Pupils of the Mercy Convent, Tuam, who were among the winners in the talent competition in conjunction with the schools quiz in the Rosary Hall, Taylor's Hill, Galway, in December 1966.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Daily Mail’s fake news The subjoined is a copy of a letter sent to the London ‘Daily Mail’: St. Joseph’s, Clifden, Co. Galway. 8th December, 1917. Sir, I don’t get the ‘Daily Mail’, but through the kindness...

Tips to avoid seafóid talk and morning-after blues

Country Living with Francis Farragher Here we are on the cusp of another Christmas party season and with each passing year my resolve strengthens not to endure even one hangover over the festive season. It’s...
Áine on the nine-tonne Bedford bus, home to her and her three children. “There’s a bit of a free spirit in me, alright,” she says.

Áine’s magical mystery tour!

Lifestyle - Galway singer-songwriter Áine Tyrrell got her life back on track after an abusive relationship by buying a bus to tour Australia and perform gigs along the way. At the same time, she...
The Winter woollies could be needed for a few days to come.

In the end, it’ll turn out to be a typically average Irish year

Country Living with Francis Farragher We’re all familiar with the line of ‘lies, damn lies and statistics’, and now with 11 months and a bit of the year having expired, most observers of the great...
The Galway Junior Football team that beat Antrim in the All-Ireland semi-final in 1972. Back row (from left): Gabriel King (Mountbellew), Tommie Davin (Tuam), Michael Moore (Menlough), Marcus Conroy (Clonbur), Jim McMahon (Fr Griffins), Tommie Sands (Fr Griffins) and Tony Canney (Tuam). Front row (from left): Michael Byrne (Tuam), Alo Conneely (Spiddal), Thomas Divilly (Castleblakeney), Frank Rushe (Mountbellew), Jack Cosgrave (Clifden), Declan Kelly (Tuam), Tony Mannion (Killererin) and Michael Rooney (Cortoon).

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Taken by force An unseemly incident is reported from Brierhill, about two-and-a-half miles from Galway. It appears that on Sunday night week, a party of young men, said to be members of the Sinn Féin...
Some of the attendance at at Circle of Life Garden in Salthill last Thursday. Photos: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Life savers

Lifestyle - A Galway campaign to encourage organ donations has gone global with events in Derry, Cape Town, Melbourne and Boston last week to coincide with a special ceremony in Salthill. Judy Murphy traces...


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