her life. The 73-year-old transgender father of two is from East London, but has lived near Claregalway—in a house she built herself—for almost forty years. And she was...
French-born, classically trained harpist Floriane Blancke moved to Ireland in 2006 to pursue a career in Irish music. She has lived in Kinvara for the past eight years.

Glorious musical journey captured in Kaleidoscope

Arts Week with Judy Murphy “I didn’t want it to be all traditional, because that isn’t me,” says harpist, singer, piano-player and fiddler, Floriane Blancke of her debut solo album, Kaleidoscope, a gorgeous mix of...
Dave O'Connell

Our conflict with the Brits shows no signs of abating

A Different View with Dave O’Connell Back in the last century, a quartet of English visitors walked into a pub in Kinsale hoping to cheer on their national football team in a European Championship tie...
Volvo XC60

Kenny’s to host Irish launch of new Volvo X60

The new Volvo XC60 will be unveiled in Ireland next week at Kenny Galway. Kenny Galway customers and guests are invited to their Tuam Road showroom on Friday June 2 and Saturday June 3 to...


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