Inishark: abandoned island off the Galway coast is the inspiration for the haunting novel, 'The Stolen Child'.

Haunting new novel inspired by abandoned Galway island

Lifestyle -  Judy Murphy talks to US-born writer Lisa Carey whose latest book of dark magic was sparked by visit to Inishark The abandoned island of Inishark that rises out of the Atlantic seven miles...
What a difference a year makes . . . Just over 12 months ago, the floods were making their way through towns and villages across South Galway as captured in this 'paws for thought' photo taken near Craughwell by HANY MARZOUK. A year on, it's a changed landscape.

‘Steady as she goes’ while Winter slips by

Country Living with Francis Farragher We’ve been chugging along so merrily through a mild and dry Winter, that our forecasters have been pining for something to give out warnings about. This time last year, we...
The organising committee of the Athenry Hurling Club dinner held in the Sacre Coeur Hotel in January 1975 were (seated, from left): Messrs. Gerald Corbett, Secretary; Fr. Willie Cummins, Chairmna; Miss Midge Poniard; Patrick Ruane, Treasurer; and James Corbett, Vice-President. Standing: Christy Kelly, Jackie O'Shea, Gus Feeney, Leo Coffey, Luke Glynn and Noel Kelly.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Letter to the Editor Sir, Allow me to draw the attention of Mr. Kennedy, Co. Surveyor to the scandalous condition of the road which leads from Clonboo cross towards Drumgriffin Cross, in the Annaghdown district,...
Riverdance was a long way into the future when this group of young Irish dancers from Loughrea posed for the camera in 1967.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Mail-order houses All who have the interests of Irish trade at heart must feel concerned at the huge amount of money sent from Ireland to cross-Channel mail-order houses. One of the lesser-known of these firms...
Performer and composer Alma Deutscher. “Melodies that play inside my head,” is how Alma describes what happens when she gets ideas.

Exceptional child prodigy for Galway performance

Lifestyle - Judy Murphy talks to the mother of 11-year-old Alma Deutscher whose full-length opera has got rave reviews Being the parent of a gifted child is both rewarding and challenging, as Janie Steen and...
Vital first task . . . leaving the warmth of the blankets.

Final guidelines for a fresh start in 2017

Country Living with Francis Farragher There’s no point in leaving a job half done and after a flurry of readers sending in their appreciation for the New Year tips in last week’s paper, the final...


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