All bets should be off as gambling menace grows

Country Living with Francis Farragher I’ve never quite mastered the art of ‘minding money’ and after spending the best part of four decades on the PAYE payroll, the likelihood of me picking that skill is...
The Bermuda Showband from Loughrea pictured at Silver Strand in 1967. Among the line-up were Brendan Shaughnessy (Vocals), John Colohan (Lead Guitar), Larry Cooley (Second Guitar), John Small (Bass), Noel Donnellan (Trunmpet), Donal Herlihy (Sax/Clarinet), Benedict Donnellan (Trombone) and Paddy Fallon (Drums).

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 House tarred A startling occurrence is reported from Athenry, where, on Wednesday night week, the house of Mrs. K. O’Neill, The Square, was tarred. Mrs. O’Neill’s house has been under police supervision since the beginning...
Jonathan Ridgard, Senior Producer on American Idol: “Some of the greatest TV moments ever created were for reality TV," he says.

Galwayman in search for stars at the helm of American Idol

Lifestyle - Senior Producer on hit TV show American Idol is Galwayman Jonathon Ridgard whose working day in Hollywood involves mixing with celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jnr, Lionel Richie and Katie Perry....
Management and staff of the Irish Metal Industries, Earls Island before its closure in 1987. The factory opened in 1934 and was known to Galwegians as the Ammunitions Factory.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Cowardly conduct Entering the house of Patrick Burke, farmer, Kilcoona, two armed and disguised men demanded from his sister, the only occupant, where her brother’s gun was, one of them at the same time sending...
Ian Speirs and Seán Hynes of the Clarinbridge-based Tribes Beekeepers Association. “If you are looking for a nice hobby, a thoughtful, restful hobby, it’s ideal,” says Seán. Photos: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Catch the buzz

Lifestyle - Interest in beekeeping has taken off in Galway with courses on the skills and techniques proving hugely popular. A new six-week introduction to the joys of the hobby is about to get...

Falling in love again with the same old flame every year

Country Living with Francis Farragher It’s a bit late in life for some of us to be falling in love again but with each passing year my heart is always won over by the arrival...


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