Reverend Peadar Moran, Monivea, with members of his family after his ordination at St Patrick’s College, Carlow, on Saturday, June 12, 1965. Fr Moran, the youngest of 14 children, was educated at St Joseph’s College, Galway, before going to Carlow. Front row, from left: Michael, Sister Gaudentia, Mr Moran, Rev Peadar Moran, Mrs Moran, Sister Maurice. Second row, from left: Fr Michael (Los Angeles), George, Deirdre, Joseph and Fr Frank (Los Angeles). Back row, from left: William, Eileen, May and Patrick.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Drowned in quarry The body of Thomas Feene, a farmer, aged 28, residing in Shantalla, was found drowned in a quarry hole a quarter-of-a-mile from his residence, at 10 o’clock on Friday night. The circumstances under...
The original statue of Pádraic Ó Conaire in Eyre Square in the 1980s prior to having its head removed by vandals in 1995. The repaired original is now in Galway Museum but a bronze replica is shortly to be installed at Eyre Square.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 No rear lamp At Athenry Petty Sessions, James Ward, a chauffeur in the employment of Mr. Higgins, Athenry, was charged with driving a motor car at 11 o’clock at night without having a light to...
Workers demolish an old mill wheel as they clear the site for the construction of the new St Joseph's College (Bish), Nun's Island, Galway in June 1967. The new school was built on the site of its predecessor.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Very dangerous man At Galway Petty Sessions, Michael O’Connor, Carton, was described as being a very dangerous man on the occasion, summoned on a third offence for being drunk and disorderly in Galway. He had,...
In full voice: at the Aeríocht in Rosmuc in 1967.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Galway Races protest At the meeting of the Galway Urban Council on Thursday, Mr. M.T. Donnellan, presiding. Mr. M.J. Crowley referred to the stoppage of racing in Ireland, and said there was every danger that...
Work on revamping Mayoralty House in Galway in July 1977. It was originally built in 1793 for a member of the Daly family which exclusively held the office of mayor from 1776 to 1816. The Dalys owned the house until the late 1840s. It was later used as a police barracks.

Galway In Days Gone By

1917 Extraordinary evidence Most extraordinary evidence was given at Ballinasloe Petty Sessions on Saturday in the case of Thomas G. Butler against Wm. Hastings, “Western News”, for alleged assault. There was an application to have the...
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,...

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