Different times: The then Bishop, Eamon Casey, with the monstrance, during the Corpus Christi Procession at Nuns Island, Galway, in June 1985.

A troubled soul in a lost limbo of piety and love

Country Living with Francis Farragher It was one of those Rubicon days in the social history of Ireland – May 6, 1992, when word eventually broke that the Bishop of Galway, Eamonn Casey was resigning...
Irish dancers marching in the St Patrick's Day parade in Galway in 1970.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 The malicious intermeddler Sir, on behalf of the West Galway District Board G.A.A., I find it very essential to offer an explanation about the failure to carry out the fixtures at South Park, Galway, on...
Joe and Margaret Bohan: hard at work in their polytunnel. Photos: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Tunnel vision sees Galway restaurant step up to the plate

Lifestyle -  Judy Murphy meets Joe and Margaret Bohan who have taken to growing their own food to ensure freshness on table The sound of birdsong fills the air as dusk falls on Joe and...
A Garda is on top of a case of illegal parking at Galway Market in August 1966. The premises on the right was The Eagle Chinese Restaurant, believed to be the first Asian eaterie to establish in Galway.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Galway’s crime figures Addressing the Grand Jury at the Spring Assizes, Lord Justice Moloney said: Turning to the general state of your county, and taking the figures for the East Riding, I find the number...
Missing keys can turn up anywhere!

A course of action to avoid going ‘seafóid’

Country Living with Francis Farragher Just as I made another forlorn attempt last week to locate a set of keys, that, for all the world, seemed to have disappeared into thin air, I glanced at...
Siobhán Avrillier of Labouche Restaurant with Steve Dolan of Portumna Workhouse at the Taste of Portumna Food & Biodiversity Festival held at the Portumna Workhouse. Photos: Hany Marzouk.

Feast of food in Famine’s workhouse of last resort

Lifestyle - Judy Murphy visited Taste of Portumna where the array of food on view was in stark contrast to the area’s sad history The array of food and drink on display within the walls...


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