Margaret Hickey with Ireland's Green Larder, a fascinting insight into this country's food history. PHOTOs: JOE O'SHAUGHNESSY.

Margaret lifts the lid on Ireland’s rich food history

Lifestyle - Margaret Hickey, who will speak on the food culture of Ireland’s Big Houses at a conference in Portumna on June 30, tells Judy Murphy about her book, Ireland’s Green Larder. You know it’s likely...
Prizewinners at Feis Ceoil in An Taibhdhearc in 1962 were (front row): Ann Curley, Tommy Trill, Francis Gilmore, Deirdre Townley, B. Keogh, Carmel Robinson, Margaret Flaherty, Sally Kelly, Maura Óg O’Shea. Back row: Martina Spelman, Loretto Dickenson, Geraldine Connolly, Rita Egan, Miriam O’Sullivan, Barbara Carr, Valerie Condon.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Scandalous streets Whilst the roads of Co. Galway have shown a very marked and welcome improvement in every direction, the condition of the streets within the borough boundary is truly scandalous. At the Urban Council meeting...
A bonfire weekend is in store.

Going just a little bit mad to celebrate Midsummer’s Day

Country Living with Francis Farragher The more we try to apply the brakes on the passing of time, the more frenzied and fast-moving its passage seems to be. It really does seem like yesterday when...
THE SUMMER COMETH: Soaking up the sunshine on the banks of the Corrib in the Claddagh Basin against the backdrop of the Long Walk. PHOTO: JOE O'SHAUGHNESSY.

A ‘balancing of the books’ as Summer rides into town

Country Living with Francis Farragher It is quite amazing what the impact a good spell of weather can have on the humour of people and especially those who tend to be more in touch with...
A juggler performing at the junction of Quay Street-Cross Street in Galway in the 1990s.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 Drowning tragedy A sad drowning accident occurred in the Corrib, near Carrick Lodge, Clonbur, on Sunday. It would appear that three military officers, viz., Captain Lawson, Lieutenant Steward and another young Lieutenant, belonging to the...
The SS Ausonia which was torpedoed by a German submarine more than 600 miles of the Cork coast: 44 of the crew, including Lawrence Curtis, died as a result. Above inset: Lawrence Curtis. PHOTO: COURTESY OF ANNA KESSLER.

The tragedy of a Liverpool seaman who found his final rest in Moyrus

Lifestyle - Community remembers merchant seaman Lawrence Curtis, whose body washed up near Carna in June 1918 after his ship was torpedoed more than 600 miles south of Cork. Judy Murphy reports. When the SS...


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