Members of the National Farmers Association at a protest rally in Galway in February 1966.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 End it or mend it A conference of contributing Unions was held at the Courthouse, Galway, to discuss the management and control of the Galway County Hospital, and devise means, if possible, whereby such management...
Sinead Hayes who plays piano and violin as well as conducting. PHOTO: JOE O'SHAUGHNESSY.

Pitch perfect

Lifestyles - Sinead Hayes is a woman of many parts. The musician and engineer went on to train as a conductor, relocating to Berlin to hone her skills. She conducts the Sym-phonic Waves Youth...
Boats bumping about in the water at the Claddagh, Galway, with the Long Walk in the background during Ophelia's tenure in the West on Monday last. PHOTO: HANY MARZOUK.

The strange allurement of great weather events

Country Living with Francis Farragher There was an erudite solicitor, called Jim Hession who, back in my Tuam Herald days that I used give an odd lift to back from Headford Court (with an odd...
At the opening of the extension to the Franciscan Brothers' Agricultural College in Mountbellew in September 1975. The opening of the €400,000 extension was performed by the Taoiseach, Liam Cosgrave. The project involved the demolition of certain sections of the old existing college and the provision of new classrooms, library, science laboratory, gymnasium, sleeping and catering facilities.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 A cowardly practice For some time past, a large number of dogs have been found poisoned in the streets of the city. Last week, a valuable dog, the property of Mr. W.E. Binns, B.E., was...
Donal Burke with the Eyre papers which he purchased. "It was an opportunity I couldn’t let pass in case the papers got separated," he says. Photo: Hany Marzouk.

Lasting legacy

Lifestyle - New light has been thrown on the Eyre family who first arrived in Galway with Cromwell’s forces in the mid-1600s  and exerted a profound influence on the county until overcome by death...

Living with the ignominy of anonymity on social media

Country Living with Francis Farragher Technically, I am on Facebook and Twitter, but I can never seem to quite motivate myself to tell all my virtual friends that my dog has overeaten today; that the...


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