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,...
The owners of Forde's Garage in Prospect Hill, Galway came up with a novel solution to power their petrol pumps during the ESB strike of April 1972 – an employee on a bicycle attached to the pump by a fan-belt type device pedalled furiously to generate the power to pump the fuel much to the satisfaction of customers.

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1917 Plunkett manifesto burned At the weekly meeting of the Portumna Board of Guardians on Saturday, a circular of Count Plunkett was read. Chairman: He wants to have to parties in Ireland. He has nothing to do...
Dominican Boy Scouts, Claddagh in 1970. Back row: Sean Browne, Dave Courtney, Derek Feeney. Front: Ger Moran, Stephen Moran, Ger Cleary, Ivor Robinson, and Harry Moran.

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1917 Lively times at Ryehill At the Tuam Quarter Sessions on Tuesday, His Honour Judge Doy, K.C., was engaged hearing actions and cross-actions between Peter Burke and Mrs. Donlon, Ryehill, with reference to a water passage,...
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...
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...
A Traveller family camped on the side of Lough Atalia Road in Galway City in September 1969.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Glorious Sinn Féin At Oranmore Petty Sessions, a young farmer named James Flanagan was charged by Constable Smyth for disorderly conduct on the road between Oranmore and Galway on the evening of February 24th. Constable...

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