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...
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...
Ken Ring: Man of the sun, moon and stars!

August to be highlight of our 2017 weather?

Country Living with Francis Farragher There’s nothing quicker to raise the blood pressure of meteorologists and scientists than the mention of canny New Zealander, Ken Ring, whose almanacs make a stab at predicting the weather...
Free Home & Garden glossy magazine with this week's Connacht Tribune and Galway City Tribune

Home & Garden tips for Spring in Tribune’s free magazine

The Connacht Tribune will publish a Home & Garden glossy magazine this week and it will be available free with  the Galway City Tribune and Connacht Tribune. We have an excellent piece on extending or...
A spectacular shot of a plane landing at Leeds-Bradford Airport during Storm Doris last week.

A few wintry blasts as Spring beckons

Country Living with Francis Farragher It was a bit like the story of waiting for ages at the shelter for a bus to arrive, and then two of them arrive together. After the most benign...

Neither health nor pleasure in a goblet of the red stuff

Country Living with Francis Farragher For the record, I’ve never been a fan of red wine, and that’s putting it mildly. I’ve sipped it once or twice in my life, and scented it a few...


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