Local women are being taught how to sew on Singer machines under the shade of a giant tree. These newly acquired machines are operated manually and by foot as there’s no electricity in this remote place.

Farming for survival in one of the world’s poorest countries

Lifestyle -  Judy Murphy travelled to Malawi where she was enchanted by the natural beauty but saddened by the scale of the poverty "We need a fence.” That was the simple message from the group...
The Pearl Market in Beiing . . . not a place of solitude.

A place for Selkirk in a sea of retail bedlam

Country Living with Francis Farragher At the best of times, I’m not exactly a lover of big shops, but nothing could have prepared me for the onslaught that awaited me on a daytime trip to...
Work on revamping Mayoralty House in Galway in July 1977. It was originally built in 1793 for a member of the Daly family which exclusively held the office of mayor from 1776 to 1816. The Dalys owned the house until the late 1840s. It was later used as a police barracks.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Extraordinary evidence Most extraordinary evidence was given at Ballinasloe Petty Sessions on Saturday in the case of Thomas G. Butler against Wm. Hastings, “Western News”, for alleged assault. There was an application to have the...
Children learn the art of making their own pizzas at Sheridan's pizza-making masterclass as part of Galway Food Festival

Savouring food success at the Halla Bia

The city enjoyed the sweet taste of success over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend as the Galway Food Festival attracted an estimated 80,000 visitors – a record for the annual event in this its...
The "glass test" can be used to see if a rash might be septicaemia.

Why meningitis requires urgent medical attention

Meningitis is inflammation of the meninges, the linings surrounding the brain. It can be caused by bacteria and viruses. Septicaemia is blood poisoning caused by bacteria entering the bloodstream and multiplying uncontrollably. Bacterial meningitis and...
Mark, Gabriel and Frank Donnellan, Ballinasloe, display their prize exhibits at the Ballinasloe Fair in October 1975.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Docks development A correspondent this week strongly criticises the public men of Galway for their want of activity in regard to the development of the Harbour and Docks. It is not possible at this time,...


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